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    Lowry sets Ryder Cup spot as 'big goal' for year ahead

    Lowry sets Ryder Cup spot as 'big goal' for year ahead


    Shane Lowry didn't need Pádraig Harrington to troll him on Twitter to know that it's the small details that add up to proving he's a Ryder Cup star in...

    Shane Lowry didn't need Pádraig Harrington to troll him on Twitter to know that it's the small details that add up to proving he's a Ryder Cup star in waiting.
    Harrington 'consumed' by Ryder captaincy

    Harrington 'consumed' by Ryder captaincy


    Pádraig Harrington has been Ryder Cup captain for less than a week but already admitted that he's becoming "consumed" by the...

    Pádraig Harrington has been Ryder Cup captain for less than a week but already admitted that he's becoming "consumed" by the job.

    Dermot Gilleece: 'No better man for the job'


    If Pádraig Harrington manages to avoid talking himself into trouble during a challenging week at Whistling Straits next year, he can join a select group of victorious European Ryder Cup captains in the US. In key areas, it's hard to imagine anyone...

    If Pádraig Harrington manages to avoid talking himself into trouble during a challenging week at Whistling Straits next year, he can join a select group of victorious European Ryder Cup captains in the US. In key areas, it's hard to imagine anyone better equipped for the job.

    Joke's not on Mehaffey as she gets invite to Augusta


    Olivia Mehaffey laughed off a cruel prank from her room-mate and proudly showed off her invitation to play in the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur Championship next...

    Olivia Mehaffey laughed off a cruel prank from her room-mate and proudly showed off her invitation to play in the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur Championship next April.

    Harrington praises likely Ryder Cup rival Stricker


    Pádraig Harrington will not underestimate no-nonsense Steve Stricker if the Wisconsin native is named as US skipper for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling...

    Pádraig Harrington will not underestimate no-nonsense Steve Stricker if the Wisconsin native is named as US skipper for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.

    Vincent Hogan: 'Padraig Harrington needs only to be himself in Wisconsin'


    In Paris last September, Pádraig Harrington was an unusually closed, zipped-up figure, retaining what felt a stage-directed distance from journalists at Le Golf...

    In Paris last September, Pádraig Harrington was an unusually closed, zipped-up figure, retaining what felt a stage-directed distance from journalists at Le Golf National.
    Harrington's club eyes Ryder Cup trophy tour

    Harrington's club eyes Ryder Cup trophy tour


    Pádraig Harrington will make sure to take the Ryder Cup trophy back to Stackstown Golf Club if and when he emerges victorious as team...

    Pádraig Harrington will make sure to take the Ryder Cup trophy back to Stackstown Golf Club if and when he emerges victorious as team captain.

    'Monumental' task but Pádraig is right man for job - McGinley


    Paul McGinley believes Pádraig Harrington faces a "monumental task" in trying to become just the fifth European captain to win the Ryder Cup on US...

    Paul McGinley believes Pádraig Harrington faces a "monumental task" in trying to become just the fifth European captain to win the Ryder Cup on US soil.
    Perfectionist Harrington will leave no stone unturned in his Ryder Cup shot

    Perfectionist Harrington will leave no stone unturned in his Ryder Cup shot


    IT was in keeping with Pádraig Harrington's restless, perpetually questioning nature that he marked his confirmation as Europe's Ryder Cup captain yesterday by admitting the job was "daunting" and one he would approach with...

    IT was in keeping with Pádraig Harrington's restless, perpetually questioning nature that he marked his confirmation as Europe's Ryder Cup captain yesterday by admitting the job was "daunting" and one he would approach with "trepidation".
    Dermot Gilleece: 'There is one really appealing aspect about Padraig Harrington's Ryder Cup appointment'

    Dermot Gilleece: 'There is one really appealing aspect about Padraig Harrington's Ryder Cup appointment'


    Arguably the most appealing aspect of Padraig Harrington's appointment as Ryder Cup captain for Whistling Straits next year, is that it couldn't have gone to a more deserving candidate. Which hasn't always been the case, certainly where Irish aspirants...

    Arguably the most appealing aspect of Padraig Harrington's appointment as Ryder Cup captain for Whistling Straits next year, is that it couldn't have gone to a more deserving candidate. Which hasn't always been the case, certainly where Irish aspirants were concerned.
    'It's not something I went into lightly' - Padraig Harrington named as the European captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup

    'It's not something I went into lightly' - Padraig Harrington named as the European captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup


    Padraig Harrington was today named Captain of the European Ryder Cup team in 2020. The worst-kept secret in golf was finally made public by the PGA at a press conference outside London at...

    Padraig Harrington was today named Captain of the European Ryder Cup team in 2020. The worst-kept secret in golf was finally made public by the PGA at a press conference outside London at lunchtime.
    'Perfect fit' Padraig Harrington set to be named as Europe's newest Ryder Cup captain today

    'Perfect fit' Padraig Harrington set to be named as Europe's newest Ryder Cup captain today


    Pádraig Harrington is set to be confirmed as European Ryder Cup captain for 2020 today, with his renowned grit and guts making him the ideal candidate for the role in Whistling...

    Pádraig Harrington is set to be confirmed as European Ryder Cup captain for 2020 today, with his renowned grit and guts making him the ideal candidate for the role in Whistling Straits.
    'I just couldn't get the ball to drop' - McIlroy tries to stay positive

    'I just couldn't get the ball to drop' - McIlroy tries to stay positive


    Rory McIlroy's latest final-round reverse was a timely reminder of the X-factor that helped Pádraig Harrington slay the demons that threatened to haunt him forever - implacable...

    Rory McIlroy's latest final-round reverse was a timely reminder of the X-factor that helped Pádraig Harrington slay the demons that threatened to haunt him forever - implacable will.

    Dowling already making her mark


    A marked softening in the traditionally unbending image of the Royal and Ancient is evident in the far-reaching rules revision which came into effect last Tuesday, January 1. Interestingly, the process has coincided with the acceptance of women members...

    A marked softening in the traditionally unbending image of the Royal and Ancient is evident in the far-reaching rules revision which came into effect last Tuesday, January 1. Interestingly, the process has coincided with the acceptance of women members into the long-time men-only establishment.

    'I think he'd be a perfect captain' - Matt Wallace backs Padraig Harrington for 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy


    Ryder Cup hopeful, Matt Wallace believes Padraig Harrington will work "tirelessly" to ensure Europe retain the Ryder Cup if, as expected, the three-time major winner is named captain for the 2020 contest next...

    Ryder Cup hopeful, Matt Wallace believes Padraig Harrington will work "tirelessly" to ensure Europe retain the Ryder Cup if, as expected, the three-time major winner is named captain for the 2020 contest next week.
    McIlroy wary of mid-season burnout as Major targets loom on horizon

    McIlroy wary of mid-season burnout as Major targets loom on horizon


    Rory McIlroy teed off his 2019 season in Hawaii last night admitting that mid-season burn-out is his biggest challenge as he bids to get back to the very top of the...

    Rory McIlroy teed off his 2019 season in Hawaii last night admitting that mid-season burn-out is his biggest challenge as he bids to get back to the very top of the game.
    Harrington nursing broken wrist ahead of D-Day for Ryder Cup job

    Harrington nursing broken wrist ahead of D-Day for Ryder Cup job


    Team Europe needs a strong hand on the tiller as it voyages to the US to defend the Ryder Cup next year and Pádraig Harrington looks certain to get the nod next week, even if he takes over with his left wrist in a...

    Team Europe needs a strong hand on the tiller as it voyages to the US to defend the Ryder Cup next year and Pádraig Harrington looks certain to get the nod next week, even if he takes over with his left wrist in a splint.
    McIlroy plays down 'loyalty' towards European Tour

    McIlroy plays down 'loyalty' towards European Tour


    Rory McIlroy insists he will concentrate on the PGA Tour in 2019 and feels no sense of undivided loyalty to his home...

    Rory McIlroy insists he will concentrate on the PGA Tour in 2019 and feels no sense of undivided loyalty to his home circuit.

    Portrush enjoying Open effect


    Though the big event is still seven months away, Royal Portrush is already experiencing The Open effect. The year just ending has delivered record green-fee revenues of £3m, which is twice what they might have expected before landing their coveted...

    Though the big event is still seven months away, Royal Portrush is already experiencing The Open effect. The year just ending has delivered record green-fee revenues of £3m, which is twice what they might have expected before landing their coveted prize.
    McIlroy must address issues to keep Major window open

    McIlroy must address issues to keep Major window open


    Jack Nicklaus, 24 years. Gary Player, 19 years. Ernie Els, 18 years. Lee Trevino; Ray Floyd and Hale Irwin, 16...

    Jack Nicklaus, 24 years. Gary Player, 19 years. Ernie Els, 18 years. Lee Trevino; Ray Floyd and Hale Irwin, 16 years.

    Kearney pays for late slip at Asian Q-School


    Royal Dublin's Niall Kearney suffered a late triple-bogey to end the opening day tied for 67th at the Final Stage of the Asian Tour Qualifying School in...

    Royal Dublin's Niall Kearney suffered a late triple-bogey to end the opening day tied for 67th at the Final Stage of the Asian Tour Qualifying School in Thailand.
    US Ryder Cup stars on hit list as Rory McIlroy mulls Irish Open participation

    US Ryder Cup stars on hit list as Rory McIlroy mulls Irish Open participation


    Rory McIlroy's presence remains uncertain but European Tour officials are working hard to ensure a world-class field will tee it up in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch from July...

    Rory McIlroy's presence remains uncertain but European Tour officials are working hard to ensure a world-class field will tee it up in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch from July 4-7.

    Dermot Gilleece: 'Major ambitions are real once more'


    With eager crowds streaming onto the 72nd fairway behind the final pairing, the scene at East Lake was a throwback to Open Championships of another time. And Tiger Woods could have been nodding to such sentiments when he remarked: "Well, when I came out...

    With eager crowds streaming onto the 72nd fairway behind the final pairing, the scene at East Lake was a throwback to Open Championships of another time. And Tiger Woods could have been nodding to such sentiments when he remarked: "Well, when I came out here [on tour], there was no internet."
    Maguire holds nerve to claim Tour card

    Maguire holds nerve to claim Tour card


    Leona Maguire put herself in frame to challenge for a dream Solheim Cup debut in 2019 after she made a 15-footer in sudden-death to dramatically clinch her Ladies European Tour card in...

    Leona Maguire put herself in frame to challenge for a dream Solheim Cup debut in 2019 after she made a 15-footer in sudden-death to dramatically clinch her Ladies European Tour card in Morocco.
    Maguire feels the pressure

    Maguire feels the pressure


    Leona Maguire faces a nerve-shredding battle for her Ladies European Tour card after a fourth-round 72 left her a shot outside the magic number heading into the final round of the Lalla Aicha Tour School in...

    Leona Maguire faces a nerve-shredding battle for her Ladies European Tour card after a fourth-round 72 left her a shot outside the magic number heading into the final round of the Lalla Aicha Tour School in Morocco.
    Maguire stays in Tour School mix behind sparkling Law

    Maguire stays in Tour School mix behind sparkling Law


    England's Bronte Law fired a tour record nine birdies in a row in a 10-under 62 to leave former Curtis Cup team-mate Leona Maguire five shots adrift at the Lalla Aicha Tour School in...

    England's Bronte Law fired a tour record nine birdies in a row in a 10-under 62 to leave former Curtis Cup team-mate Leona Maguire five shots adrift at the Lalla Aicha Tour School in Morocco.
    'Patient' Maguire keeping on course for Tour status

    'Patient' Maguire keeping on course for Tour status


    Slieve Russell's Leona Maguire chiselled out a two-under 70 and insisted she must remain patient if she's to win her Ladies European Tour (LET) card at the Final Stage of the Lalla Aicha Tour School in...

    Slieve Russell's Leona Maguire chiselled out a two-under 70 and insisted she must remain patient if she's to win her Ladies European Tour (LET) card at the Final Stage of the Lalla Aicha Tour School in Morocco.
    Maguire gets off to a flyer in bid for Tour card

    Maguire gets off to a flyer in bid for Tour card


    Leona Maguire got her bid for a Ladies European Tour (LET) card off to a positive start when she opened with a four-under 68 to lie just three shots off the pace in the Lalla Aicha Tour School in...

    Leona Maguire got her bid for a Ladies European Tour (LET) card off to a positive start when she opened with a four-under 68 to lie just three shots off the pace in the Lalla Aicha Tour School in Morocco.

    Dermot Gilleece: 'Rory McIlroy in search of New Year boost'


    Of the four Irish players to have battled with Tiger Woods down the stretch, three revelled in the experience. The capacity of the fourth one, Rory McIlroy, to recover from a collapse before a resurgent El Tigre at East Lake last September will determine...

    Of the four Irish players to have battled with Tiger Woods down the stretch, three revelled in the experience. The capacity of the fourth one, Rory McIlroy, to recover from a collapse before a resurgent El Tigre at East Lake last September will determine his prospects for the coming season.

    Maguire full of confidence as she chases European card


    Leona Maguire will be gunning for birdies and her Ladies European Tour card when she begins the 90-hole Lalla Aicha Tour School marathon in Morocco...

    Leona Maguire will be gunning for birdies and her Ladies European Tour card when she begins the 90-hole Lalla Aicha Tour School marathon in Morocco tomorrow.
    Euro Tour chief jets in on mission to keep McIlroy in fold

    Euro Tour chief jets in on mission to keep McIlroy in fold


    It took an act of God to stop Justin Rose's charge in the BNI Indonesian Masters but persuasive words from on high may be enough to keep Rory McIlroy in the European Tour fold next...

    It took an act of God to stop Justin Rose's charge in the BNI Indonesian Masters but persuasive words from on high may be enough to keep Rory McIlroy in the European Tour fold next year.
    Moynihan ready for walk on wild side at Leopard Creek

    Moynihan ready for walk on wild side at Leopard Creek


    Gavin Moynihan is looking to end a wild 2018 on a high when goes gunning for birdies and eagles in the year-ending Alfred Dunhill Championship at spectacular Leopard...

    Gavin Moynihan is looking to end a wild 2018 on a high when goes gunning for birdies and eagles in the year-ending Alfred Dunhill Championship at spectacular Leopard Creek.
    Darcy lets closing credits roll on his 'Hollywood story'

    Darcy lets closing credits roll on his 'Hollywood story'


    It speaks volumes about Eamonn Darcy that one of the greatest short game artists of all time turned to him for help early in his...

    It speaks volumes about Eamonn Darcy that one of the greatest short game artists of all time turned to him for help early in his career.
    Joy for Leona but Lisa misses out on European Q-School final

    Joy for Leona but Lisa misses out on European Q-School final


    Leona Maguire heads to the Final Stage of the Ladies European Tour Q-School on a high after she compiled the lowest 72-hole total of her life to finish an impressive second in her pre-qualifier in...

    Leona Maguire heads to the Final Stage of the Ladies European Tour Q-School on a high after she compiled the lowest 72-hole total of her life to finish an impressive second in her pre-qualifier in Morocco.
    Maguire edges closer to final stage of qualifying

    Maguire edges closer to final stage of qualifying


    Leona Maguire eagled the par-five 18th to remain on track to qualify for the Final Stage of the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School in...

    Leona Maguire eagled the par-five 18th to remain on track to qualify for the Final Stage of the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School in Morocco.
    Tearful Oosthuizen pulls away to emotional victory

    Tearful Oosthuizen pulls away to emotional victory


    Graeme McDowell had to settle for a $265,000 (€296,000) Christmas bonus when he finished runner-up for the third time in his career at the 54-hole QBE Shootout in...

    Graeme McDowell had to settle for a $265,000 (€296,000) Christmas bonus when he finished runner-up for the third time in his career at the 54-hole QBE Shootout in Florida.
    Dermot Gilleece: 'Sinatra never forgot the first, last and only winner of his golf tournament'

    Dermot Gilleece: 'Sinatra never forgot the first, last and only winner of his golf tournament'


    At this time of year back in 1963, serious post-mortems were taking place in the wake of a notable addition to the PGA Tour schedule. As it happened, there would be no repeat of the Frank Sinatra Open Invitational, though it produced a story worthy of...

    At this time of year back in 1963, serious post-mortems were taking place in the wake of a notable addition to the PGA Tour schedule. As it happened, there would be no repeat of the Frank Sinatra Open Invitational, though it produced a story worthy of the host.
    Graeme McDowell and partner Emiliano Grillo hold a three-shot lead in Florida

    Graeme McDowell and partner Emiliano Grillo hold a three-shot lead in Florida


    Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell and his partner Emiliano Grillo hold a three-way share of the lead following the opening round of the QBE Shootout in...

    Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell and his partner Emiliano Grillo hold a three-way share of the lead following the opening round of the QBE Shootout in Florida.
    Harrington will have to wait to get Ryder nod

    Harrington will have to wait to get Ryder nod


    Hopes of white smoke in Pádraig Harrington's quest for the 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy are unlikely before...

    Hopes of white smoke in Pádraig Harrington's quest for the 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy are unlikely before Christmas.
    Moynihan picks up tour baton as Darcy bows out

    Moynihan picks up tour baton as Darcy bows out


    Eamonn Darcy called time on his career at the weekend but Gavin Moynihan is looking to pick up the tour baton after finishing tied 11th in the Afrasia Bank Mauritius...

    Eamonn Darcy called time on his career at the weekend but Gavin Moynihan is looking to pick up the tour baton after finishing tied 11th in the Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open.

    Colm Smith - A rare talent and true master of his craft


    Colm Smith is gone from us after a long illness. As a contemporary of his, right from our first out-of-town marking together, I've been thinking of the special talent he brought to our...

    Colm Smith is gone from us after a long illness. As a contemporary of his, right from our first out-of-town marking together, I've been thinking of the special talent he brought to our craft.
    Dermot Gilleece: 'Radical change in administration could bring radical new thinking'

    Dermot Gilleece: 'Radical change in administration could bring radical new thinking'


    All the ingredients seem to be present for lively golf-club debates on the future of the Irish game. The only missing item in the build-up to an island-wide vote on January 19 appears to be a contentious...

    All the ingredients seem to be present for lively golf-club debates on the future of the Irish game. The only missing item in the build-up to an island-wide vote on January 19 appears to be a contentious backstop.
    Tiger immersed in more rules controversy

    Tiger immersed in more rules controversy


    Proof that Tiger Woods moves the needle in golf was evident again as his 18th hole rules controversy overshadowed leaders Jon Rahm and Henrik in the $3.5m Hero World Challenge in the...

    Proof that Tiger Woods moves the needle in golf was evident again as his 18th hole rules controversy overshadowed leaders Jon Rahm and Henrik in the $3.5m Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.
    Moynihan stays hot with strong start in Mauritius

    Moynihan stays hot with strong start in Mauritius


    Tiger Woods suffered the triple bogey blues to find himself eight shots off the pace in his $3.5 million season-ending Hero World Challenge in the...

    Tiger Woods suffered the triple bogey blues to find himself eight shots off the pace in his $3.5 million season-ending Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas.

    Ireland planning bid to host World Cup 2030 and Ryder Cup in 2026


    The State is set to spend more than €8m developing fanzones, a 'city spectacular', and providing free transport during Euro...

    The State is set to spend more than €8m developing fanzones, a 'city spectacular', and providing free transport during Euro 2020.
    Ireland eyes 2026 Ryder Cup bid

    Ireland eyes 2026 Ryder Cup bid


    Ireland is in active discussions to host the 2026 Ryder Cup with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar recently meeting with European Tour chiefs to discuss the...

    Ireland is in active discussions to host the 2026 Ryder Cup with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar recently meeting with European Tour chiefs to discuss the deal.

    Dermot Gilleece: 'Inclusive Armagh club offered important oasis in times of Troubles'


    On the night of March 25, 1980, the clubhouse at Co Armagh GC was reduced to ashes by a series of terrorist bombs. In response, the club immediately set about designing and building a replacement, which was completed by December 19, 1981, a mere 21...

    On the night of March 25, 1980, the clubhouse at Co Armagh GC was reduced to ashes by a series of terrorist bombs. In response, the club immediately set about designing and building a replacement, which was completed by December 19, 1981, a mere 21 months later.
    Phil Mickelson defeats Tiger Woods on the 22nd hole to win $9m prize in Las Vegas

    Phil Mickelson defeats Tiger Woods on the 22nd hole to win $9m prize in Las Vegas


    It took the addition of floodlights and a makeshift 93-yard hole, but Phil Mickelson finally beat Tiger Woods in near-darkness to win their $9million showdown in Las...

    It took the addition of floodlights and a makeshift 93-yard hole, but Phil Mickelson finally beat Tiger Woods in near-darkness to win their $9million showdown in Las Vegas.
    Reed fires late birdie blitz to keep Hong Kong hopes alive

    Reed fires late birdie blitz to keep Hong Kong hopes alive


    Masters champion Patrick Reed believes he can still win the Hong Kong Open after producing an incredible late birdie blitz to make the cut with a shot to...

    Masters champion Patrick Reed believes he can still win the Hong Kong Open after producing an incredible late birdie blitz to make the cut with a shot to spare.
    Mickelson's $200,000 miss in showdown with Woods

    Mickelson's $200,000 miss in showdown with Woods


    Phil Mickelson lost $200,000 (€176,500) at the first hole of his multi-million showdown with Tiger...

    Phil Mickelson lost $200,000 (€176,500) at the first hole of his multi-million showdown with Tiger Woods.
    Tiger Woods vs Phil Mickelson: ‘The Match’ is a shameless act even by Las Vegas standards

    Tiger Woods vs Phil Mickelson: ‘The Match’ is a shameless act even by Las Vegas standards


    It’s been two decades since Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson first shared a bet. Two fresh-faced twenty-somethings wagering a humble $100 on their practice round at the Nissan Open in Los Angeles. As folklore relays, Mickelson, who ran out victor that...

    It’s been two decades since Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson first shared a bet. Two fresh-faced twenty-somethings wagering a humble $100 on their practice round at the Nissan Open in Los Angeles. As folklore relays, Mickelson, who ran out victor that day, photocopied the winning bill and stuck it on Woods’ locker with a note: “Just wanted you to know Benji and his friends are very happy in their new home.”
    Lowry eyes Melbourne glory to boost Ryder bid

    Lowry eyes Melbourne glory to boost Ryder bid


    Shane Lowry admits he felt a pang of jealousy watching his European pals make mincemeat of the Americans at the Ryder...

    Shane Lowry admits he felt a pang of jealousy watching his European pals make mincemeat of the Americans at the Ryder Cup.
    McIlroy rues his 'nearly year' as Willett triumphs

    McIlroy rues his 'nearly year' as Willett triumphs


    Rory McIlroy's parting shot put his "nearly" season in context, as Danny Willett ended a 952-day drought at the DP World Tour Championship in...

    Rory McIlroy's parting shot put his "nearly" season in context, as Danny Willett ended a 952-day drought at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.

    Dermot Gilleece: 'Hogan and Woods had different problems to overcome'


    A money match in Las Vegas on Friday seems a somewhat tacky way of marking one of the most memorable 12-month periods in the history of tournament golf. Still, not even his $9m clash with Phil Mickelson can diminish the sensational resurgence of Tiger...

    A money match in Las Vegas on Friday seems a somewhat tacky way of marking one of the most memorable 12-month periods in the history of tournament golf. Still, not even his $9m clash with Phil Mickelson can diminish the sensational resurgence of Tiger Woods from the obscurity of 1,199th in the world rankings.
    McLoughlin hopes Rory will keep Open mind

    McLoughlin hopes Rory will keep Open mind


    A Galway-born businessman could hold the key to Rory McIlroy's future in the Irish Open. The player's prospects of appearing at Lahinch next July were thrown into doubt last week by his dramatically altered plans for the 2019...

    A Galway-born businessman could hold the key to Rory McIlroy's future in the Irish Open. The player's prospects of appearing at Lahinch next July were thrown into doubt last week by his dramatically altered plans for the 2019 season.
    Ryder Cup hero Francesco Molinari lands Race to Dubai title

    Ryder Cup hero Francesco Molinari lands Race to Dubai title


    Italy's Francesco Molinari was almost lost for words after capping an incredible season by winning the European Tour's Race to...

    Italy's Francesco Molinari was almost lost for words after capping an incredible season by winning the European Tour's Race to Dubai.
    Danny Willett, 54-hole leader in Dubai, closing in on emotional comeback win after battling back from 'very dark place'

    Danny Willett, 54-hole leader in Dubai, closing in on emotional comeback win after battling back from 'very dark place'


    Danny Willett admits he despised golf as he suffered through his personal version of Groundhog Day but will enjoy battling it out for the DP World Tour Championship title, regardless of the...

    Danny Willett admits he despised golf as he suffered through his personal version of Groundhog Day but will enjoy battling it out for the DP World Tour Championship title, regardless of the result.
    Sharvin reveals heartbreak of two-shot penalty

    Sharvin reveals heartbreak of two-shot penalty


    Shane Lowry and Paul Dunne were sympathetic but Cormac Sharvin refused to blame anyone but himself for a cruel two-shot penalty that may have cost him his card at the European Tour Qualifying...

    Shane Lowry and Paul Dunne were sympathetic but Cormac Sharvin refused to blame anyone but himself for a cruel two-shot penalty that may have cost him his card at the European Tour Qualifying School.

    McIlroy drives it better but he needs to step on gas in Dubai


    Rory McIlroy regained his driving mojo but knows he must step on the gas if he's to end the season with a confidence-boosting win in the DP World Tour Championship in...

    Rory McIlroy regained his driving mojo but knows he must step on the gas if he's to end the season with a confidence-boosting win in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.
    Moynihan holds nerve at final green to secure 2019 European Tour card

    Moynihan holds nerve at final green to secure 2019 European Tour card


    Mount Juliet's Gavin Moynihan made a knee-knocking five-footer at the last to regain his European Tour card as Cormac Sharvin missed out by a shot at the marathon Final Stage of the European Tour Qualifying School in...

    Mount Juliet's Gavin Moynihan made a knee-knocking five-footer at the last to regain his European Tour card as Cormac Sharvin missed out by a shot at the marathon Final Stage of the European Tour Qualifying School in Spain.

    McIlroy: Tour call still up in air but I will do what is best for me


    Rory McIlroy makes no apology for potentially turning his back on the European Tour next season and insisted in Dubai yesterday: "I'm looking out for...

    Rory McIlroy makes no apology for potentially turning his back on the European Tour next season and insisted in Dubai yesterday: "I'm looking out for me!"
    McGinley puzzled by McIlroy and Rose Tour snubs

    McGinley puzzled by McIlroy and Rose Tour snubs


    Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood will duke it out for the Race to Dubai but former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley is still shocked by recent scheduling decisions by Rory McIlroy and Justin...

    Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood will duke it out for the Race to Dubai but former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley is still shocked by recent scheduling decisions by Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose.
    'It's quite extraordinary' - Paul McGinley finding it 'hard to understand' Rory McIlroy's European Tour snub

    'It's quite extraordinary' - Paul McGinley finding it 'hard to understand' Rory McIlroy's European Tour snub


    Paul McGinley says he cannot understand Rory McIlroy's rationale for potentially playing just two European Tour events in 2019 in a schedule that could see him miss the Irish Open and give up his tour...

    Paul McGinley says he cannot understand Rory McIlroy's rationale for potentially playing just two European Tour events in 2019 in a schedule that could see him miss the Irish Open and give up his tour card.
    Irish trio keep card hopes alive

    Irish trio keep card hopes alive


    Gavin Moynihan hopes it blows for the last 36 holes as he bids to regain his card at the gruelling European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage in...

    Gavin Moynihan hopes it blows for the last 36 holes as he bids to regain his card at the gruelling European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage in Spain.

    Billy Foster linked with Rory McIlroy role as caddie splits from Lee Westwood


    Speculation is growing that Rory McIlroy may be tempted to team up with top caddie Billy Foster after the Yorkshireman's recent split with England's Lee...

    Speculation is growing that Rory McIlroy may be tempted to team up with top caddie Billy Foster after the Yorkshireman's recent split with England's Lee Westwood.
    McIlroy now aiming for Dubai redemption after slipping up in Sun City

    McIlroy now aiming for Dubai redemption after slipping up in Sun City


    Rory McIlroy is determined to regain lost confidence at this week's DP World Tour Championship, after his Race to Dubai hopes evaporated after another roller-coaster round in Sun...

    Rory McIlroy is determined to regain lost confidence at this week's DP World Tour Championship, after his Race to Dubai hopes evaporated after another roller-coaster round in Sun City.
    Moynihan in hunt for card despite back injury

    Moynihan in hunt for card despite back injury


    Mount Juliet's Gavin Moynihan shrugged off a niggling back injury to fire a six-under 66 and move into contention to regain his European Tour card at the Final Stage of the Qualifying School in...

    Mount Juliet's Gavin Moynihan shrugged off a niggling back injury to fire a six-under 66 and move into contention to regain his European Tour card at the Final Stage of the Qualifying School in Spain.