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  • 7 days, 11 hours ago

    McIlroy to get details of McDowell's shareholding in management company

    Rory McIlroy is to receive details of fellow golfer Graeme McDowell's shareholding in Horizon Sports Management as part of a lawsuit against his former agents.

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  • Rory McIlroy in Akron. Picture: AP Photo/Mark Duncan
    3 hours, 39 minutes ago

    Steady return for McIlroy

    Newly-crowned Open champion Rory McIlroy had to settle for an opening 69 on his return to action in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron today.

  • Tiger Woods
    1 day, 17 hours, 18 minutes ago

    Tiger still hungry for Major glory

    The last time Valhalla staged the US PGA Championship in 2000, the 18th green witnessed the passing of the torch between the two greatest players of their generations.

  • 3 days, 13 hours, 18 minutes ago

    McGinley withdraws from USPGA

    European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has withdrawn from the USPGA Championship due to a shoulder injury.

  • 9 days, 10 hours, 31 minutes ago

    McIlroy: Claret jug needs a clean after nightclub party

    Open champion Rory McIlroy was unable to show off his prized Claret Jug to the North’s political leaders today, admitting it needed a good clean after a big night out celebrating.

  • 10 days, 10 hours, 2 minutes ago

    McDowell: Rory won't dominate like Tiger did

    Graeme McDowell was full of admiration for Rory McIlroy’s Open victory on Sunday, but does not believe his fellow Northern Irishman can go on to dominate the game.

  • 10 days, 12 hours, 24 minutes ago

    McIlroy would win eight majors, home coach claims

    Rory McIlroy’s home club coach has lauded him as a once in a generation player and predicted he could go on to win eight majors.

  • 10 days, 14 hours, 16 minutes ago

    McIlroy in autograph storm

    Rory McIlroy is celebrating his first Open win this morning but instead of talking about that everyone is talking about his refusal to give an autograph to a young fan.

  • 10 days, 16 hours, 27 minutes ago

    McIlroy up to second in rankings

    Rory McIlroy’s victory in the Open Championship has taken him from eighth to second in the latest world rankings.

  • 10 days, 18 hours, 8 minutes ago

    Rory: I’ve really found my passion again for golf

    Rory McIlroy celebrated his Open triumph by drinking red wine out of the Claret Jug, but was also quick to target more major success following his hard-fought win at Royal Liverpool.

  • 11 days, 6 hours, 10 minutes ago

    McIlroy claims Open glory

    Rory McIlroy held off a spirited challenge from Ryder Cup team-mate Sergio Garcia to claim his third major title on a thrilling final day of the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool today.

  • 11 days, 6 hours, 27 minutes ago

    Lowry optimistic of future glory after brilliant final round

    Ireland’s Shane Lowry believes he has the ability to win the Open Championship in the future.

  • 12 days, 5 hours, 53 minutes ago

    McIlroy's dad - and pals - set to win £200k if Rory wins tomorrow

    Rory McIlroy can win £975,000 with victory in the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool on Sunday, but his father would also have another reason to celebrate.

  • 12 days, 7 hours, 13 minutes ago

    McIlroy feeling fine at the front

    Two eagles in his last three holes leaves Rory McIlroy on the brink of a third career major after the Irishman took a firm grip on the 143rd Open Championship heading into Sunday's final round at Hoylake.

  • 12 days, 8 hours, 20 minutes ago

    Eagle-eyed Rory tightens grip on Open

    The predicted thunderstorms failed to materialise, but Rory McIlroy provided the fireworks to take a stranglehold on the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.

  • Rory McIlroy chips out of a bunker on the 10th. Picture: David Davies/PA
    12 days, 11 hours, 9 minutes ago

    No easy route to glory for Rory

    The predicted thunderstorms had yet to materialise, but Rory McIlroy was still not being given an easy ride in the third round of the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.

  • Sergio Garcia tees off on the first this morning. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA
    12 days, 13 hours, 40 minutes ago

    Weather doesn't dampen mood at Open

    Heavy rain did not deter spectators from turning out in force to watch an historic third day of the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.

  • Darren Clarke tees off the 10th at Hoylake this morning. Picture: David Davies/PA
    12 days, 15 hours, 13 minutes ago

    McIlroy aiming to cement title bid

    History was being made this morning with the Open Championship having its first two-tee start and Rory McIlroy looking to cement his bid to secure the third leg of a career grand slam.

  • 13 days, 4 hours, 34 minutes ago

    McIlroy overcomes Friday curse

    Rory McIlroy exorcised his Friday demons in style as Tiger Woods almost paid the ultimate price for abandoning the tactics which previously brought him victory at Royal Liverpool in the second round of the 143rd Open Championship.

  • 13 days, 5 hours, 53 minutes ago

    McIlroy four shots in the lead at Open

    Rory McIlroy is pulling further clear of the field at the Open.

  • 13 days, 6 hours, 45 minutes ago

    Hoey out of the Open

    Northern Ireland’s Michael Hoey was forced to pull out of the 143rd Open Championship after just seven holes of his second round today.

  • 13 days, 12 hours, 17 minutes ago

    Lowry feeling comfortable at Royal Liverpool

    Shane Lowry's name may have been high up on The Open Championship leaderboard after an excellent opening 68, but the Irishman was not taking anything for granted as he returned to Royal Liverpool for today's second round.

  • 13 days, 13 hours, 8 minutes ago

    Kaymer celebrates German win

    Golfer’s shirt references World Cup victories.

  • 13 days, 17 hours, 13 minutes ago

    McIlroy hoping to avoid second-round syndrome

    Open Championship leader Rory McIlroy will take to the Royal Liverpool links later looking to avoid the dreaded second-round syndrome which has dogged him all year.

  • Shane Lowry at Royal Liverpool. Picture: PA
    14 days, 3 hours, 35 minutes ago

    Lowry attack pays dividends

    An aggressive approach paid off for Ireland’s Shane Lowry in the first round of the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.

  • Rory McIlroy tees off on the fifth today. Picture: PA
    14 days, 3 hours, 56 minutes ago

    McIlroy leads as Tiger stalks

    The Open Championship enjoyed a case of deja vu today with glorious weather at Royal Liverpool and a certain Tiger Woods high on the leaderboard in the opening round.

  • Luke Donald & Sergio Garcia at Hoylake
    14 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes ago

    Garcia pleased with opening round

    Sergio Garcia declared himself in his best shape at an Open Championship for years after starting with a four-under-par 68 at Royal Liverpool.

  • 14 days, 10 hours, 16 minutes ago

    Rory leads as Tiger takes advantage of perfect Open conditions

    Low scoring dominated the first day of the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool – with Rory McIlroy and a rusty Tiger Woods getting in on the act.

  • 14 days, 12 hours, 23 minutes ago

    Karlsson sets an early lead

    Sweden’s Robert Karlsson set the early clubhouse lead on the first day of the 143rd Open Championship but with perfect scoring conditions at Royal Liverpool he was unlikely to hold it for long.

  • 14 days, 16 hours, 15 minutes ago

    Perfect conditions for early risers at the Open

    England’s David Howell and Italian Edoardo Molinari made the most of perfect scoring conditions at Royal Liverpool to take the early lead in the 143rd Open Championship.

  • 15 days, 6 hours, 24 minutes ago

    Stenson eyes first major title

    The eyes of the golfing world, not to mention a dedicated TV channel, will be on Tiger Woods in the opening round of the 143rd Open Championship on Thursday.

  • 16 days, 12 hours, 38 minutes ago

    McIlroy 'happy' in spite of recent troubles

    Two-time major winner Rory McIlroy insists he is happy with life and is not letting anything deflect his focus away from golf as he bids to win his first Open Championship.

  • 16 days, 14 hours, 41 minutes ago

    Early riser Tiger eager to start Open practice round

    Tiger Woods was back in his old routine this morning as he continued his preparations for the 143rd Open Championship at Hoylake.

  • 16 days, 17 hours, 59 minutes ago

    Harrington: I'm a little bit too intense

    Former Open champion Padraig Harrington admits he needs to loosen up as he looks to rediscover his winning touch at Hoylake this week.

  • 17 days, 11 hours, 59 minutes ago

    Early Open starts for Woods, Harrington and McIlroy

    Tiger Woods will not have to wait too long to make his competitive return to Hoylake in the 143rd Open Championship, which gets under way on Thursday.

  • 18 days, 10 hours, 53 minutes ago

    McIlroy urged to try Castle Stuart for himself

    Rory McIlroy has been urged to try Castle Stuart for himself after it was confirmed the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open will return there in 2016.

  • 19 days, 9 hours, 58 minutes ago

    Laird on the march in Scotland as McIlroy recovers

    Scotland’s Martin Laird charged into contention for the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen on Saturday.

  • Picture: Kenny Smith/PA
    20 days, 5 hours, 1 minute ago

    Mclroy targets weekend recovery at Aberdeen

    Rory McIlroy admitted he was shell-shocked after another frightful Friday saw him tumble down the leaderboard in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

  • 21 days, 15 hours, 9 minutes ago

    Poulter ready to get 'beaten up' in Scotland

    The Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open got under way at Royal Aberdeen on Thursday, with several of the world’s top players anticipating a tougher test than at next week’s Open at Hoylake.

  • 24 days, 18 hours, 39 minutes ago

    McDowell grateful for 'timely' win

    Graeme McDowell, who led after the first round when the Open was last held at Hoylake in 2006, will return there buoyed by his first ever successful title defence following a dramatic final day in Paris.

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