World No 1 amateur Leona Maguire finished alone in second place at the ISPS HANDA Ladies European Masters at The Buckinghamshire Golf Club near London. Photograph: Tristan Jones/LET

Leona Maguire provided a glimpse into the future, as the world number one amateur fell agonisingly short of a sensational win over the professionals i(...)

Inbee Park won her third Women’s PGA Championship in New York after a flawless final round 68. Photograph: Getty

Korean Inbee Park has claimed her third straight KPMG Women’s PGA Championship title and moved back to the top of the rankings in the process. The 26-(...)

Park In-Bee has a two shot lead going into the final round of the Women’s PGA Championship in New York. Photograph: Getty

Two-time reigning champion Park In-Bee will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship after shooting a seven-unde(...)

Ireland’s Under 20s were beaten 25-3 by New Zealand ending their hopes of World Cup glory. Photograph: Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • June 11, 2015, 08:34

World Cup dream over Dreams of World Cup glory are over for Ireland’s Under 20s after they were beaten 25-3 by a very impressive New Zealand side in V(...)

Laura Davies has been invited to join the R&A after  the club voted overwhelmingly last year to allow women members for the first time in its history.

Laura Davies, Annika Sorenstam and Britain’s Princess Anne are among seven women chosen to take up honorary membership of the Royal & Ancient Gol(...)

  Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Paris Saint Germain second best to Bjorn Borg in Swedish sports poll. Photograph: Yoan Valat / EPA

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has expressed disappointment at finishing second in a list of the 150 greatest Swedish sports stars. Former tennis ace Bjorn Borg,(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates with his mother Rosie on the 18th green after winning the British Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club. Photograph: Reuters

Who needs fiction? As Oscar Wilde once put it, “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” In living a real drama of his own, (...)

Rory McIlroy and caddie JP Fitzgerald  at the pro-am at Fota Island. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

On the day that was in it, Rory McIlroy’s wearing of a green shirt – Nike, of course, with a trademark swoosh over his heart rather than a shamrock – (...)

 Annika Sorenstam (L) poses with Jack and Barbara Nicklaus following the memorial induction ceremony prior to the Memorial Tournament  at Muirfield Village Golf Club  in Dublin, Ohio. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

There were some exceptional moments last week in Muirfield Village golf club in Dublin Ohio at the Memorial tournament. In recent history it is the(...)

Carin Koch has been named as the European captain for the 2015 Solheim Cup.

Carin Koch has been appointed as European captain for the 2015 Solheim Cup, the Ladies European Tour has announced. The Swede will lead t(...)

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