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Rory on course for career grand slam, says Player

Rory McIlroy will be Europe’s talisman at next week’s Ryder Cup and then go on to become the sixth player to complete the career grand slam,according to Gary Player.

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Lowry to stay away from Cup... for now

Shane Lowry stressed he will have no connection with the Ryder Cup until the day he becomes a member of the European team.

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Tramore have learned from finals heartache

Tramore Golf Club go into today’s AIG Senior Cup semi-finals at Carton House hoping third time will be the charm for their team after national finals disappointments in 2011 and 2012.

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Gorey and O’Donovan lead Muskerry to Barton Shield glory

Niall Gorey works for the company that makes the All-Ireland winners’ medals but yesterday he earned one to keep as Muskerry delivered one half of an AIG Cups and Shields double for Munster.

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McGinley confident legal battle won’t upset McIlroy and McDowell pairing

European captain Paul McGinley insists he has no concerns over Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell’s relationship ahead of next week’s Ryder Cup.

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Smyth: McGinley will bring cup home

Paul McGinley will use a pod system similar to the one that helped Paul Azinger win at Valhalla to take on a wounded US side at Gleneagles next week.

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Muskerry’s shot at redemption

Muskerry Golf Club have the chance to bury their demons of three years ago when their quartet bids for an All-Ireland title in the AIG Barton Shield at Carton House today.

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Germany's Sandra Gal tees off in the Solheim Cup Charity promotion event  at  Sankt Leon-Rot, Germany.

Muskerry primed for challenge

If Muskerry do not take the AIG Barton Shield back to Cork from the national finals at Carton House this week it will not be for lack of experience.

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Extra pressure on Castletroy to deliver

Casteltroy go into today’s AIG Junior Cup semi-finals at Carton House knowing there is extra pressure to succeed for the first time since 1972.

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Royal Tara resident professional John Byrne believes the 15-inch hole idea has the potential to regenerate the game.

Bigger cup expected to pull in more players

On a wall in the pro shop at Carnoustie Golf Club hangs the putter that Jean van de Velde used in the 1999 British Open.

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The Loughrea club, winners of the 15th Annual All-Ireland GAA Golf Challenge at  Waterford Castle GC were, from left; former Galway hurler Greg Kennedy, Eamon Dervin, former Galway selector Mattie Kenny and Ger Lynch.

Loughrea win All-Ireland

Galway’s Loughrea GAA club were crowned winners of the 15th annual All-Ireland GAA Golf Challenge at Waterford Castle Golf Club.

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Frustration for McIlroy in Atlanta finale

Rory McIlroy’s hopes of claiming the $10 million dollar FedEx Cup jackpot and another $1.4m for winning the season-ending US PGA Tour Championship at East Lake, Atlanta, ended in bitter disappointment last night when a series of serious errors beginning with a double bogey five at the short 6th put paid to his chances.

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Lucky McIlroy may have it in his pocket

Rory McIlroy admitted he owed one spectator more than just a handshake for aiding his bid for an extremely lucrative victory in the Tour Championship in Atlanta yesterday. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Mixed day as McIlroy opens with round of 69

Rory McIlroy’s bid for a first FedEx Cup title – and with it a bonus of £6m – got off to an eventful start in the Tour Championship in Atlanta yesterday.

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Controversy rumbles on after Zanotti struck by errant drive

Two leading players have questioned why there was no ambulance on site after Fabrizio Zanotti was struck on the head by a ball in the KLM Open yesterday.

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Rested Rory not all about the money

There are six million reasons to want to win the FedEx Cup title, but Rory McIlroy insists he needs just one.

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Billy Horschel of the United States poses with the J.K. Wadley trophy after his two-stroke victory at the BMW Championship at the Cherry Hills Country Club on September 7, 2014 in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado.

Horschel hangs tough to give himself shot at $10m bonus

Billy Horschel won his second PGA Tour event and catapulted himself into FedEx Cup contention with victory at the BMW Championship in Denver on Sunday.

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Double dose of putting woes for Rory

Rory McIlroy’s ability to mix the sublime with the ridiculous was in evidence again at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Denver last night when he four-putted the par-three 12th for the second day running.

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Richie Ramsay with the Omega Masters trophy in 2012

Ramsay misses shot at history as record 59 fails to materialise

Former champion Richie Ramsay admitted the chance to record the lowest round in European Tour history crossed his mind during the opening round of the Omega European Masters in Switzerland.

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