Denmark's Thomas Bjorn has been handed a last-minute British Open lifeline to return to the scene of his tragic near-miss here eight years ago.
South Korea's Ryu So-yeon won her first major title by beating compatriot Seo Hee-kyung by three shots in a three-hole playoff for the weather-delayed US Women's Open on Monday.
Tiger Woods has pulled out of next week's British Open because of ongoing problems with his left leg.
Yani Tseng from Taiwan of China underlined her status as women's world number one by winning the LPGA Championship on Sunday by 10 strokes to become the youngest golfer to amass four major professional titles.
World number one Luke Donald will take part in the Australian Masters in December but Tiger Woods will not be returning to the event where he claimed his last tournament victory in 2009.
Golfer Lee Westwood, racehorse trainer Henry Cecil and two cricketers from England's victorious Ashes team are among the sports figures honored by Queen Elizabeth II in her birthday list.
Tiger Woods has ruled himself out of next week's US Open because of injury, he announced on Tuesday.
Tiger Woods is severing ties with his long-time sports management company IMG but staying with his agent Mark Steinberg, the golfer said on Monday.
Luke Donald secured the world No 1 ranking by winning the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday.
Tiger Woods said on Monday he did not suffer any new damage to his left knee at the Players Championship and fully expects to compete in next month's US Open, the year's second major.
Golf, considered to be a luxury sport played by China's new rich, is becoming more and more popular throughout the country.
Tiger Woods returns to competitive golf at this week's Players Championship after hardly striking a ball since suffering a knee injury at last month's Masters.