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Rory McIlroy: I want one win in 2017

Rory McIlroy admits internal and external pressures led him to decide against sitting out the rest of the season to rest a persistent rib injury.

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Peter Kerr makes impressive start in Galway

Chemistry student Peter Kerr is hoping he can come up with the magic formula and win his maiden championship after leading the qualifiers for the matchplay stages of the AIG Amateur Close at Galway.

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Coughlan sets pace after quick-fire 66

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Confronting the wild Atlantic coast challenge

Friendships on the golf course make any challenge easy to overcome, writes Kevin Markham.

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Club call: How you fared at the weekend

See how you fared with the weekend’s golf fixtures.

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Rory remains in $10m race

Rory McIlroy will try to defend his FedEx Cup title after deciding against sitting out the rest of the season to rest a persistent rib injury.

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Irish trio make solid start at the Wyndham Championship

Seamus Power, Shane Lowry, and Pádraig Harrington all made solid starts at the Wyndham Championship yesterday in their quest to secure their PGA Tour cards for next season.

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Irish stars facing fight for FedEx Cup survival

Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry are among the players needing a good performance in the Wyndham Championship to qualify for the FedEx Cup play-offs.

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Tiger had five drugs in system after DUI arrest

Tiger Woods had pain, anxiety and sleep medications, as well as THC in his system when he was arrested in May on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to a toxicology report.

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Clubs geared up for battle on all fronts at Carton House

After a series of outstanding matches throughout the provinces, the way has now been largely paved for the national finals of the AIG Irish Cups and Shields at the O’Meara Course, Carton House, Kildare next month, (September 20-23).

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Resilient Rory McIlroy finishes US PGA  round with a flourish

Rory McIlroy produced a sensational late rally to keep his US PGA title hopes on life support as Shane Lowry launched a blistering charge to move into the mix at Quail Hollow.

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Below-par Graeme McDowell refusing to hit panic button

Graeme McDowell refused to hit the FedEx Cup panic button and insisted he was already looking forward to the 2017-18 season before missing the cut in the US PGA at Quail Hollow.

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It’s all change for the sake of change at Quail Hollow

Eighteen months ago, Quail Hollow club president Johnny Harris phoned PGA CEO Pete Bevacqua and Kerry Haigh, chief championships officer, and invited them to visit to discuss a few changes he had in mind for the course in advance of hosting the 99th PGA Championship this week.

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Rivals in awe of ‘special’ Jordan Spieth

Kenny Perry, who won the US Senior Open in July, never tasted major championship glory during an otherwise successful PGA Tour career.

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Jordan Spieth faces mental test after grinding first round at Quail Hollow

He’s won all his majors from the front but Jordan Spieth now faces a test of his mental strength after a grinding, one over par 72 left him playing catch up at Quail Hollow.

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Downbeat Shane Lowry to move family to US next year

Shane Lowry plans to move his family to the US next year as he attempts to halt his worrying slide down the world rankings after two frustrating years on the PGA Tour.

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Rory McIlroy in full flow is the one to fear, warns Jordan Spieth

There’s only one thing that Jordan Spieth fears more that Quail Hollow’s cloying bermuda rough and rock hard greens and that’s Rory McIlroy in full flow.

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Changing times as golfing calendar gets a ‘major’ shake-up

It’s official. After widespread speculation, the powers that be announced on Tuesday that the professional golf calendar as we know it will look remarkably different beginning in 2019.

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Pádraig Harrington happy with US PGA date changes

Pádraig Harrington is delighted the US PGA is moving from August to May because it improves his chances of winning The Players and the BMW PGA.

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