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Straight talk will be key to Thomas Bjorn’s European captaincy

Thomas Bjorn insists he does not need to change his “forthright” personality to lead Europe to Ryder Cup glory in 2018.

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Pádraig Harrington: Thomas Bjorn is a leader, not a liability

Pádraig Harrington insists that temperamental Thomas Bjorn will not be a liability as Ryder Cup captain and conceded that his own captaincy ambitions will have to be reviewed if he’s not to miss the boat in 2020 or 2022.

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‘Happy’ Tiger Woods may play in Portstewart, says Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy believes a “happy” Tiger Woods can be a force again and the Ulsterman’s team does not rule out an Irish Open appearance by the 14-time major winner at Portstewart next year.

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Jim Long to lead Munster’s new era

Monkstown Golf Club’s Jim Long has been elected as the new chairman of Munster Golf at the Munster Branch Annual Delegates Meeting.

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Tiger Woods admits to ‘some dire times’

Tiger Woods admitted there had been “some pretty dire times” during his 15-month injury absence after a closing 76 saw him finish 15th at the Hero World Challenge, 14 shots behind winner Hideki Matsuyama.

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Tiger Woods bites back with bogey free 65

Tiger Woods delivered a hugely encouraging second-round performance at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas as his comeback continued yesterday.

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Tiger toils in the Bahamas turning potential 68 into a 73

Tiger Woods double-bogeyed two of his last three holes to turn a potential 68 into a one over 73 on his return from a 16-month injury layoff in the invitational Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

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Tiger Woods nervous ahead of return but winning remains the target

This might be one time that Tiger Woods doesn’t measure success on the golf course by the score on his card.

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22 Irish golf courses make UK & Ireland top 100 list

For someone who eats, sleeps, and breathes golf, a Top 100 course ranking is always greeted with anticipation. Who is up, who’s down, who is in and who’s out? 

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14 clubs with interesting membership offers

For golfers wishing to join a club, there’s plenty on offer, writes Kevin Markham.

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Tiger Woods: I’m not dead, I’m ready to go

Former world number one Tiger Woods is “ready to go” as he prepares for his return to competitive golf after almost 16 months out.

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Munster chooses a new chairman

A changing of the guard will occur when the Annual Delegates’ Meeting of the Munster Council, Golfing Union of Ireland, takes place tonight in the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow.

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