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Wiesberger wins after loss in Irish Open play-off

Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger added his name to the illustrious list of Alstom Open de France champions thanks to a brilliant closing 65 at Le Golf National on Sunday.

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Graeme McDowell misses French connection but won’t ring alarm bells

Graeme McDowell wasn’t ringing any Open Championship alarm bells as he looks certain to drop outside the World’s Top 50 for a first time in more than five years after missing the halfway cut in the defence of his French Open title.

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Graeme McDowell still in treble hunt in Paris

Graeme McDowell went to sleep last night facing a 40-foot last hole birdie putt early this morning in the storm-interrupted French Open in Versailles.

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Jack Nicklaus plans trip to Galway in September

Golfing legend Jack Nicklaus has cancelled his European trip and pulled out of Monday’s Christy O’Connor Junior Celeb-Am in aid of Galway Hospice at Galway Bay Golf Resort.

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Tiger Woods hits lowest score of season with 66 in West Virginia

Tiger Woods bounced back from his miserable US Open to shoot his lowest score on the PGA Tour this season with a four-under-par 66 on day one of The Greenbrier Classic.

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Graeme McDowell chasing hat-trick in France

Graeme McDowell will look to write his name in the record books by securing a hat-trick of wins in the Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National this week.

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Paul Dunne’s sensational 65 at qualifier seals ticket to The Open

Greystones’ Paul Dunne fired an eagle and six birdies in a sensational second round 65 to top the final qualifying for The Open at Woburn and clinch his place at St Andrews later this month.

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Last year's South of Ireland champion champion Stuart Bleakley from Shandon Park with the trophy.

South of Ireland Amateur Open still struggling to attract leading contenders

Lahinch Golf Club and the Munster Branch do fantastic work for Irish golf but while they are grateful to the GUI for rescheduling the Interpros and Irish Close to make it easier for our top players to head to Clare for next month’s South of Ireland Amateur Open, the measures don’t appear to have worked.

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Muskerry impress on home territory in bid to retain Barton Shield

AIG All-Ireland champions Muskerry have made a spectacular start to their Barton Shield title defence.

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Graeme McDowell plans another revolution at Versailles

It’s easy to write off a player like Graeme McDowell following his stuttering start to 2015.

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Darren Clarke and Michael Hoey set for Russia adventure

European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke looks set to add another first to his illustrious playing career by travelling to Russia later this year.

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Great Britain and Ireland fall just short

Great Britain and Ireland’s Vagliano Trophy run of defeats at the hands of Continental Europe was extended to five.

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Hot putter leaves Michael Hoey best of Irish in Munich

A week spent playing golf with two former Northern Ireland soccer players along with the acquisition of a very expensive putter has put Michael Hoey in contention at the BMW International Open in Munich.

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Kevin Phelan: Hit twoeagles - a career first.

Eagle-eye Phelan gets off to a flyer in Munich

The distance between the Munchen Golf Club and Mount Juliet may be around 1,400 kilometres but Kevin Phelan felt right at home on the opening day of the BMW International Open.

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Upbeat Shane Lowry to tee it up with Tour superstars at BMW Open

Shane Lowry’s new European Tour stature has been quickly rewarded with tee times alongside Tour superstars Martin Kaymer and Henrik Stenson for the opening two rounds of the BMW International Open in Munich.

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FA golf course to relieve ‘boredom’

England’s footballers are to get their own designated golf course as part of plans to upgrade the country’s national football centre.

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Colin Montgomerie ready to go again in seniors open

Colin Montgomerie will get little respite after an arduous week at the US Open when he defends the senior equivalent in Sacramento this week.

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Royal County Down still on the up

Every golfer in Ireland knows the bounty of courses we have on our island. There are 330 18-hole courses and approximately 80 nine-hole courses. It makes for rich pickings. So how do you pick a top 100?

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Birthday girl Sarah Helly grabs Irish Close win

Enniscrone’s Sarah Helly gave herself an unforgettable 23rd birthday present when she shocked hot favourite Olivia Mehaffey by six and five to claim the Irish Women’s Amateur Close Championship over the Old Tom Morris Links at stunning Rosapenna.

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Sky’s the limit for Irish pair this summer

Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry left Chambers Bay tied for ninth at the US Open and sharing optimism for the summer’s golf ahead.

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John McHenry: Chambers Bay took players out of their comfort zone

Chambers Bay, as a venue, was always going to be controversial because the USGA had once again changed the script. They wanted the golf course more links-like, with wider fairways than the norm.

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History-chasing Jordan Spieth now eyeing Claret Jug

Jordan Spieth made another entry into golf’s history books and steadied himself for a third leg of an historic calendar Grand Slam after dramatically sealing a Masters-US Open double at Chambers Bay early on Monday morning.

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Dustin Johnson proud despite Chambers Bay horror ending

It was perhaps the most agonising three-putt in majors history but Dustin Johnson insisted he was proud of his efforts after another last-day heartbreak.

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Spieth shock as Johnson hands him US Open title

The US Open lived up to its reputation as a survival contest as Jordan Spieth outlasted the field to claim his second major title in consecutive starts, but only after Dustin Johnson three-putted the last.

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Plenty of positives for ninth-placed Lowry at US Open

Shane Lowry left Chambers Bay on Sunday night with a US Open top-10 finish and the confidence he has the game and temperament to contend at the highest level.

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Offaly ‘grinder’ Shane Lowry not caught up in Chambers Bay whining

Whether it did appear as if players were putting on greens of broccoli (as Henrik Stenson suggested), or cauliflower (as Rory McIlroy amended), it shouldn’t have been lost on the gathered media that it was two Europeans with the quickest and driest wit regarding the unfortunate playing conditions at Chambers Bay in the 115th US Open.

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US Open Diary: Rory McIlroy opens up on his fainting spells

Rory McIlroy made an interesting revelation when giving his reaction to US Open contender Jason Day’s ongoing problems with vertigo.

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Shane Lowry takes the rough with the smooth

In a week that has seen many of the world’s top golfers decry the condition of Chambers Bay’s greens and take shots at the USGA’s set-up, Shane Lowry avoided the negativity and simply got on with negotiating 72 holes of the most gruelling challenge in golf.

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