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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 11°C

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2022
# as it stands
Shane Lowry five shots off the lead at Hero World Challenge
Kim Joo-hyung, Sepp Straka, Collin Morikawa and Viktor Hovland currently share first place.
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Roglic leads Vuelta after stage four victory, Bennett retains green jersey
Mads Pedersen claimed second place on a stage for the third time.
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Shane Lowry best placed of the Irish in Memphis, Rory McIlroy misses the cut
It was also a bad day for Waterford’s Seamus Power.
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Im, Wu share PGA lead at weather-hit Wyndham Championship
Meanwhile, after just making the cut on Friday, Ireland’s Shane Lowry is currently tied for 66th on one-under.
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Van Aert wins Tour de France stage eight, Pogacar holds lead
The Belgian rider won on a late incline ahead of Australia’s pre-stage favourite Michael Matthews.
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'Second life' Jakobsen wins Tour second stage
Denmark’s Mads Pederson was third to give local fans double reason to celebrate.
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Stephanie Meadow just outside top 10 at PGA Championship
Meanwhile, Leona Maguire is facing an uphill task.
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Australia's Smith leads PGA Memorial by one, McIlroy three shots off the lead
The 28-year-old world number three from Queensland is chasing his third win of the year.
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Aussie Lee grabs lead at LPGA Founders Cup, frustration for Leona Maguire
Meanwhile, Stephanie Meadow is on -1.
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Bouwman leads Dutch 1-2 in Giro seventh stage as Lopez stays in pink
Challengers Simon Yates and Richard Carapaz finished at the same time as the other title pretenders 2min 59sec adrift of the winner.
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Cantlay, Schauffle maintain Zurich Classic lead, Lowry and Poulter tied for 8th
Meanwhile, Graeme McDowell and Seamus Power missed the cut.
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Shane Lowry one shot off lead at PGA Heritage
Harold Varner, chasing his first US PGA Tour title, fired a bogey-free eight-under par 63 to seize control.
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Ben Martin seizes Dominican PGA lead with Graeme McDowell in hunt
The world number 565′s only PGA victory came eight years ago in Las Vegas.
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Ian Poulter’s Masters fate out of his hands, Seamus Power closes in on Augusta National spot
Meanwhile, Shane Lowry lost 2 and 1 against Harold Varner III.
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Van Aert wins Paris-Nice time trial to take race lead
Irish duo Ryan Mullen and Sam Bennett finished 65th and 119th respectively.
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Jumbo rampage delivers Paris-Nice surprise for rookie
Meanwhile, Irish pair Ryan Mullen and Sam Bennett finished 84th and 85th respectively.
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Daniel Berger in control at Honda Classic, Shane Lowry moves into contention
The Irishman registered a three-under-par 67, the lowest score of the day.
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Cameroon held but Roberto Lopes' Cape Verde made to wait for last-16 spot
Meanwhile, Burkina Faso qualified for the knockout stages this evening.
All time
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Niall Kearney two off the lead at Dutch Open
The 33-year-old led overnight, and is currently on 10 under overall.
# Blow
Lewis Hamilton suffers title setback in Monza sprint race
Valtteri Bottas took the victory, while Max Verstappen will start Sunday’s grand prix from pole position.
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Leona Maguire 6 shots off the lead as Jutanugarn pegged back by Hull, O'Toole
The Cavan native carded a 70, which left her tied for 15th on three under.
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Ireland's Dan Martin finishes 8th as American Sepp Kuss wins stage 15
Meanwhile, Tadej Pogacar retains the overall Tour de France lead.
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Matt Fitzpatrick shares Scottish Open lead with Thomas Detry, Padraig Harrington trails by four
World number one Jon Rahm was ominously poised a shot off the pace.
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Martin still 8th overall as Sagan prevails on stage 10
Fernando Gaviria was in second place with Italian Davide Cimolai in third.
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Dan Martin still 9th overall in Giro after stage 7
It means the Irish star is currently 47 seconds off race leader Attila Valter.
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Three-way tie for British Masters lead, while Ireland's Dunne 4 shots behind
Robert MacIntyre justified his position as pre-tournament favourite alongside fellow Scot Calum Hill and English veteran Richard Bland on seven under par.
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McIlroy two back of PGA leader Mitchell at Quail Hollow
The 29-year-old American’s bogey-free round left him on nine-under 204 after 54 holes.
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Mark Selby takes control in World Championship final
He won seven out of nine frames against Shaun Murphy at the Crucible.
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Rory McIlroy misses cut at the Masters, Justin Rose maintains narrow lead
Defending champion Dustin Johnson also made an early exit at Augusta National.
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Brooks Koepka well placed for second win in three events, Rory McIlroy six shots off lead
The four-time major winner is on 11 under par.
# talking point
There's one obvious contender for Premier League Player of the Year as it stands
Ilkay Gundogan has starred for a dominant Manchester City this season.
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Robert Streb stretches RSM Classic lead, Lowry and McDowell well behind
The US star is three strokes over two-time major winner Zach Johnson and Bronson Burgoon.
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Primoz Roglic surges to Vuelta victory, Dan Martin remains third overall
The Slovenian’s third win in this year’s race earned him a 10 seconds bonus.
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Michael Woods wins Vuelta stage seven, Dan Martin third overall
The 34-year-old finished alone, ahead of the Spanish duo of Omar Fraile (Astana), who was second, and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) in third.
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Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry among stars to miss cut at Irish Open
The Dubliner slipped the wrong side of the projected cut after a bogey on the 18th hole.
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Rory McIlroy makes strong start at US Open in hunt for overdue major
The Northern Irishman is bidding to claim a first title since the 2014 US PGA Championship.
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New father Rory McIlroy boosts Tour Championship hopes with brilliant opening 64
The Holywood native started the week seven shots off the lead under the controversial handicap system adopted last year.
# The Rocket
Ronnie O’Sullivan eases past Kyren Wilson to land a sixth world title
The Rocket finished strongly to make sure of victory at the Crucible.
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Ronnie O’Sullivan rallies against Mark Selby
The Rocket wins frames 23 and 24 of his best-of-33 semi-final at the Crucible.
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China's number 1 off to hot start at the PGA Championship
Li Haotong is trying to become the first player from the country to win a men’s major title.