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Spieth's win adds to Masters appeal
05/04/2021 | sport | golf | 260
While Masters week is always eagerly anticipated, Jordan Spieth's first victory in four years at last week's Texas Open adds to the appeal, writes Iain Carter.
'I just try to stick to what I'm good at'
31/03/2021 | sport | golf | 109
Booming drives, accurate wedges, unerring putts - when he is on song there is no more tuneful figure in the modern game than world number one Dustin Johnson, writes Iain Carter.
'The inspirational women's major celebrating 50 years'
29/03/2021 | sport | golf | 82
This week's ANA Inspiration - the first major of 2021 - is a tournament that was fundamental to the growth of women's professional golf when it was first played in 1972, writes Iain Carter.
'Major still within Westwood’s grasp but Thomas proved mind and body have to be spot on'
15/03/2021 | sport | golf | 204
An elusive major is still not beyond Lee Westwood but his narrow loss to Justin Thomas at the Players Championship is evidence you need mind and body working spot on to succeed, writes Iain Carter.
New Sawgrass rule thwarts DeChambeau
10/03/2021 | sport | golf | 395
The PGA Tour introduces an internal out-of-bounds at Sawgrass to ensure Bryson DeChambeau does not take an unusual route to the 18th green at this week's Players Championship.
Bay Hill thriller 'superb appetiser'
08/03/2021 | sport | golf | 418
Bryson DeChambeau's victory over Lee Westwood at Bay Hill sets up this week's Players Championship which is followed by a major in each month up to July, writes Iain Carter
Why misfiring McIlroy needs Sunshine State swing
22/02/2021 | sport | golf | 421
Rory McIlroy missed the cut last week for the first time in 30 PGA Tour events but while underlying statistics suggest a deterioration in form, here's why the Florida-swing offers cause for optimism.
Which way will the 'GOAT race' turn?
21/02/2021 | sport | tennis | 1,092
Not only was Novak Djokovic playing for the Australian Open title on Sunday, he was jostling for position in the race to be crowned the 'GOAT' in men's tennis.
Three players with lockdown frustrations
15/02/2021 | sport | golf | 86
European Tour player Matthew Jordan, two-time LET winner Meghan MacLaren and two-time senior major winner Roger Chapman speak about their Covid-19 lockdown experiences.
Spieth maintains lead at Pebble Beach
14/02/2021 | sport | golf | 179
Jordan Spieth still leads the Pebble Beach Pro-Am after firing a one-under 71 on day three in California.
Rohit's 161 gives India edge over England
13/02/2021 | sport | cricket | 1,700
England are given a stark reminder of the challenge of touring India by Rohit Sharma's classy 161 on day one of the second Test.
Spieth showing shades of return to top
08/02/2021 | sport | golf | 185
With Dustin Johnson on a relentless run, Iain Carter assesses the challenge of former world number ones Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose and Brooks Koepka, who are all returning to form.
Buccaneers beat Chiefs to win Super Bowl
08/02/2021 | sport | other | 1,028
Tom Brady steers the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs to extend his record for Super Bowl wins to seven.
Root's 218 keeps England in command
06/02/2021 | sport | cricket | 905
Joe Root scores an imperious double century as England continue their strong start to the first Test against India on day two in Chennai.
R&A proposals set to limit ball distance
02/02/2021 | sport | golf | 549
Golf's rule makers are proposing changes to help curb the length professional players can hit the ball off the tee.
'Reed's reputation precedes him'
01/02/2021 | sport | golf | 597
Patrick Reed and Rory McIlroy followed similar protocols when dealing with an embedded ball last week but the American is under more scrutiny because reputations matter, writes Iain Carter.
'Full steam ahead for big Ryder Cup party'
27/01/2021 | sport | golf | 143
Europe captain Padraig Harrington talks about Ryder Cup preparations, Rory McIlroy and Tyrrell Hatton's form and the emergence of a junior Woods.
Hatton underlines world class credentials
26/01/2021 | sport | golf | 120
Three wins since recovering from wrist surgery a little over a year ago have seen England's Tyrrell Hatton cement himself as one of the world's best, writes Iain Carter.
Westwood win bucks golf's youthful trend
14/12/2020 | sport | golf | 196
Lee Westwood's longevity and continued excellence in a sport that grows ever more youthful is quite staggering, writes Iain Carter.
Westwood wins third Race to Dubai
13/12/2020 | sport | golf | 241
Lee Westwood wins the Race to Dubai after an extraordinary finish to the European Tour season at the DP World Tour Championship.