two—time winnerjohn higgins is also through after he breezed past barry hawkins, 6—1. jack leach is heading home from england's tour of south africa to fully recover from the illnesses he has had over the last few weeks. the spinner suffered from sepsis in new zealand before christmas, and he hasn't played at all in south africa because of a bout of gastroenteritis, followed by flu. that's all the sport for now. hello there. tuesday was a very windy day across the board, including england and wales, thanks to another area of low pressure which moved up from the south. it stays quite blustery today as well, but the strongest of the winds will be across scotland, england and wales should see plenty of sunshine, with just a few showers. you can see low pressure anchored to the north of the uk, that will bring further frequent showers to scotland and northern parts of northern ireland, some of these wintry on the hills. lots of sunshine further south, but we still have the overnight weather front which will be slow to clear from the south—east. a bit of a wet start here.
but three—time uk championship winnerjohn higgins is out. he lost to china's zhao xintong, 6—5. before we go, some sad news to bring you. a pioneer of the golfing world, lee elder, has died at the age of 87. the american was the first black man to play in the masters, making history in 1975 at a tournament many saw as an embodiment of the racism that was a large part of the sport in america at the time. the lpga have described him as "the definition of a trailblazer". that's all your sport for now. over on the bbc sport website, you can hearfrom tiger woods and why he doesn't expect to return to the tour full—time following his car accident in february. but from me and the team for now, goodnight. hello there. it certainly has been a cold few days across the uk. but in recent hours, things have been changing — more cloud has been rolling its way in from the west, and with that, we've seen some milder air pushing in, these westerly winds bringing those milder conditions for most of us, away from the far north of scotland. so for the majority, tuesday morning is starting with
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