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Golf - Friday 7 February, 2020

Irish duo Meadow and Maguire on the hunt in Oz as McDowell the pick of the bunch at Pebble Beach

The pair are both in the top 20 at the Vic Open as part of the LGPA tour.

Golf - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Ireland's Meadow three off the lead in Australia while Maguire also in contention

The pair are in action at the Vic Open as part of the LGPA tour.

Mickelson rules out the possibility of a 'sympathy spot' at the US Open

The 49-year-old wants to earn his place at the June tournament instead of accepting a special exemption.

Golf - Monday 3 February, 2020

Rory McIlroy set for return to world number one spot for first time since 2015

He will dethrone Brooks Koepka in a rare instance of not even needing to play this week.

Golf - Sunday 2 February, 2020

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

All the action from a different angle.

McDowell brilliantly defends lead to end European Tour title drought in Saudi Arabia

The 40-year-old hadn’t won on the European Tour since 2014, and will now likely rise into the world’s top 50.

Consequences of Cantona's kung-fu kick, Kobe Bryant's greatness and more of the week's best sportswriting

A selection of our favourite bits of sportswriting from around the world over the past seven days.

Golf - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Graeme McDowell takes the lead ahead of final day of Saudi International

He is one shot clear of his former Ryder Cup team-mate Victor Dubuisson.

Golf - Thursday 30 January, 2020

Graeme McDowell takes share of lead at Saudi International

He shares top spot with Gavin Green after day one in King Abdullah Economic City.

Golf - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Koepka the latest star name to be added to JP McManus Pro-Am in Adare

Eight of the world’s top 10 will be teeing off in Limerick later this year.

Golf - Monday 27 January, 2020

Australia's Marc Leishman wins at Torrey Pines as McIlroy and Rahm denied

Rory McIlroy could have regained the world number one ranking with a Farmers Insurance Open victory.

Golf - Sunday 26 January, 2020

Soderberg makes history by sprinting through 96-minute final round in Dubai In A Hurry This post contains videos

Soderberg makes history by sprinting through 96-minute final round in Dubai

The previous fastest round on the European Tour was one hour and 59 minutes by Belgium’s Thomas Pieters.

Rahm leads the way but McIlroy firmly in contention at Torrey Pines

Rory McIlroy sits in third place in the Farmers Insurance Open leaderboard heading into the final round.

Golf - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Palmer takes control with 62 as Tiger, McIlroy battle

The Holywood native struggled to make an impression at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Golf - Friday 24 January, 2020

Lowry five off the lead at halfway mark in Dubai as Harrington squeezes inside cut

Eddie Pepperell is on eight-under at the top of the leaderboard.

Tiger Woods opens with solid 69, Rory McIlroy shares third at Torrey Pines

Meanwhile, Sebastian Cappelen and Keegan Bradley are the joint leaders.

Golf - Thursday 23 January, 2020

Harrington three shots back after solid start in Dubai

America’s David Lipsky holds the early clubhouse lead at the Dubai Desert Classic.

Golf - Sunday 19 January, 2020

Lee Westwood wins Abu Dhabi Championship by two shots

Lee Westwood wins Abu Dhabi Championship by two shots

His compatriot Tommy Fleetwood came up agonisingly short of matching the course record.

Golf - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Westwood surges into Abu Dhabi lead as Lowry misses cut

Francesco Laporta surrendered his advantage at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship as Lee Westwood shot seven under to hit the front.

Golf - Friday 17 January, 2020

Get your crayons out and you can win Six Nations tickets in our colouring book competition

Get your crayons out and you can win Six Nations tickets in our colouring book competition

She Can! has proven a big hit since its release.

Bogey-bogey finish leaves Lowry in danger of missing Abu Dhabi cut

Defending champion is on level par for the tournament, nine shots off the pace.

Golf - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Opening 70 leaves Lowry six shots off the early pace in Abu Dhabi

Defending champion has five birdies in solid opening round.

Golf - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Abu Dhabi test gives Lowry first indication of his Ryder Cup hopes

The Clara native knows he must deliver in the desert to kickstart the new year and build on his Open success.

Golf - Monday 13 January, 2020

McDowell finishes strong but Australian star Smith triumphs at Sony Open

‘Me winning here, I hope that brings a little bit of joy to some people who are going through some tough times,’ said Smith.

Golf - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Lowry makes dazzling surge but can't quite catch Ormsby in Hong Kong

The 2019 Open champion shot a final-round 64 but fell short of the Aussie, who had set a blistering pace.

Golf - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Lowry left with work to do on final day in Hong Kong as he sits six shots off the lead

A third-round 68 has slightly hampered the Offaly man’s progress.

Golf - Friday 10 January, 2020

Lowry gets into gear at Hong Kong Open with second round 66

Lowry is four shots off the lead held by Wade Ormsby.

Golf - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Dunne believes he can join Ireland's list of major winners

Speaking exclusively to The42, Greystones golfer Paul Dunne says Shane Lowry’s Open success has inspired him to think big in 2020.

Lowry headline act as Hong Kong Open set to go ahead 6 weeks after postponement

Lowry headline act as Hong Kong Open set to go ahead 6 weeks after postponement

Pro-democracy protests have gripped the city in recent months.

Golf - Friday 3 January, 2020

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely were you paying attention to the sports headlines this week?

Golf - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Open thread: What are you most looking forward to in the 2020 sporting year?

There will be an Olympics, there might be a Euros, and loads more on either side of the summer.

Golf - Monday 30 December, 2019

Open thread: What was your favourite moment from the 2019 sporting year?

There were world-title belts, World Championship golds, and some of the greatest horseplay of all time…

Golf in 2019: Shane Lowry makes the breakthrough and Tiger roars back into spotlight

The Offaly man took the Claret Jug down the road from Portrush.

Golf - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Stick the kettle on and enjoy some of the best sportswriting of 2019

There has been superb work published across the year, in spite of the industry’s many challenges.

Golf - Monday 23 December, 2019

27 of our favourite sports books from 2019

Donald McRae’s In Sunshine or in Shadow and some of the other standouts from the past 12 months.

Golf - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Test your sports knowledge in The42's Big Fat Quiz of the Year

42 questions that you should have no bother answering if you’ve been paying attention in 2019.

Golf - Saturday 21 December, 2019

Golf - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Lowry to kickstart Ryder Cup bid by headlining protest-delayed Hong Kong Open

The event was postponed as the city struggled with months of sometimes violent pro-democracy protests.

Lowry's Open win voted year's best sporting moment while Taylor remains most admired star

The Dublin men’s footballers and the Irish women’s hockey team, meanwhile, share the mantle of Ireland’s team of the year.

Golf - Monday 16 December, 2019

'I couldn't have asked for a better year' - Tiger Woods completes road to redemption

“It’s been an amazing year… I’m speechless.’