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  • Jul 23, 2014
  • Updated: 10:52am

For those in the know from his earliest years in Holywood outside Belfast, it was just a matter of time before Rory McIlroy joined the ranks of golfing greats like Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus....

21 Jul 2014 - 11:05pm

Even after his worst 72-hole finish in a major, Tiger Woods says he would pick himself for the Ryder Cup team.

21 Jul 2014 - 10:39pm

Now that she is officially a millionaire, Lydia Ko joked she will have to keep a closer watch on where her pay cheques go.

"I'll probably see that going into my mom's account," she said...

21 Jul 2014 - 10:13pm

Rory McIlroy clutched the treasured piece of silverware, his reward for winning golf's oldest major championship.

Now he has his eyes on a new jacket. Something in green.

22 Jul 2014 - 1:15am

Four superb rounds in the 60s on an Open course ready punish the smallest errors should have been enough for American Rickie Fowler to have had something bubbly in the old Claret Jug.

21 Jul 2014 - 10:05pm

For Rory McIlroy the secret of his stunning victory at the Open on Sunday came down to two rather unremarkable words: process and spot.

21 Jul 2014 - 10:42am

A sensational double eagle finish from Rory McIlroy gave him a six-stroke cushion going into the final round of the British Open as he crushed a chasing pack of challengers who tried and failed to...

20 Jul 2014 - 2:22am


Martin Kaymer says his golf swing, like most things assembled in Germany, be it cars, soccer teams or kitchen appliances, is built to last.

16 Jul 2014 - 11:30pm

Tiger Woods was an hour into his practice round at the British Open when he stood on the fifth tee with a foreign object in his hand.

In golf vernacular, it's called a driver.

17 Jul 2014 - 12:45am

Tiger Woods returns to the scene of one of his greatest triumphs at Hoylake this week, as he attempts, in the 143rd British Open, to resurrect a career blighted by injury.

17 Jul 2014 - 12:26am

After capturing his first major title at last year's US Open, Justin Rose took nearly 13 months to return to the winner's circle.

Now he's heading to the British Open seeking a third...

14 Jul 2014 - 10:06pm

Six-time major winner Nick Faldo has questioned why Tiger Woods, given his lack of competition this year, did not compete last week ahead of teeing up in the coming week's British Open.

13 Jul 2014 - 1:04am

Hong Kong golfer Doug Williams is no stranger to flight mishaps before major tournaments, having unwittingly hopped on the wrong plane and ended up in the Canary Islands when he should have been...

10 Jul 2014 - 11:25am

South Koreans have hogged the headlines in women's golf - but the tide is finally turning.

Three Americans and Norway's Suzann Petersen have won the last four majors, and Stacy Lewis...

9 Jul 2014 - 10:41pm

Once hailed as Japan's Tiger Woods, Ryo Ishikawa has vowed to relaunch his stuttering golf career after ending a title drought stretching back almost two years.

7 Jul 2014 - 11:30pm

It took Angel Cabrera 159 attempts to win a regular PGA Tour event but he broke through in style with a two-stroke victory at The Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia.

7 Jul 2014 - 10:47pm

World number 18 Steve Stricker may live to regret his decision if he chooses to miss the British Open for the second year in a row, according to former US Ryder Cup captain Curtis Strange.

4 Jul 2014 - 9:55pm

A revamped WGC-Match Play Championship will take a leaf out of soccer's World Cup in Brazil when it is staged for the first time at the TPC Harding Park in San Francisco next year.

4 Jul 2014 - 12:25am

Justin Rose has won enough times on the strongest golf courses to appreciate how one mistake can make a difference.

He got away with one at Congressional to win the Quicken Loans National...

30 Jun 2014 - 10:11pm

Tiffany Chan Tsz-ching pulled off one of the greatest results in the history of Hong Kong golf by winning the 15th edition of the World University Championship in Switzerland.

29 Jun 2014 - 9:00am

This much could be said about Tiger Woods and his return to competition - at least he has his health.

And that might be as important as his score.

27 Jun 2014 - 10:39pm

Tiger Woods returns to competition this week saying he is pain free and healthy for the first time in two years and eager to add to his 14 major titles.

25 Jun 2014 - 11:26pm

Michelle Wie won the US Women’s Open on Sunday, firing an even-par final round of 70 for the long-awaited first major title of her career.

23 Jun 2014 - 9:20am

Finland’s Mikko Ilonen lead from start to finish to capture the Irish Open in Cork on Sunday.

Ilonen, 34 celebrated his 300th European event and his fourth Tour victory with a one shot...

23 Jun 2014 - 12:49am

Lucy Li showed her age only when she finished her historic round at the US Women's Open. Just like any 11-year-old, she went straight for an ice cream.

20 Jun 2014 - 10:41pm

After months of indecision over who to represent, Rory McIlroy announced on Wednesday that he will play for Ireland and not Britain at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

19 Jun 2014 - 12:01am

In pigtails and polka dots, pint-sized Lucy Li displayed plenty of poise as she talked about taking on the US Women's Open at the age of 11.

19 Jun 2014 - 12:47am


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