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Leona Maguire Claims First Pro Victory Following Dramatic Playoff

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Cavan golfing sensation, Leona Maguire claimed her first professional victory at the Windsor Golf Classic in California overnight.  Currently, in her second year on tour following her graduation from Duke University last year, Maguire picked up her first win on the professional circuit following a dramatic playoff against Thailand’s Pajaree Anannarukarn. Maguire hit a final round of 65 but was …

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Paul McGinley: McIlroy Is The Form Player Heading Into Masters

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Irish golfing legend, Paul McGinley believes that based on form, it is hard to look past Rory McIlroy winning the Masters at Augusta next weekend. McIlroy recently won golf’s ‘fifth major’, the Players Championship, and is heading into next week’s most famous event rich in form. According to McGinley, guys are so used to playing the course that it is …

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Graeme McDowell Sees Off Challengers To Secure Corales Championship

Graeme McDowell has recorded his first PGA Tour victory since 2015 winning the Corales Championship in the Dominican Republic. McDowell finished on eighteen under par to see off the challenge of Canadian MacKenzie Hughes and American Chris Stroud, both of whom finished a shot back on seventeen under par. The Northern Irish golfer, who was searching for his first win …

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DeChambeau Sets Records In Dubai With Sunday Blowout

Bryson DeChambeau showed imperious form as he secured his first title outside the American soil, winning the $3.25 million Omega Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday by a record margin of seven shots. The highest ranked player in the field at world number five, DeChambeau pulled ahead from the chasing pack with three birdies in his first three holes, and then …

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Lowry Stays In Touch In Dubai With Fine Friday 67

A fantastic weekend is in store at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Among the contenders are a legend, an American star, a resurgent talent, the defending champion, and not far behind is the in-form Shane Lowry. The Irishman ensured that a blip wouldn’t follow his great Abu Dhabi Championship last week with a first round 69. Today he followed up …

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Lowry, Dunne Off To Good Starts At Dubai Desert Classic

After Shane Lowry won the opening Rolex Series event in Abu Dhabi last week, the European Tour is in Dubai this time around for the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. In a field headlined by the likes of Sergio Garcia and Bryson DeChambeau, the victorious Lowry showed no signs of a hangover in his opening round of 69. A level par …

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Tiger Woods Puts Uncertainty Behind Him As He Looks To 2019

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Tiger Woods will make his 2019 debut at the Farmers Insurance Open on Thursday, having replaced the trepidation of a year ago with an eagerness to capture an eighth crown.  Woods got his first look at the Torrey Pines course on Tuesday when he played a nine-hole practice round in the company of Jordan Spieth. It was a happy return to …

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Conor Purcell Makes History With Australian Amateur Championship Win

Conor Purcell became the first ever Irishman to win the Australian Amateur Championship after claiming victory in a playoff at Woodlands Golf Club in Melbourne. The competition has a long and storied history spanning 125-years with the Portmarnock man becoming the tournament’s first ever Irish victor. Purcell faced adversity during his final round in Melbourne with Nathan Barbieri coming back from …

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Phil Mickelson Maintains Two-Shot Lead In Desert Classic

Five-time major champion Phil Mickelson fired six birdies in a six-under par 66 on Saturday to maintain his two-shot lead in the US PGA Tour Desert Classic. The 48-year-old American heads into Sunday’s final round chasing a 44th US PGA Tour title and his third in this event in the California desert east of Los Angeles. His 22-under par total …

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ILGU & GUI Formally Approve Establishment Of Golf Ireland

After landmark votes at separate meetings held today, the Irish Ladies Golf Union and the Golfing Union of Ireland have formally approved the establishment of Golf Ireland. The Irish Ladies Golf Union approved a special resolution at their AGM, while simultaneously the Golfing Union of Ireland passed a motion at a Special General Meeting. In the case of the GUI, …

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