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European Tour chief executive George O'Grady to step down

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Rory McIlroy’s court case could put Masters bid in rough

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Ian Poulter of England poses with the trophy after Team Europe retained the Ryder Cup on the final day of the Ryder Cup

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Lee Westwood hits out at Phil Mickelson over Ryder Cup attack on Tom Watson

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World No 1 hopes the project 'can be replicated' elsewhere

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