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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.

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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.

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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...

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...

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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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Tiger Woods announces return to PGA Tour

Tiger Woods has not played for three months on the PGA Tour due to a painful back injury.

Tiger Woods will make his return from a back injury that has sidelined him since March at the US PGA Tour's National next week.

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Jason Day ruled out of Players Championship with recurring thumb injury

Hindered progess: Jason Day has had multiple setbacks due to his thumb injury.

Ben Everill Jason Day's persistent thumb injury continues to dog his season, now ruling him out of the lucrative Players Championship next week.

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Healthy Jason Day returns at home golf course

Jason Day

Australian Jason Day expects to hit the ground running in his return from injury after finally 'figuring out' Muirfield Village Golf Club in Ohio.

Rory McIlroy leads Memorial golf by three shots

Focused: Rory McIlroy has fired a 63.

Ben Everill Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy, fresh from a win on the European Tour, overcame a sore knee and a double bogey to carve out a three-shot lead after Thursday's opening round of the Memorial...

Bubba Watson powers to third-round lead as Adam Scott closes in

American Bubba Watson surged to the lead as Englishman Paul Casey plunged four strokes behind after the third round of the Memorial tournament in Dublin, Ohio on Saturday.

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Adam Scott stumbles, Hideki Matsuyama wins Memorial Tournament

Hideki Matsuyama.

Columbus, Ohio World No.1 Adam Scott was left to rue a costly double bogey and some rotten luck as Japanese young gun Hideki Matsuyama claimed his first US PGA tour victory with a playoff win over American Kevin Na...

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Phil Mickelson makes U.S. Open return to Pinehurst

Returning to Pinehurst's No. 2 Course for this week's U.S. Open could hardly be more poignant for Phil Mickelson who was a runner-up when the year's second major was first played at Pinehurst in 1999.

Erik Compton could win Open after two heart transplants

Erik Compton drove himself to a hospital in 2008 after suffering a heart attack.

Jim Slater Erik Compton, twice a heart transplant recipient, put himself in contention to win the US Open with the round of his life Saturday, a stunning three-under par 67 at Pinehurst.

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Rory McIlroy stars with opening round 63

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland looks to play a shot during the first round of The Honda Classic at PGA National Resort and Spa on February 27, 2014 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.   Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

World No.8 Rory McIlroy has closed with back-to-back birdies to seize the lead after the opening round of the $US6 million ($6.72 million) US PGA Honda Classic with a bogey-free seven-under par 63.

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Tiger Woods out of US Masters after back surgery

Tiger Woods.

The world's No. 1 player announces he will be unable to play after having successful surgery for a pinched nerve.

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Tiger's dream of 19 majors is surely over

Phil Mickelson presents Tiger Wood with the green jacket in 2005.

Thomas Boswell The odds are now stacked against Woods surpassing Nicklaus's record-haul, writes James Corrigan.

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Adam Scott firms for second green jacket after Tiger Woods withdraws from Masters

Ben Everill Tiger Woods will miss the Masters for the first time in 20 years, Phil Mickelson is in serious doubt and Adam Scott’s odds have shortened.

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Adam Scott comfortable ahead of Masters defence

Adam Scott in action during the second round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship in March 2014.

Adam Scott's quest for greatness means he'll never be too relaxed in the comfort zone he senses when entering Augusta National's gates.