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Golf - Sunday 25 June, 2017

Alcohol addiction in golf, the complexity of being number two and the week's best sportswriting

A fascinating profile of new Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino is also featured.

Richie Power's quest to banish injury woes and more in the sporting tweets of the week

Plus, Munster rugby pay tribute to Peter O’Mahony.

Golf - Friday 23 June, 2017

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Golf - Thursday 22 June, 2017

McIlroy and Harrington in the mix after impressive starts at Travelers Championship

Neither showed any signs of rustiness in the Connecticut sunshine today.

Chill out, 2017 was always going to be a 'transitional year' says Rory McIlroy

Still searching for his first win of 2017, Rory McIlroy said he suspected it would be a difficult year.

Golf - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Phil Mickelson and long-time bagman 'Bones' are to part ways

Mickelson says his brother, Tim, will caddie for him the rest of the year.

There will be blood... testing: PGA Tour to change anti-doping rules

To date, the PGA Tour has not implemented blood testing which can pick up HGH, unlike urine testing.

Golf - Monday 19 June, 2017

US Open champion Brooks Koepka once admitted he prefers baseball to golf

The American suggested he would have liked to been a baseball star instead.

McIlroy drops one place as US Open champion Koepka breaks into world's top 10

Dustin Johnson remains the world number one despite missing the cut at Erin Hills.

US Open champion Koepka reveals Johnson call helped him stay patient

Some advice from world number one helped Brooks Koepka win the US Open.

For the seventh straight time at a major there's a first-time winner as Brooks Koepka takes US Open

Brooks Koepka the latest man to make a breakthrough, fending off the challenge of Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama.

Golf - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Harry Arter's 'waves' and more of the week's best sportswriting

You’ll need to sit down for this.

Ahead of the final round, it's Brian Harman who's the man to catch at the US Open

Justin Thomas was the star performer but the little-known left-hander leads at Erin Hills.

Golf - Saturday 17 June, 2017

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Justin Thomas makes US Open history with stunning third round at Erin Hills to take control

The American shot a 63, becoming the first player to ever card a nine under par at the competition.

'I'm worth more like €200m, not bad for a "bored" 28-year-old'

Rory McIlroy hits back at criticism from fellow pro Steve Elkington.

Golf - Friday 16 June, 2017

Casey battles his way level with Fowler as McIlroy misses cut at US Open

Shane Lowry looks set to just make it under the projected +1 cut for the weekend.

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McIlroy blames 'a little bit of timing, and a bit of rust' for nightmare US Open start

McIlroy is 13 shots off the lead at Erin Hills.

Nightmare for McIlroy as Rickie Fowler conjures history-equalling opening round at US Open

The 28-year-old sits on six-over par, a whopping 13 shots behind the impressive leader.

Golf - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Back 9 struggles for Dunne, G-Mac and DJ, while Rickie Fowler storms to early lead at US Open

A nightmare run of two bogeys and a double over four holes left the pre-tournament favourite 10 shots off the early pace-setter.

Drama in the sky over US Open as blimp crashes, pilot reportedly suffered burns and rushed to hospital

The USGA has been keen to stress that the blimp is not affiliated to them or Fox Sports. The craft was advertising a credit union.

Golf - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Quiz: How well do you know the US Open?

It’s time to test your knowledge ahead of the year’s second Major.

Conquer our annual US Open tipping contest and win Irish Open tickets

There’s also a The42 goody bag up for grabs.

Golf - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

McIlroy hits back at criticism of US Open course as he prepares for injury comeback

“I get that it’s thick and whatever, but it’s a hazard.”

'Erin Hills is like a links course on steroids'

Spaniard Jon Rahm is looking forward to the challenge in Wisconsin.

Golf - Monday 12 June, 2017

Rory McIlroy will debut a new putter at the US Open

McIlroy had been using an Odyssey mallet putter.

Golf - Sunday 11 June, 2017

Dean Rock on 'you know who', the rise of Colombian cyclists and the week's best sportswriting

Plus a 41-year-old inter-county footballer’s heartbreaking but inspiring story.

Golf - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Tiger told police he took Xanax on night of arrest, according to the Golf Channel

Woods was found asleep at the wheel.

Golf - Friday 9 June, 2017

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Golf - Thursday 8 June, 2017

NBA stars dominate the list of the 20 highest-paid athletes in the world

But two footballers – Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi – are in the top-three.

McIlroy to play with Day and Rose in star-studded US Open group

Shane Lowry, Paul Dunne and Graeme McDowell will also be in action at Erin Hills next week.

Big addition to Irish Open with world number four coming to Portstewart

Hideki Matsuyama is one of three players inside the world’s top ten confirmed for next month’s tournament.

Golf - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Rory McIlroy up to sixth highest-paid athlete in world after successful year on and off course

The world number two has earned an estimated €44 million over the past 12 months, according to Forbes magazine.

Golf - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Harrington sidelined with elbow injury sustained when hit by an amateur's practice swing

The Dubliner has had a bad run with injuries.

Are the US Open venues too difficult? Adam Scott thinks so

“Let’s just have something that’s a challenge and interesting,” said Scott.

Stephanie Meadow becomes the second Irish woman to qualify for next month's US Women's Open

She’ll join Leona Maguire at the event in Trump National, New Jersey.

Golf - Sunday 4 June, 2017

He's back! McIlroy declares himself fit for US Open

Having skipped the Memorial Tournament in a bid to put a rib issue behind him, McIlroy has no intention of missing this month’s Major.

'There's no greater joy as a parent': Family comes first for Mickelson as he skips US Open

It’s the only Major he hasn’t won, but Phil will instead attend his daughter’s graduation.

Madrid champions, Carlow's battle call and more in the sporting tweets of the week

Plus Bohemians’ welcome call and Fergie’s post-match chat with the boy Ronaldo.