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Rory McIlroy fancies his chances at Masters after ending drought

• Victory at Players stopped run of disappointing final rounds• ‘I don’t play golf to answer… I play golf for myself’Should Rory McIlroy dance to the tune of golf, his inconsistency would be worthy of ridicule. Instead, a player victim of criticism f…

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McIlroy and Fleetwood put in Players shade by ‘great day’ for Jon Rahm

• McIlroy and Fleetwood trail Spaniard’s 15 under par by a shot• McIlroy: ‘I’m still right there going into tomorrow’Perhaps, given recent history, Rory McIlroy will take this position and the relative peace and quiet that comes with it. The Northern I…

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Tiger Woods bounces back from quadruple-bogey to finish under par

• Woods dunked two into water at iconic island-green 17th• Jim Furyk takes early clubhouse lead after 64 for nine-underTiger Woods could have well done without his little piece of Friday history . Until the second round of the Players Championship, he …

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Francesco Molinari continues success at Bay Hill as Rory McIlroy falters

• Italian overhauls Matt Fitzpatrick with final-round 64• Rory McIlroy: ‘It’s hard to shoot a score from 30 feet’Beware the lurking Italian: Francesco Molinari is making a rather useful habit of this. Glory at last summer’s Open Championship arrived fr…

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Rory McIlroy hoping theme park tradition sees him home in Orlando

• Northern Irishman visited Disney World after his second round• McIlroy trails Matt Fitzpatrick by a stroke going into final roundIt is hard to imagine the Tower of Terror being a precursor to glory, let alone influential in the very same. Rory McIlro…

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Tommy Fleetwood well set to mix and match his way to victory at Bay Hill

• Fleetwood leads Arnold Palmer Invitational on nine under par• 28-year-old has six different brands of golf club in his bagThe sense that Tommy Fleetwood is edging closer to a maiden victory in the United States is growing. Should that success arrive …

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Francesco Molinari lands an ace and gets his season off to a flyer at Bay Hill

• Open champion round in three-under-par 69, McDowell with 68• Cabrera-Bello sets early pace with a 65, Jason Day withdrawsIt should serve as a warning to the leading figures in golf that Francesco Molinari believes he is in better form than a year ago…

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Path ruling helps Dustin Johnson hold off McIlroy’s challenge in Mexico

• American received a free drop after wayward shot on the 5th• Johnson went on to win Mexico tournament by five shotsPerhaps the whiff of cordite is destined to fill the air for this entire golf season. Glory for Dustin Johnson at the WGC-Mexico, his s…

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Rory McIlroy shooting for a Mexico stand-off with Dustin Johnson

• McIlroy trails American by four shots entering WGC final round• Northern Irishman hoping Johnson repeats tendency to wobbleThis feels like the closing round golf has been waiting for. Although predicting the outcome of tournaments is a fool’s errand,…

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García, Kuchar and Holmes: three golfers out of touch with reality | Ewan Murray

Spaniard’s petulance, Kuchar’s thrifty touch and Holmes’s slow play sit uneasily with the public but Tiger Woods offers hopeThe World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship is an unlikely saviour for the sport. At the first staging of this tournament, …

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Matt Kuchar apologises to temporary caddie and agrees to pay $50,000

• David Ortiz helped Kuchar win £1.3m at Mayakoba Golf Classic• World No 22 previously defended decision to pay Ortiz $5,000Matt Kuchar has issued an apology and said he will pay a temporary caddie in full following his victory in the Mayakoba Golf Cla…

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European Tour’s chief executive remains bullish as headaches mount | Ewan Murray

Keith Pelley points to increased funds and opportunities after Rory McIlroy’s decision to focus on the United StatesIt seemed especially cruel that such a sharp blow to the morale of the European Tour was delivered in Dubai. It was at this venue two ye…

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Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson confirm high-stakes, winner-takes-all match

Mickelson: ‘Bet you think this is the easiest $9m you will make’Earlier in day, Woods said he thought he ‘was done’ in 2017Tiger Woods confirmed on Wednesday that he will meet face Phil Mickelson in a high-stakes exhibition match in Las Vegas over Than…

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Tiger Woods: To be part of Ryder Cup conversation is pretty cool – video

Tiger Woods removed any question about whether he would be worthy of a Ryder Cup captain’s pick with a runners-up finish in the US PGA. By winning at Bellerive, Brooks Koepka finished top of the standings ahead of Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Patrick…

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Brooks Koepka: Tiger Woods pushed me to step up my game at US PGA – video

Brooks Koepka fought off an inspired challenge from Tiger Woods to win the US PGA Championship on Sunday, giving the big-hitting American his second major title this season.Koepka withstood stifling pressure and sweltering heat as his four-under 66 was…

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Tiger Woods delighted to contend again after second place at US PGA

• 14-times major winner finishes behind Brooks Koepka• ‘I didn’t even know if I was going to play golf again’Tiger Woods reflected on “a hell of a process” to get to the position of being prominent in majors again, following a second-place finish at th…

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Tiger Woods in contention but Brooks Koepka leads US PGA after third round

• Koepka two shots ahead of Adam Scott on twelve under• Woods four shots off Koepka on eight underThere was a time when the prospect of being denied a 15th major championship win by a misbehaving putter would have felt like an unattainable dream for Ti…

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US PGA Championship 2018: day three – live!

Live updates on conclusion of second round followed by thirdOfficial live leaderboardYou can email Scott at scott.murray@guardian.co.ukDay two: Woodland leads home charge as storms halt play 2.06pm BST Maybe a Matsuyama birdie charge is on! He picks u…

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US PGA Championship 2018: second round – live!

Live updates from day two at BelleriveYou can email Scott here with your thoughtsDay one report: Woodland leads Fowler after Woods fightbackOfficial live leaderboard from Bellerive 8.12am BST Preambles are so Thursday. Let’s get straight down to busine…

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US PGA Championship 2018: first round – live!

Live updates from the first round of the year’s final majorYou can email Scott here with your thoughtsOfficial live leaderboardNot on Sky, BT or BBC: how to watch the US PGA 11.55am BST Welcome to Bellerive Country Club, St Louis, Missouri, where the w…