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Harrington wins PGA Recognition Award

Three-time major champion Pádraig Harrington is the 2014 recipient of the PGA Recognition Award for his outstanding contribution to golf.

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Fota keen to lure back Irish Open

Fota Island Resort is in the market to welcome back the Irish Open to Cork "in the not too distant future", as the city and county prepares to bid for a number of spectacular international sporting events on the back of a successful staging of the European Tour event.

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Torrance launches scathing attack on Faldo’s ‘pathetic’ Garcia criticism

Sam Torrance has criticised Nick Faldo for labelling Sergio Garcia “useless” on the eve of September’s Ryder Cup, branding the Englishman “an arsehole”.

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Power secures tour card in style

West Waterford’s Seamus Power shot a blemishless final round of three under par 68 over the fearsome Champions Course at PGA National, West Palm Beach, Florida, yesterday to take a massive step towards achieving his ambition of claiming a place on the lucrative US PGA Tour.

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I’m Ryder Cup level, says Lowry

Shane Lowry believes he’s ready to chase the American dream on the PGA Tour and play the kind of global schedule that could make him a Ryder Cup player and an Olympian in 2016.

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TOUGH TIMES: Frankfield Golf Club in Cork City has seen its membership fall from a peak of around 460 in 2007 to just 76 in 2014, forcing the owners to close the course but retain other facilities.Picture: Des Barry

Frankfield open for business

Owners of Cork City’s Frankfield Golf Course have moved to end speculation that their entire amenity is set to close by declaring "we’re staying open for business".

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Organisers hopeful innovations will boost South of Ireland

Organisers of Ireland’s oldest championship are hoping changes to both format and scheduling will lead to a much improved field for the 114th South of Ireland next summer.

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Power set to secure Web.Com Tour card

Seamus Power fired his fifth consecutive sub-par round to all but secure his Web.Com Tour card at the Q-School in Florida.

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G-Mac ‘excited’ to see McGinley leading Ireland team in Rio

Graeme McDowell says that Paul McGinley was a natural choice to be Ireland’s 2016 Olympic team leader and declared that it will be an added incentive for him to qualify for the team teeing up in Rio de Janeiro.

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Rory bigger than his sponsors

Rory McIlroy’s stellar form this year has seen his online popularity surpass three of the biggest global brands who sponsor him, a study has shown.

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McGinley: McIlroy ready to drive Ireland

Rory McIlroy’s embrace with the Olympic Games hasn’t been the warmest thus far, but Paul McGinley believes the world’s top golfer is ready to embrace the Rio Games in 2016 when he plays for Ireland.

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Power off to a flyer in bid for Web.com Tour card

West Waterford’s Seamus Power got his bid for a Web.com Tour card off to a brilliant start when he fired a four under par 68 on the first day of the Q-School Finals in Florida.

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Lahinch takes giant step towards boosting prestige of South

Lahinch Golf Club has taken what it believes will be a giant step towards restoring the prestige of the South of Ireland Amateur Championship by staging a 36-hole stroke play qualifier next year.

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Tiger: Clarke would be ‘a blast’ as Europe Ryder Cup captain

Tiger Woods believes either Darren Clarke or Miguel Angel Jimenez would make an ideal European Ryder Cup captain in 2016.

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Irish Open championship director Antonia Beggs joined NITB's marketing  manager Fiona Cunningham and chief operating officer Kathryn Thomson in Dublin to urge Irish golf fans to book their tickets early for next year's Irish Open at Royal County Down.

Government’s Irish Open lethargy worries golf chiefs

Rory McIlroy might be big box office, but the Irish Open still needs a commitment from the Irish Government to ensure the event builds on the momentum of what promises to be an 80,000 sellout at Royal County Down next May.

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Harrington survives late challenge

Pádraig Harrington held off a late challenge from Thailand’s Thanyakon Khrongpha to win the Asian Tour’s Indonesia Open by two shots yesterday.

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Spieth’s stunning 10-shot victory

American sensation Jordan Spieth joined Rory McIlroy this year in winning back-to-back tournaments on two different continents by storming to a stunning 10-shot victory after a final round 66 for a 26-under par victory tally in the Hero World Challenge in Windermere, Orlando.

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McDermott makes debut

Golf: The PGA of Ireland will be represented by Damien Mooney, Brendan McGovern and Michael McDermott at the International Team Championship at the Belek-based Gloria Hotels & Resorts in Turkey from December 8-11.

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