A rules official waits on a rain-soaked ninth green during the weather-delayed final round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on August 10th. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

There is no doubt that us Irish have a deserved reputation for talking about the weather; “nice day”, “soft day”, “fierce close” and “you wouldn’t put(...)

I was sitting on the terrace of a local café on Monday in the neighbourhood of my boss’s house in southern Florida enjoying the cool of the morning in(...)

Ernie Els, watched by caddie Colin Byrne,   hits an approach shot during his practice round yesterday prior to the  143rd British Open at Royal Liverpool  in Hoylake. Photograph:  Warren Little/R&A/R&A via Getty Images

The decisive factor in Martin Kaymer’s victory in the US Open at Pinehurst last month was he was able to adapt to the subtle changes the rain had mad(...)

Fabrizio Zanotti of Paraguay on his way to victory at  the BMW International Open at  Gut Larchenhof GC in Cologne last weekend.

I think we are living in a sporting age that is getting less predictable. The old days of the usual suspects lifting trophies is not a given any more.(...)

Rory McIlroy in action during the Irisn Open at Fota Island: “He is a modern Irishman in the hopeless situation of publicly taking sides in a divide that, in truth, never existed in his modern Irish world.” Photo: Brian Lawless/PA

So finally he has come down off the fence and declared his allegiance to the auld sod. What a relief for us golfing Taigs to know that one of the best(...)

 Annika Sorenstam (L) poses with Jack and Barbara Nicklaus following the memorial induction ceremony prior to the Memorial Tournament  at Muirfield Village Golf Club  in Dublin, Ohio. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

There were some exceptional moments last week in Muirfield Village golf club in Dublin Ohio at the Memorial tournament. In recent history it is the(...)

Caddie Ian McGregor: “Farewell Mac . . .  You left too soon but touched the tour with your raconteuring and camaraderie.”

Santo da Serra, 2,000 feet above sea level on terrain that would challenge the most balanced of goats, was where one of the European Tour’s veteran ca(...)

Graeme McDowell watches his shot from a bunker on the third green during a practice round for The Players championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Photograph: John Rouxa/PA

I saw that look in my fellow traveller’s eye last Monday when I told him my final destination was Jacksonville, Florida. Or more specifically the TPC (...)

Matt Kuchar celebrates on the 18th green on his way to victory in the  RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links  in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Photograph:  Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

It seems to be a good time for the idiosyncratic golfer in the United States. We have just enjoyed a festival of the individual on the PGA Tour(...)

Ernie Els  during the CIMB Classic at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.

We almost got a tournament finished without a rain delay for what seemed like the first time all year on the PGA Tour. Ironically it was in the thunde(...)