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Shane Lowry’s superb display secures US Open slot

Shane Lowry secured his place in next month’s US Open with another superb display at the BMW PGA Championship.

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Shane Lowry benefits from power of positive thinking

After a disappointing first round on Thursday, Shane Lowry bounced back into BMW PGA Championship contention yesterday with a five-under-par 67 at Wentworth that leaves him the best of the Irish heading into the weekend.

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Wentworth exit allows Rory McIlroy to finally enjoy some Down time

He was not angry with his performance, just disappointed.

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Peter Lawrie makes most of O’Grady invitation

Peter Lawrie did not know he would be playing at Wentworth until Monday afternoon but he had plenty of reasons to thank European Tour chief executive George O’Grady for the tournament invitation that could help him regain his Tour card for next season.

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McIlroy throws Wentworth wobbly

From winning smiles to anger management, Rory McIlroy’s amazing run of form hit a speed bump at Wentworth yesterday, but not so bad as to send his BMW PGA Championship title defence off course.

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Pádraig Harrington to play in Irish Open despite injury woe

Pádraig Harrington insisted he will be fit to play in next week’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Royal County Down as he chases qualification for next month’s US Open, despite withdrawing injured at Wentworth yesterday.

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Major in mind again for Rory McIlroy

As if his Quail Hollow rampage was not enough of a warning shot to his rivals, Rory McIlroy goes into today’s BMW PGA Championship having admitted he would be disappointed not to win a major this summer.

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Graeme McDowell out to end Wentworth hex

The teeth have been ungritted, the mind opened to fresh thoughts and the mood modified to optimistic but whatever Graeme McDowell tries to get the better of Wentworth’s West Course, the Irishman admits he has something of a Marmite relationship with the place.

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Pádraig Harrington in fitness battle to make PGA Championship tee-off

Pádraig Harrington was optimistic he would be fit enough to play in today’s opening round of the BMW PGA Championship and insisted a shoulder injury would not prevent him teeing up at next week’s Irish Open.

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Alex Ferguson time inspired Rory McIlroy’s Ryder Cup showing at Gleneagles

Rory McIlroy has paid tribute to the role Alex Ferguson played in motivating him above all others on the European team at last September’s Ryder Cup.

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Rory McIlroy: Golf got me through Caroline Wozniacki agony

Rory McIlroy has revealed how a return to golf helped him overcome the emotional heartbreak of his split from fiancée Caroline Wozniacki.

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Rebecca Codd still loves life on tour

Call it addiction or obsession but the desire of a professional golfer to remain on tour even when there are a million reasons not to be there goes beyond all logic.

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Rivals fearful of Rory McIlroy’s relentless drive

From demolishing the field at Quail Hollow to wowing crowds during a London store appearance, there has been little in the last 72 hours to suggest Rory McIlroy is anything other than the master of all he surveys.

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Luke Donald looks to halt ranking slide at Wentworth

Luke Donald returns to the scene of his greatest triumphs this week with a lot more at stake than when he was ruling the roost four years ago.

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Golf memorabilia from Irish stars up for auction at Kerry fundraiser

Signed memorabilia by Rory McIlroy, Pádraig Harrington, Paul McGinley, Tom Watson and Shane Lowry will be among the items auctioned at Kerry’s fundraiser for their centre of excellence in New York tomorrow week.

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$1.278m Charlotte stroll bores Rory McIlroy

What occupation could be boring when you are averaging just over $41,000 for a single days work?

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Inside Golf: Philip Walton’s son hoping to follow in dad’s footsteps

The son of a former Ryder Cup player is looking to ignite his own playing career with success in the Galvin Green PGA Assistants’ Championship, which starts tomorrow at Co Meath.

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Hole in one earns Seamus Power BMW X4

Seamus Power scored his first top 10 of the season on the Web.com Tour in America on Sunday and capped his weekend off by winning a $57,000 (€50,000) BMW X4.

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Rory McIlroy storms to second victory in three weeks

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy stormed his way to a second Wells Fargo Championship success, a second victory in three weeks, a third triumph this season and the 18th win of his professional career.

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Brilliant Rory McIlroy simply cruising in Carolina

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy delivered a chilling reminder to his rivals as he targets a second PGA Tour success in three weeks and a second Wells Fargo Championship victory in suburban Charlotte, North Carolina.

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GUI and ILGU in mergertalks

Golfing Union of Ireland general secretary Pat Finn has labelled forthcoming merger talks with the the Irish Ladies Golf Union as a logical step forward for the game’s governance on the island of Ireland.

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Ryder Cup trio add to stellar line-up for Irish Open

European Ryder Cup heroes Victor Dubuisson, Jamie Donaldson and Miguel Angel Jimenez have become the latest stars to confirm their plans to play Royal Co Down in two weeks as the entry deadline closed for this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

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VIDEO: Swing4Cancer challenge to tee off

Three golfers will be putt under pressure as they race against the clock to complete the ‘Swing4Cancer’ challenge to raise funds for Breast Cancer Ireland. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Richard Hills, PGA Ryder Cup, and Niamh Briggs, Ireland women's rugby captain, at The Shannon Airport European Sport Tourism Summit.

Experts warn Ireland sport tourism falling short at international level

Ireland is underachieving in sport tourism despite having the capacity to be a major global player, the Shannon Group European Sport Tourism Summit in Limerick has been told.

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Rory McIlroy: Sorry Jack Nicklaus, I can’t make Memorial tournament

The last person Rory McIlroy expected to bump into after penning a letter saying ‘Sorry’ to Jack Nicklaus was the 18-time Major winner himself.

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Ted Bishop reopens Ian Poulter Twitter spat

Ian Poulter and former PGA of America president Ted Bishop have reignited their Twitter feud by clashing over a recent poll that dubbed the English golfer "overrated".

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17 the magic number for ‘overrated’ star Rickie Fowler

After a record-setting finish and captivating victory at The Players Championship, Rickie Fowler could have thanked a number of people.

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Rickie Fowler relishing Royal County Down battle with Rory McIlroy

New Players champion Rickie Fowler is relishing his trip to Royal Country Down for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

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Inside Golf: Ballybunion remembers its historic Olympic links

Golf returns to the Olympic Games next year after more than a century in the wilderness but a ceremony conducted on the fifth tee at Ballybunion over the weekend served as a reminder that the game has made a small contribution to Irish sporting success on the world’s biggest stage.

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Gavin Moynihan back in Walker Cup picture

Gavin Moynihan survived a war of attrition with his teenage clubmate Kevin LeBlanc to win his second Irish Amateur Open in the space of four years and seal his return to the Walker Cup team.

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McIlroy upbeat despite frustration at Sawgrass

World No 1 Rory McIlroy continued a frustrating Players Championship trend in finishing just a few shots shy of victory for a third year running on the TPC Sawgrass course.

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