Harrington makes credible case for third Claret Jug

Pádraig Harrington may not be allowed to gamble on golf but the two-time Open champion makes a compelling case for lifting the Claret Jug a third time this ...

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Sugrue relishing life in the big time

Sugrue relishing life in the big time

The whirlwind continues for James Sugrue as the newly-minted amateur champion starts to reap the rewards of his Portmarnock triumph with a major debut on home soil ...

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Woods’ schedule could leave him rusty for the Open, warns McGinley

Woods’ schedule could leave him rusty for the Open, warns McGinley

The American superstar has kept his schedule light since his incredible success at the Masters.

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How Portrush prepared to create an Open legacy

How Portrush prepared to create an Open legacy

Kevin Markham visits Royal Portrush to see how Open Championship preparations are progressing.

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Flamboyant Faulkner preferred fishing and farming to links life

Flamboyant Faulkner preferred fishing and farming to links life

The past in the world of professional golf was truly a foreign country.

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Darren Clarke reflects on the North's 'incredible journey' from The Troubles to hosting The Open

Darren Clarke reflects on the North's 'incredible journey' from The Troubles to hosting The Open

Clarke has had life-threatening first-hand experience of The Troubles.

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Infected bite hinders James Sugrue’s Open preparations

James Sugrue is battling an infected bite on his calf to be fit to tee off at the Open Championship on Thursday.

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Molinari has no plans to visit sprinkles tribute at Portrush ice cream parlour

The Open champion’s image has been recreated in sprinkles.

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I don’t care if I’m not in the spotlight, says Open champion Molinari

I don’t care if I’m not in the spotlight, says Open champion Molinari

The Italian will defend his title at Royal Portrush.

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Darren Clarke to get the honour of hitting first shot at The Open in Portrush

Darren Clarke will have the honour of striking the first ball at The 148th Open on Thursday as major championship golf returns to Royal Portrush for the first time ...

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Tiger Woods insists Thailand trip was good for his golf, despite not picking up a club

The Masters champion travelled with his mother and children.

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Bernd Wiesberger thrilled after claiming ASI Scottish Open title

Bernd Wiesberger thrilled after claiming ASI Scottish Open title

Wiesberger holed his par putt at the third play-off hole to win.

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Rory McIlroy upbeat despite disappointing Scottish Open showing

Rory McIlroy upbeat despite disappointing Scottish Open showing

Rory McIlroy is 11-under-par after his third round at the Scottish Open.

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Pepperell believes he has the game to win an Open title

Pepperell believes he has the game to win an Open title

Pepperell was runner-up in last year’s Scottish Open at Gullane.

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McIlroy: I’m struggling to see 14 under

McIlroy: I’m struggling to see 14 under

Rory McIlroy admits he will need to reproduce the flying finish which gave him victory in the Canadian Open to win another national title in Scotland.

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Rory McIlroy Ireland's sole survivor at Scottish Open

Rory McIlroy Ireland's sole survivor at Scottish Open

Rory McIlroy is only Irish player to survive the cut at the Scottish Open.

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Molinari happy to miss out on holiday

Molinari happy to miss out on holiday

Edoardo Molinari will gladly swap a holiday on the beaches of Portofino for a week in Portrush if it means competing alongside younger brother Francesco as he defends ...

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The 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush in numbers

We tee up the tournament with a ’round’ of 18 facts and figures.

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Jamie Donaldson targets Portrush return after claiming Scottish Open lead

Jamie Donaldson set his sights on an emotional return to Royal Portrush after claiming a share of the clubhouse lead on day one of the ASI Scottish Open.

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14 years later, Rory McIlroy remembers every shot from his 61 at Portrush

He has won four major titles, two World Golf Championship events and been on the winning Ryder Cup team four times, but there is only one round of golf where Rory ...

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 McIlroy: I put consistency before Majors

McIlroy: I put consistency before Majors

Rory McIlroy insists he would not swap his consistency for world number one Brooks Koepka’s feast-or-famine approach.

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Patience means more prizes for Open hopeful Rory McIlroy

Patience means more prizes for Open hopeful Rory McIlroy

McIlroy has won two PGA Tour events this season alone and 21 times worldwide outside of the majors.

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'It's still the same golf course': McIlroy confident of home comforts at Royal Portrush

'It's still the same golf course': McIlroy confident of home comforts at Royal Portrush

McIlroy has finished in the top five in each of the last three Open Championships.

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Dustin Johnson confirmed to play JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor

Dustin Johnson confirmed to play JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor

Matt Kuchar, Rafa Cabrera-Bello and 2010 US Open champion Graeme McDowell were also confirmed to play this morning.

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Headaches begin as 2020 questions remain over Irish Open

Headaches begin as 2020 questions remain over Irish Open

Paul McGinley is confident the scheduling issues around next year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open can be resolved by European and PGA Tour bosses in the coming ...

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Prize money increased by almost 40% for Women’s British Open

Prize money increased by almost 40% for Women’s British Open

The Women’s British Open now offers the second-highest prize fund of the five majors in the women’s game.

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Rampaging Rahm now targets Seve hat-trick

Rampaging Rahm now targets Seve hat-trick

A world-class champion on a world-class course.

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‘Mixed emotions’ but dogged Dawson moving up the ranks

‘Mixed emotions’ but dogged Dawson moving up the ranks

Robin Dawson picked up the biggest prize in his professional career to date and with it the motivation to make his appearances on the European Tour a lot more regular. ...

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'We’re thrilled for the community, we’re thrilled for Clare'

'We’re thrilled for the community, we’re thrilled for Clare'

John Gleeson, chairman of the Irish Open committee at Lahinch, believes that the host club “really delivered something very special”.

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Lowry and Harrington differ on date dilemma for 2020 Irish Open

Lowry and Harrington differ on date dilemma for 2020 Irish Open

Shane Lowry is on a different wavelength to Pádraig Harrington regarding the date for next year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

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Pádraig Harrington refuses to rule out dual role in 2020

Pádraig Harrington refuses to rule out dual role in 2020

The consensus is Pádraig Harrington would need to be out of his mind to take on the role of host at the Irish Open Championship next July, given that he is ...

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Rahm upbeat over Open chances after thrilling Irish Open victory

Rahm upbeat over Open chances after thrilling Irish Open victory

The Spaniard finished two shots clear of the field at Lahinch.

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Jon Rahm overturns five-shot deficit to win Irish Open for second time

Jon Rahm overturns five-shot deficit to win Irish Open for second time

Rahm fired an eagle, eight birdies and two bogeys at Lahinch to finish 16 under par.

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R&A turns down John Daly request to use golf cart at Royal Portrush

The 53-year-old American had his request to use a buggy in the US Open approved.

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Cormac Sharvin carries Irish hopes as Robert Rock holds lead in front of sell-out crowds at Lahinch

Cormac Sharvin carries Irish hopes as Robert Rock holds lead in front of sell-out crowds at Lahinch

Cormac Sharvin will carry home hopes into the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open final round tomorrow, but it was Robert Rock’s stunning third round of 60 that wowed ...

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Waterford's Dawson hoping for Open qualifying spot as Robert Rock takes lead in Lahinch

Waterford's Dawson hoping for Open qualifying spot as Robert Rock takes lead in Lahinch

2009 runner-up Robert Rock has moved to the summit of the leaderboard on day three of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

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Waterford's Robin Dawson uses knowledge of the course to get within two shots of Irish Open lead

Waterford's Robin Dawson uses knowledge of the course to get within two shots of Irish Open lead

Having just made the cut yesterday, Waterford's Robin Dawson has shot up the leaderboard on day three of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

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Lombard leads but it’s anyone’s ball game

Lombard leads but it’s anyone’s ball game

Get set for a wild ride at Lahinch this weekend as the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open heads into today’s third round with the title race wide open and a host of ...

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Golfing Gods take their revenge for Pádraig Harrington’s trip on easy street

Golfing Gods take their revenge for Pádraig Harrington’s trip on easy street

It seems as if Pádraig Harrington may have offended the golfing gods. Not so much for the magnificent 63 he shot here in Lahinch on the opening day of the ...

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Cormac Sharvin won’t let focus drift to Portrush dream

Cormac Sharvin won’t let focus drift to Portrush dream

Cormac Sharvin knows it is only human to think about it but the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open’s leading Irishman is determined to not let thoughts of a place ...

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‘So then, what would Brud think of all this?’: Lahinch members reflect on course's transformation

‘So then, what would Brud think of all this?’: Lahinch members reflect on course's transformation

A group of distinguished, older members of Lahinch Golf Club assembled outside the clubhouse earlier in the week and looked around in awe at the transformation that ...

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Irish Open Diary: Eddie Pepperell turning deaf ear as partying gets into swing

Irish Open Diary: Eddie Pepperell turning deaf ear as partying gets into swing

Eddie Pepperell may have earned himself a late tee time in today’s third round at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open after he followed his opening 65 with a 67 ...

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Dubai Duty Free to extend Irish Open and Derby backing

Dubai Duty Free to extend Irish Open and Derby backing

Dubai Duty Free chief executive Colm McLoughlin has underlined his company’s commitment as title sponsor to both the Irish Open and Derby by expressing his ...

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Barry O’Leary hangs on to take Irish Seniors Close Championship

Barry O’Leary hangs on to take Irish Seniors Close Championship

Barry O’Leary kept his overnight lead to clinch the Irish Seniors Close Championship at Kilkenny Golf Club, closing with a round of 72 to win by two shots.

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Home victory hopes take a hit at day two of Irish Open

Home victory hopes take a hit at day two of Irish Open

Hopes of a home victory took a battering at the second day of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open with overnight leader Padraig Harrington slumping to a three-over 73 ...

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Shane Lowry battles sickness to stay in touch in Lahinch

Shane Lowry battles sickness to stay in touch in Lahinch

Well-placed after an opening four-under round of 66, Lowry had been contending with a bad cough that was disturbing his sleep through the week but his health issues ...

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Pádraig Harrington not giving up hope of claiming would-be second Irish Open title

Pádraig Harrington not giving up hope of claiming would-be second Irish Open title

Pádraig Harrington has not given up hope of claiming what would be his second Irish Open title despite a hugely disappointing second round thee-over score ...

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Dubai Duty Free chief executive wishes to see prize money increase in coming years

Dubai Duty Free chief executive wishes to see prize money increase in coming years

Dubai Duty Free chief executive Colm McLoughlin has underlined his company’s commitment as title sponsor to both the Irish Open and Derby by expressing his ...

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Padraig Harrington drops shots to surrender lead at Irish Open

Padraig Harrington drops shots to surrender lead at Irish Open

Overnight leader Padraig Harrington has dropped three shots on day two of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in Lahinch.

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Climate protestors ejected from Irish Open course

Climate protestors ejected from Irish Open course

A crowd of 16,228 took in the opening day of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in Lahinch, although a handful of them were escorted off the premises.

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