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R&A’s Portmarnock alliance sends a dismal message | Ewan Murray

Next year’s Amateur Championship will take place at a club which retains a male-only membership policy and the R&A’s explanation does golf no favoursThe job description for chief executive of the R&A does not include a necessity to defend the i…

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Paige Spiranac on a mission to change the face of golf – one hater at a time

The former college golf star, catapulted to celebrity and notoriety by her 1.2m Instagram following, is fighting to change attitudes in the gamePaige Spiranac has plenty to say. It was not obvious at last week’s Dubai Desert Classic when promoters brok…

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Jason Day breaks Noren at sixth play-off hole to win Farmers Insurance Open

Former world No1 snaps 20-month drought at Torrey PinesDay says Australian Open blunder is driving his resurgenceJason Day has revealed blowing a stellar chance at winning the Australian Open was a motivation behind his drought-breaking victory at Torr…

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Tiger Woods finishes in top 30 in PGA comeback despite fan intervention

Former world No1 has been sidelined for lengthy spell after surgeriesFinishes Farmers Insurance Open three under par at Torrey PinesWoods misses putt after spectator yells out on 13th holeTiger Woods recorded his best finish in a full-field PGA Tour ev…

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Rory McIlroy blows two-shot lead as Li Haotong wins Dubai Desert Classic

• McIlroy makes bogey on 11th and 16th to let early lead slip• Li shoots tournament record 23-under-par to win titleWith eight holes of the Dubai Desert Classic to play, the storyline was set. Rory McIlroy, back at the scene of his first victory as a p…

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Rory McIlroy battles back to stand one off the Dubai Desert Classic lead

• Northern Irishman lets slip three-shot advantage• China’s Li Haotong in front despite complaints about slow playOn the day when debate raged over the supposed simplicity of this Dubai Desert Classic setup, Rory McIlroy spent nine holes delivering an …

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Tiger Woods makes cut in PGA Tour return after final hole birdie

American shoots 71 for one-under 143 at Torrey Pines North‘I was grinding my way around today,’ says former world No1 Tiger Woods birdied his final hole of the second round to make the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open.  Woods, making his official…

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Fog delay halts Rory McIlroy’s charge for third Dubai Desert Classic win

• McIlroy, at -10, must play seven holes of second round on Saturday• Miguel Ángel Jiménez hits a 68, while Jamie Donaldson leads on -13For a Friday spell, it looked as if only the weather might halt Rory McIlroy’s charge towards another Dubai Desert C…

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Rusty Tiger Woods shoots even-par 72 in PGA tour comeback

Woods battles rust but shoots even-par 72 in tour comebackEvent marks Woods’ second tour event since August 2015Tiger Woods marked his return to PGA Tour action after a 12-month absence with a level-par 72 at the Farmers Insurance Open.  Related: …

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Rory McIlroy credits pre-shot routine for form at Dubai Desert Classic

• Northern Irishman joint-second after carding 65 in first round• ‘I’m really happy with where my body is, where my game is’Rory McIlroy’s actions continue to speak louder than words. The Northern Irishman may publicly insist victory is not essential b…

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Tommy Fleetwood turning heads as England’s low-key sporting superstar | Ewan Murray

Not enough people are aware of the world No12’s brilliance, but he enters the Desert Classic feeling at ease among the very bestDuring an endearing tournament pause in Abu Dhabi last week, Dustin Johnson chuckled at Tommy Fleetwood’s expense. That Flee…

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‘Big question mark’ remains over Tiger Woods’ future, says Sergio García

• ‘Probably he doesn’t even know how his back is going to cope’• Woods to play first regular tour event since return at Torrey PinesSergio García, who has endured a turbulent relationship with Tiger Woods for years, has suggested people should think tw…

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Colin Montgomerie backs Europe’s rising stars to threaten US in Ryder Cup

• Former captain praises form of Rahm, García and Fleetwood• ‘Thomas Bjorn must be thrilled with the state of European golf’Endorsement of European Ryder Cup claims has arrived from one of the team’s most celebrated former members. Colin Montgomerie, w…

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Tommy Fleetwood defends Abu Dhabi title after holding off Rory McIlroy

• Fleetwood beats Ross Fisher by two shots and McIlroy by four• ‘Keeping hold of [the trophy] for another year is very nice,’ he saysNobody can accuse Tommy Fleetwood of doing things the easy way. Whereas 12 months ago the Southport man held off the ch…

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Rory McIlroy puts himself in prime position for victory on return

• 28-year-old one shot off lead in Abu Dhabi• ‘I felt really comfortable, really relaxed’Rory McIlroy need not have bothered expressing a belief of being “rejuvenated and refocused”. Demonstration of that has been delivered here, with McIlroy’s round-o…

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Rory McIlroy three off leader Thomas Pieters and ‘really happy’ in Abu Dhabi

• McIlroy yet to drop shot on return to action in Middle East• Belgium’s Pieters, on -12, leads tournament by oneRory McIlroy’s statement of intent, as delivered in his 36th hole of the Abu Dhabi Championship, proved worth the wait.Frustrated by missed…

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Rory McIlroy back in the swing in Abu Dhabi as Tommy Fleetwood sets pace

• Tommy Fleetwood one shot clear of Fabrizio Zanotti• McIlroy: ‘There were no mistakes, I played very solidly, very smart’As he was happy enough to admit, the company kept by Rory McIlroy for his first competitive round in 106 days was as significant a…

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Farewell Ronaldinho, bobsleigh thrills and Dustin Johnson’s miracle drive | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features a Robbie Fowler dink, a memorable ODI between Australia and England and all of Boca Juniors’ goals from 20171) Farewell Ronaldinho, you were a lot of fun. Here are all his goals for Barcelona, some tricks and flicks, f…

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Justin Rose hits back at ‘boring golf’ tag – ‘This is an exciting time’

World No 6 says the return of Tiger Woods plus diverse rivalry among the top players should make 2018 a great yearThe new golfing year presents an opportunity the sport hopes will offset recurring concern. Tiger Woods will not compete in the Abu Dhabi …

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Rory McIlroy returns hungry for victory and with an eye on the Masters

• McIlroy ready for Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship after lay-off• ‘It felt like a sabbatical’ he says after break to let rib injury healIf the clear mitigating circumstance of injury provides context, it is still worthy of note that 16 months have passed …