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Golf - Friday 20 June, 2014

McDowell the clubhouse leader as Lowry and McIlroy struggle at Irish Open

The Northern Irish golfer is co-leader with Robert Rock.

Golf - Thursday 19 June, 2014

‘Sloppy’ McIlroy 10 shots off lead as Mikko Ilonen tames Fota Island

Padraig Harrington, Gavin Moynihan and Peter Lawrie were the best of the Irish in the opening round.

Golf - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Twitter reacts to Rory McIlroy’s decision to play for Ireland at 2016 Olympics

The Northern Irish golfer made the choice today.

Rory McIlroy has declared for Ireland ahead of the 2016 Olympics

“I’m very happy with my decision. It means I can actually look forward to the Olympics now in a couple of years’ time.”

McIlroy and Harrington together for Irish Open opening rounds

The tee times are out ahead of tomorrow’s start in Cork.

Golf - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Rory McIlroy’s golf clubs have gone missing somewhere between Newark and Dublin

The clock is ticking for United Airlines to get this piece of baggage to McIlroy in time for the Irish Open at Fota Island.

Millions to be spent before Royal Portrush can host The Open Championship

However, the organisers expect the economy to benefit by £70 million as a result.

Golf - Monday 16 June, 2014

Royal Portrush confirmed as Open Championship host

Decision to bring one of golf’s four Majors to Antrim is “a ringing endorsement of Northern Ireland,” Peter Robinson says.

Kaymer canters to emphatic US Open win

Orange-clad Rickie Fowler failed to mount a challenge to the imperious German.

Golf - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Martin Kaymer leads US Open by five after clutch birdie on 18

The 29-year-old from Dusseldorf began the round with a six-stroke lead after a historic 36-hole start on 10-under 130, the lowest in US Open history.

Golf - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Golfers miss US Open cut after hitting each other’s balls on 18 Blame The Caddy This post contains videos

Golfers miss US Open cut after hitting each other’s balls on 18

Hunter Mahan was penalised two shots for his part in the mishap and missed the cut by a single stroke.

Golf - Friday 13 June, 2014

Kaymer a staggering six shots clear at US Open after second 65

The German is serenity personified at Pinehurst Vilage as he hunts down his second Major.

WATCH: Ken Duke makes the most exciting par you’re likely to see at the US Open Duke Of Sand Hazard This post contains videos

‘It’s going to be very special’: McDowell thrilled that the Open is coming back to Portrush

The Royal and Ancient is set to make the big announcement on Monday.

McDowell in second place as Kaymer’s late charge helps him to US Open lead

You forgot there was a Major going on, didn’t you.

Golf - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Rickie Fowler honours Payne Stewart with throwback outfit on first day of US Open

Argyle socks are back in fashion, you guys.

‘It’s going to be a test of patience’: why Rory won’t be attacking pins at the US Open

McIlroy confident that he can compete at Pinehurst this week – but says there are a lot of dangerous challengers out there.

McGinley revelling in ‘the fun bit’ of captaincy as players jostle for Ryder Cup position

The Dubliner is making sure not to over-think his potential captain’s picks before the qualification is finalised.

Golf - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

McIlroy calls up Nicklaus to seek advice ahead of US Open

The 25-year-old believes he can still win two Majors this year going into the first round at Pinehurst tomorrow.

Golf - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Miguel Jimenez hits fantastic shot, celebrates by dancing

Footballers aren’t the only ones who can perform elaborate celebrations.

Golf - Saturday 7 June, 2014

23-year-old Irish golfer in the hunt for maiden European Tour win

Ruaidhri McGee (the lad on the right) shot a 69 at the Lyoness Open and is in the Top 10 going into the final day.

Golf - Friday 6 June, 2014

McIlroy and McDowell paired together for US Open

While Darren Clarke is with Ernie Els and Louis Oosthuizen.

Golf - Monday 2 June, 2014

This cliffhanger putt sat on the edge of the cup for 23 seconds… and then finally dropped Gravity Baby This post contains videos

This cliffhanger putt sat on the edge of the cup for 23 seconds… and then finally dropped

Scott Langley’s ball fought against gravity… and gravity won.

Golf - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Phil Mickelson comes out swinging after FBI insider trading probe

‘I’ve done nothing wrong. I’m not going to walk around any other way’ said Lefty.

Golf - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Phil Mickelson investigated for insider trading by the FBI – reports

The golfer and a professional gambler are also being probed by the SEC.

Golf - Friday 30 May, 2014

Rory McIlroy dropped shots like [insert joke here] at Memorial today Triple Double Bogeys This post contains videos

Rory McIlroy dropped shots like [insert joke here] at Memorial today

The world number six needs to find some birdies to salvage his Memorial challenge.

‘He made an incredibly brave decision’ – Harrington on McIlroy’s wedding cancellation

McIlroy called off his engagement with Caroline Wozniaki days before winning the BMW PGA Championship last week.

‘Devastated’ Harrington looks to Fota Island after missing first US Open since 1999

The Dubliner is hoping to resurrect his career by finding some momentum this summer.

Golf - Thursday 29 May, 2014

Golf - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Tiger Woods to miss US Open as recovery continues

This is the sixth major championship the 14-time major winner has missed because of injuries.

Golf - Monday 26 May, 2014

Lowry qualifies for US Open but Harrington misses out for first time in 15 years

The Offaly golfer capped off a terrific 24 hours after his second place finish at Wentworth yesterday.

‘I think it’s the start of something’ – Rory moves up four places in the world rankings

McIlroy up to sixth in the world as he prepares for the Memorial Tournament and then the US Open.

Golf - Sunday 25 May, 2014

McIlroy glad to emerge triumphant after ‘weird week’

The Northern Irishman — who announced his split from tennis star Caroline Wozniacki on the eve of the tournament — fired a sparkling six-under-par 66.

Rory McIlroy pips Shane Lowry to European PGA victory

The Offaly native kicked off his surge with an eagle on the fourth hole but McIlroy finished the stronger of the two.

Want to see a golfer destroy a watermelon with a 153mph drive? Step this way… Man V Fruit This post contains videos

Want to see a golfer destroy a watermelon with a 153mph drive? Step this way…

Joe Miller was the winner of the 2010 longest drive competition.

Golf - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Lowry and McIlroy lead the chase but Bjorn opens five-shot lead at Wentworth

Heavy rain had delayed the start of the third round.

Golf - Friday 23 May, 2014

Birdie, birdie finish catapults Shane Lowry into European PGA lead

The Offaly native was forced to battle all afternoon before finishing on a high.

Bjorn lead not threatened as first round finishes with Shane Lowry flying high

Thunderstorms disrupted yesterday’s play at Wentworth.

Golf - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Lowry puts pressure on leader Bjorn as McIlroy hits form

Pádraig Harrington also showed glimpses of a return to form by handing in a 69, three-under par.

Lowry and Harrington in the hunt at Wentworth as Bjorn scorches 62

The Danish golfer picked up seven shots on the back nine during his first round.