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Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke during the first round on July 18, 2019
On This Day: Darren Clarke becomes oldest Open champion in 44 years
The 42-year-old was the third Northern Irishman to win a major in the space of 13 months.
Jul 17, 09:35
Louis Oosthuizen pictured at the US Open on June 18, 2021
Louis Oosthuizen stars in first round of 149th Open Championship
Fellow former champions Jordan Spieth and Stewart Cink are not too far behind the South African.
Jul 15, 15:34
Brian Harman pictured at the Open on July 15, 2021
Brian Harman takes early lead at 149th Open Championship
The left-hander had five birdies in eight holes only to drop a shot after missing the ninth green.
Jul 15, 13:07
Richard Bland pictured at the US Open on June 18, 2021
Richard Bland reacts to first tee shot at the Open
Richard Bland was given the honour of getting the delayed 149th Open under way at 6.35am.
Jul 15, 13:03
Paul Casey in action at the Open on July 15, 2021
English trio share early lead at Royal St George's
Danny Willett, the 2016 Masters champion, rolled in an eight-footer at the first and picked up another shot at the fifth.
Jul 15, 09:11
Rory McIlroy pictured at the US Open on June 20, 2021
Darren Clarke calls for Rory McIlroy to trust his talent
The two Northern Irishmen played a practice round together at Royal St George's ahead of the Open.
Jul 14, 16:40
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Open set to get under way in the shadow of coronavirus
There was no Open at all in 2020 during the first wave of the pandemic.
Jul 14, 16:38
Lee Westwood pictured on July 19, 2019
Lee Westwood prepared to play golf without "preconceived expectations"
The bad news for his prospects of winning a first major title at the 88th attempt is that the victory in question was in an amateur event.
Jul 10, 13:28
Ben Curtis in action at The Open in 2003
Open Championship should prove worth the wait
The 2020 Open was cancelled on April 6 last year.
Jul 8, 08:19
Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke during the first round on July 18, 2019
On This Day in 2011: Darren Clarke wins first major title
The Northern Irishman claimed his first major title at Royal St George's.
Jul 17, 09:03
Shane Lowry celebrates with the Claret Jug after winning The Open Championship golf tournament during the final round at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 21, 2019
Lowry sets sights on Ryder Cup debut after Open triumph
The 32-year-old is the fifth Irish player to claim the Claret Jug.
Jul 22, 10:59
Shane Lowry pictured on July 19, 2019
The Open day three: Lowry leads as he chases maiden major title
The Irishman has a four-shot lead at Royal Portrush.
Jul 20, 21:25
Shane Lowry pictured on July 19, 2019
The Open day three: Shane Lowry looking to continue Open charge
The Irishman shares the lead at Royal Portrush with JB Holmes.
Jul 20, 08:28
Rory McIlroy after putting on the 18th green during the second round of The Open Championship golf tournament at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 19, 2019
The Open day two: Shane Lowry shares lead as Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods miss cut
Rory McIlroy followed his opening-round 79 with a six-under-par 65 to miss the cut by just a shot.
Jul 19, 21:39
Rory McIlroy in the rough at The Open on July 17, 2019
The Open day two: JB Holmes leading the way at Royal Portrush
The American starts the day one shot ahead of Ireland's Shane Lowry.
Jul 19, 07:20
Rory McIlroy in the rough at The Open on July 17, 2019
The Open day one: Rory McIlroy off to nightmare start as JB Holmes takes lead
America's JB Holmes bagged the overnight lead on Thursday with a five-under-par 66 as Royal Portrush hosted The Open for the first time since 1951.Here, PA wraps up a turbulent first day on Northern Ireland's north coast.Major meltdown scuppers home favourite RoryMcIlroy shot 61 on this course as a 16-year-old. The 30-year-old first played the ...
Jul 18, 21:58
Rory McIlroy in the rough at The Open on July 17, 2019
Rory McIlroy Open chances all-but over after first-round 79
McIlroy began with an eight and signed off with a seven in an opening 79 on home soil at Royal Portrush.
Jul 18, 17:21
Rory McIlroy in the rough at The Open on July 17, 2019
The Open: Rory McIlroy fighting to recover from nightmare start
The Northern Irishman recorded a quadruple bogey on the first hole.
Jul 18, 13:35
Rory McIlroy in the rough at The Open on July 17, 2019
Open favourite Rory McIlroy shoots quadruple-bogey on opening hole
The Northern Irishman suffered a nightmare start at Royal Portrush.
Jul 18, 11:42
Graeme McDowell pictured in March 2019
McDowell got Open hopes back on course by 'facing demons of mortality'
The former US Open champion had fallen to 259th in the world.
Jul 18, 10:50
Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke during the first round on July 18, 2019
The Open is under way - and Darren Clarke feels right at home
The 2011 winner gets a birdie at the first.
Jul 18, 07:18
Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke during the first round on July 18, 2019
The Open day one: Darren Clarke with the honour of opening tee shot
Reigning Open champion Franceso Molinari will launch his defence at 9.58am.
Jul 18, 04:30
Rory McIlroy watches his shot from the 13th tee during the first round of the 2019 U.S. Open golf tournament at Pebble Beach Golf Links on June 13, 2019
Royal Portrush ready for Open glory after 68-year wait
Royal Portrush's 68-year wait to again host the Open Championship is almost over.
Jul 17, 16:33
Rory McIlroy watches his shot from the 13th tee during the first round of the 2019 U.S. Open golf tournament at Pebble Beach Golf Links on June 13, 2019
Rory McIlroy keen to stay under the radar at The Open
Bookies' favourite McIlroy was born and raised 65 miles away from Royal Portrush.
Jul 17, 16:33
Patrick Reed in action on March 21, 2019
The Masters 2019: Five talking points
Rory McIlroy could complete the career grand slam this week.
Apr 8, 09:00
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Scott Jamieson in share of lead at Tshwane Open
Scotland's Scott Jamieson shoots a second-round 65 to hold a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the Tshwane Open.
Mar 3, 16:44
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Padraig Harrington: 'I don't want Ryder Cup captaincy yet'
Three-time Major winner Padraig Harrington says that he wants to play at the 2018 Ryder Cup rather than be named as Europe's captain.
Oct 24, 21:44
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Danny Willett: 'My brother was right about USA Ryder Cup fans'
Danny Willett says that his brother Peter was right to describe USA Ryder Cup fans as a "baying mob of imbeciles" following Europe's defeat at Hazeltine.
Oct 3, 09:38
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Davis Love III: 'We handled the pressure'
USA captain Davis Love III says that the way in which his side "handled the pressure" was the deciding factor as they won the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine.
Oct 2, 23:14
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Darren Clarke: 'The better team won the Ryder Cup'
Europe's captain Darren Clarke acknowledges that "the better team won" the Ryder Cup as USA prevailed 17-11 at Hazeltine.
Oct 2, 22:57
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Result: USA claim Ryder Cup triumph
USA win their first Ryder Cup in eight years with victory over Europe at Hazeltine.
Oct 2, 22:10
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Europe captain Darren Clarke: "We need to believe in ourselves"
Darren Clarke urges his European side, who trail USA by three at the 2016 Ryder Cup, to take inspiration from Medinah four years ago when recovering from four down.
Oct 2, 09:38
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Chris Wood, Matthew Fitzpatrick to feature in Saturday's Ryder Cup foursomes
European duo Chris Wood and Matthew Fitzpatrick will make their Ryder Cup debuts in Saturday's foursomes.
Oct 1, 09:18
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Andy Sullivan, Thomas Pieters handed Ryder Cup debut in foursomes
Europe's Andy Sullivan and Thomas Pieters will make their Ryder Cup debuts in the opening foursomes at Hazeltine.
Sep 29, 23:18
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Patrick Reed hopes US supporters "don't annihilate" Danny Willett
American Patrick Reed calls for leniency from US supporters after the brother of Danny Willett made derogatory comments about them in a magazine article.
Sep 29, 18:43
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Danny Willett apologises after brother calls USA fans "fat, stupid, greedy"
Danny Willett is forced to apologise after his brother labels American Ryder Cup fans "fat, stupid, greedy, classless b*******".
Sep 29, 11:45
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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
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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
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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
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Result: Rory McIlroy wins Deutsche Bank Championship for second time
Rory McIlroy wins the Deutsche Bank Championship for the second time in his career, two shots above overnight leader Paul Casey.
Sep 5, 19:31

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United StatesUnited States73414
JapanJapan71311
ChinaChina63615
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Monday's key events


TRIATHLON
· Jonny Brownlee will look to make the most of his brother Alistair's absence as he goes for gold in the men's triathlon (10.30pm-1am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB get their campaign underway with two matches, against Canada and Japan (from 1.30am)

SWIMMING
· One of Team GB's biggest gold medal hopes, Adam Peaty, will take part in the 100m breaststroke final. (3.12am)
· Ariarne Titmus and Katie Ledecky go head to head for gold in the women's 400m freestyle final (3.20am)

DIVING
· Tom Daley and Matty Lee take part in the men's 10m synchro final (7am-8am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· The men's team final takes place (11am)

> Today's schedule in full
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