London Lite Friday, 10 July 2009 39 Speed freak Green races into Scottish contention RICHARD GREEN played a supporting role to world champion Lewis Hamilton earlier this year, but now the speed-mad golfer has put himself in pole position to win the Barclays Scottish Open at Loch Lomond. Green is looking to maintain his lead in the tournament after carding a first round 64 that included six birdies and an eagle. The Surrey-based Australian, one ahead of the chasing pack, admitted: It was a great round. I was very much in control. Thats the way he likes to be behind the wheel of his race car. The highlight of his track career so far came in March when he competed in a Porsche Carrera Cup car in a supporting race for the Formula One season-opening Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne. Green, 38, said: Racing does for me now what golf did for me when I was a kid, I get a real buzz out of it. It wasnt until 1997 I was able to start racing heavily because I was able to afford my own car thanks to my winnings on the golf tour. Speeding ahead: leader Richard Green Janzenwellset toendovera decadeofhurt LEE JANZEN is in contention to win his first PGA Tour event in 11 years after carding a seven-under 64 to claim a share of first place in the John Deere Classic. Janzen, winner of the 1998 US Open but without a title since, collected birdies on the 16th and 17th holes, but fell back into a tie with Darron Stiles as he found the sand on the 18th to collect his only bogey of the day. The pair sit one shot ahead of JJ Henry, Matt Bettencourt and Dean Wilson. Kenny Perry is part of an 18-man group tied for 24th at three under, while US Open champion Lucas Glover is among those at two under. Englands Greg Owen and Brian Davis are part of the group tied for 10th place at four under par. MICHAEL PHELPS has broken the world record in the 100m butterfly at the US Championships in Indianapolis. Phelps recorded a time of 50.22 seconds to break the previous mark of 50.40sec set by Ian Crocker at the 2005 World Championships in Montreal. The world record comes less than three weeks after Phelps missed it by 0.08 seconds with a time of 50.48sec at the Canada Cup in Montreal. The 14-time Olympic gold medallist dominated this final, finishing 0.84 seconds ahead of Tyler McGill to earn a place in the event at the world championships in Rome next month. He has also qualified in both the 200m fly and 200m freestyle events. Phelps returned to competitive action in May after being banned for three months in February by USA Swimming. The governing body also withdrew all financial support after a photograph was published of him apparently inhaling from the type of glass pipe often used to smoke cannabis. Last nights success takes Phelpss current tally of world marks to five, along with the 200m freestyle, 200m butterfly and the 200m and 400m individual medley. Phelps became the most successful Olympian in history when he won eight gold medals in Beijing to add to the six he won in Athens four years previously. by david dibble Record breaker: Phelps keeps getting faster AllroadsleadtoRomeforrecordbreakerPhelps Gold rush: Phelps joy lLive on British Eurosport 2, from 8pm lLive on Sky Sports 2, from 3pm PAULMCGINLEYwillnotallowthoughts of becoming a future Ryder Cup captain to distract him as he attempts to claim his first tournament victory since 2005. The 42-year-old has been pencilled in as a potential skipper when the Ryder Cup returns to Scotland at Gleneagles after a break of 41-years. But the Dubliner insists there is still plentyof golf leftinhimbeforehethinks about masterminding an American demise in 2014. The2002match-winnersaid:Itsreally so far off and I think a lot will depend on how I play the next five or six years. Its been well-documented that we (he is a member of the players committee) feel its a benefit if the captain is still contending or playing. Gleneaglesisforthefuture,though.The present is that the 42-year-old Dubliner is in contention for the Barclays Scottish Open at Loch Lomond after an opening 65. The six-under-par round left McGinley one behind Australian left-hander Rich- ardGreenovernightandinwithachance of recording his first victory since the 2005 Volvo Masters. Hecould,of course,havejoinedPadraig Harrington at the Irish PGA Champion- ship this week -- Harrington was the halfwayleaderashelooksforbothathird successivevictorythereandinTheOpen at Turnberry next week. Its kind of hard to justify playing the IrishPGAwhentheresthatmuchmoney and points and everything available this week, said McGinley, down at 201st in the world and 132nd on the European Tours Race To Dubai cash list. Padraigisplayinganditsexactlywhat he wanted having had a bad run (five successive missed cuts) the last couple of months. Its perfect for me and it would have been perfect for me except it came up against a tournament of this size. I cant afford to miss this -- and its at a course that Im familiar with. ImcomfortableinScotland.Icomeup heretowatchCelticandseeBobTorrance (his coach as well as Harringtons) and sometimes that has an effect. I get a lot of support -- or half the population up here any way! LeeWestwoodplayedwithachestinfec- tionyesterdayandstruggledbadlyonhis waytoascratchy73--hisdecisiontoplay was branded stupid by current Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie. 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