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Dr Ed Coughlan: The science of golf takes us back to its roots — simplify not stupefy

Growing up in a golf-mad house, where at one point, all five kids had joined the local golf club along with our parents, it was always about swinging easy and not over-thinking it. 

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From antagonism to Zinger: A-Z of the Ryder Cup

Kevin Markham gives an A-Z to get you in the mood for the excitement of the Ryder Cup.

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Player profiles of the 24 Ryder Cup competitors

We look at the golfers who could become heroes and villains this week...

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Rory McIlroy delivers early boost to Europe

Did Rory McIlroy kick-start the Ryder Cup five days early? 

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Darren Clarke pays tribute to iconic Arnold Palmer

Ryder Cup week got off to a sombre start as the European team led by Darren Clarke arrived in Minneapolis to join an American golf community mourning the passing of the great Arnold Palmer.

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Rory McIlroy lands title in epic play-off

The US Tour Championship ended in unbelievable excitement at East Lake, Atlanta, last night as Rory McIlroy secured victory in an epic play-off to clinch the FedEx Cup title, securing a payday of $11.5 million (€10.2m).

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Pádraig Harrington: ‘We’ve pushed Americans into caring about the Ryder Cup’

Pádraig Harrington believes the United States’ desperation to win a first Ryder Cup since 2008 is “the greatest compliment” to European golf.

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Colin Montgomerie fears the Tiger Woods factor at Hazeltine

Colin Montgomerie has joined the debate over the Tiger Woods factor at next week’s Ryder Cup with the former European captain believing the 14-time major champion will be most intimidating to Darren Clarke’s rookies at Hazeltine.

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Justin Thomas finding it so hard to focus with Ryder Cup decision approaching

The Tour Championship is a lot tougher than it needs to be for Justin Thomas.

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Rory McIlroy survives putter stutter

Rory McIlroy is hot in the chase for the $10 million Tour Championship prize after overcoming a mid-round blip to lie two shots off the lead at East Lake last night.

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Eyes down for the $10 million golf game

You do not have to win the Tour Championship to top the FedEx Cup rankings and pick up the $10 million jackpot on Sunday night — but it sure helps.

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Tim Finchem’s parting shot puts European Tour on alert

PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said he regrets not being able to make progress on making a single global tour — a statement that will be watched with interest by the European Tour.

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Seamus Power relishing graduation to PGA Tour

Seamus Power has rightly been enjoying a whirlwind summer but the Irish professional knows he will soon have to press the reset button as he begins life on the PGA Tour.

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Monkstown planning for future success

Another successful and dramatic week at the GUI Cups and Shields finals ended in style last Saturday at Carton House when Co Sligo were crowned AIG Senior Cup champions for the fifth time.

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Christy Roche is the hero for Cill Dara

When you’ve ridden Classic winners you would think you had reached the peak of sporting glory but when former jockey Christy Roche sank the winning putt to win an All-Ireland title for his golf club he experienced another level of satisfaction.

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Sensational Sligo reclaim honours with dramatic win

The AIG Senior Cup returned to Rosses Point on Saturday night as Co Sligo reclaimed Irish club golf’s blue riband title with a dramatic final victory over Leinster’s Castle at Carton House.

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Tony McCann proud of Nenagh effort

Nenagh landed their fourth Pierce Purcell Shield title at Carton House as they continued their romp through the AIG GUI Cups and Shields national finals, but for team captain Tony McCann it was an All Ireland victory six months in the making.

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AIG Cups and Shields: Monkstown bid for first title against ‘quality’ Sligo outfit

Munster champions Monkstown will be happy to play the underdog role as the race for Irish club golf’s blue riband, the AIG Senior Cup, goes down to the last four this morning at Carton House in Kildare.

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Galway just scramble through to Barton Shield Final

Galway will contest the AIG Barton Shield Final for the second successive year after a one-hole win over hosts Carton House in yesterday’s semi-final.

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West Waterford hails hero Seamus Power

Irish golf Olympian Seamus Power was given a hero’s welcome at his home club West Waterford last night as his fellow members toasted his new status as PGA Tour member.

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Colin Montgomerie hopes Darren Clarke’s ‘left-field’ wild card picks pay off

Ryder Cup-winning captain Colin Montgomerie is praying European successor Darren Clarke has got his wild card picks right as his team goes into the lion’s den against favourites United States at Hazeltine later this month.

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Is Bubba Watson Ryder Cup material?

You may think having won the Masters twice in the last four years gives you some sway in the golfing world.

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Can Cork Golf Club complete historic Barton Shield mission?

There will be some neat historical symmetry for Cork Golf Club if they were to lift the Barton Shield at Carton House this week, 25 years on from an All Ireland Junior Cup success featuring much of the present set-up.

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Final Ryder Cup pick comes down to best ‘fit’ says Davis Love III

US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III insists his final pick will be the best fit and not necessarily the best player.

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