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Things every Irish golfer should do before they die

Kevin Markham on a bucket list with a difference.

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Rafferty cruises into last 32

Caolan Rafferty showed his title credentials as he beat Frenchman David Ravetto to cruise into the last 32 of the 122nd Amateur Championship at Royal St George’s, Sandwich on the Kent coast.

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McIlroy looking to bounce back after US Open

Rory McIlroy will look to bounce back from his US Open disappointment as he makes his debut in the Travelers Championship.

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Irish amateurs won’t get Open opportunity

Shane Lowry is saddened there will be no repeat fairytale for an amateur in next month’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

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Busting to boom at Fota's Golf Academy lessons

Ronan Collins, PGA Professional at Fota Island, reckons he can make some kind of golfer out of Larry Ryan in six lessons at Fota’s state-of-the-art Golf Academy. 

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From a lonely Challenge Tour night in Scotland to US Open champion

The list of places Brooks Koepka had to go to win golf tournaments looks like a page straight out of a travelogue: Spain. Scotland. Turkey. Japan.

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Elliott hits jackpot with Koepka

Caddie Ricky Elliott gave up on his tour dream to become a humble assistant pro but he never lost his love of the game and got the thrill of his life — and a $216,000 (€193,427) bonus — when he helped Brooks Koepka win the US Open at Erin Hills on Sunday.

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All I needed was few more breaks at US Open, says rueful Shane Lowry

He might have had just one top 10 finish since last year’s US Open but Shane Lowry is heading into the meat of the summer with renewed confidence despite a mediocre week at Erin Hills.

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Technology driving whole new ball game

It’s only small — 1.68 inches in diameter — but it has always been a big issue in golf. Almost from the day that the first Scottish shepherd picked up a stick and whacked a wee stone across a field, there have been disputes about golf balls.

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Rory McIlroy stays positive despite struggle at US Open

Rory McIlroy comfortably missed the US Open cut for the second year running but insisted he was looking to the future with confidence after a late birdie barrage eased his pain at Erin Hills.

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Trying to lose golf’s most unwanted tag

Jim Furyk still remembers his US Open threesome for the first two rounds many moons ago with Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood.

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Paul Casey plays it cool after triple bogey at US Open

Paul Casey refused to collapse after a knee-trembling triple-bogey eight and recovered with a stunning run of five birdies in a row to grab the clubhouse lead in the US Open.

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Rickie Fowler: ‘You don’t get many rounds at US Open that are stress-free’

Rickie Fowler isn’t sponsored by an Italian tyre manufacturer but their slogan summed up the Californian’s stunning 65 in the opening round of the US Open to perfection.

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Why fathers come first at the US Open this week

Glorious sunshine covered the Erin Hills links like honey on hotcakes yesterday, and doomed the dream of Phil Mickelson to compete at the 117th US Open.

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Paul Dunne and Graeme McDowell in danger of missing cut

Paul Dunne lost his driving mojo and Graeme McDowell simply failed to spark as they left themselves in danger of missing the cut in the US Open.

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Erin Hills: Unplayable - and that’s just the grass!

It must be US Open week because the pros took one look at Erin Hills, site of the 117th US Open, and you heard more bellyaching than a hospital emergency room.

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Jordan Spieth says pars won’t do as ‘monster’s’ defences left vulnerable

Old man par is usually your friend at the US Open but Erin Hills is such an unknown quantity that the world’s best are hedging their bets on the winning score this week.

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Graeme McDowell believes brains can beat brawn in Erin Hills battle

Graeme McDowell might have slipped from fourth to 89th in the world over the past six years, but he insists he still has the grit, the tactical talent and the patience to contend for his second US Open crown at Erin Hills.

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Darren Clarke fears shorter hitters in for a long, gruelling challenge

Darren Clarke never had the patience to handle the US Open but even though he’ll be behind a microphone for FOX Sports this week the big Irishman is fascinated by the challenge that lies in store.

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Rory McIlroy ready for US Open: 'If we can’t hit it within that avenue, you might as well pack your bags and go home'

Compared to Sergio Garcia’s 73-major wait for his maiden win, Rory McIlroy’s nine-major dry streak is but the blink of an eye. 

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Paul Dunne’s inner steel his secret weapon for US Open

When Paul Dunne qualified for the US Open at Walton Heath, he insisted he wasn’t going to Erin Hills on a tourism trip.

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Fit-again Rory McIlroy raring to go after stop-start season

Paul McGinley might believe Rory McIlroy is undercooked for the tilt at the US Open but the world No 2 insists he’s 100% fit and raring to go at Erin Hills.

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Making of a golf course: Death and intrigue shadow Erin Hills

The man who first imagined the grassy Wisconsin cattle farm as a potential piece of the US Open’s hallowed history will see that vision come to life this week.

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Conor O’Rourke leads Ireland's Links Trophy raiding party

Conor O’Rourke will spearhead the Irish attack as 16 stars travel to Scotland for the start of St Andrews Links Trophy today.

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