Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry: ‘I played with him in Pebble Beach  and he wasn’t playing that great,” said Lowry. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

‘It’s one of the best stories in quite a while,’ says Lowry of his compatriot

 ‘Bad boy’ Bubba Watson. Photograph:  Scott Halleran/Getty Images

From bad boy to role model, the US Masters holder has come a long way

Kevin Phelan of Ireland tees off on the second during the final round of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

England’s Andy Sullivan takes second European Tour title of the season

Lydia Ko won the women’s Australian Open, but what’s in her bag? (Photograph: ESTHER LIM/AFP/Getty Images)

Love gets another crack at Ryder Cup, Rory’s back, quote of the week and what’s in Lydia Ko’s bag?

Darren Clarke shows his emotion after his memorable singles win over Zach Johnson during the 2006 Ryder Cup at The K Club. It came just weeks after the death of his wife Heather. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty

Experienced Irishman delighted to be chosen to lead the holders to Hazeltine

Importance of team’s belief in the captain was shown in last Ryder Cup

Darren Clarke celebrates Europe’s Ryder Cup win over the USA at The K Club in Kildare in 2006. Photograph:    Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dungannon man has known triumph and personal disaster in stellar career

Shan Lowry missed out on a top 10 finish in the AT&T Pro-Am at Pebble Beach. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Lowry finishes tied for 21st spot in AT&T Pro-Am after disappointing final round

Shane Lowry: posted an impressive seventh-place finish in his first appearance of the new season at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California. Photo: Todd Warshaw/Getty

Cheque for almost $190,000 he won a big help in his bid to claim a PGA Tour card

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