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Joel Dahmen climbs to sixth at Genesis Invitational

Clarkston native Joel Dahmen shot a 5-under 66 on Saturday to advance 15 spots up the leaderboard into a tie for sixth place at the PGA Tour’s Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles.

Rory McIlroy’s salvage operation falls just short at British Open

Rory McIlroy fell just short in his quest to make the cut at the British Open at Royal Portrush. The Northern Irishman produced a 6-under 65 that will live long in the memory. McIlroy struggled to hold back the tears in his post-round interviews. He felt he connected with his fellow natives who so rarely see Northern Ireland’s most famous active sportsman in the flesh.

Tim Dahlberg: Rory McIlroy fizzles in home Open debut

A day Rory McIlroy had been anticipating for so long came apart almost before it began. A dreaded snowman on the first hole, a triple on the last and McIlroy shook hands with his playing partners before walking to the scoring tent to sign a card with a fat 79 at the bottom.

Rory McIlroy knows this is not just another British Open

Rory McIlroy wants to treat this week just like any other British Open. He also knows better. The 148th Open is the first in his native Northern Ireland in 68 years, and McIlroy is the betting favorite to capture the claret jug and end his five-year drought in the majors.

Francesco Molinari returns claret jug, faces long odds getting it back

Golf’s oldest championship is all about tradition, and this is one Francesco Molinari could have done without. Fifty-one weeks after he won the British Open and gazed at his name etched on the silver claret jug, he had to return it. Getting it back won’t be easy.

Rory McIlroy overcomes mini meltdown to stay close at US Open

Rory McIlroy is sticking around for the weekend at the U.S. Open for a change. After missing the cut the past three years, McIlroy is firmly in the mix at Pebble Beach after rebounding from a mini meltdown on the back nine with back-to-back birdies that gave him his second straight round in the 60s. McIlroy shot a 2-under-par 69 to move 5-under for the tournament and is four strokes behind leader Gary Woodland.

After rescuing putter, Rory McIlroy looks for U.S. Open title

Rory McIlroy arrived at Pebble Beach with an extra wedge in his bag and an extra bounce in his step. He also brought the putter he used to shoot 61 on Sunday to win the Canadian Open after trading it for a Toronto Raptors jersey, a story all by itself.

Rory McIlroy’s rally on second 9 saves him for weekend at PGA

Rory McIlroy appeared headed for a flight back to Florida when he stood at 7 over par with six holes left in the second round of the PGA Championship. Some ugly drives, unwise decisions and putts that ignored the hole put him in that precarious position. Then the two-time PGA titleholder and four-time major winner turned things around. His four birdies in the final five holes lifted him to 3 over, projected to be good enough to make the cut.

Rory McIlroy likely to play in 2020 Olympics for Ireland

Rory McIlroy will likely play in the 2020 Olympics and represent Ireland. The 30-year-old from Northern Ireland disclosed his decision two days before the start of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black. McIlroy skipped the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 in part because he felt the Olympics were forcing him to decide whether he would represent the United Kingdom or Ireland. The four-time major champion had said making a choice about which country he would represent wasn’t worth the hassle.

Jordan Spieth hopeful Masters memories can help him end slump

Tiger Woods is a winner again, making him more appealing at the Masters. Rory McIlroy is the betting favorite. This is good news for Jordan Spieth, who feels as though he comes into the Masters without any attention. He also comes to the Masters in the worst slump of his young career.