Positive start for Pádraig Harrington at Travelers Championship

Pádraig Harrington made an encouraging start to the Travelers Championship yesterday, posting a four-under par round of 66 to lie just three behind early leader Zach Johnson.

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Robin Dawson and John Murphy gear up for all-Ireland battle

Robin Dawson and John Murphy go head-to-head at Royal Aberdeen this morning in an all-Irish showdown for a place in the semi-finals of the 123rd Amateur Championship.

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ILGU CEO Sinead Heraty: Phil Mickelson would be thrown out by us

Phil Mickelson can count himself lucky he wasn’t playing in an ILGU event when he had his 13th green meltdown at Shinnecock Hills.

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Five Irish golfers stay in hunt for Amateur glory

All five Irish qualifiers remain in contention at the 123rd Amateur Championship after they all secured their place in this morning’s round of 32 at Royal Aberdeen.

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Phil Mickelson ‘embarrassed’ by moment of madness

Phil Mickelson is “embarrassed and disappointed” by his actions after deliberately hitting a moving ball at last week’s US Open to prevent it rolling off the green.

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Pádraig Harrington joins the game's greats with 'Golden Tee' award

When Pádraig Harrington won three major championships in little more than a 12-month span in 2007-08, he said he received an honorary membership at nearly every club in Ireland.

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Douglas teenager Sara Byrne crowned Close champion

Sara Byrne believes her golf career has hit a new level after capturing the Irish Women’s Close Championship title at Enniscrone.

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Kinsale teenager John Murphy leads Irish charge in Aberdeen

Kinsale teenager John Murphy led a quintet of Irishmen safely through to the matchplay stages of the 123rd Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen and Murcar Links.

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Why Koepka revels on being on the  brink mentally

One was about power. The other was about patience.

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You’re out of here: The most famous cases of golfers who have been thrown out of tournaments

Disqualification. In a word, that’s what should have happened to Phil Mickelson on Saturday, following one of the most bizarre moments in the history of professional golf. Lefty will be remembered for his five Majors, his six runner-up spots in the US Open, and his incredible short game, but his antics on Saturday at Shinnecock have tarnished his legacy.

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Impressive Lester in hunt at Amateur Championship

Rowan Lester is just five shots off the lead at the 123rd Amateur Championship after a superb opening round at Murcar Links.

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Birdies replace bogeys as the Hills finally come alive

One day after competitors in the 118th U.S. Open moaned that the setup of Shinnecock Hills Golf Club had crossed the line from tough to unfair, the U.S. Golf Association watered all the greens Saturday night and Sunday morning and reduced green speeds.

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Mickelsonnot the only one in the eye of a storm

The US Golf Association had one job — ONE JOB! — this week: Don’t mess up another US Open at Shinnecock Hills like it did in 2004.

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Stars in stripes eying Parisien procession

In case you missed it, the US cemented its place as rulers of the golf universe last week with an utter butt-kicking of Great Britain and Ireland in the Curtis Cup.

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Rain fails to halt Dustin Johnson’s gallop at US Open

When Graeme McDowell checked the local weather forecast for Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on Friday, he was lulled into expecting mild conditions and cloudy skies. 

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McIlroy: What do you want me to say? I shot 80

The opening round of the 118th US Open was a bloodbath for the best golfers in the world, with barely a red figure on the scoreboard. Just ask Rory McIlroy.

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American golf’s crown jewels

On Wednesday, Rory McIlroy spoke of how much fun he had prepping for the 118th US Open at courses such as National Golf Links of America, Friar’s Head Golf Club, and Garden City Golf Club.

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Which Rory McIlroy will rock up at US Open?

When Rory McIlroy blew the lead and his chance to win his first major title at the 2011 Masters, he was so heartbroken that he ended up sobbing into the phone to his mother, convinced he’d let his one chance to win a major slip through his hands.

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Finding the right line between testing and ‘tricked up’

In recent years, the USGA has suffered from an identity complex. It tries to protect par and live up to its reputation as golf’s toughest test.

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Rose focuses on No 1 priority in playing out perfect scenario

Justin Rose admits he cannot imagine a better scenario than winning a second major title to become world number one for the first time in his career.

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Tiger Woods: I’m ready to put jigsaw pieces together

Tiger Woods is hoping to find the missing piece of the jigsaw at Shinnecock Hills to claim a first win since his latest comeback and end a 10-year victory drought in the majors.

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Brad Faxon backs Rory McIlroy to cure his putting ills

As Rory McIlroy tries to put all pieces of the puzzle together and claim a fifth major title at this week’s US Open, he has received a vote of confidence from his putting mentor.

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St Andrews winner Kinsale's John Murphy aiming for Ireland’s call

Kinsale’s John Murphy hopes Sunday’s stunning victory to claim the St Andrews Links Trophy will be a stepping stone to a first Irish senior start.

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Lahinch eager for start of 117th ‘South’

For all the excitement generated by last month’s announcement that the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is to be played at Lahinch Golf Club next summer, there is plenty to whet the appetite in 2018 as the famous links plays host to the 117th South of Ireland Amateur Open Championship.

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Kinsale teenager John Murphy wins at St Andrews

Kinsale teenager John Murphy bagged the St Andrews Links Trophy in dramatic fashion on the 19th last night — becoming only the third Irishman to win the prestigious tournament.

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I’d play again tomorrow - if I didn’t have the Junior Cert, says Senior Scratch Cup champ

FIFTEEN-year-old Fionn Hickey put the Junior Cert to the back of his mind to shoot a two under 69 and claim his maiden Senior Scratch Cup on Saturday at Muskerry Golf Club in Cork.

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