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International Media React To Shane Lowry Major Victory In Portrush

Irish sporting fans at home and abroad rejoiced as Shane Lowry knocked in his final putt in Portrush on Sunday to win his first-ever major championship.  It was a sensational victory for the Offaly man after a strong performance across the four days saw him finish with a six-shot lead over his nearest challenger, Tommy Fleetwood. Lowry joins an illustrious …

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James McClean Leads Host Of Sports Stars In Well Wishes For Lowry

On Sunday, Shane Lowry will look to clinch his first-ever major championship when he takes to Royal Portrush in Co. Antrim for the final round of the Open Championship. After a sensational opening three rounds, which included a record-breaking Saturday, Lowry sits four shots clear of England’s Tommy Fleetwood at the top of the leaderboard. The Offaly man tees off at …

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Watch: ‘Olé Olé Olé’ Rings Round Portrush As Shane Lowry Leads

Shane Lowry’s superb Saturday in Portrush saw him garner a well-earned reception upon making his walk to the eighteenth and final hole.  Lowry will enter tomorrow’s final day of The Open with a strong lead over the competition after a record-breaking day on Royal Portrush’s new course – leaving the second-placed Tommy Fleetwood trailing by a comfortable four shots. His …

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Leona Maguire Claims Five-Stroke Victory At Symetra Classic

Leona Maguire has put herself in prime position to secure a full LPGA tour card for next season after claiming victory at the Symetra Classic. Fans of the 24-year-old were for sure uncertain but no doubt still confident about Maguire’s chances heading into the final round in North Carolina as she stood as one of four golfers tied for the …

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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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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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