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McIlroy: US ‘desperate’ to end Europe’s Cup dominance

Rory McIlroy believes the USA are ‘desperate’ to end Europe’s dominance in the Ryder Cup.

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Rory McIlroy is back and won't be caught in brutal Bear Trap

Rory McIlroy makes his 2015 PGA Tour debut in this week’s Honda Classic, an event which has brought out the best – and worst – in the world number one.

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Mr Consistency Jim Furyk still hungry for titles

While Tiger Woods wrestles with back issues and sharply declining form and Vijay Singh has battled assorted health problems in recent years, veteran Jim Furyk is playing some of the best golf of his career.

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Eager Graeme McDowell confirms he’ll play Irish Open

Graeme McDowell has followed Ernie Els to become the second US Open winner in confirm his appearance in what is shaping up as one of the most high profile Irish Opens.

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Increase in British golfers visiting east and south-east of Ireland

Strength in numbers appears a policy paying dividend for a growing alliance of golf clubs, resorts and hotels in Ireland’s east and south-east, whose unified cause is attracting increasing numbers of British golfers to their part of the world.

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Ryder Cup captaincy snub vexes Miguel Angel Jimenez

Miguel Angel Jimenez has expressed his disappointment at missing out on the Ryder Cup captaincy for 2016 and hinted his chance may have gone.

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A step into the unknown as Darren Clarke answers Europe’s call

Darren Clarke admits his lack of experience as a skipper will leave him heading into the unknown at Hazeltine in 19 months’ time.

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COMMENT: European Tour makes the right decision on players’ favourite Darren Clarke

It did not need George O’Grady to tell us it is Darren Clarke’s time to captain Europe at the Ryder Cup, writes Simon Lewis.

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Miguel Angel Jimenez seeks solace at Indian Open

Miguel Angel Jimenez will look to get over the disappointment of not being chosen as Europe’s next Ryder Cup captain by extending his own record as the European Tour’s oldest winner in the Hero Indian Open.

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Captaincy completes image turnaround for traditionalist Clarke

The way Darren Clarke celebrated winning the Open Championship neatly sums up one of the contradictions at the heart of Europe’s new Ryder Cup captain.

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Clarke Ryder Cup call was unanimous, says Monty

Great communication skills and the respect of players made Darren Clarke the only choice for Hazeltine.

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Shay Given among the first to congratulate Darren Clarke

Well-wishes poured in from fellow golfers and other sports This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Davis Love

Davis Love set to be confirmed as US Ryder Cup captain

Paul Azinger has welcomed reports Davis Love will captain the US Ryder Cup team for the second time at Hazeltine in 2016. 

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European Tour set to reveal new Ryder Cup captain

The European Tour could tomorrow confirm Paul McGinley’s successor as 2016 Ryder Cup captain.

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Shane Lowry: Why can’t a rookie win the US Masters?

While Rory McIlroy will command much of the focus in the countdown to the Masters, good friend Shane Lowry reckons he could become only the third player in history to win on debut at Augusta National.

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Andrew Dodt keeps cool and wins Thailand Classic

Golf: Australian Andrew Dodt held his nerve to win the inaugural True Thailand Classic by one shot yesterday.

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Shane Lowry going all out to secure PGA Tour rights

Shane Lowry has given himself eight events up to the first week of June to secure full PGA Tour playing rights. 

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Mark O'Meara

Keep it simple, pleads Tiger’s old pal Mark O’Meara

As the golf world waits on Tiger Woods’ next move, there appears to be no limit to the number of players both current and former who have advice to offer the 14-time major champion.

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