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Paul Dunne of Ireland lines up a putt during day two of the Turkish Airlines Open at the Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort in Antalya, Turkey. Photo: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

It’s an old truism that golf is a numbers game. The basic task is to get the ball into the hole in as few strokes as humanly possible; yet the other s(...)

Spectators sheltering from  rain  during the final day  of the  Irish Open at Ballyliffin Golf Club. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

“It’s my own fault for letting it get to me,” said Shane Lowry of self-inflicted mental wounds, the type that raise expectation levels only for the fa(...)

Rory McIlroy  practises ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Although there are no last-minute, late additions to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open field from those among Rory McIlroy’s personal list of mobile phon(...)

Senior Foursomes AIG All-Ireland Champions Royal Portrush (L:R): Helen Jones, Vivienne Houston, Shauna Park, Heidi Simpson, Carol Corrigan and Naoimh Quigg - Photo Courtesy of Pat Cashman .

AIG Ladies Cups and Shields Not even rain and high winds could dampen the spirits of the players and supporters who flocked to Dundalk last week as (...)

Damien McGrane finished in a four-way tie for first in the Ballyliffin Pro-Am. Photograph: Inpho

Four way tie at the Ballyliffin Pro-Am It was a four-way tie with Damien McGrane, Eamonn Brady (Clontarf GC), Simon Thornton and Richard Kilpatrick ((...)

First twins born in Ireland as a result of the use of pre-implantation genetic screening. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On the day of her first appointment at a Dublin fertility clinic, Linda saw a sign in the waiting room inviting those who had had three or more faile(...)

Paul Dunne tees off during the final round of the European Tour Qualifying School Final at PGA Catalunya Resort in Girona, Spain. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Paul Dunne might have led the British Open as an amateur but he has no plans to stop aiming for the stars following his brilliant performance at the E(...)

Paul Dunne is in 12th place with a round to play in European Tour Q-School. Photograph: Getty Images

Greystones’ Paul Dunne is poised to cap a dream year in style after a bogey free 69 left him on the brink of success with a round to play in the Final(...)

Players walk off a tee box in the morning mist at the European Tour Qualifying School Final in Girona. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Peter Lawrie expelled from Tour School
  • Golf
  • November 16, 2015, 18:20

Peter Lawrie kept his pencil in his pocket yet drew line under his season when he refused to sign his card and disqualified himself from the Final Sta(...)

Ruaidhri McGee had a day to forget in Girona on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

Nowhere are the twin imposters of success and failure more in evidence than at the Final Stage of the Qualifying School where Rosapenna’s Ruaidhri McG(...)

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