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McIlroy confident he’ll stay top of the rankings

Rory McIlroy is confident of winning more tournaments this year and retaining his newly-reclaimed world number one status.

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European Tour offer Rory McIlroy ‘concession’

The worth of World No. 1 Rory McIlroy is abundantly clear, with the European Tour now following the PGA Tour in showing the four-time Major winner the green light to contest the season-ending Final Four Series despite not being able to contest the mandatory number of events.

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Jubilant Jason feels his Day has arrived

Jason Day had made a habit of getting close to the big victory, but now that the Australian is closing the deal on the golf course, he has joined Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth at the top of the game.

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Inside Golf: Royal Curragh on to a winner

Survival of the fittest is not a new concept and it’s certainly true when it comes to business — especially the golf business.

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Thomas Pieters takes first title

Belgium’s Thomas Pieters made history as he claimed his maiden European Tour title, clinching the Czech Masters in Prague with a three-shot victory.

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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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