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McIlroy's dad wins £100,000 from son's British Open win

He has been at his side for all three of Rory McIlroy's major wins, but Sunday's British Open triumph may well have been the sweetest yet for the Northern Irishman's father Gerry.

McIlroy's three-stroke victory at Hoylake ensured a wager placed by his...

Rory McIlroy wins 2014 British Open

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British Open: Rory McIlroy joins greats

Rory McIlroy is one step away from golfing immortality, but it didn't come easily.

Perhaps that is the way it should be, given the 25-year-old's two-shot victory at the British Open has elevated him into exalted company.

Only two players have completed...

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Rory McIlroy adds to lead at Open

Rory McIlroy knows how quickly a big lead can slip away, so he wasn't satisfied by simply restoring it Saturday in the British Open.

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Open Championship: Rory McIlroy six clear after three rounds

The British Open is Rory McIlroy's to lose.

On a day when the weather finally bared its teeth at Royal Liverpool, so did the Northern Irishman.

At one stage of this historic championship round -- with two tees in operation for the first time ever -- an...

Rory McIlroy, 2014 British Open, second round

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McIlroy excels as Woods scrapes through

It's been a year of up and down form for Rory McIlroy, but could major championship winning consistency finally be on the horizon?

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Why British Open is 'The People's Open'

Few places on earth do pride better than Merseyside; pride in the region, pride in its people, and pride in its sport. So when The British Open comes to town it feels like everyone is here to celebrate.

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McIlroy goes low again at Open

Any hopes of a duel between the guy who once ruled golf and the player most likely to take his place as the face of the game quickly faded Friday as McIlroy romped to a 6-under 66 that gave him a commanding lead heading to the weekend.

Rory McIlroy, 2014 British Open first round

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McIlroy takes early lead at the British Open

Rory McIlroy led an early morning assault by the world's best golfers on a toothless Hoylake Thursday to claim the first round lead at the British Open with Tiger Woods also making a promising start to his first major of the season.

Tiger Woods, first round 2014 British Open

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Tiger tested by photographers at British Open

You can tell when Tiger Woods is stalking a major championship. The air gets thicker, the galleries larger and the bristle of excitement notably louder.

Tiger Woods, Masters, 4

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British Open: Golf needs 'icon' Woods, says Player

Forty years ago this week golf legend Gary Player scored one of his most memorable victories at the British Open and now he is willing Tiger Woods to do the same in the 2104 edition at Hoylake as the American battles back from injury and loss of form.

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The new love interest in Rory McIlroy's life -- golf

Rory McIlroy has a smile on his face again, and it is all to do with a new love in his life -- golf.

Tiger Woods, 2014 Quicken Loans National

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Tiger Woods: 'Majors are getting harder to win'

Old habits die hard. When asked what would represent an acceptable finish at his first major for nearly a year Tiger Woods replied: "First. It's always the case."

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