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US Open 2013 Day Two: Phil Mickelson ties Merion lead with Billy

A birdie at the last after the horn had blown to signal the end of play for the day took Phil Mickelson back to the top of the leaderboard for a share of the US Open lead on one under par. Mickelson was two over for his round but relieved to tie Billy Horschel, who also birdied the 18 hole, as the only players in red numbers at Merion.

Rory McIlroy stars in the Dubai sun

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.

Donaldson thrills record crowds with victory at last

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.

McIlroy heads for early exit but Westwood battles back

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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How McIlroy became king of the world

The moppy-haired boy from Belfast always thought he would be world No 1. Now expect him to dominate the game for decades, writes James Corrigan in Miami