Lowry shows major mindset after passing test of mental strength

Majors are a test of mental strength, and Shane Lowry felt as much a winner as Brooks Koepka following his gutsy tie for eighth alongside Rory McIlroy in the US PGA at Bethpage Black.

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Avoiding the rough in search to secure Irish golfing growth

It is all very well taking the historic steps to form an inclusive governing body for the game on this island, but with preparations underway for Golf Ireland to supersede the Golfing Union of Ireland and the Irish Ladies Golf Union in January 2021, a leader needs to be found for the brave new world.

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US PGA champ's Irish caddie knew Koepka was ‘the real deal’

The American won his fourth major at the US PGA Championship on Sunday.

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Shane Lowry rises in world golf rankings

Lowry has reached his best ranking for almost three years.

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Newton takes away spoils but Purcell puts down Cup marker

Conor Purcell missed out on his country’s blue-riband amateur title as the Flogas Irish Amateur Open went to England’s James Newton — but Ireland’s highest-ranked player hopes his runner-up finish at Co Sligo impressed the watching Walker Cup selectors.

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Spieth breathes new life into bid to complete career grand slam

Defending champion Brooks Koepka is in no mood to give up his title.

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Mullarney four shots clear after course-record 62

Galway’s Ronan Mullarney will take a healthy four-shot lead into today’s second round at the Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship after setting the pace with a course-record and career-low 62 in Sligo.

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Conflicts and contradictions make McIlroy so compelling

In my days putting together TV sports news bulletins there was always a certain level of sportsperson who would go high in the running order no matter what they were talking about or getting up to.

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Bethpage a brutish test with capacity to unnerve very best

So many golfers have tried to take on Bethpage Black and been overwhelmed that in the early 1980s the park placed a famous sign behind the first tee that reads: “Warning: The Black Course is an extremely difficult course which we recommend only for highly skilled golfers.”

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Fleetwood hoping to find his feet quickly at Bethpage

Lack of preparation not an excuse says Ryder Cup star

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Rory McIlroy retains top spot in rich list of young sport stars

The golfer leads ahead of footballers Gareth Bale and Sergio Aguero after seeing his wealth increase to £138million.

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Seamus Power playing up the positives

Every week is a learning experience on the PGA Tour and that was a true for four-time major winner Rory McIlroy as it was for Waterford’s Seamus Power in the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow.

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Lyons holds nerve to claim Munster Strokeplay crown

Galway native Joe Lyons won the Munster Strokeplay Championship Trophy after a dramatic sudden death-play off at Cork Golf Club on Sunday evening.

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Leona Maguire falls to fifth after 75 at Dubai Moonlight Classic

Ireland's Leona Maguire fell four shots off the pace after a disappointing second round in the Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic.

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Rory McIlroy thinks Tiger Woods could play for the next decade

Rory McIlroy has warned that a rejuvenated Tiger Woods could have 10 years left as he attempts to overtake Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 major victories.

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Sugrue is ready to make his mark

Ireland international James Sugrue will fly to England on Saturday confident he is in the best possible shape to impress Walker Cup selectors and kick-start a special season amongst the game’s amateur elite.

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Palmer’s offer to Rahm pays off in style

Ryan Palmer had to find a team-mate if he was going to get back to New Orleans, one of his favourite PGA Tour stops for reasons ranging from the food to his friendship with Saints coach Sean Payton.

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McLarnon triumphs at Lee Valley

Tiarnan McLarnon won the Lee Valley Scratch Cup in style yesterday.

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'Shane Lowry is the DNA of the golfer I wish I was', says Paul McGinley

Shane Lowry’s rollercoaster form rather than steady-Eddie consistency is the secret to real success on tour, believes Paul McGinley, who regrets not having the same golfing DNA as his fellow Irishman.

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James Sugrue thrilled with Walker Cup call-up

A delighted James Sugrue was one of five leading Irish amateur golfers celebrating call-ups to an extended Great Britain & Ireland squad ahead of the 47th Walker Cup match against the United States at Royal Liverpool this September.

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'Postman' Poulter to play in Irish Open at Lahinch

Poulter joins major winners Padraig Harrington, Danny Willett, and Graeme McDowell, former world number one Lee Westwood, and defending champion Russell Knox in the field.

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Lowry: RBC Heritage felt like ‘one that got away’

Shane Lowry may have recorded his best finish on the PGA Tour this year but he admitted missing out on victory at the RBC Heritage last week felt like “one that got away”.

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Family affair as David gets the better of dad, John

David Howard secured more than just the famous Ford Junior Scratch Trophy with his victory at Muskerry on Sunday afternoon.

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Green tweak makes Old Head 8th great

The only trouble with crafting a golfing nirvana is running out of things to improve.

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Fazio’s Adare on a par with Augusta

When The Golf Course at Adare Manor opened last year it quickly acquired the mantle of ‘Ireland’s Augusta’. Indeed, many went further and described it as ‘Europe’s Augusta’.

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Killarney appoints outside management team to run golf club

Killarney Golf Club is looking to put a tumultuous 2018 behind it with the appointment of an outside team of golf management specialists to run the club.

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Woods’ Masters triumph marks one of the great comeback stories

The 43-year-old has claimed the 15th major trophy of his career.

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DeChambeau hits first ever hole-in-one at Masters

American almost aced the same hole in the first round.

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Watch: Former Masters champion accidentally hits ball during practice swing

‘Y’all can laugh. That’s embarrassing,’ Zach Johnson told Matt Kuchar, Ian Poulter and their caddies.

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Gary Player maintains Masters bragging rights as play gets under way at Augusta

Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus continued their role as honorary starters.

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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 world of awe and inspiration.

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Leona Maguire takes first win of her professional golf career

The 24-year-old Cavan woman shot a final round 65 at the Windsor Golf Classic in California to take the tournament to a playoff.

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Graeme McDowell jumps 17 places in world rankings after impressive Texas showing

The Northern Irishman shot a final round 66 to finish seventh at the Valero Texas Open.

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At the Masters, it’s not just the players who are the stars

The not-quite-ready-for-prime-time Thanksgiving exhibition with Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson produced such bad golf that Mickelson and country singer Jake Owen traded barbs about it a day later at Jordan Spieth’s wedding.

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Patrick Reed looking to shake off swing problems ahead of Masters defence

Reed is without a victory since his triumph 12 months ago.

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Sugrue set to pounce in West shoot-out

Mallow’s James Sugrue is lurking just four strokes off the lead in the Radisson Blu sponsored West of Ireland Championship at a sun-kissed County Sligo.

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Purcell off to flyer in West

Portmarnock’s Conor Purcell hit route 66 to lead the Radisson Blu-sponsored West of Ireland Championship by a shot at Co Sligo.

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McGinley: Rory can exorcise ghosts of Augusta

Paul McGinley believes Rory McIlroy has the mental strength and the maturity to avoid becoming an Augusta nearly-man like Greg Norman and Ernie Els.

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Kisner avenges last year’s loss to claim WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play title

Kisner beat Matt Kuchar 3&2 to win his third PGA Tour title.

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McDowell wins for first time since 2015 in Dominican Republic

The former US Open champion won the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship.

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Woods fights back to beat Cantlay and set up McIlroy showdown

The American veteran was two down after eight holes against his compatriot but recovered to win.

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McIlroy looking good in Texas

Former champion Rory McIlroy made it two wins out of two with a 3&2 victory over South Africa’s Justin Harding on day two of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play last night.

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McIlroy closing in on knockout-stage spot; Woods on brink of exit

Rory McIlroy maintained his impressive form in the countdown to the Masters with a second straight victory in the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play but could yet miss out on an eagerly-anticipated showdown with Tiger Woods.

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Justin Rose sympathises with Eddie Pepperell after Match Play battle

Rose was three down with four holes to play at Austin Country Club, but birdied the 15th, 17th and 18th to halve his match with Pepperell.

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McIlroy and Woods could meet in last 16 of WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play

Woods and McIlroy will meet in the knockout stages if they can progress from their respective groups at Austin Country Club.

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Increased prize fund for Kerry Scratch Cup

Tralee Golf Club will again host the 2019 Kerry Scratch Cup on May 11-12. The prestigious 115-year-old trophy will be won over a 54-hole tournament with an increased prize fund of €2,500.

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Maurice O’Meara launches new golfing ventures

With over 20 years at the top of the Irish golf and leisure scene, Maurice O’Meara is a man who really knows golf.

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McGinley receptive to Irish Open date switch

Paul McGinley has revealed the European Tour are open to moving the date of future Irish Opens in order to attract the big beasts of the PGA Tour to these shores.

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Pádraig pencils in Irish Open at Lahinch

Pádraig Harrington has confirmed he will return to Lahinch Golf Club for the first time since his amateur days at this July’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

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‘I’ve started the second phase of my career’ - McIlroy

Rory McIlroy will have to do something only Tiger Woods has achieved if he is to become the sixth player to complete a career grand slam at next month’s Masters.

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Coyne still can’t resist the call of Irish golf

If you are a golfer and you don’t know Tom Coyne, then you’ve been living under a rock.

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Rory McIlroy pulls off stunning victory in Players Championship

Rory McIlroy celebrated St Patrick’s Day in style with victory in the prestigious Players Championship after a thrilling final round at Sawgrass.

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Jim Furyk hoping to make history at Players Championship

Furyk began the day five shots off the lead held by Spain’s Jon Rahm and made the worst possible start.

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Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood share Players Championship lead

McIlroy carded a 65 to match his Ryder Cup team-mate on 12 under par.

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Tiger Woods loses 17th hole Russian roulette — twice

Tiger Woods did something he’d never done in 68 previous times playing the par-3 17th hole at The Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. He rinsed not one, but two balls in golf’s most infamous water hazard and made a quadruple-bogey seven to tumble down the leaderboard in the second round of The Players Championship.

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Hoping for a Power play at the Players

The happiest man in the field at The Players Championship may just be Seamus Power.

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