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End-of-season review: from McIlroy’s agony to Xiyu Lin’s shot along a bridge | Scott Murray

A review of the golfing year features McIlroy’s disastrous start at Portrush and Hinako Shibuno’s fairytale win at the British OpenAs the freshly plundered FedEx truck disappears down the lane, not so much as a bronze centime left rattling around the b…

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Lightning strikes Tour Championship and leaves six spectators in hospital

• Panic spreads across East Lake golf course after play suspended• Thomas leads McIlroy and Koepka by one shotSix spectators were taken to hospital in Atlanta after lightning struck East Lake Golf Club, shortly after play had been suspended in the thir…

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Brooks Koepka streaks into share of lead at Tour Championship

• Koepka shares lead with Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffele• Four-times major winner posed naked for ESPN photoshootIt is the naked truth that Brooks Koepka has been the dominant figure in golf for two seasons now. The 29-year-old has taken his scena…

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Justin Thomas faces ‘weird’ test of leading from front at FedEx Cup

• American begins on 10-under in tournament’s new format• Rory McIlroy in contention but has mixed views on set-upIt is quite the feat for a $15m first prize, hiked by $5m from previous years, not to be the main topic of discussion at the Tour Champion…

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Adam Scott wins Presidents Cup spot, Jason Day misses out

Australians Adam Scott, Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith selectedDay likely to pick up a wildcard spot in early NovemberThree Australian golfers have secured International team spots for December’s Presidents Cup contest in Melbourne but former world No…

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Hurry up and make an example of Bryson DeChambeau over slow play

If the focus on the world No 8 results in improvement on slow play then the criticism of the player will have been justifiedA hilarious scene played out on the penultimate day of this year’s Latin America Amateur Championship. While irked – and worried…

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Brooks Koepka sees off Rory McIlroy to win his first WGC title by three shots

• Koepka finishes 16-under, Webb Simpson second on 13-under• Koepka is world No 1 and leads FedEx Cup rankingsA potential blockbuster bout between Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy turned instead into a technical knockout as the American clinched an empha…

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‘The Clara Jug’: Shane Lowry’s homecoming – in pictures

After his victory in the Open on Sunday and celebrations in Dublin, Shane Lowry headed back to his hometown of Clara in Co Offaly, where he was given a hero’s welcome by thousands of fans Continue reading…

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Open winner Shane Lowry warns rivals: ‘I feel like I can beat anyone now’

• Irishman says Portrush victory has given him new confidence• Medal at 2020 Tokyo Olympics is now on his radarShane Lowry, having comfortably converted the opportunity that came his way at the Open Championship, believes the sight of his name on leade…

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Open winner Shane Lowry warns rivals: ‘I feel like I can beat anyone now’

• Irishman says Portrush victory has given him new confidence• Medal at 2020 Tokyo Olympics is now on his radarShane Lowry, having comfortably converted the opportunity that came his way at the Open Championship, believes the sight of his name on leade…

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Shane Lowry: ‘I cried at Carnoustie. What a difference a year makes’

• New champion describes ‘out-of-body experience’• Lowry becomes sixth Irishman to win major titleAn emotional Shane Lowry described how he had fought through the bad times, including leaving the Open last year at Carnoustie in tears, to win a brillian…

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No nerves this time for Shane Lowry as home crowd wills him to victory | Andy Bull

The Irishman conquered his fears and the horrible weather for a memorable Open triumph, winning by six shotsThey were nervous at the 1st, and so was he. The ovation they gave Shane Lowry when he stepped out to begin the final round of the 148th Open so…

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Brooks Koepka frustrated by slow play of JB Holmes in Open final round

• World No 1 taps wrist at officials before finishing tied for fourth• Holmes plummets from third to fourth last after round of 87Brooks Koepka was left frustrated by the slow play of his partner JB Holmes as he failed to rustle up his customary last-r…

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Tommy Fleetwood rides the storm but fails to capsize Shane Lowry at Open | Kevin Mitchell

It was no disgrace for Fleetwood to finish six shots behind the sentimental favourite who held him at bay through driving rainThe Sabbath was never a day for gambling in these parts and Tommy Fleetwood resisted the temptation in picking his way round a…

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Ireland’s Shane Lowry stays calm to win first major at the Open as rivals fade

• 32-year-old becomes Ireland’s second Open champion• England’s Tommy Fleetwood finished second on nine underPadraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke … Shane Lowry. We will soon have to amend the great book of Irish cliche to in…

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The Open 2019: fourth round – live!

Hole-by-hole updates from the final day at Royal PortrushFleetwood prepares to battle Lowry in shootout in the stormOfficial Open leaderboardSend your thoughts to Scott by email here 11.00am BST Adam Hadwin is the joint holder of the record for number …

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Brooks Koepka and Justin Rose lurk with Open leaders in their sights | Andy Bull

Shane Lowry has a big lead but, should he falter, Rose and Koepka will be right there behind, waiting for their opportunityWhen dusk closed in over Royal Portrush, Brooks Koepka was busy on the putting green, working to fix the stroke that has broken d…

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Xander Schauffele lets rip at R&A for declaring his driver illegal

• American’s Callaway club ruled to have contravened legal limits • Schauffele ‘pissed off’ that failed test results were made publicThe American Xander Schauffele has accused the R&A of trying to “ruin his image” and being unprofessional after his…

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Shane Lowry storms to four-shot Open lead after emerging from almighty scrap

• Irishman’s third-round 63 is lowest score so far by two• Tommy Fleetwood four shots back in second after 66Sometimes sporting outcomes give the impression of being written in the stars. Shane Lowry has enough to occupy his thoughts, without contempla…

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Tommy Fleetwood prepares to battle Shane Lowry in shootout in the storm

The Irishman holds a four-shot lead going into the final round but, with howling wind and rain forecast, anything can happenTommy Fleetwood, one of golf’s happiest souls, was walking on sunshine on the third day of the 148th Open when he fashioned a ro…