Historic return of Olympic golf hailed as strong advert ahead of Rio 2016

By Nick Butler at Zhongshan International Golf Club in Nanjing

Lee Soyoung won the first Olympic golf title in 110 years ©Getty ImagesBudding stars from South Korea and Italy took the honours here today as the first Olympic gold medals were awarded in golf for more than a century. 

Rio 2016 golf course progress "not ideal but should be enough", claims IGF chief

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

A cautiously optimistic summary of preparations for the Rio 2016 golf competition has been provided ©Rio 2016/Alex FerroInternational Golf Federation (IGF) executive director Antony Scanlon has cautiously praised construction progress at the Rio 2016 course in Barra de Tijuca, although he admits the tight timetable is "not ideal".

Tiger Woods rules himself out of the Ryder Cup

By Gary Anderson

Tiger Woods will not appearing at the Ryder Cup in Gleneagles next month due to injury ©Getty ImagesTiger Woods will not compete in this year's Ryder Cup after ruling himself out of contention for the United States team due to a persistent back injury.

Exclusive: McIlroy will bring "excitement" to Team Ireland at Rio 2016, says Hickey

By Duncan Mackay

Rory McIlroy is set to be one of Ireland's main hopes for an Olympic gold medal at Rio 2016 after choosing to represent them over Britain ©Getty ImagesRory McIlroy will give Ireland's team a massive lift at Rio 2016, Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) President Patrick Hickey has predicted.

McIlroy fights back to claim second successive major in thrilling fashion

By Nick Butler

Rory McIlroy won his second successive Major title at the US PGA Championships ©Getty ImagesRory McIlroy continued his meteoric rise to all-time great status by winning his second successive major title after a thrilling final round of the USPGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club.

Eight players within four shots of lead as McIlroy holds slender advantage at USPGA

By Gary Anderson

Rory McIlroy holds a slender lead going into the final day of action at the USPGA Championship in Valhalla ©Getty ImagesNorthern Ireland's Rory McIlroy takes a one shot lead into the final round of the USPGA Championship after carding a second successive 67 at Valhalla Golf Club.

McIlroy leads USPGA at halfway point while Woods' struggles continue with early exit

By Gary Anderson

Rory McIlroy holds a one shot lead after two rounds of the USPGA Championship in Kentucky ©Getty ImagesJust as he had done at the Open Championship last month, Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy leads the last major of the year at the halfway stage after shooting a four-under-par round of 67 to sit one shot clear of the chasing pack in the USPGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club.

Three-way tie for lead after day one at USPGA as defending champion Dufner forced out through injury

By Gary Anderson

Lee Westwood is one three players in a share of the lead after day one of the USPGA Championship in Kentucky ©Getty ImagesEngland's Lee Westwood shares the lead at six-under par with Americans Kevin Chappell and Ryan Palmer after the first round of the USPGA Championship in Kentucky, while defending champion Jason Dufner withdrew from the tournament midway through his opening round due to injury.

2016 US PGA Championships to be moved forward to accommodate Olympics

By Paul Osborne

The 2016 PGA Championships have been moved forward to accomodate the reintroduction of gold into the Olympics ©Getty ImagesThe 2016 US Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) Championships will be moved to the final week of July in order to accommodate golf's reintroduction into the Olympic programme.
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