Rory McIlroy is aiming to be the first European winner of the Masters since 1999. Photograph: Getty

Rory McIlroy may have enhanced his chances of completing the career grand slam by opting out of the par-three contest, but the world number three stil(...)

Keegan Bradley catches his ball near the sixth green during the first round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course in Palm Harbor, Florida. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Former PGA Championship winner Keegan Bradley converted several crucial putts to grab a share of the first-round lead at the Valspar Championship on (...)

This wonderful photograph from a packed  Ireland versus Austria match  in 1963 is just one of many in   ’Dalymount Park,   Home of Irish Football’ by Colin White.

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Padraig Harrington shot a 68 in the opening round of the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur. Photograph: Getty

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Dustin Johnson hits his tee shot on the sixth hole during the first round of the US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

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Shane Lowry hits from the fairway on the 2nd hole during the third round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Photo: AP Photo

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Pádraig Harrington looks set to miss the cut at the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands after a second round 75. Bubba Watson maintains the lead after a 67. Photo: Ted Warshaw/Getty Images

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Padraig Harrington is four shots off the lead after the first round of the Travelers Championship. Photograph: Getty

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David Lingmerth, of Sweden, raises the trophy after winning the Memorial golf tournament in a three-hole playoff. Photo: Jay LaPrete/AP

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Rory McIlroy will face Billy Horschel for a place in the last-16 at the WGC Cadillac after beating Brandt Snedeker two up  in his second round in San Francisco. Photograph: Getty

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