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# golf - Today’s News

How to turn your child into a sports star

Many boffins believe children need to put in 10,000 hours at a particular sport to develop a talent. Others disagree.

The best player in this year’s golf majors has yet to win

No one has done better over the three big ones combined, thank Ricky Fowler.

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# golf - Yesterday’s News

McIlroy can’t dominate like Tiger because ‘for every Rory there’s an Adam Scott’ – GMac

Rory can’t “perfect the imperfectable” according to his fellow major winner.

# golf - Monday 21 July, 2014

Opinion: Rory’s Open win showed that the Tiger Woods era is over

Of the players that made the cut, only three finished with worse scores than Woods.

Same Ryder Cup time, new Ryder Cup channel

Sky Sports will dedicate an entire channel to the event this year.

# golf - Sunday 20 July, 2014

The Hoylake crowd weren’t impressed when McIlroy mentioned his United allegiances

The golfer also described his “incredible” win.

Rory McIlroy leads Sergio Garcia by two as Open goes to the wire

Shane Lowry was the clubhouse leader until Australia’s Marc Leishmann equalled his score to go -12.

# golf - Saturday 19 July, 2014

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How many putts would you need to make this seven footer?

With a bonus why would you ask an NFL player to tackle you question.

McIlroy leaves zombie golf in the past as he finds ‘inner peace’ at Hoylake

‘It was just another really solid round of golf and I’ll need two more of those again’ said the Northern Irishman.

# golf - Friday 18 July, 2014

Thank birdies it’s Friday as Rory McIlroy leads The Open way

The Northern Irishman dropped a shot on the first but bounced back in luminous style.

Wrong fairway on the first, eagle on the second as Sergio hunts Rory

The Spaniard recovered from a dreadful start to dispatch an eagle from way, way back.

The weather could be Rory McIlroy’s best friend at the Open today

Adam Scott and Shane Lowry will both have to deal with some strong winds and rain in Hoylake this morning.

# golf - Thursday 17 July, 2014

It’s Route 66 for Rory! McIlroy leads Open Championship after blistering start

McIlroy now hoping to avoid another “Freaky Friday” and continue his challenge for a third Major.

This Ernie Els three-putt wouldn’t look out of place on a crazy golf course

Els tried to play it cool in the Liverpool sun — and ended up looking very silly indeed.

# golf - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

‘I don’t want to be a one-hit wonder’ – Graeme McDowell

The Irish golfer tees off at The Open Championship at Hoylake on Thursday.

# golf - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

44-year-old Open champion Phil Mickelson believes his best is yet to come

Lefty is seeking his sixth Major win at Hoylake this week.

# golf - Monday 14 July, 2014

Stephanie Meadow has followed in Rory McIlroy’s footsteps by declaring for Ireland

The 22-year-old is hopeful about securing a spot with Team ireland in two years’ time.

# golf - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Lowry makes Scottish Open charge as McIlroy rediscovers form

Scoring is proving somewhat easier at Royal Aberdeen as the high winds of Friday have stayed away.

Ruffled McIlroy eager to shake Friday feeling ahead of British Open

The Northern Irishman shot a 64 on Thursday and a 78 the following afternoon.

# golf - Friday 11 July, 2014

McIlroy implodes at Scottish Open to plummet down leaderboard

The Holywood native dropped five shots on his way back to the clubhouse.

ESPN to offer ‘Tiger only’ channel for the Open Championship next week

It’s like the Truman Show, except with golf.

# golf - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

‘I felt like a donut fresh out of the fryer, rolling around in the sugar’

American golfer Michelle Wie is targeting a second Major in succession while Stephanie Meadow represent Irish hopes.

# golf - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

# golf - Monday 7 July, 2014

Woods and McIlroy continue to slide down rankings

The former world number ones are now seventh and eighth a fortnight out from The Open.

Champagne finish but McDowell started comeback with two glasses of wine Raise A Toast This post contains videos

Champagne finish but McDowell started comeback with two glasses of wine

The Northern Irishman took a leaf out of Jimenez’ wine-drinking book to claim French Open glory.

# golf - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Graeme McDowell comes from 9 shots off the lead to win French Open

The Portrush golfer started way behind America’s Kevin Stadler.

# golf - Thursday 3 July, 2014

McDowell six shots off sizzling Stadler’s lead at French Open

The Northern Irishman is one under par after the first round at Le Golf National.

# golf - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Peter Hanson sinks hole-in-one, pays woman’s mortgage for a year

The Swedish golfer’s first ever hole-in-one came with an added bonus for Arline Deacon.

# golf - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Lowry and Hoey in the hunt at €330k BMW International Open

Martin Kaymer was expected to challenge but is seven shots back from Danny Willett and Rafa Cabrera-Bello.

# golf - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Stephanie Meadow finishes third at US Open to complete stunning pro debut

The 22-year-old from Jordanstown finished three shots behind Michelle Wie.

Irish challenge falters as Miko Ilonen goes wire-to-wire at Fota Island

Graeme McDowell could not buy a putt all afternoon and finished three shots off the pace.

‘My wife let me play a round on our honeymoon. Twice’

Kevin Markham has written about the challenge of playing every 18-hole golf course in Ireland

Ireland’s Stephanie Meadow tied for third on pro debut at US Open

The Jordanstown native is just four shots off the lead heading into the final day.

# golf - Saturday 21 June, 2014

McDowell finds form at the death but Ilonen clings to Irish Open lead

Sheffield’s Danny Willet went Full Monty to smash the Fota Island course record.

‘I will get stronger and stronger as the weekend goes on’ declares McDowell

The Portrush native is two off the lead and on course for his best ever Irish Open finish.

# golf - Friday 20 June, 2014

McIlroy and Lowry miss Irish Open cut as McDowell plots weekend charge

Finland’s Mikko Ilonen leads Graeme McDowell by two, however, after carding a three under par round of 68 at Fota Island.

McDowell the clubhouse leader as Lowry and McIlroy struggle at Irish Open

The Northern Irish golfer is co-leader with Robert Rock.

# golf - Thursday 19 June, 2014

‘Sloppy’ McIlroy 10 shots off lead as Mikko Ilonen tames Fota Island

Padraig Harrington, Gavin Moynihan and Peter Lawrie were the best of the Irish in the opening round.

# golf - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Twitter reacts to Rory McIlroy’s decision to play for Ireland at 2016 Olympics

The Northern Irish golfer made the choice today.

Rory McIlroy has declared for Ireland ahead of the 2016 Olympics

“I’m very happy with my decision. It means I can actually look forward to the Olympics now in a couple of years’ time.”

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