22nd March 2023
# Off the Mark
McIlroy has 'one eye on Augusta' after winning WGC Match Play Championship opener
Séamus Power and Shane Lowry both lost their opening matches at Austin Country Club.
# preference
Rory McIlroy backs ‘unpopular’ shorter ball proposal with majors on his mind
The Holywood man said he could choose to play it in PGA Tour tournaments even if not adopted on the US circuit.
This week
19th March 2023 - 23rd March 2023
# PGA Tour
McIlroy, Lowry and Power discover groups for World Match Play in Texas
The action begins tomorrow.
Impressive Harrington hits final round of 66 to finish three shots off victory
Ernie Ells finished with a one-shot win at the Hoag Classic.
# Take a Bow
Unheralded American Moore wins shootout for PGA Valspar title
The 29-year-old American fired a four-under-par 67 — the only round in the 60s among the final 11 pairs on the course.
Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# Tee to green
Lowry, McIlroy and Power have issues to solve as the Masters hovers into view
Only Lowry made the cut at the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.
Tipperary's hat-trick hero and Cork's comeback: Allianz Hurling League talking points
A big weekend of hurling action unfolded.
# Golf
Dominant Scheffler wins Players at Sawgrass, Lowry finishes with round of two-under
Scottie Scheffler continues to be in a commanding position.
# Sawgrass
Scheffler grabs the lead in low-scoring third round at Players Championship
Tom Hoge hit a new course record as conditions defanged TPC Sawgrass.
This month
March 2023
# Battling Back
Gutsy Lowry makes cut at Players Championship but McIlroy goes home
Seamus Power also missed the cut as the second round was belatedly finished today.
# as it stands
Rory McIlroy in danger of missing cut at storm-hit Players Championship
He dropped two more shots in his opening 10 holes of the second round.
Five great storylines to look forward to at Cheltenham next week
The Cheltenham Festival takes place from 14-17 March.
# Round 2
Lowry and Power set to miss cut as Rahm withdraws from Players Championship
Lowry looks set to miss the cut by one shot.
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# disappointing
McIlroy and Lowry struggle in opening round of Players Championship
McIlroy’s hopes of returning to world number one took a hit in the first round.
# irish pride
Pádraig Harrington to be inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame
‘This is a deep-down satisfaction, and I’m very proud to be included,’ the Dubliner said.
# Changes
Rory McIlroy says emergence of LIV Golf has dragged PGA Tour into 21st century
New schedule next year will see eight designated events which will have fields between 70 to 80 players and no cuts.
Tyrone come good and Mayo's big step: Allianz Football League talking points
We review the main talking points from round five of the Allianz Football League, including Mayo’s big step towards the Division 1 final and Tyrone finding form to defeat Kerry.
# Frustration
Rory McIlroy falls agonisingly short at Arnold Palmer Invitational
Kurt Kitayama kept his cool in a nerve-shredding final round to clinch the first PGA Tour victory of his much-traveled career.
South Korea's Ko defends title in Singapore as Maguire finishes in tie for 20th
Ko became the first player to successfully defend her HSBC Women’s World Championship title.
# Golf
McIlroy makes strong charge at Bay Hill, mixed fortunes for Harrington and Lowry
McIlroy is three shots off leader Kurt Kitayama.
# as it stands
Maguire 8 shots off the lead as Ko takes charge in Singapore
World number two Nelly Korda of the United States trailed the defending champion by two shots.
# Arnold Palmer Invitational
Kitayama surges clear at Bay Hill, McIlroy and Lowry seven back as Rahm blown off course
Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry are both on two-under overall in Orlando.
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# when it rains...
Rain delay halts Leona Maguire's charge in Singapore
Maguire enjoyed an explosive first eight holes before play was halted.
# Arnold Palmer Invitational
Lowry and Power seven off the lead after opening round in Orlando
Rory McIlroy and Padraig Harrington are a further shot back at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
# Golf
Leona Maguire six shots off lead after World Championship first round in Singapore
Elizabeth Szokol is the surprise leader.
# change is coming
'I love it' - McIlroy hails PGA Tour's new-look plan
The move follows discussions between the tour and top players such as McIlroy and Tiger Woods.
Last month
February 2023
# PGA Tour
Shane Lowry finishes in tie for fifth at Honda Classic
Chris Kirk edged Eric Cole in a playoff for an emotional victory.
'It's a very sad week for our family' - Lowry playing in uncle's honour after sudden death
The Offaly native says he considered going home early from the Honda Classic in Florida following the news.
# final round
American Vu snatches victory in Thailand while Maguire finishes with impressive 65
The Cavan native finished in a tie for sixth after hitting seven birdies in her final round.
# Making a move
Shane Lowry moves into contention at Honda Classic with impressive third round
Offaly man shoots 65 to sit four strokes off the lead.
# tough run
String of bogeys on back nine ruin Leona Maguire's chances in Thailand
The Cavan native didn’t a drop a shot until a disastrous run from the 11th saw her fall out of contention.
Roscommon rise and Salthill hurling showdown: Allianz League talking points
Another busy weekend of action ahead.
# in the hunt
Shane Lowry shows grit to keeps Honda Classic hopes alive
Offaly native is six shots off the lead, while Pádraig Harrington is further back after four birdies and a pair of bogeys.
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# bogey-free
Leona Maguire well poised behind shock leader at halfway stage of Honda LPGA Thailand
The world no.11 is three shots off the lead held by home favourite Natthakritta Vongtaveelap at the €1.6m event.
# Round 1
American duo share Honda Classic lead while Lowry sits three shots back
Pádraig Harrington is also in action at the event in Palm Beach Gardens.
# Undecided
Lowry unsure if LIV players 'should or shouldn't' be eligible for Ryder Cup team
The Offaly native takes a diplomatic approach to the matter.
# Leader
Suzann Pettersen to captain Europe at next two Solheim Cup events
The upcoming encounters are being held just a year apart.
# Campaign
LIV Golf completes lineup ahead of new season opener
The 14-event calendar has 13 major winners and four former world number ones, with latest recruit Thomas Pieters a former Ryder Cup star.
# Golf
Harrington finishes tied second in Florida as Langer wins Chubb Classic
A final round of seven-under 65 for Harrington at the Chubb Classic.
# Mixed Fortunes
Rahm wins Genesis Invitational to return to World Number 1, Woods cites progress
Meanwhile, Shane Lowry and Seamus Power were the most impressive Irish performers.
# Round 3
Rahm takes 3-shot advantage, Power leads Irish contingent
Rahm can return to the number one ranking with a victory as he chases a third US PGA Tour title of 2023.