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McIlroy’s staggering $100m sponsorship double-up

Rory McIlroy of Ireland stands next to his bag during a practice round. WORLD No.2 Rory McIlroy has signed a long-term sponsorship deal with US golf equipment manufacturer TaylorMade, the company confirmed. The deal, which will see the Northern Ireland star use the company’s clubs, bag and balls, is worth …

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Day opens up on No.1 struggle

Jason Day during last year’s PLAYERS Championship. JASON Day used to think no one could beat him, and there wasn’t much evidence to prove him wrong. When he won The Players Championship last year against the strongest field in golf — he was the first wire-to-wire winner at the TPC …

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Day ready to reclaim place atop Everest

Day with the trophy. JASON Day says he is back at base camp after a testing stretch on and off the golf course, and regaining the world number one ranking is his Everest. This time 12 months ago the Queenslander was nearly unstoppable and scorched a major-quality field to win …

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Aussie young gun’s edge for ‘fifth major’

Cameron Smith of Australia/ FRESH off his breakthrough US PGA Tour victory, Australian youngster Cameron Smith says he’s relishing a home-ground advantage at the Players Championship this week. The 23-year-old Queenslander won his way into the Tour’s flagship tournament at TPC Sawgrass courtesy of his nailbiting playoff victory at the …

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Smith drives for show and putts for dough

Jonas Blixt, left, and Cam Smith after winning the Zurich Classic. CAMERON Smith loves the manicured courses, the extreme challenge and the winning feeling. But what really blows him away as a PGA Tour youngblood are the cars. Australia’s freshly minted champion in the US is a revhead and the …

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#Nevergiveup: Hack golfer refuses to quit

Clifton McDonald won’t be joining the list of US Open winners like Australia’s Geoff Ogilvy (pictured above). A GOLFER attempting to qualify for the US Open shot a round of 127 at a local qualifying tournament in Alabama this week. The competition, held at Silver Lakes Golf Course, was just …

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Golf ‘pro’ in staggering 55 over nightmare

The USGA logo. A GOLFER attempting to qualify for the US Open has shot a staggering round of 127 at a local qualifying tournament in Alabama. The competition, held at Silver Lakes Golf Course, was just one of a number of qualifying tournaments for next month’s US Open at Erin …

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Video: Sergio’s stunning island ace

Sergio Garcia celebrates his hole-in-one on the 17th. SERGIO Garcia’s year just keeps popping out highlights. Last month, the Spaniard finally got the major chip off his shoulder, winning the Masters in a playoff over Justin Rose. On Thursday (Friday AEDT), in the first round of The Players Championship, he …

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McIlroy’s back injury causes havoc again

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot on the sixth hole. AS if the TPC Sawgrass isn’t enough of a challenge, Rory McIlroy is dealing with another dose of back pain at The Players Championship and will have it tested at the end of the week. McIlroy already missed …

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Day, Scott hanging in at Sawgrass

Jason Day putts on the 17th green. Picture: Getty Images WORLD No.3 Jason Day has left himself seven shots back of the clubhouse lead after a tough day in the office during the second round at the Players Championship. Defending Players champion Day struggled to an even-par 72 at TPC …

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