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Royal Portrush not in Open rotation

Updated: July 18, 2012, 5:56 PM ET
Associated Press

LYTHAM ST ANNES, England -- Royal Portrush's hopes of being added to the Open Championship rotation were dashed Wednesday, with organizers still having concerns about the ability of the Northern Irish course to stage a tournament of such magnitude.

There is pressure on Royal and Ancient to bring the Open Championship back to the highly acclaimed Antrim venue for the first time since 1951 following the recent major victories of Northern Irishmen Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke ...

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