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Arnold Palmer doubts Tiger Woods can pass Jack Nicklaus

Seven-time major winner says the chances of Tiger Woods overtaking the all-time major title leader are shrinking.

Peerless Rory McIlroy on course to break the bank

Oliver Brown If Rory McIlroy's appearance last weekend at his beloved Manchester United taught us anything, it was that money could not buy him taste.

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Rory McIlroy sets sights on fifth career major

Chris Strauss Jimmy Fallon couldn't contain his admiration.

Nick Watney grabs one-shot lead after Wyndham Championship third round

Nick Watney

Nick Watney carded a five-under-par 65 to grab the lead after the third round at the Wyndham Championship on Saturday.

Irish 'BMW' buckles his rare talent up for a sweet ride

Rory McIlroy celebrates his one-stroke victory with his father, Gerry.

Oliver Brown Rory McIlroy mounted the first tee at a sodden Valhalla on Sunday night with the familiar feeling of a target drawn on his back.

US PGA Championship 2014, final day

Rory McIlroy.

Richard Shute All the action live from the fourth and final day from the Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky.

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Why it's OK that the Tiger Woods era is fading away

FILE - APRIL 1: According to reports April 1, 2014, Tiger Woods will miss the Masters because of back surgery. DORAL, FL - MARCH 08:  Tiger Woods speaks with the media after a six-under par 66 during the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral on March 8, 2014 in Doral, Florida.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Paul Hayward Exit Tiger Woods, enter Rory McIlroy. Sport fans are sitting up and taking notice after Valhalla.

Tiger Woods rules himself out of Ryder Cup

Painful: Tiger Woods told to rest.

Tiger Woods ruled himself out of the Ryder Cup on Wednesday, saying he will not return to competition until December because he needs time to strengthen his ailing back.

Tiger Woods misses cut at PGA

Former world No.1 Tiger Woods missed the cut at the PGA Championship on Friday, firing his second consecutive three-over-par 74 at Valhalla Golf Club.

Tiger Woods' era of invincibility is fast becoming a distant memory

Flash in the pan ... Tiger Woods during a practice round on Wednesday.

Gary Shelton No one wants to see the book on greatness close. And so you find yourself wanting to believe. You want to believe Tiger Woods will wake up, at 38, and his back will be fine once more.

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Tiger Woods struggles with stiff back during PGA Championship opening round

Tiger Woods

Michael Buteau Tiger Woods said his ailing back was "pain-free" Wednesday. It wasn't Thursday, and his score showed it.

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Tiger Woods' swing killing career, warns Nick Faldo

Tiger Woods hits out of the rough at Firestone Country Club on Sunday..

James Corrigan As the game waited anxiously for news of the severity of Tiger Woods's back injury, Sir Nick Faldo warned the 14-time major champion that he must change his swing to prolong his career, while Rory...

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Rory McIlroy to defend Australian Open title

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland.

World No.1 Rory McIlroy will return to Sydney to defend his Australian Open golf crown this summer.

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Jason Day over dizzy spells and keen to contend at US PGA

Jason Day.

Jason Day has recovered from an episode of vertigo and hopes to be a darkhorse chance at the PGA Championship.

Rory McIlroy to defend Australian Open Title

Tom Decent Current world No. 1 Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will return to Sydney in November to defend his Australian Open title. 

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Tiger Woods' fate a mystery at PGA

The vacant parking spot of Tiger Woods is seen near the clubhouse.

Tiger Woods was nowhere to be seen on Tuesday at the PGA Championship, except for his image on promotional banners, and his status for Thursday's scheduled start at Valhalla remained uncertain.

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Rory McIlroy seeks hat trick, Tiger Woods missing

Rory McIlroy in Ohio.

Top-ranked Rory McIlroy has taken his first look at the Valhalla layout ahead of the 96th PGA Championship, while Tiger Woods is in Florida having treatment on his aching back.

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Tiger Woods' star has long since shot into oblivion

Peter FitzSimons

Peter FitzSimons Tiger Woods, smoods, Peter FitzSimons is as excited about his return as he is a bout of lockjaw.

British Open: Rory McIlroy responds as the challengers charge

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Malcolm Knox It took the loss of sole possession of a lead he had held since Thursday to sting Rory McIlroy into a withering response that, by the end of the third round, tightened his grip on the Open...

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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.