World number 837 Romero birdies 18th to win BMW International

BMW International final leaderboard -17 A Romero (Arg); -16 R Bland (Eng), S Garcia (Spa), T Detry (Bel); -14 R Karlberg (Swe) -13 T Fleetwood (Eng), R Paratore (Ita) Selected others: -11 H Stenson (Swe); -9 J Donaldson (Wal) S Henry (Sco); -8 A Chesters (Eng); -6 A Wall (Eng) Full leaderboard World number 837…

Tiger Woods: Ex-world number one getting help to manage medication

Former world number one Tiger Woods says he is getting “professional help” to manage medication for pain and sleep loss as he tries to return to fitness. Woods, 41, is recovering from a fourth back operation since April 2014. The American 14-time major winner was breathalysed in Florida in May after being arrested on suspicion…

World number 70 Vekic shocks Konta to win Nottingham Open

Croatia’s Donna Vekic shocked British number one Johanna Konta to win the Nottingham Open final. The world number 70 came recovered from a disappointing first set to win 2-6 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 in temperatures of 30C. Konta, 26, looked on course for her first grass title on home soil, but struggled with Vekic’s baseline hitting…

England's world number 166 Rai heads US Open qualifiers

England’s world number 166 Aaron Rai secured a place at the US Open by winning the international sectional qualifier in Walton Heath. The 22-year-old finished on 14 under par after five birdies and an eagle in his final nine holes helped him card a second-round 64 at the 36-hole event. Rai, who will play in…

Lewis Hamilton says Sebastian Vettel is Ferrari's number one

Lewis Hamilton says he is convinced Ferrari have designated Sebastian Vettel as their number one driver. Vettel won the Monaco Grand Prix after Ferrari’s pit-stop strategy helped him beat team-mate Kimi Raikkonen. Hamilton said: “It’s very clear Ferrari have chosen their number one driver and are pushing everything to make sure Sebastian will maximise his…