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No longer will Oli Fisher be known as simply Rory McIlroy's best friend - he has his own golfing immortality now.
Rory McIlroy knows he must cut out the mistakes after he was forced to dig deep just to keep leaders Justin Rose and Tiger Woods in his sights in Tour Championship at East Lake.
Confidence is crucial but Paul McGinley wonders aloud if the Americans know the true enormity of the task they face trying to retain the Ryder Cup in Paris next week.
Oliver Fisher has carded the first round of 59 in European Tour history on day two of the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura.
Ballymena's Dermot McElroy remains on course to reach the second stage of European Tour qualifying school.
Tiger Woods eagled the last to grab a share of the lead as Rory McIlroy remained in touch despite failing to build on a lightning start to the Tour Championship in Atlanta.
Tiger Woods turned in a sensational opening round at Tour Championship in Atlanta and concluded with a stunning eagle on the last hole.
Tiger Woods is seeking an end to his five-year drought and a major confidence boost as he returns to Ryder Cup action next week to take on what he considers the strongest European side ever assembled.
Dermot McElroy made a promising start in his bid to earn a European Tour card with a strong four-under 67 in the opening round of the first stage qualifying school event at Stoke by Nayland.
The PGA Tour has announced a massive increase in prize money and radical changes to the season-ending FedEx Cup, with the points leader given a two-shot "head start" in the Tour Championship.
A man has been charged with murder after the body of a 22-year-old female golf star ranked among the top players in the US was found on a course in Iowa.
Winger turned swinger Stephen Grant admits golf is a habit he just can't kick as he tees it up in the European Tour Qualifying School today believing he can still achieve his dream of playing on tour.
Padraig Harrington recorded back-to-back top-five finishes for the first time in nine years as China's Ashun Wu denied Chris Wood the KLM Open at The Dutch.
It's probably no coincidence that Seamus Power learned to play golf just half an hour from Waterford's famous Magic Road, that strange stretch near Mahon Falls where you can switch off the engine and watch your car defy gravity by rolling uphill.
Angela Stanford became the second-oldest player in LPGA history to win her first major when she captured the Evian Championship after a dramatic finish.
It is 21 years since the Ryder Cup's only previous staging in Continental Europe. That breakthrough at Valderrama marked the debut of this year's captain, Thomas Bjorn, in the event. And it was where Seve Ballesteros ended an unrivalled contribution as the heartbeat of European endeavour.
Padraig Harrington surged into contention at the KLM Open after a sparkling five-under-par third round 66 left him just three shots off the lead entering the final day.
Paul Dunne missed his third cut in a row at the KLM Open but insisted he's looking a big week in his defence of the Sky Sports British Masters next month.
Pádraig Harrington produced flashes of his trademark short game brilliance to keep the leader in his sights in the KLM Open at The Dutch.
A scintillating 10-under par 62 from Kilkenny's Luke Donnelly stole the show at The Players Club in Bristol yesterday - with the Mount Juliet-attached star set to secure his qualification from the first stage of European Tour qualifying school.
Ryder Cup holders the United States will go into this year's meeting with Europe as underdogs, claims Masters champion Patrick Reed, as the country's golfers seek to end their overseas-winning drought in Paris.
A "player's edition" of the rules of golf has been launched for the first time ahead of several changes which will come into force from 2019.
Padraig Harrington has bigger fish to fry than just building on his recent runner-up finish in the Czech Republic with another big performance in this week's KLM Open.
Tony Finau has been granted the last golden ticket. The 28-year-old was on Monday night confirmed as America’s final wildcard for this month’s Ryder Cup.
Rory McIlroy was left feeling blue on the greens as Justin Rose became world number one despite losing out to Keegan Bradley in a play-off for the rain-delayed BMW Championship at Aronimink.
Keegan Bradley held off Justin Rose to win the BMW Championship after a playoff but Rory McIlroy will once again look back with regret after a number of missed chances with the putter.
Rory McIlroy is firmly in contention in the final round of the BMW Championship. Follow all the action in our live tracker below.
Justin Rose might be doing a rain dance but Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth are praying the rain-delayed BMW Championship will be completed at Aronimink today.
Ireland were left to wonder what might have been as they rallied to finish tied for tenth behind Denmark in the World Amateur Team Championship for the Eisenhower Trophy at Carton House.
A personality-driven spectacle with huge appeal for TV viewers and on-site devotees, has been delivered by the rival captains in their wild-card choices for the 42nd Ryder Cup matches at Le Golf National, Paris from September 28 to 30. And whatever the desired result, the financial outcome is going to be substantial.
Justin Rose will take a lead into the final round of the BMW Championship in Philadelphia, with his Ryder Cup team-mate Rory McIlroy just behind him.
Conor Purcell believes Ireland can make a last-ditch charge for a medal despite suffering a third-round disaster in the Eisenhower Trophy at Carton House.
Rory McIlroy's wedge play might be improving but his driving and putting let him down as he slipped four shots behind Ryder Cup hopeful Xander Schauffele in the BMW Championship in Philadelphia.
Both Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy endured frustrating second rounds at the PGA Tour's BMW Championship in Philadelphia having jointly held the overnight lead at the Aronimink Golf Club.
It is a strange post-millennial craze that the job of Ryder Cup captain can be accorded roughly the same reverence as Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Rory McILroy was on course for a magical 59 but was forced to settle for an eight-under 62 alongside Tiger Woods in the first round of the BMW Championship in Philadelphia.
Ireland's trio of young guns racked up 16 birdies on day two of the Eisenhower Trophy at Carton House and will go into the third round just one shot behind leaders New Zealand.
Tiger Woods reunited with an old friend and came within one shot of his career low score, an eight-under-par 62 that tied Rory McIlroy for the first-round lead at the BMW Championship in Pennsylvania on Thursday.
Matt Wallace has spoken of his disappointment at missing out on wild-card selection for this month's Ryder Cup.
Rory McIlroy dismissed talk of Sergio Garcia as a risky Ryder Cup pick and insisted the great intangibles for the outside world - the Spaniard's experience and his infectious enthusiasm in the team room - will be huge assets to Europe in Paris.
Robin Dawson used his putter like a magic wand to inspire his team-mates and give Ireland the rip-roaring start they craved in the Eisenhower Trophy at Carton House.
Thomas Bjorn has gambled on experience for his Ryder Cup wildcard picks, surprisingly picking Sergio Garcia despite the Spaniard missing the cut at his last five majors and saying that heading to the tournament without him would be like “a football team without their captain.”
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were both selected by US Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk as wildcard picks to face Europe later this year.
Rory McIlroy lost his driving mojo as Bryson DeChambeau claimed back-to-back FedEx Cup playoff wins with victory in the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston.
European Ryder Cup skipper Thomas Bjorn faces a wildcard dilemma after England's Matt Wallace won a four-man play-off to clinch the Made in Denmark title and stake his claim for one of four captain's picks.
Rory McIlroy showed signs he's returning to form when he fired seven birdies in a super 66 to move within four shots of the lead heading into the final round of the Dell Technologies Championship.
Irish Open Sundays have always brought out the best in him, and for most of that Sunday in Ballyliffin last July, it showed.
Arguably the most remarkable aspect of a crushing, 10-stroke triumph by the US over Japan in the Espirito Santo Trophy at Carton House yesterday, is that their previous win was all of 20 years ago. With defending champions, Korea, in third place, the Americans found hope of wresting back future professional dominance from oriental nations.
Olivia Mehaffey led from the front as Ireland staged a gutsy third-day fightback to keep their faint medal hopes alive in the World Amateur Team Championships at Carton House.
Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods fought back to keep the leaders in their sights in the Dell Technologies Championship at a windy TPC Boston.
Ireland's medal hopes are on life support after they failed to join the birdie-fest at Carton House yesterday and slipped 16 strokes off the lead at halfway point in the World Amateur Team Championships.
Rory McILroy admits that a 10-day video archive and practice session with coach Michael Bannon has convinced him he can get back to swinging the club like he did at 16.
Olivia Mehaffey led from the front as Ireland overcame first-day nerves to make a positive start in their medal bid in the World Amateur Team Championships at Carton House.
Ireland's women's team is hoping that a pep talk from Olympic sailor Annalise Murphy will be worth its weight in gold when they tee it up in the World Amateur Team Championships at Carton House today.
Pádraig Harrington believes more glory days lie ahead despite losing a nerve-tingling back-nine battle with Italy's Andrea Pavan for the Real Czech Masters in Prague.
Padraig Harrington rolled back the years with a bogey-free 65 to take a share of the lead into the final round of the Czech Masters in Prague.
Trusting the passage of time to have eased the terrible hurt, I spoke last week with Lindsay Hall about the Omagh bomb. It is 20 years since we met at Portmarnock Links, where golfers from all over these islands, and further afield, came together in solidarity with those affected by the outrage.
Padraig Harrington missed out on winning his first European Tour title in nearly two years after finishing two shots behind Italian Andrea Pavan at the Czech Masters.
Padraig Harrington has ignited hopes of a first win in two years after a superb third round at the Czech Masters catapulted the Irishman into a share of the lead.
Seamus Power produced a gutsy finish to make the cut and keep his FedEx Cup Playoff hopes alive at The Northern Trust in New Jersey.
Padraig Harrington produced a strong second round four-under-par 68 to enter the weekend firmly in contention at the Czech Masters in Prague.
Darren Clarke spent his 50th birthday celebrating in the Bahamas and admits he's "a little bit nervous" about making his PGA Tour Champions debut today.
Remaining fans hoping to attend The Open at Royal Portrush next year could end up disappointed with tickets for the four Championship days already sold out.
Seamus Power matched Tiger Woods but finds himself playing catch-up in his bid for FedEx Cup survival in The Northern Trust in New Jersey.
Tiger Woods will take on old foe Phil Mickelson in a winner-takes-all exhibition match for a purse worth 9million US dollars (£6.96million) on November 23.
Michael Hoey has his work cut out to close the gap on the top 15 in the Challenge Tour rankings after an opening 75 left him 13 strokes off the pace at the Rolex Trophy in Switzerland.
Rory McIlroy might be sitting out the first FedEx Cup Playoff event to address issues in his game but Brooks Koepka is gunning to add another win to his stellar bid for Player of the Year honours at The Northern Trust in New Jersey.
Darren Clarke begins his PGA Tour Champions career in Seattle on Friday but he's already looking to 2020 and the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.
Pádraig Harrington believes the days when players like Tiger Woods could dominate for 20 years or more are coming to an end.
Seamus Power insists he must improve his game and start contending for wins if he's to avoid a repeat of his FedEx Cup torture again next year.
Seamus Power kept his PGA Tour card by the skin of his teeth but Graeme McDowell joined Shane Lowry and Pádraig Harrington in losing his at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro.
Since Bellerive last Sunday, the place of PGA champion Brooks Koepka in golfing history has been assessed. On becoming only the fifth player to capture it and the US Open in the same year, he also holds the unique distinction of adding the PGA to back-to-back US Open triumphs in less than 15 months.
Pádraig Harrington and Shane Lowry lost their PGA Tour cards, but Seamus Power faces a nailbiting weekend to discover his fate after he also missed the cut in the Wyndham Championship.
Kilkenny star Mark Power will face Englishman Joseph Pagdin at Royal Portrush this morning with a place in the Boys Amateur Championship semi-finals at stake.
Seamus Power gave himself a FedEx Cup headache as Brandt Snedeker made history in the Wyndham Championship by becoming the ninth player to shoot 59 on the PGA Tour.
Shane Lowry has posted a one-under-par round of 69 on Day One of the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina.
Seamus Power is sitting pretty but the superstar trio of Shane Lowry, Graeme McDowell and Pádraig Harrington need to shoot the lights out to keep their PGA Tour cards at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro.
When Jack Nicklaus won his 18th and final Major six years after his 17th, Jim Nantz of CBS exclaimed: "The bear has come out of hibernation." It was a grand spectacle - but not as momentous as Tiger coming out of captivity.
Women's professional golf will return to Irish shores after a seven-year absence next year when the NI Open is staged as both a men's and ladies' event.
Kilkenny's Mark Power made a solid start to the Boys Amateur Championship. The 18-year-old carded a level-par 71 at Portrush and now switches to Portstewart today looking to cement his place in the match play stages. Athenry's David Kitt took 72.
Shane Lowry believes he's got his mojo back as he continues his quest to return to the world's top 50 by the end of the year.
Portrush caddie Ricky Elliott could become one Irish golf's highest earners this season and pocket more than $1m (€880,000) after helping Brooks Koepka win three Majors in 14 months.
Tiger Woods has been all but confirmed as a captain's pick for his first Ryder Cup in six years at next month's match in Paris, in the wake of his extraordinary performance at the US PGA.
Tiger Woods has made a big leap in the world golf rankings after his second place finish in the US PGA Championship on Sunday.
Tiger Woods admitted he never imagined being in contention in consecutive majors after threatening to pull off one of the greatest sporting comebacks of all time in the US PGA Championship.
Offaly's Shane Lowry was pleased that he was competing at the business end of golf tournaments for the third weekend running but expressed his frustration at a rules official after a controversial incident on the 16th hole of the final round of the US PGA Championship at Bellerive in St Louis.
Rory McIlroy closed with a roller-coaster round that matched his Major season and confessed that he may sit out the first FedEx Cup event to do some soul-searching after seeing his Major drought extend to four years.
It brought back memories of the bad old days of the M50 toll booths - a 30-minute traffic snarl-up through a dizzying maze of freeways and overpasses to the banks of the Mississippi.
Massereene's Tiarnan McLarnon produced a blistering finish to win the Mullingar Scratch Trophy by a stroke and join the legends of the Irish game.
Brooks Koepka held off a charging Tiger Woods to claim the 100th US PGA by two shots as Shane Lowry was left to rue a costly finish to a sensational final day at Bellerive Country Club.
A downbeat Rory McIlroy admitted his game had "regressed" this season after his major drought was officially extended to four years.
Brooks Koepka held off a thrilling challenge from Tiger Woods to join one of the most exclusive clubs in golf with a nerveless victory in the 100th US PGA Championship.
Brooks Koepka has claimed his second major title of the year as he wins the US PGA Championship at Bellerive Golf Course, with Shane Lowry and Tiger Woods coming up short after a thrilling final round:
Ireland's Shane Lowry is relishing the chance to claim a first major title after surviving a marathon third day of the 100th US PGA Championship.
Ireland's Shane Lowry carded a six-under par 64 in his second round at the US PGA Championship to trail leader Gary Woodland by just three shots as play resumed in Missouri.
Shane Lowry got off to a lightning start in the second round of the US PGA Championship only to see his charge up the leaderboard halted by an electrical storm that halted play for rest of the day.
There was heartbreak for Ireland's ladies at Ballybunion yesterday as they surrendered their Home International title to Scotland following a 6-3 defeat in a remarkable turnaround.