Ryder Cup at Adare was only a matter of time

Ryder Cup at Adare was only a matter of time

For the most part, it is a game that only the very few can play.

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With the minds games mastered, Shane gets chance to show off his genius

With the minds games mastered, Shane gets chance to show off his genius

He had been here before. As recently as 2016 in fact, when he held a four-shot lead going into the final round of the US Open at Oakmont, but this was different, ...

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The hard work begins in earnest now for Shane Lowry

The hard work begins in earnest now for Shane Lowry

Ask any professional golfer and they will tell you just how difficult the game can be at times, whatever your standard.

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McIlroy must finally concede pitching and putting not up to scratch

McIlroy must finally concede pitching and putting not up to scratch

As someone who has witnessed the insane levels of attention he draws at home tournaments, Rory’s performance yesterday didn’t really surprise me as I ...

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Odds are stacked against Rory amid hive of distractions

Odds are stacked against Rory amid hive of distractions

There is something uniquely British about the tennis at Wimbledon. Where else do you still see players playing in “all whites” and on grass courts to ...

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Portrush will reward faith with thrilling Open

Portrush will reward faith with thrilling Open

Portrush After 68 long years, one still has to commend the R&A’s bravery to entrust Royal Portrush once more with the stewardship of the jewel in their crown ...

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Young guns ready to stay course after Irish Open

Young guns ready to stay course after Irish Open

Saturday evening would have been a restless night sleep-wise, for both Robin Dawson and Cormac Sharvin.

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A day for patience and tenacity as Lahinch bares its teeth to the stars

A day for patience and tenacity as Lahinch bares its teeth to the stars

After a day of glorious sunshine and low scoring on Thursday, the early starters yesterday were greeted by a decidedly different golf challenge. A cool morning mist ...

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McGinley can take a bow as Lahinch delivers in style

McGinley can take a bow as Lahinch delivers in style

I managed to catch up with Paul McGinley early yesterday morning just as the early players were setting out for their first round.

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Lowry’s form and Lahinch experience could prove pivotal

Lowry’s form and Lahinch experience could prove pivotal

Defining a great golf links course is trickier than you might think.

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Fearless Tiger’s greatest ever victory

Fearless Tiger’s greatest ever victory

Thankfully, we no longer have to wonder if Tiger Woods will ever win another major championship. Yesterday’s victory at the US Masters emphatically addressed ...

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Woods must keep faith with bold approach

Woods must keep faith with bold approach

Could Tiger really win a fifth Masters Green Jacket?

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Masters mystique normalised but creativity can’t be abandoned

Masters mystique normalised but creativity can’t be abandoned

For a small kid growing up in Cork in the 1970s, the big American sporting occasions, like the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals and even the US Masters represented a whole ...

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Improved Rory never better placed for Augusta assignment

Improved Rory never better placed for Augusta assignment

When Rory McIlroy took the unpopular decision late last year to participate exclusively on the PGA Tour this season, he endured plenty of criticism from this side ...

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Rory McIlroy must look after number one, but he could let people down easier

Rory McIlroy must look after number one, but he could let people down easier

Few will argue with the hugely positive impact Rory McIlroy has had on the game of golf, both as an amateur and professional.

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