Ireland’s Christy O’Connor Jnr in action on the 2nd tee at the 2000 Open Golf Championship at St Andrews in Scotland. One of the biggest stars of Irish golf, has died. Photo:  Rebecca Naden/PA Wire

There were a few embellishments to Christy O’Connor jnr, like the trademark white flat cap from under which his silver locks escaped. Always, too, the(...)

European captain Tony Jacklin congratulates Christy O’Connor Jnr after his emotional win at the 18th in the 1989 Ryder Cup. Photograph: Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images

1975 - Irish Open at Woodbrook Although first played in 1927, the Irish Open’s revival in 1975 - when it was played at Woodbrook - constituted a si(...)

Pádraig Harrington: the 44-year-old is playing in the Hyundai Champion of Champions tournament, with just 32 players in the field, for the first time. Photo:  Victor Fraile/Getty Images)

Some six weeks on from undergoing keyhole surgery to rectify a knee injury which had troubled him through the latter part of last season, Pádraig Harr(...)

Thanks to Katie Taylor, things are looking up for Ireland at the Olympics.   Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

“It’s like déjà vu all over again” is a quote attributed to the famous American baseball player and coach Yogi Berra and, for everyone looking back wi(...)

Amateur Paul Dunne of Ireland waves to the crowd as he walks off the 1st tee during the final round of the 144th Open Championship. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

At the start of the week for the 114th Open at St Andrews, Paul Dunne - kitted out in Under Armour gear supplied by a friend of the family - had been (...)

The successful bid  will see a complete reconstruction of Marco Simone golf resort near Romee. Photograph: EPA

The announcement yesterday that Italy – rather than favourites Germany, or indeed Spain or Austria – had been awarded the Ryder Cup for 2022 was, to (...)

Rory McIlroy launches his ball into the crowd after holing his winning putt on the 18th green during the final round of the DP World Tour Championship. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

As the golfing year stretches on for some, among them world number one Jordan Spieth who is defending the Australian Open this week, the curtain has (...)

Rory McIlroy and his girlfriend Erica Stoll pose with the Race to Dubai Trophy after the final round of DP World Tour Championship European Tour. Ali Haider/EPA

Kerching! Rory McIlroy punched in all the right numbers in retaining the European Tour’s order of merit title, as victory in the DP World Tour Cham(...)

Paul Dunne: “I didn’t see it as a big deal to turn pro, I just saw it as the next thing to do.” Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Escaping the remnants of Storm Barney isn’t the real reason for Paul Dunne jumping on a plane this Saturday. Rather, as one of the newest recruits (...)

Shane Lowry is one of the players who can still win the Race to Dubai ahead of Rory McIlroy. Photo: AP

Back in the day when the Race to Dubai was in its infancy, Colin Montgomerie - a man who had won eight Order of Merit titles on the PGA European Tour (...)