Golf - - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:27:58 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb (insidethegames) Scotland's Gallacher gets Ryder Cup nod as Europe captain McGinley names wildcards for Gleneagles By Gary Anderson

Stephen Gallacher will be the crowd favourite as the Scot was named to the European Ryder Cup team today for Gleneagles ©Getty ImagesStephen Gallacher is sure to get vociferous backing from the home crowds at Gleneagles Golf Club after the Scot was named as one of Europe captain Paul McGinley's three wildcard picks, alongside English duo Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter, for the Ryder Cup clash with the United States later this month.
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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. ]]> (Nick Butler) Golf Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:43:37 +0100
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".]]> (Nick Butler) Golf Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:28:34 +0100 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.
]]> (Gary Anderson) Golf Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:27:52 +0100 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.]]> (Duncan Mackay) Golf Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:18:31 +0100
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.]]> (Nick Butler) Golf Sun, 10 Aug 2014 22:59:00 +0100 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.
]]> (Gary Anderson) Golf Sat, 09 Aug 2014 22:47:55 +0100 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.
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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.
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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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McIlroy favourite for final major of the year but Woods a doubt with recurrence of back injury By Gary Anderson

Tiger Woods is a major doubt for this week's USPGA Championship ©Getty Images The USPGA Championship is set to get underway later this week at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, United States, with Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy the hot favourite after two consecutive tournament wins, while Tiger Woods is a major doubt following a recurrence of a back injury.
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2015 Turkish Open to finish on a Wednesday in move to boost women’s golf By Gary Anderson

The LET has announced that next year's Turkish Ladies Open will finish on a Wednesday ©Getty Images The Ladies European Tour (LET) has announced next year's Turkish Ladies Open will become the first professional golf tournament to finish on a Wednesday, in a move it claims will help boost the profile of the women's game.
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Sky Sports to dedicate whole channel to 2014 Ryder Cup By Gary Anderson

US captain Tom Watson (left) and Europe captain Paul McGinley will be plotting victory live on Sky Sports Ryder Cup ©Getty ImagesBritish satellite broadcaster Sky Sports is dedicating a whole channel to coverage of this year's Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, Scotland with the launch of Sky Sports Ryder Cup.
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McIlroy secures first Open Championship win and third major with two-shot victory at Royal Liverpool By Gary Anderson

Rory McIlroy claimed his first Open Championship with victory at Royal Liverpool today ©Getty ImagesRory McIlroy joined an exclusive club with his first Open Championship win today as he held the Claret Jug aloft at Royal Liverpool to become only the third player in history to win three majors by the age of 25.
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McIlroy moves six shots clear to close in on maiden Open triumph By Nick Butler

Rory McIlroy moved a step closer to a maiden British Open triumph with another superb round ©Getty ImagesRory McIlroy tightened his formidable grip on the Claret Jug today after a third superb round in the British Open at Royal Liverpool to take a six-shot lead into the fourth and final day of action.]]> (Nick Butler) Golf Sat, 19 Jul 2014 17:50:28 +0100
McIlroy takes command of Open Championship as Woods just makes cut By Gary Anderson

Rory McIlroy will be content tonight as he leads the Open Championship by four shots ©Getty Images Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy put in another masterful display around the links at Royal Liverpool to take a four-shot lead into the weekend at the Open Championship as Tiger Woods struggled to a round of 77 to just make the cut at two-over-par.
]]> (Gary Anderson) Golf Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:55:25 +0100 McIlroy tops leaderboard after Open Championship first round By Emily Goddard

Rory McIlroy tops the leaderboard after day one of the Open Championship ©Getty ImagesRory McIlroy has shot a six under par 66 to secure his place at the top of the leaderboard after the first day of the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.
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