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Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki celebrates defeating Italy’s Sara Errani to earn a semi-final meeting with China’s Peng Shuai at the US Open in New York. Photograph:  Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

On May 21st this year Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki announced the end of their engagement. On May 25th McIlroy played magnificent golf to win th(...)

Rory McIlroy: has said the clothing firm is trying to “harass” him by seeking an overly broad range of documents and is engaged in a “sweeping fishing expedition”

Rory McIlroy is relying on the credibility of his former agent, Conor Ridge, in a case being taken against the golfer in California, while accusing(...)

 Padriaig Harrington of Ireland hits his second shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the Valero Texas Open. Photograph: Michael Cohen/Getty Images

Padraig Harrington will start today’s second round of the Texas Open one shot behind Matt Bettencourt and Peter Tomasulo, as the Americans got (...)