Amateur Paul Dunne shot a second consecutive 69 on a weather ravaged second day of the British Open. Photograph: Getty

Those esteemed members of the R&A have, through the ages, witnessed many sights from behind the window panes of the old clubhouse overlooking t(...)

Pádraig Harrington carded a second round 69 to move within six shots of the lead of Danny Willett in the British Open. Photograph: Getty

We’ve been here before: Pádraig Harrington rolling up his sleeves, keeping his head down and getting on with the job at hand. After a three hours and (...)

Dustin Johnson’s prodigious length off the tee helped him post an opening 65 at the Old Course in St Andrews. Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

In golfing vernacular, he is a bomber. And, in this first round of the 144th British Open on the Old Course, Dustin Johnson – seeking retribution o(...)

Ireland’s Paul Dunne in action during day one of The Open Championship at St Andrews, Fife.  Photo:  David Davies/PA

The cases of mistaken identity are easily understood. After all, both players wear trendy Under Armour attire, have swings to die for and are of simi(...)

Tiger Woods  walks past the scoreboard as he leaves the 18th green during the first round of the British Open golf championship at the Old Course  in St Andrews. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

Another false dawn, it would seem. Tiger Woods stuck out his chest and kept a stiff upper lip. He had signed for an opening round 76 – the same mark a(...)

Ireland’s Paul Dunne during day one of The Open Championship 2015 at St Andrews, Fife. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Dressed in trendy Under Armour threads, there have been times this week when Paul Dunne has been mistaken by autograph hunters for a certain Mr Spieth(...)

St Andrews, Scotland, where the cream of international golf will do battle for the illustrious Major. Photograph: Getty Images

The short journey from the 18th tee to the home fairway requires a walk over Swilcan Bridge, an arched stone bridge that dates back over 700 years and(...)

Tiger Woods: “I’m hitting the ball much, much more solid.” Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty

The intimidation factor isn’t anything like it once was, but Tiger Woods’s capacity to snarl when rankled, especially when his ability to win or to ch(...)

 Justin Rose: “I believe I can win any week that I play. My game is good. It’s in good shape, it’s just a matter of accessing it really.” Photo:  Streeter Lecka/Getty

For Justin Rose, golfing life is a good deal more serious these days than when his reward for achieving his goals was a mars bar or, perhaps, a train (...)

Rickie Fowler: “I have some work to do. I need to continue winning. I think that’s the biggest thing.” Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

As grey clouds shrouded the skies over the Auld’ Gray Toon, Rickie Fowler – as he does – brought a bit of colour. Down by the practice range, he did t(...)