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Golf - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Rory McIlroy makes strong start at US Open in hunt for overdue major
# As It Stands
# As It Stands

Rory McIlroy makes strong start at US Open in hunt for overdue major

Updated Sep 17th 2020, 11:45 PM 10,912 Views 11 Comments

The Northern Irishman is bidding to claim a first title since the 2014 US PGA Championship.

Patrick Reed bounces in a hole in one at the US Open
# Winged Foot
# Winged Foot

Patrick Reed bounces in a hole in one at the US Open

Sep 17th 2020, 3:58 PM 7,716 Views 2 Comments

The American made the shot on the seventh hole — a 165-yard par-3 — of today’s opening round.

Golf - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Rory McIlroy out to end major drought – with help from the ‘Nappy Factor’
# US Open 2020
# US Open 2020

Rory McIlroy out to end major drought – with help from the ‘Nappy Factor’

Sep 16th 2020, 8:26 AM 5,354 Views 0 Comments

McIlroy’s wife Erica gave birth to the couple’s first child, Poppy Kennedy McIlroy, two weeks ago.

Golf - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Irish amateur James Sugrue drawn with Bubba and Westwood at US Open
# Getinthehole
# Getinthehole

Irish amateur James Sugrue drawn with Bubba and Westwood at US Open

Sep 15th 2020, 4:00 PM 5,946 Views 2 Comments

It’s a baptism of fire for the Mallow native.

Golf - Monday 14 September, 2020

Second player withdraws from US Open after coronavirus positive
# Ruled Out
# Ruled Out

Second player withdraws from US Open after coronavirus positive

Sep 14th 2020, 10:56 PM 8,991 Views 0 Comments

Sam Horsfield has joined Scottie Scheffler on the sidelines.

Maguire ties for 18th as Lee wins dramatic ANA Inspiration play-off
# Lee's Way
# Lee's Way

Maguire ties for 18th as Lee wins dramatic ANA Inspiration play-off

Sep 14th 2020, 8:28 AM 4,191 Views 0 Comments

Stephanie Meadow had a more difficult round.

Golf - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Superb 68 sees Maguire move up Major leaderboard
# ANA Inspiration
# ANA Inspiration

Superb 68 sees Maguire move up Major leaderboard

Sep 13th 2020, 12:05 AM 8,348 Views 4 Comments

Stephanie Meadow carded a one-over 73 to fall behind the Cavan woman.

Golf - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Lowry misses out with second-round 73 on PGA Tour while Power also fails to make cut
# Midway Point
# Midway Point

Lowry misses out with second-round 73 on PGA Tour while Power also fails to make cut

Updated Sep 12th 2020, 9:42 AM 4,504 Views 4 Comments

USA’s Sam Burns holds a two-shot lead heading into the third round.

Meadow on -3 while Maguire and Mehaffey make cut at women's Major in California
# ANA Inspiration
# ANA Inspiration

Meadow on -3 while Maguire and Mehaffey make cut at women's Major in California

Updated Sep 12th 2020, 8:35 AM 6,100 Views 0 Comments

The Jordanstown native is eight strokes off leader Nelly Korda of the USA.

Golf - Friday 11 September, 2020

John Daly reveals he has been diagnosed with bladder cancer
# Get Well Soon
# Get Well Soon

John Daly reveals he has been diagnosed with bladder cancer

Sep 11th 2020, 9:54 AM 8,521 Views 1 Comment

Daly won two majors including the 1995 Open at St Andrews and was a regular visitor to Irish courses.

Meadow two-under after opening round of Major event in California
# ANA Inspiration
# ANA Inspiration

Meadow two-under after opening round of Major event in California

Updated Sep 11th 2020, 7:39 AM 5,527 Views 1 Comment

Leona Maguire finished one-over and Olivia Mehaffey is five-over.

Golf - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Brilliant finish helps Lowry hit opening round 68 on PGA Tour and McDowell pulls out of Irish Open
# Golf
# Golf

Brilliant finish helps Lowry hit opening round 68 on PGA Tour and McDowell pulls out of Irish Open

Sep 10th 2020, 9:55 PM 7,444 Views 4 Comments

Lowry is competing in the Safeway Open on the PGA Tour this week while Seamus Power finished with a 75.

Golf - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

'We went to the clubhouse to eat and the guy shook his head and said 'they can't come up here''
# The Long Road
# The Long Road

'We went to the clubhouse to eat and the guy shook his head and said 'they can't come up here''

Sep 9th 2020, 2:29 PM 63,813 Views 18 Comments

Leona Maguire recalls the time when she started to discover problems with gender in golf.

Golf - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Shane Lowry confirms Irish Open bid at Galgorm
# Homecoming
# Homecoming

Shane Lowry confirms Irish Open bid at Galgorm

Sep 8th 2020, 5:40 PM 8,860 Views 1 Comment

“I wanted to do everything possible to get home,” Lowry said.

Dustin Johnson claims FedEx Cup with three-shot victory at Tour Championship
# Superstar Dj
# Superstar Dj

Dustin Johnson claims FedEx Cup with three-shot victory at Tour Championship

Sep 8th 2020, 7:50 AM 4,559 Views 0 Comments

The world number one collected £11.2million for winning his maiden FedEx Cup in Atlanta.

Golf - Monday 7 September, 2020

World number one Johnson seizes command at PGA Tour Championship
# Driving Seat
# Driving Seat

World number one Johnson seizes command at PGA Tour Championship

Sep 7th 2020, 8:07 AM 6,432 Views 1 Comment

Johnson fired a six-under par 64 and seized a five-stroke lead after Sunday’s third round.

Golf - Sunday 6 September, 2020

McIlroy five off the lead after hitting the water on 18
# Up And Down
# Up And Down

McIlroy five off the lead after hitting the water on 18

Sep 6th 2020, 9:42 AM 5,868 Views 8 Comments

Dustin Johnson leads the way in Atlanta.

Golf - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Im makes charge, Johnson leads and McIlroy fires 71 at PGA Tour Championship
# Close Contest
# Close Contest

Im makes charge, Johnson leads and McIlroy fires 71 at PGA Tour Championship

Sep 5th 2020, 11:54 PM 5,306 Views 0 Comments

Top-ranked Dustin Johnson clings to a one-stroke lead after Saturday’s second round

'I know it's 30 years too late but I was just like, 'I can't have it that this is what a seven-year-old thinks'
# Girls Play Too
# Girls Play Too

'I know it's 30 years too late but I was just like, 'I can't have it that this is what a seven-year-old thinks'

Sep 5th 2020, 12:00 PM 58,381 Views 7 Comments

Jacqui Hurley’s book ‘Girls Play Too: Inspiring Stories of Irish Sportswomen’ has been a huge hit.

Golf - Friday 4 September, 2020

New father Rory McIlroy boosts Tour Championship hopes with brilliant opening 64
# As It Stands
# As It Stands

New father Rory McIlroy boosts Tour Championship hopes with brilliant opening 64

Sep 4th 2020, 11:59 PM 7,433 Views 6 Comments

The Holywood native started the week seven shots off the lead under the controversial handicap system adopted last year.

Golf - Thursday 3 September, 2020

McIlroy to play this weekend's Tour Championship following the birth of his daughter
# New Arrival
# New Arrival

McIlroy to play this weekend's Tour Championship following the birth of his daughter

Sep 3rd 2020, 6:08 PM 11,724 Views 3 Comments

The 31-year-old has revealed on social media that his wife Erica gave birth on Monday.

Golf - Monday 31 August, 2020

Rahm sinks sensational putt to win BMW Championship after epic battle with Johnson
# Golf
# Golf

Rahm sinks sensational putt to win BMW Championship after epic battle with Johnson

Aug 31st 2020, 12:36 AM 10,001 Views 7 Comments

Johnson had snaked in a 43-foot birdie at the same hole to force the playoff.

Golf - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Meadow slips further back while Maguire squeezes inside cut in Arkansas
# Mixed Day
# Mixed Day

Meadow slips further back while Maguire squeezes inside cut in Arkansas

Aug 30th 2020, 12:57 PM 3,738 Views 0 Comments

Anna Nordqvist has stretched her lead to three strokes.

McIlroy three shots behind in Chicago but ready to leave tournament if wife goes into labour
# Baby On The Way
# Baby On The Way

McIlroy three shots behind in Chicago but ready to leave tournament if wife goes into labour

Aug 30th 2020, 9:09 AM 8,657 Views 5 Comments

Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama currently lead the BMW Championship heading into the final day.

The former Cork hurler battling on with a rare illness and more of the week's best sportswriting
# Good Reads
# Good Reads

The former Cork hurler battling on with a rare illness and more of the week's best sportswriting

Aug 30th 2020, 8:30 AM 21,755 Views 3 Comments

Stick on the kettle and settle in to some of our favourite pieces from the last seven days.

Golf - Saturday 29 August, 2020

Meadow one shot off lead after first round in Arkansas while Maguire on even par
# Day 1
# Day 1

Meadow one shot off lead after first round in Arkansas while Maguire on even par

Aug 29th 2020, 9:30 AM 4,080 Views 0 Comments

Two-time major champion Anna Nordqvist is in a tie at the front along with Jackie Stoelting and Esther Lee.

Golf - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Ireland's Brendan Lawlor makes history with European Tour debut
# The Belfry
# The Belfry

Ireland's Brendan Lawlor makes history with European Tour debut

Aug 27th 2020, 5:18 PM 37,379 Views 10 Comments

The Louth native, one of the top disabled golfers in the world, played the first round of the UK Championship today.

Tiger and Thomas to face McIlroy and Rose in charity duel
# Future Plans
# Future Plans

Tiger and Thomas to face McIlroy and Rose in charity duel

Aug 27th 2020, 9:19 AM 3,999 Views 2 Comments

The made-for-television Payne’s Valley Cup will be staged on 22 September.

Golf - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

eir Sport announces decision to remove sports channels from Virgin Media
# Drama
# Drama

eir Sport announces decision to remove sports channels from Virgin Media

Aug 25th 2020, 9:08 PM 63,078 Views 51 Comments

Virgin Media said they are ‘very disappointed with eir’s decision.’

Golf - Monday 24 August, 2020

Johnson powers to World No. 1 with Northern Trust triumph
# Superstar Dj
# Superstar Dj

Johnson powers to World No. 1 with Northern Trust triumph

Aug 24th 2020, 9:00 AM 6,095 Views 1 Comment

His margin of victory was the largest on tour since 2006.

TV Wrap - Sport and politics mix as PSG follow Golfgate onto centre-stage
# On The Box
# On The Box

TV Wrap - Sport and politics mix as PSG follow Golfgate onto centre-stage

Aug 24th 2020, 7:00 AM 24,442 Views 5 Comments

Unlike BT Sport, Virgin and RTÉ didn’t shirk the big questions involving Qatar and PSG, at the end of a week which showed Official Ireland’s true attitude to sport.

Golf - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Johnson opens up 5-stroke lead with 40-foot eagle putt at the 18th in Boston
# Northern Trust
# Northern Trust

Johnson opens up 5-stroke lead with 40-foot eagle putt at the 18th in Boston

Aug 23rd 2020, 4:24 AM 3,838 Views 0 Comments

The American holds the largest 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour this season going into the final round.

Golf - Friday 21 August, 2020

McIlroy battles to make the cut as DJ blazes into two-shot lead
# FedEx Cup
# FedEx Cup

McIlroy battles to make the cut as DJ blazes into two-shot lead

Aug 21st 2020, 11:02 PM 6,123 Views 2 Comments

Dustin Johnson moves to the top of the leaderboard with a super 60.

Meadow through to weekend at Women's Open as Maguire and Mehaffey miss cut
# Round 2
# Round 2

Meadow through to weekend at Women's Open as Maguire and Mehaffey miss cut

Aug 21st 2020, 10:56 PM 3,881 Views 0 Comments

Sweden’s Daniela Holmqvist leads at the halfway point in Royal Troon.

59 Watch! Scottie Scheffler goes low at Northern Trust to join elite club
# FedEx Cup
# FedEx Cup

59 Watch! Scottie Scheffler goes low at Northern Trust to join elite club

Aug 21st 2020, 7:45 PM 5,302 Views 4 Comments

The 24-year-old from Texas carded 12 birdies and no bogeys in the Northern Trust.

Golf - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Tiger starts with 68 at PGA Northern Trust playoff opener and McIlroy a shot further back
# First Round
# First Round

Tiger starts with 68 at PGA Northern Trust playoff opener and McIlroy a shot further back

Aug 20th 2020, 8:40 PM 5,156 Views 4 Comments

Woods seeks an 83rd career US PGA title to break the all-time record he shares with Sam Snead.

Maguire and Mehaffy battle the conditions at Women's Open
# Blowing In The Wind
# Blowing In The Wind

Maguire and Mehaffy battle the conditions at Women's Open

Aug 20th 2020, 3:13 PM 5,108 Views 0 Comments

Winds were gusting over 60km per hour as the Open teed off in Troon.

Golf - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

'Sporting organisations shouldn’t have to take the fall for government failures' -  Sinn Féin
# Unimpressed
# Unimpressed

'Sporting organisations shouldn’t have to take the fall for government failures' - Sinn Féin

Aug 19th 2020, 7:18 PM 7,691 Views 21 Comments

Meanwhile, the Football Association of Ireland have confirmed they are in discussions around the latest Covid-19 guidelines.

Golf - Sunday 16 August, 2020

Jim Herman captures third career US PGA title, Shane Lowry finishes nine shots behind
# Mixed Fortunes
# Mixed Fortunes

Jim Herman captures third career US PGA title, Shane Lowry finishes nine shots behind

Aug 16th 2020, 11:59 PM 6,687 Views 3 Comments

Irish golfer Seamus Power also had a creditable final day, with a 66 leaving him on 10 under.

Golf - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Lowry left behind as Kim races into two-shot lead at the Wyndham
# Wyndham Championship
# Wyndham Championship

Lowry left behind as Kim races into two-shot lead at the Wyndham

Aug 15th 2020, 7:48 PM 6,500 Views 0 Comments

Kim’s 62 included a hole-in-one at the third hole.