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The Open returns to Royal Portrush in 2019 for first time in 68 years

It is believed a contract has been signed guaranteeing Portrush three Opens in the next 30 years. The major renovation is costing several million pounds but a single staging of the world’s oldest major will be worth an estimated £80m to the country. It will be billed as the biggest sporting event ever held in […]

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Rory McIlroy scores first points in 2016 Ryder Cup

A permanent six-man “Ryder Cup committee” has been set-up that includes Love, Mickelson and Woods and they have also put in stone that the four vice captains should consist of two former captains and two experienced Ryder Cup players. This is to install “continuity” and to create a pool of captaincy candidates. In McIlroy’s eyes, […]

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Padraig Harrington Wins Indonesian Open for First Victory in 4 Years

Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington won the Asian Tour’s Indoneasian Open on Sunday, ending a four-year drought, according to The Guardian. Harrington shot 71 on Sunday to beat Thailand’s Thanyakon Khrongpha by two shots for his first win since the 2010 Johor Open, also on the Asian Tour. His last PGA Tour win was at […]

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Tiger Woods Finishes First Tournament Back Tied For Last, But in Good Health

Getty Images Tiger Woods saved par on 18 to finish at even par for the round and the tournament. WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods tied for last place in his return to golf after four months and found at least one reason for optimism. At least he has his health. Except for flu-like symptoms […]

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Four-Way Tie After the First Round at the McGladrey Classic

Getty Images Erik Compton fired a 65 on Thursday. ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Erik Compton is happy with where he is in golf, and he’s not referring to his 5-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the McGladrey Classic. A return to Sea Island provides an occasion to take […]

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Rory McIlroy ranks the glory of winning the FedEx Cup for the first time above the £7.1m payday it would bring

“Anything other than a win here this week would be a disappointment,” McIlroy said. “Although if I came second or third and still ended up winning the whole thing, then that would be cool as well. But I want to win, because I only have to beat 28 other guys. It’s not like a regular […]

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The Open 2014: Rhys Enoch will carry the spirit of his younger brother to his first major at Hoylake

But then Ben was gone and Rhys had to return to Johnson City on his own. He finished his five-year master’s degree in sports management but never did make it to the Walker Cup. Enoch was still rated an exciting talent – he was signed by the ISM agency, which oversees the likes of Lee […]

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After missing his first Masters cut in 17 years, Phil Mickelson opens with 5-under 67 at Quail Hollow

Getty Images Phil Mickelson tees off on the fifth hole. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Phil Mickelson was entertaining to the very end Thursday and finished one shot behind Angel Cabrera in the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship. Cabrera played in early, calmer conditions and thrived on the new Bermuda greens at Quail Hollow. […]

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Triple major champion Padraig Harrington may miss first major since 1999

Unless his form changes dramatically, the proud streak will end which has seen him play in every major this century apart from the 2005 Open at St Andrews when the death of father led to his withdrawal. Except Harrington does not see it like that. “Pride would have nothing to do with it, as these […]

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Jason Dufner tied for lead after rain- delayed first day of Cadillac C’ship

Getty Images Jason Dufner shares the Cadillac Championship lead as night fell Thursday after he was one of five players to shoot 69. DORAL, Fla. – Tiger Woods only made it through 10 holes Thursday – this time because of the weather, not his back.  The debut of the new Blue Monster, and the return of Woods, received […]

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