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Hard times: McIlroy admits this year has been a bit of a struggle

Rory McIlroy tries to get mind right after saving face 

In the context of what had gone before, a birdie was cause for letting off flares. After three in four holes around the turn yesterday and an eagle at the last for a 68 Rory McIlroy was pledging a round of drinks in the Conway Farms clubhouse.

Jim Furyk joins the 59 Club after matching record low score on PGA Tour

Jim Furyk was today coming to terms with his achievement after carding an historic 59 on day two of the BMW Championship in Illinois.

Japan’s Mika Miyazato holds a one-shot lead over Sandra Gal

Mika Miyazato takes advantage after opening-day washout

Japan’s Mika Miyazato yesterday claimed a one-shot lead in the Evian Championship after the first round of the inaugural fifth major of the season on the LPGA Tour was finally completed a day late.

Donald is looking to improve his ball control

Luke Donald takes on new coach to halt slide

It's a big week in Chicago for the cream of British golf. With just 30 players progressing to the final FedEx Play-off event of the season, next week's Tour Championship, only Justin Rose is guaranteed a shot at the $10m (£6.3m) jackpot that comes with victory.

Matt Fitzpatrick, the world’s No 1 amateur, leads GB&I in the Walker Cup

Nigel Edwards: British team has the focus to retain Walker Cup

The Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup captain, Nigel Edwards, has praised his players for their focus on preparation after a less than straightforward build-up to this weekend’s showdown on the eastern shore of New York’s Long Island.

Bernard Gallacher critically ill in hospital

Former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher is critically ill in hospital, NHS Grampian have confirmed.

Paul McGinley shot a two-under-par 69 in the second round

Wales Open: Paul McGinley takes centre stage but all thoughts are with Bernard Gallacher

A tale of two Ryder Cup captains dominated minds today during the second round of the Wales Open. But for very different reasons.

Murray invested in plans to turn Cherkley Court, Surrey, into a spa and golf resort

Out! Andy Murray set to lose £500,000 as High Court quashes plans for golf club

Another major loser will be the unique chalklands of the Leatherhead Downs, which some feel may never recover from the damage already done by the developers

Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley will put form before reputations

Ryder Cup: Europe captain Paul McGinley ready to ruffle feathers

Paul McGinley has revealed two key elements of his Ryder Cup captaincy strategy that could create doubt about some of Europe's biggest golfing names winning a place to play in his team at Gleneagles next year.

The Sports Gene: What Makes a Perfect Athlete, by David Epstein

On his 30th birthday just over three years ago, Dan McLaughlin decided to quit his job as a photographer of dental equipment in favour of something more adventurous: he resolved to be a professional golfer.

British press magnate Lord Beaverbrook, former owner of Cherkley Court

Judge blocks attempts to open luxury golf course on Green Belt land in Surrey

Lawyers claimed course was ‘needed’ despite nearby clubs reporting a lack of demand

Matt Fitzpatrick: The 18-year-old's victory takes him to No 1 in the world's amateur rankings

Matthew Fitzpatrick ends 102-year wait for English triumph

Teenager does what only Harold Hilton achieved in 1911 by winning US Amateur

Charley Hull (left) and Jodi Ewart- Shadoff of England and The European Team celebrate
Charley Hull celebrates a birdie during her fourballs victory

Kevin Garside: Charley Hull is our darling, a true game changer for women's golf

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That’s ace: Anna Nordqvist, right, celebrates her hole-in-one with Caroline Hedwall, left

Anna Nordqvist's super-shot gives Europe the edge in Solheim Cup

Europe's lead in the Solheim Cup looked as if it might disappear but remarkably they carried a one-point advantage into the afternoon fourballs. They owed their slender lead to a hole-in-one by Anna Nordqvist and a half-point that came from out of nowhere.

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