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Rory McIlroy set for scan on back injury

Rory McIlroy could miss next week’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship due to a back injury.

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Rory McIlroy so solid in South Africa

Rory McIlroy made a strong start to his 2017 campaign at the BMW SA Open, as the world number two carded an opening five-under-par 67 at Glendower GC.

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Rory McIlroy eyes big game in South Africa

He’s one of golf’s big three but while he has spent a few days watching Africa’s big five and has his sights set on returning to world number one this month, Rory McIlroy’s early-season sojourn to South Africa is all about one thing — the first major of the year.

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Jim Furyk ‘overwhelmed’ at US Ryder Cup call

Jim Furyk was last night named as the United States captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup in France and immediately confirmed 2016 skipper Davis Love III will serve as one of his vice-captains.

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Rory McIlroy ‘will see how it goes’ with new clubs in South Africa

World number two Rory McIlroy begins the new year having not yet decided on what clubs he will play but insists the player rather than the equipment is more important.

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The best and cheapest way to play top Irish courses

Ireland’s Golf Challenges are reaching a global audience, but also making many of the country’s best courses accessible to those at home, writes Kevin Markham.

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Kevin Markham: Clubs keep moving with the times

“Time and tide wait for no man…” wrote Robert Frost, the American poet, “… but time always stands still for a woman of 30.”

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