Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry each picked up a cheque for $257,500 for their efforts at the QBE Shootout in Florida. Photograph: Paul Croke/AFP.

Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell were thwarted in their quest to claim a pre-Christmas end-of-season jackpot when edged out by Steve Stricker and Sean (...)

Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell are in a share of the lead at the QBE Shootout  in Naples, Florida. Photograph: Getty Images

Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell will start the final day of the QBE Shootout with a share of the lead after a blistering second-round 64 in Naples, Fl(...)

Paul Dunne of Ireland tees off during the opening round of the Italian Open at Golf Club Milano - Parco Reale di Monza. Photo: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

A run of four birdies in a row on the back nine propelled Paul Dunne up the leaderboard at the Italian Open as his good form shows no sign of waning. (...)

Shane Lowry tees off during the British Masters at Close House Golf Club in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Tyrrell Hatton will take a three-shot lead in the weekend at the British Masters as he goes in search of his second European Tour title. In miserable(...)

 Rory McIlroy stretches ahead of a  practice round at the British Masters at Close House Golf Club in Newcastle. Photograph:  Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Tournament host Lee Westwood admits he is flattered and surprised by the strength of field he has been able to attract for this week’s British Masters(...)

 Paul Waring, who shot a 64,   lines up a putt during day one of the HNA Open de France at Le Golf National  in Paris. Photograph:  Jan Kruger/Getty Images

England’s Paul Waring left some of Europe’s biggest names trailing in his wake to claim the lead after the first round of the HNA Open de France. Wa(...)

Ireland’s Shane Lowry looks dejected at the end of his final round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photo: Paul Childs/Reuters

I suppose we can’t expect to sit down to a feast all of the time, although, so far, this season’s pickings for Irish players with full tour cards have(...)

Paul Dunne became the fourth Irish player to qualify for the US Open on Monday. Photograph: Getty Images

Paul Dunne - despite fighting a throat infection - showed his fortitude and resilience to earn a spot in next month’s US Open at Erin Hills in Wiscons(...)

Henrik Stenson of Sweden plays his shot from the 10th tee during the first round of the the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

What’s on? The Premier League title could be decided as early as Friday, Cork City look to make it a lucky 13, the best field in golf assembles for t(...)

Celta Vigo’s players arrive for a training session at Old Trafford ahead of their Europa League semi-final second leg clash with Manchester United. Photo: Reuters
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • May 11, 2017, 07:46

Soccer Despite Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann giving them an early scare at the Vicente Calderon last night, Real Madrid ensured that they would m(...)

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