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Golf - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Woods in contention after electric start while mixed opening round frustrates McIlroy

The Northern Ireland man is four shots off the lead at Augusta.

Disastrous start for Lowry after bogey-laden first round at the Masters

The Offaly man sank seven bogeys in all on the opening day at Augusta.

We go again: Rory McIlroy chases golf history at 'outlier' Augusta National

‘This is my 11th year here,’ he said ahead of tee-off at the 2019 Masters. ‘If I haven’t figured it out by now, there’s something wrong.’

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Poll: Who do you think will win the 2019 Masters at Augusta?

The action starts today in the opening Major of the season.

Golf - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Shane Lowry hits early hole-in-one in the Par 3 contest at the Masters Ace

Shane Lowry hits early hole-in-one in the Par 3 contest at the Masters

The Offaly native is competing in the Masters for the fourth time.

Spieth coming in under the radar but confident of Masters push after fixing issues from the tee

While the three-time major champion may be confident entering play Thursday, he’s been up and down in recent tournaments.

Golf - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

No Masters complacency from Open champion Molinari

The Italian is adamant he will not let his recent success contribute to a complacent performance in Augusta.

Patrick Reed's Champions Dinner menu has something for everyone, and a corn crème brûlée

The Wedge Salad was surely included in the interests of banter alone.

Rory McIlroy paired with Ricky Fowler and Cameron Smith for opening Masters rounds

The 29-year-old four-time major winner is seeking to complete a career Grand Slam at Augusta.

Can Patrick Reed join an exclusive club when he begins the defence of his Green Jacket this week?

The American has not won a tournament since last year’s victory in Augusta.

Golf - Monday 8 April, 2019

'Tiger probably isn't as helpful I would say as Freddie' - Woods short on advice for Thomas

Justin Thomas received little in the way of guidance from the 14-time major winner as they each prepare for Augusta.

McDowell finishes tied-7th in Texas as Conners plays his way into the Masters

Corey Conners’ maiden PGA Tour win earns him the final spot at Augusta National.

Rookie of the Year Ko makes a splash to win first women's Major of the year

Ko, 23, wins the ANA Inspiration by three strokes in California.

Leona Maguire seals career-first pro victory in dramatic playoff

The Cavan native held her nerve in California.

Golf - Sunday 7 April, 2019

28-year-old Malaysian pro golfer Arie Irawan found dead in hotel room

He had been competing in China’s Sanya Championship, and the tournament has been cancelled as a mark of respect.

Golf - Saturday 6 April, 2019

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Jennifer Kupcho creates history at Augusta after claiming National Women's Amateur

The amateur tournament was the first women’s trophy ever contested at Augusta National.

Hole-in-one leaves Kim in clear at Texas Open, Graeme McDowell in the hunt

The 23-year-old from Seoul delivered another dazzling outing at TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Oaks Course to pull clear of a crowded field.

Golf - Friday 5 April, 2019

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Down's Olivia Mehaffey makes history as she qualifies for final round at Augusta

Tied for 11th, the 21-year-old will now compete at the home of the Masters.

Rory McIlroy chases Career Slam at Masters while Tiger lurks

The Holywood native is the favourite to win next week’s event.

Golf - Thursday 4 April, 2019

'There was no way I was going to miss the final. It wouldn't feel right'

Laois S&C coach Robbie Cannon skipped this weekend’s West of Ireland Championship as the county chase a Division 3 title.

'This is the best golf I’ve ever seen Rory play. There’s no doubt he's had the best form of anybody this year'

Paul McGinley says the four-time major winner has the code to crack The Masters puzzle next week in Augusta.

Golf - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Extra tickets to go on sale for the 2019 Open Championship at Royal Portrush

The tournament had sold out last year.

'We're all good': Garcia and Kuchar clear the air after misunderstanding

The pair issued a joint statement on social media after their Matchplay incident caused plenty of debate.

Golf - Monday 1 April, 2019

Wait for first pro win continues as Maguire finishes two shots behind in California

The Cavan golfer slipped up on the final day at the IOA Championship.

48th-seeded Kevin Kisner beats Kuchar to win WGC Match Play title

Kisner becomes the lowest-seeded winner since Geoff Ogilvy in 2006

Graeme McDowell holds on in Dominican Republic for first PGA Tour win since 2015

McDowell moves up from 257th to 133rd in golf’s world rankings.

Golf - Sunday 31 March, 2019

Francesco Molinari bows out of WGC Match Play as Kisner and Kuchar book final spots

The two semi-finals at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play both went to the 18th, with Kevin Kisner and Matt Kuchar eventually progressing.

Ulster duo Maguire and McDowell lead in California and Dominican Republic

Leona Maguire and Graeme McDowell both front their respective fields going into their final rounds.

Woods falls to Danish outsider in 'stinging' WGC Match Play loss after knocking McIlroy out

Tiger was left hurting after a surprise defeat to Lucas Bjerregaard in Austin.

Golf - Saturday 30 March, 2019

Tiger Woods gets the better of Rory McIlroy in dramatic WGC Match Play showdown

McIlroy exited the WGC Match Play Championship in his first ever match-play battle with boyhood idol Woods.

Golf - Friday 29 March, 2019

Tiger Woods rallies in Texas to set up mouthwatering clash with Rory McIlroy

The pair will face each other tomorrow in the round of 16 at the WGC-Match Play Championship.

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Woods makes miraculous saving shot but slips to defeat in Texas

Meanwhile, Bubba Watson and former world number one Jason Day were eliminated from the WGC-Match Play Championship.

Wicklow's Paul Dunne co-leads in Dominican Republic after flying start

The 26-year-old opened with a six-under 66 and sits shared top of the leaderboard.

Golf - Thursday 28 March, 2019

'When I sense a little bit of blood I'm taking my opportunities': McIlroy makes it two wins from two in Texas

The 29-year-old is enjoying some impressive form ahead of the 2019 Masters in Augusta next month.

McIlroy and Woods make winning starts at WGC Match Play while Lowry loses out

Dustin Johnson also grabbed a win in the first stage of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship.

Golf - Sunday 24 March, 2019

Hend wins third European Tour title with Maybank play-off win against Elvira

Australia’s Scott Hend won the Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur Sunday.

Golf - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Mixed round for Harrington in Malaysia while Spaniard Elvira holds narrow lead

The Ryder Cup captain hit six birdies and five bogeys in the third round at the Maybank Championship.

Ireland's Power misses cut in Florida while McDowell manages to squeeze through

The Waterford man misses out on the weekend at the Valspar Championship while Austin Cook and Paul Casey share the lead.