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GOLF: Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell get off to solid starts

Rory McIlroy carded an even-par 71 in the opening round of the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club.

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GOLF Rory McIlroy fails to make the cut at Peeble Beach

Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy has failed to make the cut at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

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Rory McIlroy three off pace after opening round at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Rory McIlroy finished three shots off the pace in the first round as he made his debut at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

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Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy, right, congratulates China's Li Haotong, after he won the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai

GOLF: Rory McIlroy allows two-shot lead to slip at Desert Classic

Rory McIlroy squandered a two-shot lead with eight holes to play as China's Li Haotong claimed the biggest win of his career in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

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GOLF: Rory McIlroy remains in the hunt at fog-delayed Desert Classic

Jamie Donaldson remains the man to catch after a weather-affected second day of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, with Rory McIlroy well placed in the chasing pack.

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2017 NI Open champion Robin Sciot-Siegrist from France with the trophy alongside Modest! Golf directors Mark McDonnell and Niall Horan

GOLF: Strokeplay format returns for Northern Ireland Open at Galgorm in 2018

Niall Horan might be in the Emirates this week supporting his players and friend Rory McIlroy, but he has news of his own international golf tournament as Modest! Golf confirmed they are back on board for this year’s Northern Ireland Open at Galgorm Castle.

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Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy.

GOLF: Rory McIlroy brimming with confidence ahead of Dubai Desert Classic

Rory McIlroy will pursue a first win since September 2016 with a “spring in his step” after exceeding expectations on his return to action.

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Rory McIlroy during his final round in Abu Dhabi

GOLF: Rory McIlroy finishes third in Abu Dhabi

Rory McIlroy finishes joint third as Tommy Fleetwood successfully defended his Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

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Rory McIlroy during the final round of the Abu Dhabi Championship on Sunday

GOLF: Solid start to season for Rory McIlroy with shared third place in Abu Dhabi

Tommy Fleetwood retained the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship title with a final round 65 giving him a two-shot victory over Ross Fisher.

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Rory McIlroy plays a shot on the 16th hole during the second round

GOLF: Rory McIlroy going well after second round of Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship

Rory McIlroy saved the best until last to surge into contention for his first win since September 2016 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

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Rory McIlroy: patience pays dividends for NI star on competitive comeback

Patience paid dividends for Rory McIlroy as he enjoyed a highly promising competitive comeback in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, where defending champion Tommy Fleetwood shared the lead after day one.

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GOLF: Rory McIlroy keen to get that winning feeling again

Rory McIlroy feels a first win since September 2016 is “not far away” as he prepares to make his competitive comeback in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

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Rory McIlroy: there has been big overreaction to news of my irregular heartbeat

Rory McIlroy feels there has been an overreaction to news he has an irregular heartbeat.
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GOLF: Rory McIlroy looking to avoid first season without a win

Rory McIlroy is looking to avoid a first season without a win since 2008 when he tees it up at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship this week.

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Rory McIlroy on the 18th tee at the British Masters on Saturday

GOLF: Rory McIlroy puts himself back in contention at British Masters

Rory McIlroy moved into contention at the British Masters as a six-under-par 64 in the third round left him two strokes behind leader Robert Karlsson.

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Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy: Tiger Woods is a legend of golf

Rory McIlroy believes Tiger Woods can walk away from golf with his head "held extremely high" if he is unable to return to competitive action.

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Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy on the chipping range ahead of the British Masters at Close House Golf Club, Newcastle

GOLF: Strong field for British Masters leaves Lee Westwood pleased

Tournament host Lee Westwood admits he is flattered and surprised by the strength of field he has been able to attract for this week’s British Masters.

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Annabel Wilson won the 2015 Irish Girl's Close Amateur Championship at Galway Bay Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman

GOLF: Annabel secures high scores on and off the course

After taking a month off competing to focus on her GCSEs, Lurgan golfer Annabel Wilson proved she is back to her best with a second-place finish at the Ladies’ British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship.

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Spieth targets prize in McIlroy absence

Jordan Spieth believes the destiny of the overall FedEx Cup title and USD10million (£7.4million) bonus could depend on this year’s Rory McIlroy.

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