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From the sublime to the ridiculous as Rory McIlroy laments disastrous 18th at Honda Classic

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Rory McIlroy followed the sublime with the ridiculous as a closing double-bogey seven left him six shots off the pace at the Honda Classic.


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Open qualifier for Rosapenna

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Ireland's PGA professionals and six GUI-nominated amateurs will battle for four spots in the $7million Dubai Duty Free Irish Open via a 36-hole qualifier at Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort in Co Donegal from June 30 to July 1.


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Winning before US Masters isn't a must - McIlroy

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Timing is everything in golf but Rory McIlroy is refusing to put himself under pressure to end his victory drought before the Masters.


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McGinley puts Lahinch in Irish Open frame

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Paul McGinley wants to take the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open to Lahinch when he plays host to the $7million Rolex Series event next year.


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'I'm close' - Rory McIlroy in confident mood ahead of Honda Classic

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:24:32 +0000

Rory McIlroy believes he is close to a first win since September 2016 ahead of this week's Honda Classic, an event which has been either "feast or famine" for the four-time major winner.


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Tiger Woods named as vice captain of USA's Ryder Cup team

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:22:23 +0000

Fourteen-times major winner Tiger Woods will serve as one of the vice captains on the U.S. Ryder Cup squad that will try to snap a 25-year drought on European soil later this year, Jim Furyk said on Tuesday.


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Padraig Harrington and Rory McIlroy to play together for first time in four years at Honda Classic

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:54:37 +0000

Padraig Harrington and Rory McIlroy will tee it up together for the first time since the Irish Open in 2014 at this week's Honda Classic at the PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens.


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Bridgestone boost for Oder of Merit

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

The Golf Union of Ireland (GUI) got a serious grip on boosting the importance of Ireland's historic amateur events by landing tyre manufacturing giants Bridgestone as sponsors for its men's and boys' Order of Merit.


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WATCH: 'I'm not good at anything else' - Teary-eyed Bubba Watson reveals retirement fears after emotional win

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:10:47 +0000

There were tears of joy for Bubba Watson as he celebrated winning his 10th PGA Tour title.


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Luiten targets Ryder Cup after Oman victory

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Joost Luiten claimed his sixth European Tour title at the inaugural NBO Oman Open but reckons he may need two more wins to claim his Ryder Cup debut.


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Graeme McDowell falters at Genesis Open as Bubba Watson joins elite club

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Graeme McDowell had a day to forget as an emotional Bubba Watson returned to the world's top 50 with his third Genesis Open win in five years.


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Graeme McDowell two off the pace going into the final round of the Genesis Open as Rory McIlroy falls away

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:31:07 +0000

American Bubba Watson takes a one-shot lead into the final round of the Genesis Open after carding a six-under round of 65 on Saturday.


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'I always have to have the last word' - Rory McIlroy and Padraig Harrington sit down with Paul Kimmage

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:00:39 +0000

Pádraig Harrington and Rory McIlroy have shared seven Major championships and were born just 100 miles apart but there has always been something curious about the chemistry between them. There was the North v South thing, obviously, but most of Rory's management team are southerners. There was the age difference, naturally, but Pádraig's wing-man on Tour was Shane Lowry.


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The Odd Couple: Padraig Harrington and Rory McIlroy sit down with Paul Kimmage

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:31:09 +0000

Padraig Harrington and Rory McIlroy, the two greatest Irish golfers of the modern era, have barely shared a conversation in the last decade and in an exclusive interview in tomorrow’s Sunday Independent, they explain why.


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Rory McIlroy turns on raucous fans and says 'circus' around Tiger Woods puts American at 'two-shot disadvantage'

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:32:10 +0000

Rory McIlroy has rounded on the raucous golf fans and claimed Tiger Woods is operating at a “two-shot disadvantage” to the rest of the field because of the “circus” which surrounds his competitive appearances.


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Jim Furyk open to Tiger Woods taking on dual role at September's Ryder Cup

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:45:06 +0000

Importantly for Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk was not of those who rolled their eyeballs when the 14-time major-winner announced his intention to make history by both playing and being a vice captain at the Ryder Cup in September.


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WATCH: Graeme McDowell tied for the lead at Genesis Open after landing monster birdie putt with Rory McIlroy five off the pace

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:10:09 +0000

Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell carded seven birdies in a five-under round of 66 to shoot up the leaderboard at the Genesis Open.


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McDowell in the hunt but Tiger slumps

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Injuries, illness and the ravages of time are the golfer's mortal enemies.


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McIlroy backs Woods to 'make some noise' again

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

After playing with Tiger Woods yesterday, Rory McIlroy hardly needed reminding that his friend creates a din wherever he goes in public.


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Portrush may face cap on numbers at British Open

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

In an unprecedented move the R&A is considering placing a cap on spectator numbers at next year's Open Championship at Royal Portrush.


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Carey trying to stay positive after late slip denies him win

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Castleknock's David Carey was looking to the positives after admitting he "threw away" his chance of a maiden win in the Alps Tour's Ein Bay Open in Egypt.


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McDowell off to flyer as putting woes continue for McIlroy

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Patience was key as Graeme McDowell upstaged Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods with a grinding 69 in the Genesis Open at a firm and fast Riviera.


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Rory McIlroy outscores playing partner Tiger Woods but putting frustrations remain

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:13:19 +0000

World number 10 Rory McIlroy and 14-time major winner Tiger Woods failed to fire at the Genesis Open today.


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All eyes are on Tiger at Riviera as he chases return to 'winning time'

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Dustin Johnson may be the top dog in the game right now but it's top cat Tiger Woods who will suck up all the attention in the Genesis Open at Riviera.


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Carey grabs lead in Egypt event

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Dubliner David Carey closed with a birdie hat-trick to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Alps Tour's Ein Bay Open in Egypt.


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Comment: Rory McIlroy needs to keep putting gremlins at bay to do justice to the rest of his free-flowing game

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:00:00 +0000

One minute you're bleeding. The next minute you're haemorrhaging. The next minute you're painting the Mona Lisa."


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US golfer Bill Haas released from hospital after being involved in a fatal car crash in LA

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:07:04 +0000

Golfer Bill Haas has been released from hospital after being a passenger in a car crash which left one person dead and two injured, police in Los Angeles have said.


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O'Briain drives on after qualifying journey from 'hell'

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Team Ireland's Neil O'Briain put a nightmarish 1,200km drive behind him to qualify for this week's Dimension Data Pro-Am on the Sunshine Tour.


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Tiger excited by Rory test

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Tiger Woods wants to prove he can still be a contender when he takes on young guns Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas in the first two rounds of the Genesis Open at Riviera.


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Club pro championship returns to Dromoland

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

The Irish Club Professional Championship will return to the five-star Dromoland Golf & Country Club in County Clare from May 16-17.


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St Andrews offers McIlroy another Open opportunity

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Rory McIlroy will get a long-awaited second chance to win The Open at the St Andrews when the 150th edition of the game's oldest Major returns to the Home of Golf in 2021.


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Golf's governing bodies have 'serious concerns' over how far players are hitting the ball

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:39:41 +0000

Golf's governing bodies are finally ready to address the game's distance problem after conceding their "line in the sand" has been crossed.


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Lowry fizzles out as McIlroy addresses his putting woes

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Shane Lowry faded to 43rd as the left-hander Ted Potter Jr. held off the chasing pack in style to capture the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and secure a second Masters appearance.


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Disappointment for Rory McIlroy as he misses cut at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 09:54:15 +0000

Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy has failed to make the cut at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.


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Rosses Point could fit Open bill in momentous year for Irish golf

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 17:00:19 +0000

With next year's Open Championship promising to deliver the biggest ­summer in the history of Irish golf, the west is very much awake to a crucial, unresolved issue. In fact a bid is currently being prepared to bring the 2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open to Co Sligo GC as part of their 125th anniversary celebrations.


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Nightmare five-putt sees Rory McIlroy tumble down the leaderboard at Pebble Beach

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 10:18:05 +0000

Rory McIlroy carded four bogeys and dropped two shots on the fifth as he tumbled down the pack at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.


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Nightmare five-putt sees Rory McIlroy tumble down the leaderboard at Pebble Beach

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

It's supposed to be Rory McIlroy's 'Annus Mirabilis' after a three-month sabbatical and off-season "recalibration" designed to set him up for a crack at Masters glory and the career Grand Slam.


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McIlroy grinds his way into contention

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Rory McIlroy took up out west where he left off in the Middle East when he scrambled his way to an opening four-under par 68 in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Spyglass Hill.


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Dawson in the mix after superb 65

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Tramore's Robin Dawson fired eight birdies in a seven-under-par 65 to lurk just four strokes off the lead in the South African Amateur Stroke Play Championship at halfway.


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Rory McIlroy responds after Jason Day says he 'has the tools to be Tiger-esque' but questions his desire

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Rory McIlroy last night dismissed Jason Day's concern that "desire" is the only thing that can stop him having a Tiger-esque career.


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Dawson just off pace in South Africa despite late blemish

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Tramore's Robin Dawson was looking on the bright side after a closing double-bogey left him four shots off the pace in the South African Amateur Stroke Play Championship.


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Paul McGinley: 'Stepping back from Irish Open hosting duties will help Rory McIlroy'

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Paul McGinley believes that Rory McIlroy's decision to step back and share the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosting duties from 2019 could be massive for his career.


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Gutsy Woodland rises to Phoenix challenge

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Gary Woodland claimed his first win since 2013 as Shane Lowry bogeyed three of his last six holes to finish near the back of the field in the Waste Management Phoenix Open.


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Woods bids to follow Hogan's lead in proving his doubters wrong

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 17:00:56 +0000

As a keen student of golfing history, Tiger Woods will be aware of the significance of Riviera CC as a crucial stepping-stone on his road to competitive recovery. He plays there next week in the Genesis Open, having sparked a considerable flame in his recent comeback at Torrey Pines.


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Spieth fury as heckler disrupts crucial putt

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

An angry Jordan Spieth looked set to miss his first cut for eight months after a heckler put him off on his final hole in the Waste Management Phoenix Open.


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WATCH: Shane Lowry so close to hole-in-one and is in pole position to win new car in Waste Management Phoenix Open

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 08:06:25 +0000

Shane Lowry earned one of the biggest cheers of the day at TPC Scotsdale as he came within a whisker of a hole-in-one at the infamous 16th hole in the opening round of the Phoenix Open.


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Lowry close to an ace on infamous 16th hole

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Shane Lowry earned one of the biggest cheers of the day at TPC Scotsdale as he came within a whisker of a hole-in-one at the infamous 16th hole in the opening round of the Phoenix Open.


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Lowry bids to be the toast at the 'greatest show on grass'

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Shane Lowry scored a big win when he turned up for the "Greatest Show on Grass" and handed out a bag of cans to the crowd.


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Bolger staying patient in bid for qualifier success

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Jimmy Bolger insists he must remain patient after a late double bogey left him five shots outside the top five who will win cards at the Staysure Tour Qualifying School Final Stage in Portugal.


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Day savours winning feeling after tough run

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Jason Day eventually clinched the Farmers Insurance Open title following a tense battle which saw a Monday finish and six play-off holes at Torrey Pines.


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Jason Day and Alex Noren to continue mammoth play-off battle at Torrey Pines as Tiger Woods reflects on comeback

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 08:17:03 +0000

Jason Day and Alex Noren remain in contention to claim the Farmers Insurance Open title as darkness suspended a tense play-off between the pair.


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McIlroy left 'p****d off' after desert reverse

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Most golfers would be pleased to finish third and second in their first two starts after a three-month break.


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Woods shows fighting spirit with top-30 finish after driver issues

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Tiger Woods proved he's far from finished as a competitive force when he scrambled his way to a top 30 finish in the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego.


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'It felt great' - Tiger Woods records his best finish in a full-field PGA Tour event since 2015

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 22:18:15 +0000

Tiger Woods recorded his best finish in a full-field PGA Tour event since August 2015 at the Farmers Insurance Open.


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'Yeah, p***** off' - Rory McIlroy frustrated after squandering two-shot lead in Dubai Desert Classic

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 12:48:04 +0000

Rory McIlroy made no attempt to hide his frustration after squandering a two-shot lead with eight holes to play as China's Li Haotong claimed the biggest win of his career in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.


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Tiger Woods laments 'gross' third round at Farmers Insurance Open

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 10:52:28 +0000

Tiger Woods was unimpressed with his third round display despite carding a two-under-par 70 at the Farmers Insurance Open before revealing his "feels are all off".


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Rory McIlroy falls just short in Dubai Desert Classic: As it happened

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 09:29:02 +0000

Rory McIlroy is looking for his first Tour victory since September 2016 as he tees off with Haotong Li in the final group at the Dubai Desert Classic.


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Friendly rivalry does not reflect a lack of hunger

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 17:00:15 +0000

It would be nice to imagine Rory McIlroy gaining many new admirers from the way he handled a bitterly disappointing outcome for him in Abu Dhabi last Sunday. Graciousness in defeat never comes easily, but the standard he set in complimenting his conqueror struck a heartening tone for the coming season.


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Obituary: Anne Tunney

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Anne Tunney, nee Bacon, was the Honorary Treasurer of the Irish Ladies' Golf Union (ILGU) when Ireland hosted its first ever European Ladies' Championship in 1979. Sunday Independent golf correspondent Dermot Gilleece rated this monumental undertaking - held in the Hermitage Golf Club in Lucan - as a career highlight for a capable, dynamic woman who went on to be President of the ILGU.


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WATCH: Rory McIlroy admits he gave himself a dressing down as he stays in contention in Dubai

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 13:58:50 +0000

Rory McIlroy continued his sparkling start to his year with another fine round at the Dubai Desert Classic and he will head into the final round on Sunday one shot behind leader Haotong Li.


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Rory McIlroy in contention in Dubai Desert Classic

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 08:26:39 +0000

Rory McIlroy is in contention in the Dubai Desert Classic following a magnificent 64.


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Tiger grinds it out as Irish trio suffer power cut

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Tiger Woods sprayed the ball all over southern California but closed with a clutch birdie to make the cut in his first PGA Tour start for a year in the Farmers Insurance Open.


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Rory McIlroy poised to make a weekend surge for victory in Dubai

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:21:56 +0000

Jamie Donaldson remains the man to catch after a weather-affected second day of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, with Rory McIlroy well placed in the chasing pack.


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WATCH: Tiger Woods comes agonisingly close to hole-in-one on his comeback

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 07:44:26 +0000

Tiger Woods marked his return to PGA Tour action after a 12-month absence with a level-par 72 at the Farmers Insurance Open.


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Rust-free McIlroy 'ahead of schedule'

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Tiger Woods showed flashes of his old brilliance in his return to action at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego last night.


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'I'm ahead of schedule right now' - Rory McIlroy continues fine form as he takes share of the lead in Dubai Desert Classic

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 08:33:38 +0000

A delighted Rory McIlroy admitted he was ahead of schedule on his comeback from injury after carding a brilliant opening round in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.


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All eyes on Tiger as big guns take aim across the globe

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

There was a time when nobody had higher expectations of Tiger Woods than the man himself.


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'My quality of life is infinitely better' - Tiger Woods plays down expectations ahead of Tour comeback

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 21:10:17 +0000

Tiger Woods admitted he does not know what to expect when he makes his first official start on the PGA Tour for a year in the Farmers Insurance Open.


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Sergio Garcia delivers a cold dose of reality to Tiger Woods hype

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 20:23:30 +0000

We will know Tiger Woods is truly back in the groove with his grooves when his rivals stop treating him in the manner of a sympathy case instead of an imposing obstacle in the path of their ambitions.


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Woods gets in practice round at Torrey Pines

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Tiger Woods declared it was all systems go after sneaking in nine quick holes at Torrey Pines yesterday, two days ahead of his official PGA Tour comeback at the Farmers Insurance Open.


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Driving issues holding back Power's bid for maiden victory

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Séamus Power is more convinced than ever that he can win on the PGA Tour after he had an average week with the driver and still finish tied 11th behind Jon Rahm in the Career Builder Challenge.


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Fleetwood is the man to beat, says 'confident' McIlroy

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

If the Abu Dhabi Championship was where Tommy Fleetwood resurrected his career in 2017, then his successful defence in 2018 could one day be seen as just as important in breathing fresh life into his march to the top of the game.


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Rory McIlroy finishes in a tie for third in Abu Dhabi as Tommy Fleetwood powers to title

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:52:34 +0000

Tommy Fleetwood retained his Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship crown with a strong final round performance at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club.


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Trend-setting women have a special place in fabric of game

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 17:00:02 +0000

In the course of her president's address to the centenary dinner of the Irish Ladies Golf Union in 1993, Anne Tunney recalled arguably the most memorable newspaper line in the history of the sport. 'Sic transit Gloria Monday' was dictated by the great scribe, Henry Longhurst, to the London Evening Standard in 1933.


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New-found finesse puts McIlroy back in control

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Rory McIlroy is in a familiar position in Abu Dhabi, a shot off the 54-hole lead on a course where he has been runner-up on four occasions. More significant, however, has been the quality of his play in a first tournament appearance since early last October.


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'Another really good confidence builder' - Rory McIlroy just one shot off the pace after third round in Abu Dhabi

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:32:07 +0000

Rory McIlroy will begin the final round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship one shot behind co-leaders Thomas Pieters and Ross Fisher after producing a sensational 65 on Saturday.


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Bogey-free McIlroy showing no signs of rust

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

The marquee group had them open-mouthed in the desert. Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood were a combined 18-under for the second round of the Abu Dhabi Championship. Away from the Majors and Ryder Cup, Fridays do not get any better in golf.


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Welcome back Rory McIlroy - Stunning eagle on 18 has Irishman right in contention in Abu Dhabi

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:55:50 +0000

Rory McIlroy spoke of his desire to get back to winning ways last week, and the Irishman is certainly going about it the right way in his first tournament of 2018.


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McIlroy roars into action to start vital season with vigour

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Three birdies, no bogeys and so much promise for Rory McIlroy to take into what must be considered one of the most important seasons of his career.


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'I feel like I'm nearly the most prepared for a season that I've ever been' - Rory McIlroy gets his 2018 off to a fine start

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:35:21 +0000

Rory McIlroy overcame a slow start to enjoy a highly promising competitive comeback as defending champion Tommy Fleetwood set the early pace in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.


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McIlroy will get less money for winning than for showing up

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

When the enormous cheques being paid to a handful of superstars simply to play in the tournament add up to twice as much as the total prize fund for which the field of 126 will compete, it will inevitably raise the eyebrows.


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McIlroy believes win 'not far away'

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Rory McIlroy feels a first win since September 2016 is "not far away" as he prepares to make his competitive comeback in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.


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'Mentally I wasn't in a great place and that was because of where I was physically' - McIlroy back in top shape

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:50:45 +0000

Rory McIlroy feels a first win since September 2016 is "not far away" as he prepares to make his competitive comeback in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.


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Refreshed McIlroy preparing for more events than ever

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Rory McIlroy has provided a huge boost to the British Masters by indicating that he will play at Walton Heath later this season.


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Commercial realities must be focus for GAA: McGinley

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Paul McGinley makes a handsome living working for Sky Sports, but he disagrees with Joe Brolly's view that "a hostile takeover bid" is in the works.


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Disappointing week but Dunne enjoys 'bond' built in Europe's comeback win

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

He might not have won a point, but Paul Dunne passed the ultimate test for a team player during Europe's post-victory press conference at the EurAsia Cup - he didn't sulk.


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Hopes or fears about to be realised

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 23:00:00 +0000

Expectations for a new tournament year seemed to acquire precious little impetus from Dustin Johnson's exploits in winning the Sentry Tournament of Champions last weekend. Even the familiar appeal of Maui's spectacular Kapalua stretch, served only to heighten anticipation for the return to action of two potentially thrilling practitioners over the coming fortnight.


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'Ballistic missile threat inbound' - Ireland's Seamus Power caught up in panic at Sony Open as warning sent by mistake

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 20:35:47 +0000

A ballistic missile alarm warning which was sent by mistake caused a brief panic for players, officials and fans alike at the Sony Open in Hawaii.


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'It's really not that big of a deal and nothing to worry about' - Rory McIlroy clarifies heart issue

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 09:38:58 +0000

Rory McIlroy feels there has been an overreaction to news he has an irregular heartbeat.


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Rory: Woods is fully fit and set to stun the world

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Rory McIlroy believes that Tiger Woods will "stun the world - again" this year after beginning his resurrection in London. McIlroy played with Woods in November and was amazed by the 14-time Major winner's display at the Bear's Club, Jack Nicklaus's Florida course near the players' homes.


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Europe off the pace

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Paul Casey insisted Europe were not guilty of complacency after losing the opening session of the third EurAsia Cup at Glenmarie Golf & Country Club.


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'I don't fear any of them. Any one of them' - Rory McIlroy says he will reclaim number one spot

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Even a heart scare will not derail Rory McIlroy from his 2018 objective. He has undergone the tests, "absolutely loved the down time" and has come out of this period of self-examination by declaring his mission to return to world No 1 by the end of the year.


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Rory McIlroy reveals irregularity with his heart that he has to 'keep on top of'

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:52:09 +0000

Rory McIlroy has revealed he has "a bit of an irregularity with his heart" and will undergo regular scans to stay fit.


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Spieth's 'quad' woe sees him fall down leaderboard

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Seven birdies and three bogeys had looked set to get Jordan Spieth in contention at the Sony Open - before he took a disastrous eight on his penultimate hole in Hawaii.


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Dunne looks to catch eye in Malaysia

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Paul Dunne will be gunning for his fifth international team matchplay victory and his first as a professional when he makes his debut for Europe in the biennial EurAsia Cup tomorrow.


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WATCH: Dustin Johnson comes agonisingly close to hole-in-one - on 430-yard par four

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:17:46 +0000

World number one Dustin Johnson surged to an eight-shot victory with a sterling performance at the Sentry Tournament of Champions.


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McIlroy’s Major worry for 2018 - How Rory stacks up against the four championship courses

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Rory McIlroy might have put the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open back on the map, but his focus for 2018 and beyond will be on turning "a great career into one of the greatest careers" by adding to his Major tally.


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Tiger Woods reveals when he will make his return to the PGA Tour in 2018

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:13:22 +0000

Tiger Woods has announced he will start his 2018 campaign by playing the Farmers Insurance Open and Genesis Open in California.


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Maguire bides time to stay at top of the tree

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 02:30:00 +0000

Leona Maguire taught younger brother Odhran a lesson when she returned to Cavan from Duke University for Christmas.


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