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Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy content with build-up for the Open

The world number two is continuing to struggle

A dejected Rory Mcilroy and caddie JP Fitzgerald

Rory McIlroy's poor form continues at Irish Open

Former world number one seven shots off the first round lead at Carton House

Miller Barber: Golfer known as ‘Mr X’ who was famed for his unique swing

Miller Barber: Golfer known as ‘Mr X’ who was famed for his unique swing

Miller Barber, who died on 11 June at the age of 82, was a golfer with a unique swing who made the most combined starts on the PGA and Champions tours. Nicknamed “Mr X,” he played in 1,297 tournaments on the PGA Tour and the 50-and-over circuit. He won 11 times in 694 PGA Tour starts and added 24 victories in 603 events on the Champions Tour.

Justin Rose has a look at the papers the morning after his US Open triumph

US Open 2013: How Merion was the right course at the right time for Justin Rose

Parents out there looking for a role model for their sons might want to download Justin Rose's victory speech, during which he gave a powerful demonstration of common decency

Tony Jacklin following his US Open victory in 1970

US Open 2013: Justin Rose can now 'dedicate himself to winning Majors' says previous English victor Tony Jacklin

Rose won at Merion to become the first Major winner from England for 17 years

Phil Mickelson reacts to a missed eagle attempt in the last round

US Open 2013: Phil Mickelson describes losing out to Justin Rose as 'heart breaking'

The American finished runner-up for the sixth time

Pretty lethal: Ian Poulter attempts to blast out of a sand trap on the 16th hole as he completed his second round

US Open 2013: Ian Poulter discovers Merion favours the lucky player

This brute of a course punishes good shots rather than testing the best as many have discovered

Justin Rose finished with a birdie to card a one-over-par 71 yesterday

US Open 2013: Will historic Merion Golf Club show it has stood test of time?

Ben Hogan's win in the 1950 US Open, 16 months after a car accident that had almost killed him, and Bobby Jones' triumph in the 1930 US Amateur, which gave him all four major championships of that era in one glorious summer spell, were the defining memories of some of the 19 USGA events to have been held at Merion Golf Club down the years.

Justin Rose says he is ready to finally win a major

James Lawton: One of Europe's Ryder Cup heroes must find the steel necessary to storm the US Open

Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Lee Westwood, Darren Clarke and Justin Rose must step up

The highs and lows of Justin Rose

Justin Rose has had quite a career, he is now being tipped to challenge at any major he plays at, but that does not mean he has had it all his own way. See below for a selection of Rose's highs and lows:

Lee Westwood: Endured another disappointing day by posting an opening-round score of 74

Rory McIlroy's annus horribilis continues at Memorial Tournament in Ohio

Rory McIlroy is in danger of missing his second successive cut after carding a six-over-par 78 in the first round of the Memorial Tournament.

Bad taste: Sergio Garcia’s fried-chicken dig at Tiger Woods highlighted how out of touch the game’s attitudes are

The Last Word: Golf must end the hypocrisy before its halo slips totally

Men-only clubs, fried chicken jibes and much more – it's time to update to the 21st century

Ian Poulter looks dejected at the 13th hole

Battle with elements all too much for Rory McIlroy

World No 2 finishes five over par to join Donald, McDowell and Poulter in missing cut

Tiger Woods (L) was the victim of a racial joke made by Sergio Garcia (R)

Former Ryder Cup captain urges Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods to settle row

Garcia made a racist remark about the World No 1

Venturi with the Presidents Cup in 2000, when he was the winning captain

Ken Venturi: Champion golfer and respected broadcaster

The golfer Ken Venturi, who died in hospital in Rancho Mirage, California on 10 May at the age of 82, was a former US Open champion who went on to become an admired broadcaster. He won 14 times on the PGA Tour and had ben inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame only 11 days ago.

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