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Oct 05

In-form Dunne shares lead at Dunhill Links

Ireland’s Paul Dunne continues his fine form by taking a share of the first-round lead at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

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Oct 04

Keane saying ‘no’ to autograph has stuck with me – McIlroy

Rory McIlroy remembers the day Roy Keane refused to give him an autograph – that’s why he always tries to make time for his fans.

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Oct 04

Faldo’s major haul is in my sights – McIlroy

Rory McIlroy already has his eye on his key targets for next season as he completes a disappointing 2017 at the Dunhill Links in Scotland.

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Oct 03

Robin Tiger Williams: Meet golf’s new Tiger – not Woods but Williams

BBC Sport meets golf’s new Tiger – not Woods, but Williams. Robin Tiger Williams, from Peterborough talks about his ambitions in the sport.

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Oct 03

‘Tiger is my middle name and I’m proud to have it’

Following his European Tour debut at last week’s British Masters, Peterborough golfer Robin Tiger Williams, 16, tells BBC Look East about his ambitions in the sport.

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Oct 03

What is 2,011km long, lasts 82 days and takes 20,093 shots? Golf’s longest hole

Two retired rugby players needed a fresh challenge, so they set off for Mongolia, fell in with a stray dog and completed the longest hole of golf ever played

By Jonathan Drennan for Behind the Lines, part of the Guardian Sport Network

Adam Rolston squatted and measured his putt. The early evening sun at Mt Bogd Golf Club in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia still hadn’t quite dried the moisture off the green, and he approached the ball tentatively. Two hundred spectators surrounded the green, including locals, close friends and family as he holed a seven-foot putt perfectly. The longest hole in golf had finished after 82 days and 20,093 shots across Mongolia.

Rolston has played many rounds of golf in his life, but he knows he will never complete a more satisfying scorecard. A former rugby international for Hong Kong, Rolston and his caddie Ron Rutland played the longest hole ever completed across Mongolia, covering 2,011km of difficult terrain, playing through the desert, icy water, rocky ground and glaciers. The most obvious question remains: why?

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Oct 01

Paul Dunne holds off Rory McIlroy to win British Masters and first Tour title

• Irishman’s nine-under-par round of 61 seals debut victory
• McIlroy’s charge over last seven holes is not quite enough

Paul Dunne’s first European Tour title would have been notable enough without the Irishman posting a closing round of 61 and seeing off Rory McIlroy to claim the British Masters. This marked quite a way to deliver on long‑heralded promise.

McIlroy’s attempt to end 2017 with at least one victory remains alive but only in respect of one event; he will shut down for the year after the Dunhill Links Championship next weekend. Even a closing 36 holes comprising only 127 shots, a record for McIlroy as a professional, was not sufficient to deny the nerveless Dunne.

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Oct 01

Presidents Cup: United States win seventh successive title

The United States win a seventh successive Presidents Cup after beating the International team by a 19-11 margin.

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Oct 01

Dunne shoots 61 to beat McIlroy at British Masters

Ireland’s Paul Dunne holds off Rory McIlroy to win his first European Tour title at the British Masters.

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Oct 01

Watch: Players run for cover in chaos at NZ Open

Players were forced to continue playing as treacherous weather conditions caused chaos at the New Zealand Women’s Open at Windross Farm.

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Sep 30

Presidents Cup: US need half a point to retain trophy on Sunday

The US need half a point on the final day of the Presidents Cup to retain the title after dominating the International team.

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Sep 30

British Masters: Rory McIlroy in contention as Robert Karlsson leads

Rory McIlroy moves into contention at the British Masters as Sweden’s Robert Karlsson leads after three rounds.

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Sep 30

Ian Poulter fumes after fans taking pictures cause him to make costly error

• Ryder Cup star upset after distraction sees him water a tee shot on fifth hole
• Rory McIlroy only two off the pace in British Masters after superb round of 64

A furious Ian Poulter remained in contention for a first victory in five years despite a costly incident on day three of the British Masters.

Poulter recovered from an early double bogey at Close House to card a 68 and finish in a five-way tie for second on 11 under par, a shot behind Sweden’s Robert Karlsson.

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Sep 29

Presidents Cup: US dominate fourballs to take 8-2 lead on day two

The US move closer to a seventh successive Presidents Cup victory by assuming an 8-2 lead at the halfway stage over the International team.

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Sep 29

England’s Hatton leads British Masters by three

Tyrrell Hatton leads the British Masters near Newcastle at the halfway mark, with Ian Poulter and host Lee Westwood in joint second.

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Sep 29

Tyrrell Hatton shines amid the gloom to set pace at British Masters

• Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter among challengers three off lead
• Hatton targets rise up world rankings and spot in 2018 majors

Tyrrell Hatton defied miserable conditions to set an imposing clubhouse target as English players dominated the leaderboard on day two of the British Masters.

Hatton added a second round of 65 to his opening 63 at Close House to finish on 12 under par, three shots clear of tournament host Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Ashley Chesters and Sweden’s Robert Karlsson. Graeme Storm was a shot further back on eight under, with Graeme McDowell recovering from four-putting the 18th on Thursday to lie six under after a 68.

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