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Dublin: 11 °C Thursday 21 March, 2019

Golf - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Ryder Cup captain Harrington set for Lahinch return this summer

Harrington will join tournament host Paul McGinley and Shane Lowry as the home favourites at the Irish Open.

Golf - Monday 18 March, 2019

Tiger commits to WGC-Dell Match Play ahead of Masters

Woods will then skip the Texas Open before taking part in the year’s first major.

'I'm playing some of the best golf of my life right now': McIlroy eyes Augusta

A final-round 70 saw the Irishman end his 365-day wait for a PGA Tour title as he won The Players Championship.

Golf - Sunday 17 March, 2019

Rory McIlroy wins The Players Championship after brilliant performance in Florida Champion This post contains videos

Rory McIlroy wins The Players Championship after brilliant performance in Florida

The 29-year-old secured the unofficial ‘fifth major’ for the first time following an excellent display at Sawgrass.

McIlroy one shot off the lead heading into the final round at TPC Sawgrass

Jon Rahm leads the way after his stunning third round, while Ryder Cup star Tommy Fleetwood sits in a tie for second.

Golf - Saturday 16 March, 2019

Power strikes gold as he hits first hole-in-one of career at Sawgrass Ace This post contains videos

Power strikes gold as he hits first hole-in-one of career at Sawgrass

The Waterford native hit an inch-perfect eight iron during the third round of the Players Championship.

Eagle helps McIlroy take share of the lead at Sawgrass after superb 65 Players Championship This post contains videos

Eagle helps McIlroy take share of the lead at Sawgrass after superb 65

Shane Lowry misses out on the weekend, but Seamus Power fired eight birdies to keep himself in Florida through Sunday.

Golf - Friday 15 March, 2019

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Golf - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Flawless first round sees McIlroy off to a flyer as Fleetwood leads the way at TPC Sawgrass

An opening round 67 sees the Northern Irishman sit two shots off the lead at The Players Championship.

Golf - Monday 11 March, 2019

Missing out at Bay Hill last night continues a worrying trend for Rory McIlroy

In the last 14 months, the Irishman has played in the final group in nine separate competitions…and failed to win any of them.

Golf - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Molinari produces red-hot putting display to win Arnold Palmer Invitational

Rory McIlroy had to settle for a tied-sixth finish in Orlando.

McIlroy charges into second place with brilliant Saturday at Bay Hill

McIlroy is one shot behind Matt Fitzpatrick as he bids for back-to-back wins at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

An emotional plea to help 2010 All-Ireland winner through illness and the week's best sportswriting

Stick the kettle on and get stuck into some of our favourite pieces of sportswriting from this week.

Golf - Saturday 9 March, 2019

McDowell tumbles out of top ten after difficult second round at Bay Hill

The 34-year-old carded a second-round 75, dropping 39 places at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Golf - Friday 8 March, 2019

McDowell gives himself a shot at Open qualification with fast start at Bay Hill

G-Mac is three shots off first-round leader Rafa Cabrera Bello at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Golf - Thursday 7 March, 2019

'Abraham Lincoln lost the first 13 elections he was ever in. He wound up being the President'

The 29-year-old could become only the sixth player to win all four major titles with a victory at the Masters.

Golf - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Woods to miss out on Arnold Palmer Invitational through injury unrelated to past back issues

‘My lower back is fine’, the 14-time major winner assured fans.

Golf - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Moynihan in the hunt at Oman Open, while McDowell makes the cut in Honda Classic

Gavin Moynihan is four shots off the lead.

Golf - Friday 1 March, 2019

Leona Maguire maintains promising start to life on Tour with strong opening round in Canberra

The Cavan golfer is just four shots off the lead after day one Down Under.

Golf - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Tough start for McDowell and Power in Florida as big names steer clear of Honda Classic

Rory McIlroy, for one, has opted to sit out.

Moynihan's bid to get season motoring off to a fast start in the desert

The Dubliner enjoyed a strong opening round at the Oman Open on Thursday morning.

Golf - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

'I admire the bloody-mindedness about him' - McGinley on McIlroy's Irish Open absence

He added that ‘last week was as good as I’ve seen Rory play for a number of years – if not ever.’

Golf - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

'I think people have short memories': Lowry defends McIlroy's decision to miss Irish Open

Shane Lowry understands Rory McIlroy’s decision to focus on preparations for The Open Championship.

Brexit causing a headache for Open Championship organisers ahead of Portrush staging

‘Would I be wanting to do Portrush in the year that we would be potentially leaving the European Union without a deal? No’, said the R&A’s Martin Slumbers.

The Open returning to venue where McIlroy lifted Claret Jug

Royal Liverpool will host the event in 2022, it has been announced today.

Golf - Sunday 24 February, 2019

Brilliant back 9 not enough for McIlroy as DJ wins in Mexico

Brilliant back 9 not enough for McIlroy as DJ wins in Mexico

The Co. Down man finished on 16-under-par, five back from Johnson.

Thomas Barr gets pushed out of the way, Pochettino's rage and more Tweets of the week

Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past week.

I'm Kellie Harrington, Arsenal simply stopped making you feel and the week's best sportswriring

Plus, an interesting League of Ireland piece and ‘I had lost my identity, who am I without sport?’

Johnson holds four-shot lead over McIlroy as final round approaches at WGC-Mexico

McIlroy fired a three-under 68 for 201 at Club de Golf Chapultepec.

Golf - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Brilliant fightback from Maguire Down Under as Cavan star cards superb 68

The 24-year-old has upped the ante at her first European Tour event as a pro.

Dustin Johnson moves into the lead with McIlroy falling two shots back in Mexico

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy failed to capitalise on his scorching start.

Golf - Friday 22 February, 2019

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Rory McIlroy seizes one-shot lead at WGC-Mexico

He fired an eight-under 63 to take the first-round lead at the WGC-Mexico Championship.

Golf - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Maguire in the hunt after encouraging start on first European Tour event as a pro

The Cavan native is seven off the lead at the Australian Ladies Classic.

Rory McIlroy confirms he will miss 2019 Irish Open

The 29-year-old denied he was discrediting the event by not participating in it.

Golf - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Harrington's opposite number confirmed as Stricker named US Ryder Cup captain

The Wisconsin native will lead the charge at Whistling Straits in 2020.

Golf - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Steve Stricker set to be named US Ryder Cup captain - reports

The Wisconsin native is set to be Padraig Harrington’s opposite number at Whistling Straits.

Golf - Monday 18 February, 2019

Rory McIlroy falls short as Holmes edges out Thomas to win fifth PGA Tour event

‘It was really tough,’ McIlroy said after his round.

Golf - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Paul Dunne finishes third in Perth as New Zealander Fox claims European Tour title

Ryan Fox claimed his maiden title after beating Spain’s Adrian Otaegui on the final matchplay day in Perth.

McIlroy five shots behind Justin Thomas at Genesis Open as rain halts play in California

Thomas and Australia’s Scott shared the 36-hole lead on 11-under par as play was suspended.

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