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Royal & Ancient Golf Club to disclose decision on women on September 18

Michael Buteau The all-male Royal & Ancient Golf Club, which governs the sport outside the U.S. and Mexico, will disclose on September 18 results of a ballot to allow women as members.

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Taiwan shocks US in women's team golf

Karrie Webb of Australia follows her tee shot on the 5th hole during round one of the International Crown.

Australia and South Korea split their matches at the eight-nation LPGA International Crown teams event on Thursday.

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Karrie Webb moved to tears at LPGA tee off

Karrie Webb (left) and Minjee Lee walk to the 4th green during round one of the  International Crown

Karrie Webb moved to tears as she sang the Australian national anthem before teeing off at the inaugural LPGA International Crown.

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How girls in their early teenage years can compete on the LPGA's biggest stages

History maker: Lucy Li was 11 when she played her first LPGA Tour event.

Isabelle Khurshudyan To be young and inexperienced is usually a disadvantage in sports, but in women's golf, it is the envy of LPGA veterans.

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Rory McIlroy stays solid as British Open glory beckons

Rory McIlroy sizes up a shot on the second green on Sunday.

Hoylake, England Rory McIlroy showed no early signs of faltering as he set out with a six-stroke lead in the final round of the British Open at Royal Liverpool on Sunday.

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Ageless Tom Watson outplays Australian John Senden during British Open final round

Tony Jimenez It is not often a 64-year-old eclipses his much younger playing partner in a major championship but it happened on Sunday when the seemingly ageless Tom Watson put one over on Australian John Senden.

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Together, alone: former couple Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki win on the same day

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James Polson Breaking up may be hard to do but it seems one of the world’s most famous former couples are both reaping the rewards of singledom after Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki both tasted victory...

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Ryan Ruffels wins world junior golf title

Ryan Ruffels has crowned a stellar 12 months with his latest win.

The son of Australian tennis great Ray Ruffels has taken out one of world junior golf's biggest titles.

Rory McIlroy joins golf's elite with two-shot British Open win

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holds the Claret Jug after his two-stroke victory at the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.

Allan Kelly Rory McIlroy joined the elite list of golfers to have won three of the four major titles at Hoylake on Sunday, but he had to battle all the way against Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler before bagging...

Adam Scott has eyes on next bid

Adam Scott celebrates a birdie on the 18th hole.

Tired of watching his rivals run away with major titles, Adam Scott wants in on the action at next month's PGA Championship after a third successive top-five British Open finish.

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Rory McIlroy wins British Open

Sweet victory: Rory McIlroy kisses the Claret Jug after his two-shot win in the Open at Royal Liverpool.

Malcolm Knox A year after missing the cut at the British Open plunged him into despair, Rory McIlroy has joined Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only golfers to win three grand slam tournaments before turning...

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Jason Day ready to get down and dirty at Open

Jason Day plays a shot off the 1st tee during a practice round at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club prior to the start of the British Open Golf Championship.

Liam FitzGibbon, Hoylake As far as Jason Day is concerned, the windier and wetter the better at Royal Liverpool this week.

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Olympic golf criteria would exclude two current major champions

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Controversial criteria for entry to the 2016 Olympic golf competitions is sure to reignite debate over the sport's return to the Games.

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Marc Leishman makes strong start at British Open

Marc Leishman at Hoylake.

Australian Marc Leishman was among the early pacesetters as the 143rd British Open began in glorious conditions at Royal Liverpool on Thursday.

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Marc Leishman off to strong start at British Open

Eyes on the ball: Marc Leishman during his opening round at the British Open.

Liam FitzGibbon Australian Marc Leishman has made the most of glorious conditions at Royal Liverpool to put himself in the early mix at the British Open.

Henrik Stenson faces fine for snapping club

Red mist: world No.2 Henrik Stenson has a history of breaking clubs.

James Corrigan Henrik Stenson faces a fine after snapping a club over his knee on the 17th as the Swede's frustration boiled over in the first round of the Open.

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Gunslinging Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods steal Hoylake show in British Open golf

Tiger Woods carded an impressive opening round 69 at Hoylake.

Golfing gunslingers Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods sprayed Royal Liverpool with a barrage of birdie bullets to steal the show in a thrilling opening round of the 143rd British Open on Thursday.

18 over par: the Aussie's horror round at the British Open

Worst round in 15 years: Bryden Macpherson of Australia hits his tee shot on the 11th hole.

Liam FitzGibbon Young Australian golfer Bryden Macpherson has endured a British Open nightmare, producing the tournament's worst round in 15 years.

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Tiger Woods wants the sound of silence after phone distraction

Tiger Woods wants silence after being distracted during the first round at Royal Liverpool.

British Open organisers warned spectators about mobile phone use on Thursday after three-times champion Tiger Woods was distracted during his opening round 69 at Hoylake.

British Open: Adam Scott may rue the putts that got away

Scott struggled with his broomstick putter.

Malcolm Knox Adam Scott's putter once again proved his biggest problem as the British Open got under way at Hoylake.