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Rory McIlroy in a dogfight after slip-up in Texas

World number two Rory McIlroy faces an uphill battle to regain the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play title after losing to Soren Kjeldsen in their opening group match in Austin.

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Rory McIlroy ready to release his match play ruthless streak

Rory McIlroy is relishing the prospect of displaying a ruthless streak as he seeks a second WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play title this week.

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Sun tonic can give Ireland edge, says Alex Gleeson

AIG Irish Close Champion Alex Gleeson will head into the European Nations Cup in Spain next week in confident mood, his early season form kick-started by warm-weather winter competition and a positive vibe from a close-knit Ireland squad.

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Without the loss of the Open, would Muirfield have seen sense?

Last Tuesday, the members of Muirfield Golf Club — the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, which owns and runs the course — voted overwhelmingly to allow lady golfers to join the oldest recorded golf club in the world.

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McIlroy gets on track for Masters

Rory McIlroy was disappointed to three-putt the last but pleased his game is moving in the right direction with just 17 days to go before the start of the Masters.

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Rory McIlroy struggles at Bay Hill

England's Matt Fitzpatrick claimed a share of the lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational as pre-tournament favourites Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson struggled to make an impression.

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Rory McIlroy: Muirfield mess leaves sour taste

Rory McIlroy has indicated he can’t easily forgive Muirfield members despite their belated vote to admit women members for the first time in the 273-year history of the course this week.

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Muirfield welcomes the ladies at the East Lothian club

Muirfield has told women interested in joining its ranks to “go for it” but be prepared for a wait after the course reversed a men-only membership policy and was restored as an Open venue.

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Augusta cuts field for Par 3 Contest

Already the smallest field among majors, the Masters is shrinking the field for the Par 3 Contest.

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Tiger Woods says he has ‘no timeframe’ for return

Tiger Woods admits he has “no timetable” for his return to golf after announcing he will not play in next week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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