Els and Garcia added to star-studded Irish Open field

Els and Garcia added to star-studded Irish Open field

With precisely 100 days to go until this year’s Irish Open hosted by The Rory Foundation, two more legends of the game – four-time Major-winner Ernie Els and Ryder Cup talisman, Sergio Garcia – have become the latest superstars to add their names to what is fast becoming one of the strongest fields in the tournament’s recent history, writes the European Tour.

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Huge hit worth the pain as McIlroy looks to new horizons

Huge hit worth the pain as McIlroy looks to new horizons

Rory McIlroy’s out of court settlement with his former agents brings to mind that scene from Monty Python’s “Life of Brian” when the kindly Roman centurion is lining up the locals for execution.

“Crucifixion?”

“No, freedom actually.”

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Magisterial McIlroy imposes his law; passes Harrington in career earnings with Dubai win

Magisterial McIlroy imposes his law; passes Harrington in career earnings with Dubai win

Rory McIlroy has won 16 events since Padraig Harrington captured his third major in 2008. In fact, Irish golf has racked up 44 wins on the world’s main professional tours since McIlroy hit the tour full time eight years ago and with more than a third of the wins going to the curly haired wonderkid from Holywood, it’s clear that bar some unforeseen, knock on effect, the result of the legal action against his former management company, which begins in Dublin on Tuesday, is going to be a very small footnote in his career biography.

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