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Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell hits from the sand onto the 11th green during the rain-delayed third round of the Players Championship golf tournament on Sunday, May 15, 2011, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Severe thunderstorms delayed the completion of the third round Saturday. (AP Photo/Lynne Slakdy)

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Golfers react as they watch tv at Rory McIlroy's home club of Holywood Golf Club, situated on the outskirts of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Sunday, April, 10, 2011, as he bogeys the first hole in the Masters Golf Championship in Augusta, Georgia. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Alvaro Quiros (left) of Spain and Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland are tied for the lead after the first day of the Masters at Augusta National. They both shot 65s, with McIlroy playing early and Quiros playing in the final threesome.

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Alvaro Quiros (seen here) of Spain and Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland are tied for the lead after the first day of the Masters at Augusta National. They both shot 65s, with McIlroy playing early and Quiros playing in the final threesome. (Associated Press)

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Rory McIlroy (seen here) of Northern Ireland is tied with Alvaro Quiros of Spain for the lead after the first day of the Masters at Augusta National. They both shot 65s, with McIlroy playing early and Quiros playing in the final threesome. (Associated Press)

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Officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland officers carry the coffin of slain colleague Constable Ronan Kerr to his funeral Mass in Beragh, Northern Ireland. (Associated Press)

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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, taps in a putt on the first hole during the third round of the Honda Classic golf tournament, Saturday, March 5, 2011, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Members of the fire service fill tanks with water as people line up with empty bottles to collect water, as tens of thousands of homes and businesses are affected by severe water shortages caused by broken pipes, outside Avoniel leisure center in east Belfast, Northern Ireland, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/PA, Paul Faith)

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Riot police push students back after they blocked the road outside Belfast City Hall, Northern Ireland, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. Some hundreds of students staged a protest in Belfast city center against plans to raise tuition fees. All of Northern Ireland's members of Parliament are expected to vote against the rise in fees in the House of Commons later Thursday, but the ruling coalition government is expected to win the ballot. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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A stand-off between riot police and students, as the students block the main road outside of Belfast City Hall, Northern Ireland, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. Some hundreds of students staged a protest in Belfast city center against plans to raise tuition fees. All of Northern Ireland's members of Parliament are expected to vote against the rise in fees in the House of Commons later Thursday, but the ruling coalition government is expected to win the ballot. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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Graeme McDowell, of Northern Ireland, applauds the crowd after winning the Chevron World Challenge golf tournament in sudden death at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)

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Graeme McDowell of of Northern Ireland hits a putt at the 17th hole in the third round of the Hong Kong Open golf tournament on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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Reverend Ian Paisley, right, prominent Northern Ireland Protestant politician, joins a protest in Edinburgh against the visit of Pope Benedict XVI who arrived in the city earlier in the day for a four day visit to Britain Thursday Sept. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Anna Gowthorpe/PA)

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Wreckage is scattered across a street in Armagh, Northern Ireland, after a car bombing outside a police station in April, as tensions between Catholics and Protestants increased. (Associated Press)

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A member of the Real Irish Republican Army dissident group participates in a 1916 Easter rising commemoration ceremony at Creggan cemetery in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. (Associated Press)

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Graffiti in Craigavon, Northern Ireland, expresses support of the Continuity Irish Republican Army. A police officer in the area was shot in March, and authorities were searching houses. (Associated Press)

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Rory McIlroy, left, from Northern Ireland, and Phil Mickelson walk over a bridge to the third green during the second round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, Mary Seaman, left, from New York and Kristen Roche from Connecticut visit murals on the Falls Road in West Belfast, Northern Ireland. Teenagers who lost loved ones in acts of terror worldwide are camping together this week in Northern Ireland as they learn to move beyond their grief and become peacemakers themselves. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy prepares to putt on the 16th green during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, Thursday, July 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Tim Hales)

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Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy hits off the third tee during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, on Thursday, July 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Tim Hales)