The "Home of Golf" is about to find out if its doors are open to women.

There are two kinds of golfers: Those fortunate enough to have played on historic links courses and those who desperately want to before they reach that 19th hole in the sky. Eight Sacramento couples have one fewer task on their bucket lists after visiting Ireland last month for a slice of golf heaven. They now know that craic means fun, how to pronounce Smithwicks and the difference between Lahinch and Doonbeg. If you’ve been to Ireland, you understand why they’ve talked of little else since their return. If you haven’t, here’s a first-timer’s primer from 10 days on the Emerald Isle.
Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club.
Tour Championship Golf
Just three weeks ago, Billy Horschel had every reason to start looking ahead to next season.
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This is one shot even the great Rory McIlroy had no chance to hit.
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In just 86 events on the PGA Tour, Rory McIlroy has collected nearly $23 million in career earnings.

Mi Jung Hur set a 72-hole scoring record at last week's Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic to earn a 4-shot victory, and that win propelled her up 29 spots to No. 65 in this week's world rankings.

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