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A hench Rory McIlroy in action during the first round of The Masters on April 7, 2016
Rory McIlroy "confident" ahead of Ryder Cup
Rory McIlroy insists that he is "confident" heading into this weekend's Ryder Cup as Europe look for an unprecedented fourth straight triumph.
Sep 27, 14:58
Darren Clarke reacts after being named the captain of Europe's Ryder Cup team on February 18, 2015
Darren Clarke not concerned about having six Ryder Cup rookies in Europe team
Europe captain Darren Clarke insists that he is not concerned about having six Ryder Cup rookies in his team ahead of this week's showdown at Hazeltine.
Sep 27, 10:07
Bubba Watson of the United States in action on the fourth hole during day three of the Masters on April 12, 2014
Bubba Watson named US Ryder Cup vice-captain
Bubba Watson is named as Team USA's fifth vice-captain for the Ryder Cup.
Sep 26, 20:56
Danny Willett plays his second shot on the 16th hole during the third round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on February 6, 2016
Europe's Danny Willett ignoring Ryder Cup hype ahead of Hazeltine showdown
Europe's Danny Willett says that he is ignoring the hype surrounding this week's Ryder Cup against the USA in Minnesota.
Sep 26, 16:41
President Barack Obama speaks during a ceremony in observance of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 on September 11, 2013
American president Barack Obama pays tribute to late US golfer Arnold Palmer
American president Barack Obama pays tribute to "the King" Arnold Palmer following the US golfer's death.
Sep 26, 11:21
Arnold Palmer pictured in 1982
US golfer Arnold Palmer dies, aged 87
US golfer Arnold Palmer, who won seven major titles, dies at the age of 87 following heart problems.
Sep 26, 09:14
Rickie Fowler plays his tee shot at the 14th hole during the second round of the 2016 Honda Classic on February 26, 2016
Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar, JB Holmes named USA wildcard picks for Ryder Cup
Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar and JB Holmes are picked as USA wildcards for the upcoming Ryder Cup in Hazeltine.
Sep 12, 16:08
Tiger Woods of the US plays during a practice round for he 79th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2015
Tiger Woods hopeful of October return
Tiger Woods says that he is hopeful of making a return to competitive golf next month after over a year on the sidelines.
Sep 7, 16:15
A hench Rory McIlroy in action during the first round of The Masters on April 7, 2016
Rory McIlroy backs Darren Clarke's Ryder Cup selections
Rory McIlroy backs Darren Clarke's decision to include Thomas Pieters in his captain's picks for the upcoming Ryder Cup.
Sep 2, 11:44
Lee Westwood of England waves during the first round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on August 7, 2014
Darren Clarke names Lee Westwood as one of Europe's three Ryder Cup wildcards
Martin Kaymer, Lee Westwood and Thomas Pieters are selected as Europe's wildcards for next month's Ryder Cup.
Aug 30, 12:33
Justin Rose of Europe celebrates his putt to win the 8th hole during the Morning Fourballs of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course at Gleneagles on September 27, 2014
Justin Rose delighted to hit first Olympic hole in one
Great Britain's Justin Rose admits that he was delighted to become the first player to record a hole in one at the Olympic Games.
Aug 12, 02:03
Justin Rose in action during the first round of The Masters on April 7, 2016
Great Britain golfer Justin Rose records first ever Olympic hole in one
Great Britain golfer Justin Rose becomes the first player in history to record a hole in one at the Olympics.
Aug 11, 18:53
Danny Willett plays his second shot on the 16th hole during the third round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on February 6, 2016
Danny Willett: 'Olympic golf tournament still important'
Great Britain's Danny Willett says that the Olympic golf tournament is still a prestigious event, despite the absence of the top four players in the world.
Aug 11, 01:04
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Jim Furyk shoots first 58 in PGA Tour history
Jim Furyk becomes the first person in PGA Tour history to shoot a round of 58.
Aug 7, 23:36
Phil Mickelson during the final round of The Masters on April 12, 2015
Phil Mickelson: 'I can still compete for Majors'
Phil Mickelson says that he sees no reason why he cannot keep contesting for Majors.
Aug 1, 14:30
Jimmy Walker in action during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on February 9, 2014
US PGA champion Jimmy Walker: 'Final day was a battle'
New US PGA Champion Jimmy Walker says that the final day was a "battle" after weather forced a 36-hole contest on Sunday.
Aug 1, 10:25
Rory McIlroy takes a shot during the final round of the US PGA on August 10, 2014
Lightning threat holds up US PGA Championship third round
Bad weather holds up the third round of the US PGA Championship, with the top 10 players who made the cut finding themselves unable to start play.
Jul 30, 22:27
Rory McIlroy reacts to another missed birdie during round three of The Masters on April 9, 2016
Rory McIlroy slams "pathetic" putting
World number four Rory McIlroy describes his putting as "pathetic" and "disheartening" after missing the cut at the US PGA Championship.
Jul 30, 12:23
Dustin Johnson hits his second shot on the 14th hole during the first round of the Memorial Tournament on June 2, 2016
Dustin Johnson: 'I expect to play well at Baltusrol'
World number two Dustin Johnson says that he expects the tough course conditions at Baltusrol to benefit his performance at the US PGA Championship.
Jul 28, 12:14
Sam Torrance, European Ryder Cup Vice-Captain is pictured during a Ryder Cup Press Conference on March 06, 2014
Darren Clarke names Sam Torrance as fifth Europe Ryder Cup vice-captain
Sam Torrance is selected by Europe Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke as his fifth and final vice-captain.
Jul 27, 17:33
Tiger Woods of the United States smiles on the practice range during a practice round prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2015
Tiger Woods pulls out of PGA Championship
Tiger Woods pulls out of the PGA Championship and will not play again this season due to his ongoing back injury.
Jul 19, 19:31
Henrik Stenson during the final round of the US PGA on August 10, 2014
Gary Player: 'No golfer in the world better than Henrik Stenson'
Gary Player says that newly-crowned Open champion Henrik Stenson is the best golfer in the world right now.
Jul 18, 10:24
Phil Mickelson during the final round of The Masters on April 12, 2015
Phil Mickelson: 'Finishing second at The Open tough to take'
Open Championship runner-up Phil Mickelson says that he is "happy" with his game after only missing out on the title to a record-breaking performance from Henrik Stenson.
Jul 17, 20:30
Henrik Stenson in action during day one of the Tour Championship on September 19, 2013
Henrik Stenson "delighted" to win first golfing Major
Henrik Stenson admits that winning The Open - his first taste of success in a golfing Major - "will take a while to sink in".
Jul 17, 19:11
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Sports stars pay tribute to Nice attack victims
Sports stars pay tribute to the victims of the suspected terrorist attack in Nice, which has left at least 84 dead and many more injured.
Jul 15, 10:03
Dustin Johnson of the United States poses with the winner's trophy after winning the US Open at Oakmont Country Club on June 19, 2016
Dustin Johnson in confident mood heading into The Open
Tournament favourite Dustin Johnson claims that he will win the 145th Open Championship as long as he plays his "best stuff" at Royal Troon.
Jul 13, 22:04
Rickie Fowler in action during the first round of The Masters on April 7, 2016
Rickie Fowler "excited" about Rio Olympics
Rickie Fowler is "excited" to participate at the Olympic Games despite a number of fellow high-profile golfers having pulled out of the competition.
Jul 13, 14:45
Justin Rose in action during the first round of The Masters on April 7, 2016
Justin Rose: 'I want Olympic gold'
Justin Rose insists that becoming the first golfing gold medallist at the Olympics for 112 years is appealing to him despite a number of top players pulling out.
Jul 13, 14:32
 Laura Massaro of England plays a return shot to Jenny Duncalf of England during the Round of 16th of the CIMB Women's World Championship at the Spice Arena on March 20, 2014
Squash player Laura Massaro slams Rory McIlroy's "unacceptable" Rio 2016 remarks
English squash player Laura Massaro slams Rory McIlroy's "unacceptable" comments that golf does not "matter" at the Olympics.
Jul 13, 11:33
Justin Rose on day two of the BMW PGA Championship on May 22, 2015
Justin Rose, Danny Willett in four-strong team for GB at Rio 2016 Olympics
Justin Rose, Danny Willett, Catriona Matthew and Charley Hull are selected to represent Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Jul 13, 09:11
Rory McIlroy poses with the trophy after his three-shot victory in the Irish Open on May 22, 2016
Rory McIlroy: 'I could get away with doping'
World number four golfer Rory McIlroy claims that he could get away with doping due to the lack of drug testing in the sport.
Jul 12, 19:31
A hench Rory McIlroy in action during the first round of The Masters on April 7, 2016
Rory McIlroy: 'Golf not an important event at Olympics'
Rory McIlroy questions the importance of golf at the Olympic Games by suggesting that he will only watch the events "that matter".
Jul 12, 14:57
Jordan Spieth poses with the trophy after winning the Dean & Deluca Invitational on May 29, 2016
Jordan Spieth pulls out of Rio Olympics
World number three Jordan Spieth becomes the latest high-profile golfer to pull out of this summer's Olympics due to concerns over the Zika virus.
Jul 11, 21:26
Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy holds the Claret Jug aloft after winning The Open at Royal Liverpool on July 20, 2014 in Hoylake, England
Rory McIlroy to begin Open campaign alongside Bubba Watson
2014 champion Rory McIlroy is grouped with Bubba Watson and Hideki Matsuyama in the first two rounds of The Open.
Jul 11, 12:28
Phil Mickelson during the final round of The Masters on April 12, 2015
Phil Mickelson hopes to find form in time for The Open
Phil Mickelson is hopeful that his form will "click" in time for The Open at Royal Troon next week.
Jul 7, 14:35
Luke Donald tees off on the second hole during the first round of the 2016 RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links on April 14, 2016
Luke Donald to play in The Open following Jaco van Zyl withdrawal
Luke Donald will compete in The Open next week at Royal Troon after Jaco van Zyl withdrew due to injury.
Jul 6, 11:11
General detail of a golf ball next to a hole during the first round of the Majorca Classic 2004 at Pula Golf Club on October 14, 2004
Royal Troon votes to allow women members
Royal Troon votes "overwhelmingly" to allow female members to join the golf club in the future.
Jul 1, 22:45
Tiger Woods in action during the third day of the PGA Championship on August 10, 2013
Tiger Woods withdraws from The Open Championship
Three-time champion Tiger Woods withdraws from this month's Open Championship at Royal Troon as he continues to recover from back surgery.
Jul 1, 21:39
Big unit Shane Lowry isn't happy during round three of The Masters on April 9, 2016
Shane Lowry withdraws from Rio Olympics due to medical advice
Shane Lowry joins the likes of Rory McIlroy and Jason Day in pulling out of the Rio Olympics due to concerns over the Zika virus.
Jun 28, 22:20
Jason Day celebrates winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational on March 20, 2016
Jason Day pulls out of Rio Olympics over Zika virus
World number one golfer Jason Day becomes the latest high-profile name to withdraw from the Olympic Games in Rio due to concerns over the Zika virus.
Jun 28, 13:33