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    WATCH: 'If you get intimidated by me that's your own f*****g issue' - Tiger Woods' message to rivals

    WATCH: 'If you get intimidated by me that's your own f*****g issue' - Tiger Woods' message to rivals


    So much for the new, friendly Tiger Woods. As the field assembled for the 147th Open Championship here, that facade came crashing down as a video emerged of the 14-time major winner telling his rivals "if you get intimidated by me that's your own f------...

    So much for the new, friendly Tiger Woods. As the field assembled for the 147th Open Championship here, that facade came crashing down as a video emerged of the 14-time major winner telling his rivals "if you get intimidated by me that's your own f------ issue".

    Harrington: Give Rory time before judging him


    Padraig Harrington knows that winning multiple Majors in a short period of time can send expectation levels through the...

    Padraig Harrington knows that winning multiple Majors in a short period of time can send expectation levels through the roof.
    Spieth hopes demands of Open will help him regain magic touch

    Spieth hopes demands of Open will help him regain magic touch


    You only appreciate the good things in life when you don't have them any more. Health is wealth, as they say. And for a golfer who once made holing 30-footers look like child's play, Jordan Spieth's struggles with the putter have been hard for the Texan...

    You only appreciate the good things in life when you don't have them any more. Health is wealth, as they say. And for a golfer who once made holing 30-footers look like child's play, Jordan Spieth's struggles with the putter have been hard for the Texan to take, especially now that the malaise has wormed its way into the rest of his game.
    Afternoon starts for Padraig Harrington and Rory McIlroy as British Open tee times revealed

    Afternoon starts for Padraig Harrington and Rory McIlroy as British Open tee times revealed


    Ireland's Padraig Harrington, who won at Carnoustie in 2007, will tee off at the British Open at 1448 on Thursday alongside double Masters champion Bubba Watson and England's Matt...

    Ireland's Padraig Harrington, who won at Carnoustie in 2007, will tee off at the British Open at 1448 on Thursday alongside double Masters champion Bubba Watson and England's Matt Wallace.

    Ian Poulter branded 'an a***hole' by Scottish Open golf volunteer marshal after ball row


    While Brandon Stone won hearts and minds at Gullane, one galactico instead spent Sunday doing for golf what President Trump has been doing for the image of America in Europe. The title of a long and vitriolic letter from a prominent Gullane member to the...

    While Brandon Stone won hearts and minds at Gullane, one galactico instead spent Sunday doing for golf what President Trump has been doing for the image of America in Europe. The title of a long and vitriolic letter from a prominent Gullane member to the Scottish Open tournament director said it all: “Ian Poulter is an a***hole”.
    Pádraig plots a new course for Carnoustie

    Pádraig plots a new course for Carnoustie


    Even the fictional Christian Wolff would find it a puzzle and that's coming from fellow "accountant" Pádraig...

    Even the fictional Christian Wolff would find it a puzzle and that's coming from fellow "accountant" Pádraig Harrington.
    Woods expects firm challenge in bid to satisfy major craving

    Woods expects firm challenge in bid to satisfy major craving


    Tiger Woods believes the fairways will be quicker than the greens when he chases that elusive 15th major at...

    Tiger Woods believes the fairways will be quicker than the greens when he chases that elusive 15th major at Carnoustie.
    High standards driving Reed towards his next Major goal

    High standards driving Reed towards his next Major goal


    Four years have passed since Patrick Reed, giddy with excitement following a World Golf Championship success in Florida, declared himself a world top-five golfer. Oh, how they laughed. Who does he think he...

    Four years have passed since Patrick Reed, giddy with excitement following a World Golf Championship success in Florida, declared himself a world top-five golfer. Oh, how they laughed. Who does he think he is?
    Shame that home players couldn't produce a challenge worthy of venue

    Shame that home players couldn't produce a challenge worthy of venue


    While soaking up well-deserved compliments from all quarters in the wake of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, Ballyliffin GC are ready to consider another staging, possibly in five or six years. But there is much to consider, especially against the...

    While soaking up well-deserved compliments from all quarters in the wake of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, Ballyliffin GC are ready to consider another staging, possibly in five or six years. But there is much to consider, especially against the background of a reported payment of €500,000 for last weekend's event.

    McIlroy putting pressure on himself


    In a charming, supportive gesture, Rory McIlroy played with three-year-old Paddy Harrington behind the 18th green at Carnoustie, while the child's father was battling with Sergio Garcia in a play-off for the 2007 Open Championship. Eleven years on, all...

    In a charming, supportive gesture, Rory McIlroy played with three-year-old Paddy Harrington behind the 18th green at Carnoustie, while the child's father was battling with Sergio Garcia in a play-off for the 2007 Open Championship. Eleven years on, all three will be back there this week, with McIlroy attempting to add a second such title to his leading amateur award of that occasion.
    McDowell survives to continue chase for Open berth

    McDowell survives to continue chase for Open berth


    Robert Rock moved flawlessly to the head of affairs in the ASI Scottish Open as three of Irish golf's four-pronged challenge missed the four-under...

    Robert Rock moved flawlessly to the head of affairs in the ASI Scottish Open as three of Irish golf's four-pronged challenge missed the four-under cut.
    Misfiring Mickelson expresses remorse for 'lot of dumb stuff'

    Misfiring Mickelson expresses remorse for 'lot of dumb stuff'


    Phil Mickelson conceded he does "a lot of dumb stuff" after he opened with a 70 to lie seven shots off the pace in the Scottish Open at...

    Phil Mickelson conceded he does "a lot of dumb stuff" after he opened with a 70 to lie seven shots off the pace in the Scottish Open at Gullane.
    Road to Portrush can open up for McDowell in Scotland

    Road to Portrush can open up for McDowell in Scotland


    Graeme McDowell wants to play in The Open at Carnoustie but he can also take his first step towards making sure he's a starter at Royal Portrush next year with a big performance in the Scottish Open at...

    Graeme McDowell wants to play in The Open at Carnoustie but he can also take his first step towards making sure he's a starter at Royal Portrush next year with a big performance in the Scottish Open at Gullane.
    Mehaffey stars as Irish survive golf

    Mehaffey stars as Irish survive golf


    Ireland will take on leading qualifiers France in Flight A of the European Ladies' Team Championship after securing a top-eight finish in stroke play...

    Ireland will take on leading qualifiers France in Flight A of the European Ladies' Team Championship after securing a top-eight finish in stroke play qualifying.
    Mehaffey shines but Ireland ladies have their work cut out

    Mehaffey shines but Ireland ladies have their work cut out


    Ireland sit in seventh heading into the second day of stroke play qualifying in the European Ladies' Team Championship after some champagne golf from Curtis Cup star Olivia Mehaffey at Murhof,...

    Ireland sit in seventh heading into the second day of stroke play qualifying in the European Ladies' Team Championship after some champagne golf from Curtis Cup star Olivia Mehaffey at Murhof, Austria.
    Wary McIlroy keen not to 'over-prepare' for Open

    Wary McIlroy keen not to 'over-prepare' for Open


    Rory McIlroy is determined not to repeat his US Open mistake and over-do his preparations for the Open next...

    Rory McIlroy is determined not to repeat his US Open mistake and over-do his preparations for the Open next week.

    'I'm trending in the right direction heading into the Open' - McIlroy hopeful despite inconsistent Irish Open


    Rory McIlroy will head into the Open Championship in a positive frame of mind after completing his competitive preparations - and duties as tournament host - in the Dubai Duty Free Irish...

    Rory McIlroy will head into the Open Championship in a positive frame of mind after completing his competitive preparations - and duties as tournament host - in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.
    McDowell heads for last chance saloon

    McDowell heads for last chance saloon


    Shane Lowry needs a few days off after a "draining" Irish Open but Graeme McDowell will head for the "last chance saloon" in Scotland to chase his place in The Open at...

    Shane Lowry needs a few days off after a "draining" Irish Open but Graeme McDowell will head for the "last chance saloon" in Scotland to chase his place in The Open at Carnoustie.
    Knox sinks miracle putts to claim trophy

    Knox sinks miracle putts to claim trophy


    Rory McIlroy's putting might be coming around, but if he was looking for inspiration he got it in spades as Russell Knox claimed the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open with two putts for eternity at...

    Rory McIlroy's putting might be coming around, but if he was looking for inspiration he got it in spades as Russell Knox claimed the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open with two putts for eternity at Ballyliffin.
    Van Rooyen pulls clear as Irish challenge fades away

    Van Rooyen pulls clear as Irish challenge fades away


    A location once referred to sympathetically by John Hume as "the forgotten peninsula", has been thrust into world-wide golfing consciousness by the $7m Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. And a South African is doing his bit, in the person of Erik Van Rooyen,...

    A location once referred to sympathetically by John Hume as "the forgotten peninsula", has been thrust into world-wide golfing consciousness by the $7m Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. And a South African is doing his bit, in the person of Erik Van Rooyen, whose third round of 66 yesterday swept the joint leader four strokes clear of his closest challengers, on 14 under par.
    Russell Knox sinks monster putt to win Irish Open following dramatic play-off

    Russell Knox sinks monster putt to win Irish Open following dramatic play-off


    Scotland's Russell Knox defeated Ryan Fox in a play-off to win the £5.3million Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in amazing fashion at Ballyliffin. Knox holed from 40 feet for birdie across the 18th green in regulation to join Fox on 14 under par, the New...

    Scotland's Russell Knox defeated Ryan Fox in a play-off to win the £5.3million Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in amazing fashion at Ballyliffin. Knox holed from 40 feet for birdie across the 18th green in regulation to join Fox on 14 under par, the New Zealander then missing from eight feet for a birdie of his own to win the title.
    Beauty and the beast: Ballyliffin drawing the best out of world elite

    Beauty and the beast: Ballyliffin drawing the best out of world elite


    These precious days are producing a truly memorable chapter in an event dating back to 1927. Even the European Tour have been prompted to acknowledge this particular Dubai Duty Free Irish Open as the easiest staging in recent years, due to the...

    These precious days are producing a truly memorable chapter in an event dating back to 1927. Even the European Tour have been prompted to acknowledge this particular Dubai Duty Free Irish Open as the easiest staging in recent years, due to the professionalism of their Donegal hosts.

    Home heroes believe they can solve Ballyliffin puzzle


    The sun-scorched Glashedy Links left them scratching their heads but home stars Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell still believe they can solve an intriguing Ballyliffin puzzle and challenge for the grand prize...

    The sun-scorched Glashedy Links left them scratching their heads but home stars Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell still believe they can solve an intriguing Ballyliffin puzzle and challenge for the grand prize tomorrow.
    'It tested my patience' - Rory McIlroy reveals his frustration as he slips behind at the Irish Open

    'It tested my patience' - Rory McIlroy reveals his frustration as he slips behind at the Irish Open


    Rory McIlroy's putting problems had the four-time major winner talking to himself as he suffered a disappointing second round in the £5.3million Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, as South Africa's Erik van Rooyen, Australian Ryan Fox and France's Matthieu...

    Rory McIlroy's putting problems had the four-time major winner talking to himself as he suffered a disappointing second round in the £5.3million Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, as South Africa's Erik van Rooyen, Australian Ryan Fox and France's Matthieu Pavon hold a lead going into the weekend.
    McDowell keeps himself alive after day of 'grinding'

    McDowell keeps himself alive after day of 'grinding'


    Graeme McDowell put his lost clubs frustrations behind him before finding his links game to keep his hopes of a maiden Dubai Duty Free Irish Open victory alive with a battling back-nine comeback at...

    Graeme McDowell put his lost clubs frustrations behind him before finding his links game to keep his hopes of a maiden Dubai Duty Free Irish Open victory alive with a battling back-nine comeback at Ballyliffin.
    Padraig Harrington cards a 68 in Round One and describes his pre-tournament odds of 66/1 as 'strange'

    Padraig Harrington cards a 68 in Round One and describes his pre-tournament odds of 66/1 as 'strange'


    Two days after telling anyone who would listen that he was "good value" to win a second Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, Padraig Harrington proved his point with an opening 68 in the €6million...

    Two days after telling anyone who would listen that he was "good value" to win a second Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, Padraig Harrington proved his point with an opening 68 in the €6million event.
    The Irish Open LIVE: Good day for the Irish at stunning Ballyliffin

    The Irish Open LIVE: Good day for the Irish at stunning Ballyliffin


    There are 14 Irish golfers battling for their share of the €6m prize fund on offer on the Inishowen peninsula at this year's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Follow the progress of Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry, Padraig Harrington and co with our live...

    There are 14 Irish golfers battling for their share of the €6m prize fund on offer on the Inishowen peninsula at this year's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Follow the progress of Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry, Padraig Harrington and co with our live blog.
    I need to get back playing like a teenager - Rory McIlroy

    I need to get back playing like a teenager - Rory McIlroy


    Rory McIlroy wishes he could turn back the clock and play like a teenager again as he bids to end his four-year Major drought this...

    Rory McIlroy wishes he could turn back the clock and play like a teenager again as he bids to end his four-year Major drought this summer.
    Rahm determined to follow in Seve's Irish Open footsteps

    Rahm determined to follow in Seve's Irish Open footsteps


    It speaks volumes about Jon Rahm that his mental coach was once a bomb disposal expert for the Basque police for 14 years when ETA were at their...

    It speaks volumes about Jon Rahm that his mental coach was once a bomb disposal expert for the Basque police for 14 years when ETA were at their height.
    Padraig Harrington: Phil Mickelson's error was indefensible - but he tried to defend it

    Padraig Harrington: Phil Mickelson's error was indefensible - but he tried to defend it


    Phil Mickelson might not be in Donegal this week but Pádraig Harrington knows there's no chance of his pal suffering a repeat of this US Open "moment of madness" at a pristine...

    Phil Mickelson might not be in Donegal this week but Pádraig Harrington knows there's no chance of his pal suffering a repeat of this US Open "moment of madness" at a pristine Ballyliffin.
    Lowry targets big week at 'fifth Major' to turn things around

    Lowry targets big week at 'fifth Major' to turn things around


    Shane Lowry's short game may not be as sharp as it was when he won the WGC Bridgestone Invitational and moved to 19th in the world but there's nothing wrong with his...

    Shane Lowry's short game may not be as sharp as it was when he won the WGC Bridgestone Invitational and moved to 19th in the world but there's nothing wrong with his memory.
    Anti-doping authorities labelled 'lame' and 'toothless' after Chris Froome is cleared to ride in Tour de France

    Anti-doping authorities labelled 'lame' and 'toothless' after Chris Froome is cleared to ride in Tour de France


    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was accused of being "lame" and "toothless" yesterday after Chris Froome apparently exposed its salbutamol test as unreliable, opening the door to potential action from athletes found guilty of the offence in the...

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was accused of being "lame" and "toothless" yesterday after Chris Froome apparently exposed its salbutamol test as unreliable, opening the door to potential action from athletes found guilty of the offence in the past.
    Tiger bullish about chances of doing well at Carnoustie

    Tiger bullish about chances of doing well at Carnoustie


    Tiger Woods is full of belief heading into the Open after his second top-four of the year and is also confident that the R&A will not make the same errors at Carnoustie as its US Open...

    Tiger Woods is full of belief heading into the Open after his second top-four of the year and is also confident that the R&A will not make the same errors at Carnoustie as its US Open counterparts.
    McDowell withdraws

    McDowell withdraws


    Graeme McDowell has decided to pull of out of final qualifying for The Open today after his clubs went missing in the "black hole" of Charles de Gaulle...

    Graeme McDowell has decided to pull of out of final qualifying for The Open today after his clubs went missing in the "black hole" of Charles de Gaulle airport.
    Moynihan out to make most of 'bonus' run at Ballyliffin

    Moynihan out to make most of 'bonus' run at Ballyliffin


    Gavin Moynihan is treating the $7million Dubai Duty Free Irish Open as a mid-season bonus after enduring a nightmare start to his rookie...

    Gavin Moynihan is treating the $7million Dubai Duty Free Irish Open as a mid-season bonus after enduring a nightmare start to his rookie season.
    Thornton Makes Open

    Thornton Makes Open


    Tulfarris's Simon Thornton birdied the first extra hole to win the €40,000 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Qualifier at Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort in Donegal and one of four places in the $7 million Rolex Series event at...

    Tulfarris's Simon Thornton birdied the first extra hole to win the €40,000 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Qualifier at Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort in Donegal and one of four places in the $7 million Rolex Series event at Ballyliffin.

    Noren too hot to handle as Lowry gets set for Irish Open


    Shane Lowry can't wait to tee it up in this week's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open after racking up 17 birdies in the HNA Open de France in...

    Shane Lowry can't wait to tee it up in this week's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open after racking up 17 birdies in the HNA Open de France in Paris.

    Ballyliffin braced for Open season


    Back in 1968, Ballyliffin Golf Club signalled its long-term ambitions by splashing £5,000 on 360 acres of wonderfully promising linksland. Fifty years on, the fruits of those intrepid plans have led them to spearhead a remarkable outlay of €500,000 in...

    Back in 1968, Ballyliffin Golf Club signalled its long-term ambitions by splashing £5,000 on 360 acres of wonderfully promising linksland. Fifty years on, the fruits of those intrepid plans have led them to spearhead a remarkable outlay of €500,000 in bringing the $7m Dubai Duty Free Irish Open to Co Donegal for the first time.

    McDowell's hopes fade in France after quadruple bogey at the last


    Graeme McDowell was caught cold by closing quadruple bogey eight but vowed to fight on despite his late body blow in the HNA Open de...

    Graeme McDowell was caught cold by closing quadruple bogey eight but vowed to fight on despite his late body blow in the HNA Open de France.
    Purcell storms back into contention at Royal Hague

    Purcell storms back into contention at Royal Hague


    Conor Purcell produced a faultless three-under-par 69 yesterday to play himself into contention for the European Amateur Championship at Royal Hague in the...

    Conor Purcell produced a faultless three-under-par 69 yesterday to play himself into contention for the European Amateur Championship at Royal Hague in the Netherlands.
    McDowell underlines Ryder 'ambition' after positive day in Paris

    McDowell underlines Ryder 'ambition' after positive day in Paris


    Graeme McDowell believes he can put himself on the Ryder Cup "radar" after a super 68 left him just a shot off the lead in the windblown HNA Open de...

    Graeme McDowell believes he can put himself on the Ryder Cup "radar" after a super 68 left him just a shot off the lead in the windblown HNA Open de France.
    McDowell keeping his options open

    McDowell keeping his options open


    Graeme McDowell has entered Final Qualifying for The Open next Tuesday in case he fails to grab one of three places up for grabs at this week's $7m Open de...

    Graeme McDowell has entered Final Qualifying for The Open next Tuesday in case he fails to grab one of three places up for grabs at this week's $7m Open de France.
    Gleeson and Lester in mix at Europeans

    Gleeson and Lester in mix at Europeans


    Alex Gleeson and Rowan Lester are three strokes off the lead heading into today's second round at the European Amateur Championship after a good opening 18 holes at Royal Hague,...

    Alex Gleeson and Rowan Lester are three strokes off the lead heading into today's second round at the European Amateur Championship after a good opening 18 holes at Royal Hague, Netherlands.
    Dawson aims to lead Euro charge

    Dawson aims to lead Euro charge


    Robin Dawson will be aiming to put his Amateur Championship final disappointment behind him as he goes for glory at the European Amateur Championship which gets under way at Royal Hague in the Netherlands this...

    Robin Dawson will be aiming to put his Amateur Championship final disappointment behind him as he goes for glory at the European Amateur Championship which gets under way at Royal Hague in the Netherlands this morning.

    American golfer Bryson DeChambeau faces investigation for using a protractor


    Never mind the discussions whether golf’s rule book should have demanded that Phil Mickelson be disqualified for his petulant ball-swipe at the recent US Open, the authorities are deciding if Bryson DeChambeau should be allowed to use his protractor on...

    Never mind the discussions whether golf’s rule book should have demanded that Phil Mickelson be disqualified for his petulant ball-swipe at the recent US Open, the authorities are deciding if Bryson DeChambeau should be allowed to use his protractor on course.
    Victory keeps Sugrue Open hopes alive

    Victory keeps Sugrue Open hopes alive


    Mallow amateur James Sugrue will have a chance to clinch a dream ticket to play in The Open at Carnoustie after he blasted an immaculate eight-under par 64 to win one of 13 local qualifying events by four strokes at County...

    Mallow amateur James Sugrue will have a chance to clinch a dream ticket to play in The Open at Carnoustie after he blasted an immaculate eight-under par 64 to win one of 13 local qualifying events by four strokes at County Louth.

    McIlroy unfazed as putter woes continue


    Rory McIlroy believes he's close to his best again despite a Jekyll and Hyde performance in the Travelers Championship in...

    Rory McIlroy believes he's close to his best again despite a Jekyll and Hyde performance in the Travelers Championship in Connecticut.
    Foul play increases heat on blazers

    Foul play increases heat on blazers


    Given the divisive potential of a player clashing with authority, the seemingly universal condemnation of Phil Mickelson's actions at Shinnecock Hills last weekend, has to be seen as remarkable. But where do the blazers stand in the wake of this latest...

    Given the divisive potential of a player clashing with authority, the seemingly universal condemnation of Phil Mickelson's actions at Shinnecock Hills last weekend, has to be seen as remarkable. But where do the blazers stand in the wake of this latest controversy at a US Open?
    Obituary: Peter Thomson

    Obituary: Peter Thomson


    On the Tuesday of Open Championship week in 2008, the Association of Golf Writers held their annual dinner in the R and A marquee at Royal Birkdale, where Pádraig Harrington became only the fourth Irish recipient of their annual...

    On the Tuesday of Open Championship week in 2008, the Association of Golf Writers held their annual dinner in the R and A marquee at Royal Birkdale, where Pádraig Harrington became only the fourth Irish recipient of their annual award.
    Frustrated McIlroy gets back on track

    Frustrated McIlroy gets back on track


    Rory McIlroy shrugged off a frustrating day on the greens and continued his quest to turn back the clock in his search for his ideal...

    Rory McIlroy shrugged off a frustrating day on the greens and continued his quest to turn back the clock in his search for his ideal swing.
    McIlroy hits birdie trail at Travelers

    McIlroy hits birdie trail at Travelers


    Rory McIlroy banished his US Open blues with a birdie bonanza at the Travelers Championship in...

    Rory McIlroy banished his US Open blues with a birdie bonanza at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut.
    Late bogeys blow Moynihan off course

    Late bogeys blow Moynihan off course


    Gavin Moynihan looked set for his first sub-70 round for four months before he dropped three shots in his last three holes at the wind-blown SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge in...

    Gavin Moynihan looked set for his first sub-70 round for four months before he dropped three shots in his last three holes at the wind-blown SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge in Aviemore.
    Five Irish into last 32

    Five Irish into last 32


    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...

    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.
    Five-time British Open champion Peter Thomson passes away

    Five-time British Open champion Peter Thomson passes away


    Australian Peter Thomson, who is best remembered for winning the Open Championship five times in 12 years, has died at the age of...

    Australian Peter Thomson, who is best remembered for winning the Open Championship five times in 12 years, has died at the age of 88.
    Amateurs receive Open shot

    Amateurs receive Open shot


    Six amateurs have been handed the chance to battle for four precious spots alongside Rory McIlroy and a host of world stars in the $7 million Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Ballyliffin from July...

    Six amateurs have been handed the chance to battle for four precious spots alongside Rory McIlroy and a host of world stars in the $7 million Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Ballyliffin from July 5-8.

    Tears of joy after Byrne edges Coffey in Close call


    Sara Byrne was left in tears after edging a tight final with Louise Coffey 2&1 to claim the Irish Women's Close Championship at...

    Sara Byrne was left in tears after edging a tight final with Louise Coffey 2&1 to claim the Irish Women's Close Championship at Enniscrone.
    Koepka hails Irish caddie Elliott after bagging Major

    Koepka hails Irish caddie Elliott after bagging Major


    Brooks Koepka hailed Portrush caddie Ricky Elliott for helping him come back from the dead to become the youngest player to win back-to-back US Opens for 80...

    Brooks Koepka hailed Portrush caddie Ricky Elliott for helping him come back from the dead to become the youngest player to win back-to-back US Opens for 80 years.
    Koepka holds off Fleetwood to retain his crown

    Koepka holds off Fleetwood to retain his crown


    Brooks Koepka became just the seventh man to win back-to-back US Open titles when he closed with a two-under 68 to claim the title by a shot from England's Tommy Fleetwood on one-over...

    Brooks Koepka became just the seventh man to win back-to-back US Open titles when he closed with a two-under 68 to claim the title by a shot from England's Tommy Fleetwood on one-over par.
    McCormack collects major double in Mid-Amateur

    McCormack collects major double in Mid-Amateur


    Galway Bay's ​​​Eddie McCormack captured back-to-back major titles when he romped to a five-stroke win in the Irish Mid-Amateur Championship at his home...

    Galway Bay's ​​​Eddie McCormack captured back-to-back major titles when he romped to a five-stroke win in the Irish Mid-Amateur Championship at his home club.
    Comment: US Open flop confirms that Rory McIlroy's problems remain lodged between his two ears

    Comment: US Open flop confirms that Rory McIlroy's problems remain lodged between his two ears


    Rory McIlroy found comfort for his tortured game in the unlikely setting of the back nine at Shinnecock Hills last Friday evening. By that stage, however, a US Open cut had effectively eluded him for a third successive year, adding to existing concerns...

    Rory McIlroy found comfort for his tortured game in the unlikely setting of the back nine at Shinnecock Hills last Friday evening. By that stage, however, a US Open cut had effectively eluded him for a third successive year, adding to existing concerns about future challenges at this level.
    Shinnecock a memorable stop on Carr's long journey

    Shinnecock a memorable stop on Carr's long journey


    A long and rewarding golfing odyssey was only really beginning when Dave Carr played as a qualifier in the 2004 US Open at Shinnecock Hills. "I could never imagine this happening to me," he said while eager fans surrounded him, despite an opening round...

    A long and rewarding golfing odyssey was only really beginning when Dave Carr played as a qualifier in the 2004 US Open at Shinnecock Hills. "I could never imagine this happening to me," he said while eager fans surrounded him, despite an opening round of 83. "Nobody wants your autograph in jail."
    I just wasn't prepared for those conditions - McIlroy

    I just wasn't prepared for those conditions - McIlroy


    Rory McIlroy confessed that he was taken by surprise and blown away by Thursday's high winds in the US...

    Rory McIlroy confessed that he was taken by surprise and blown away by Thursday's high winds in the US Open.
    DJ mixes power with fine touch to stand a class apart

    DJ mixes power with fine touch to stand a class apart


    Tiger Woods hit the nail on the head as he headed back to his yacht 14 shots behind halfway leader Dustin...

    Tiger Woods hit the nail on the head as he headed back to his yacht 14 shots behind halfway leader Dustin Johnson.
    Rory McIlroy avoids media after US Open disaster as Shane Lowry digs deep on 'worst greens he has seen in long time'

    Rory McIlroy avoids media after US Open disaster as Shane Lowry digs deep on 'worst greens he has seen in long time'


    Rory McIlroy had to settle for a sympathetic pat on the back from Shane Lowry after he soared to a 10-over-par 80 - his highest score in a Major - in a US Open demolition derby on Long...

    Rory McIlroy had to settle for a sympathetic pat on the back from Shane Lowry after he soared to a 10-over-par 80 - his highest score in a Major - in a US Open demolition derby on Long Island.
    Horror start stuns Rory into silence

    Horror start stuns Rory into silence


    As the tyre advert says, power is nothing without control. And so there was no salvation for Rory McIlroy as the wheels came off in a demolition derby start to the US Open at Shinnecock...

    As the tyre advert says, power is nothing without control. And so there was no salvation for Rory McIlroy as the wheels came off in a demolition derby start to the US Open at Shinnecock Hills.
    Lowry digs deep to stay in the hunt after day of carnage

    Lowry digs deep to stay in the hunt after day of carnage


    Shane Lowry dug deep to card a rollercoaster 75 and keep his US Open hopes on life support at a wind-blown Shinnecock...

    Shane Lowry dug deep to card a rollercoaster 75 and keep his US Open hopes on life support at a wind-blown Shinnecock Hills.