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Jordan Spieth has ‘worse score in years’

Jordan Spieth was left scratching his already thinning hair after posting what he declared was a ‘worse score in years’ and in his very first event, the Barclays Championship, since replacing Rory McIlroy as World No. 1.

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Jordan Spieth: Staying ahead of Rory in world rankings No.1 priority

World number one Jordan Spieth’s stellar year would be capped with victory in the multi-million dollar FedEx Cup but he admits his main focus is ensuring he stays ahead of Rory McIlroy.

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Scottish veteran Catriona Matthew lands Solheim Cup wild card

Scotland’s Catriona Matthew will make her eighth Solheim Cup appearance next month after being handed a wild card spot.

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US skipper Davis Love targeting playing role at Ryder Cup 2016

US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love will play in the 2016 event if he claims a top-three qualifying spot, he said after he stormed to victory in the Wyndham Championship and became the oldest living winner on the PGA Tour.

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Irish eyes are smiling as five home stars named on Walker Cup 2015 team

Three weeks out from the Walker Cup and Irish top amateurs are already claiming the headlines.

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David Horsey secures Danish victory

David Horsey won the Made in Denmark tournament by two strokes yesterday despite a surge up the leaderboard from Sweden’s Kristoffer Broberg.

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Tiarnan McLarnon triumphs at AIG Irish Close Championship

Tiarnan McLarnon (23) from the Massereeene club in Antrim became the fifth Northern Ireland golfer in a row to capture the AIG Irish Close Championship, beating Alex Gleeson (Castle) 2&1 in Saturday’s final at Tramore.

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David Horsey maintains gallop to lead at Himmerland

David Horsey opened up a three-shot lead at the Made in Denmark tournament after shooting a four-under-par second-round 67 in Farso.

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Magical Olivia Mehaffey’s brave effort falls short

Olivia Mehaffey continued her amazing run in strokeplay competitions when she came within an ace of winning a fourth major title this season at Moortown in Leeds yesterday.

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Robin Dawson raises hopes of home win

Tiarnan McLarnan and Eugene Smith, both 23, and Robin Dawson, 20, and Alex Gleeson, 21, have qualified to meet in this morning’s semi-finals of the AIG Irish Close Championship at Tramore.

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David Horsey fires course record to lead in Denmark

Cheshire’s David Horsey shot a course record 63 to claim the first-round lead at the Made in Denmark tournament in Farso at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort.

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Inspired Arthur Pierse on a charge at Tramore

As a player accomplished enough to win the prestigious Mullingar Scratch Trophy over the August Bank holiday weekend and having seen his brother Shane thrill the golfing world both as an amateur and professional, Alan Lowry is no stranger to outstanding deeds and shot making on the golf course.

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Paul Dunne digs deep to advance in US

Paul Dunne shook off the limpet-like American Robbie Ziegler on the last to move into the second round of the US Amateur Championship in Chicago last night.

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Thomas Mulligan equals course record

Thomas Mulligan, the talented 16-year-old from Co Louth GC, demonstrated during yesterday’s second qualifying round in the AIG Irish Close Championship at Tramore why, only two days ago, he was included in the British & Irish Jacques Leglise boys team for the forthcoming bi-annual challenge against the Continent of Europe.

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Jonathan Yates shines brightest in Tramore

The sunny south-east lived up to its reputation in style at Tramore, Co Waterford, yesterday when the opening day of the AIG Irish Close Championship was favoured by glorious weather conditions.

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Maynooth fire warning to Irish Senior Cup rivals

A Maynooth University team of considerable talent has emerged as warm favourites to capture the AIG Irish Senior Cup, having come through the Leinster qualifying section in highly impressive fashion.

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Stuart Grehan leads Irish Close contenders

Memories of the 1987 final at Tramore will be revived this week when the AIG Irish Close Championship takes place over the outstanding seaside layout for the third time.

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Jason Day predicts fun-filled decade between golf’s new big three

It may have been a long time coming but the manner of Jason Day’s PGA Championship victory in Wisconsin suggests that now he has overcome the biggest hurdle the Australian has what it takes to be a major champion for some time to come.

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Jason Day wins first major after so many near-misses

Jason Day finally bridged the gap to major championship victory on Sunday night as he held Jordan Spieth at bay to complete a three-stroke PGA Championship win at Whistling Straits.

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Many elite days ahead for Jason Day

Had Jason Day realised his major ambitions back in 2011, the effects may not have been favourable.

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Jim McCabe: Father Time winning but golf will survive after Tiger Woods

Somewhere along the rocky rode he has travelled in recent years — maybe after back surgery pushed him to the sidelines, or maybe when his ‘glutes’ didn’t activate in San Diego; it’s so hard to keep track of his ailments, comebacks, and soap opera episodes — Tiger Woods let it be known that “Father Time was undefeated”.

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Irish still searching for elusive US Amateur win

Irish golfers have won The Open five times, the US Open twice and the US PGA three times, not to mention nine British Amateur Championships.

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Experienced Limerick and Muskerry march on

Experience proved the key as Limerick and Muskerry qualified for the nationals finals of the AIG Irish Senior Cup and Barton Shield at Dungarvan on Saturday.

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John McHenry: Jason’s Day in the sun is one of the most deserved

The defining criteria for greatness is set in professional golf by how many major championships you have won.

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