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Shane Lowry got his 2019 season off to the perfect start at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, carding a sublime 62 to lead the field on ten under par.
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.
Pádraig Harrington has been Ryder Cup captain for less than a week but already admitted that he's becoming "consumed" by the job.
With 20 months to prepare for a mere three days of action, perhaps the first move Pádraig Harrington should make is to take the next 12 months off.
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.
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.
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.
European captain Padraig Harrington admits he was "selfish" and "ignorant" during his playing days at the Ryder Cup.
Pádraig Harrington is ready to put his reputation on the line as Ryder Cup captain with Rory McIlroy as his team-room talisman.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
Padraig Harrington has been confirmed as Europe's captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.
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.
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.
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.
It was a case of de ja vu for Rory McIlroy as a final round falter hampered his chances of success at the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
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.
Gary Woodland holds a three-shot lead going into the final day of the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
Rory McIlroy finished three shots off the pace after the second round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.
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.
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.
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.
Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington is expected to be named Europe's captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup on Tuesday.
Rory McIlroy will put on a power show in the $6.5m Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii tonight - in more ways that one.
Rory McIlroy is ready to begin his season at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Maui, Hawaii when the PGA Tour returns on Thursday.
Rory McIlroy insists he will concentrate on the PGA Tour in 2019 and feels no sense of undivided loyalty to his home circuit.
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.
Jack Nicklaus, 24 years. Gary Player, 19 years. Ernie Els, 18 years. Lee Trevino; Ray Floyd and Hale Irwin, 16 years.
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.
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.
Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn proved to be a man of his word as he got the winning scoreline from this year's competition tattooed on his rear end.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Italian golfer Francesco Molinari has been named the European Tour Golfer of the Year after a spectacular 2018 season.
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.
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.
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 teamed up with Argentina's Emiliano Grillo to grab a share of the first-round lead with a blistering 59 in the $3.4 million QBE Shootout 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 Florida.
Hopes of white smoke in Pádraig Harrington's quest for the 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy are unlikely before Christmas.
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 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.
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.
Cameron Smith survived an early scare to card a final-round 70 and take the Australian PGA Championship.
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.
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.
The State is set to spend more than €8m developing fanzones, a 'city spectacular', and providing free transport during Euro 2020.
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.
Rory McIlroy's Masters bid could hold the key to his participation in next year's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Lahinch.
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.
Belgium's Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry held off a late run from the Australian team on home turf to win the World Cup of Golf.
Belgium's Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry extended their lead ahead of the final round of the World Cup of Golf, shooting an impressive 63 in the fourballs.
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.
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.
Phil Mickelson lost $200,000 (€176,500) at the first hole of his multi-million showdown with Tiger Woods.
Belgium's Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry overcame rain and gusty winds to take a joint lead with South Korea on day two of the World Cup of Golf.
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.”
Ryder Cup team-mates Ian Poulter and Tyrrell Hatton fired a 10-under-par 62 to give England a share of the lead after the opening round of the World Cup of Golf.
Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods have wagered $200,000 each on the first hole of pay-per-view exhibition game this week.
Vijay Singh and the PGA Tour have settled a legal dispute dating back to his suspension five years ago.
Shane Lowry admits he felt a pang of jealousy watching his European pals make mincemeat of the Americans at the Ryder Cup.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Rory McIlroy continued his love affair with the DP World Tour Championship as he moved into contention for a third victory in the season-ending event in Dubai.
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.
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!"
Francesco Molinari has strengthened his grip on the Race to Dubai title despite a late stumble on the opening day of the DP World Tour Championship.
An unrepentant Rory McIlroy insists he is unconcerned by criticism of his plan to play just two European Tour events next season.
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.
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 golfer Gavin Moynihan is one round away from securing his 2019 European Tour card after another solid day at Qualifying School.
Fears are growing Rory McIlroy will miss next year's Irish Open after announcing his plans to pare down his 2019 European Tour involvement yesterday.
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.
Rory McIlroy has revealed that he may not fulfil the requirements for European Tour membership next season, a decision which would rule him out of being a Ryder Cup captain or vice-captain.
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.
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.
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.