Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood were all qualified but each declined to take part
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Monday 18 February 2013
Monday 14 January 2013
World No 1 endorses Irishman after 2010's winning captain makes surprise late entrance into the running
Monday 26 November 2012
Golfer among those nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year
Saturday 24 November 2012
The round of the day belonged to Sergio Garcia, who equalled the course record with a 64
Friday 23 November 2012
Rory McIlroy overcame what he thinks was a touch of sunstroke to move into a share of the halfway lead at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai today.
Thursday 22 November 2012
World No 1 demonstrates intent to land the tournament and finish year on a high
Sunday 11 November 2012
A 30-foot eagle putt on the final green at the Barclays Singapore Open yesterday made Rory McIlroy the European Tour's youngest money list winner since Sandy Lyle in 1980.
Tuesday 02 October 2012
Revealed: How America won Europe the Cup
Sunday 30 September 2012
The Ryder Cup is as close as golf gets to being a contact sport. On the opening morning, the nervous players on the first tee belted the balls into the crowd and the spectators jostled each other to get to the little white orbs among the trees. At the start of day two, after Ian Poulter had bizarrely whooped the crowd into a feeding frenzy, Bubba Watson high-fived about 100 fans. And then there's the way the United States team chest-bump each other whenever they win. Europe's best hope may be that if the spectators don't get them first, the opposition will injure each other so badly that there wouldn't be enough of them to play in today's singles matches.
Friday 28 September 2012
Thursday 19 July 2012
The cream rose to the top at Royal Lytham today with six major champions at the top of the leaderboard at the Open Championship, including former world number one Tiger Woods.
Monday 16 July 2012
England's Justin Rose insists he has grown used to the circus which comes with playing alongside Tiger Woods and believes a home crowd will be a great leveller at Royal Lytham this week.
Monday 02 July 2012
A week that meant so much to Northern Ireland turned out to mean even more for Welshman Jamie Donaldson last night. In his 255th European Tour event and after a career afflicted by a genetic spine problem, the 36-year-old finally tasted victory in the Irish Open – and did it by four shots, with five birdies in his last seven holes.
Saturday 16 June 2012
The record-setting US Open winner: gone. The Masters champion: gone. The top-ranked player in the world: gone.
Saturday 16 June 2012
It is a job to know which was handing out the greater lesson, a brutal US Open course or life. A year ago he was the toast of Congressional, a 22-year-old supernova ripping up the tournament template with a pair of 65s en route to a record low score. How America loved Rory McIlroy, the tousled haired cherub with a murderous swing and the confidence to go for everything.
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