The Irish fuels-to-healthcare-to-technology conglomerate will gain a 4.2 per cent share of the French retail motor fuels market with the Esso Express deal

(...) with oil majors that may be deleveraging their European assets. It is also seeking to buy liquid(...)

 Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates after defeating Olga Govortsova of Belarus in the women’s singles first round match on Day Two. Photograph: Getty Images

(...)-old, pigtailed Bouchard, the only woman to reach the semi-finals of the year’s first three majors, eradicated(...)

Shane Lowry plays his second to the 18th during the third round of the US PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The curious thing with golf is that so much of our focus is put on the Majors – playing in them(...)

Golf coach Michael Bannon with his award

(...) four majors.Bannon has been McIlroy’s coach since he was eight years old, firstly in Hollywood Golf(...)

Rory McIlroy holds the British Open Claret Jug trophy on the Old Trafford pitch during half-time of Manchester United’s   Premier League match against Swansea City at Old Trafford. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

(...). McIlroy’s pursuing a fourth successive win to supplement a victory streak that includes two Majors, the(...)

McIlroy in the groove
  • Golf
  • August 16, 2014, 01:01

(...) victory in two of the four “majors”; the Open and US PGA Championship. This alone does not fully reflect(...)

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(...)

Tiger Woods:  “I’ve been told by my doctors and trainer that my back muscles need to be rehabilitated and healed. They’ve advised me not to play or practice now.”

(...) so as a professional in the majors, having pronounced himself fit to compete on the eve of the(...)

Rory McIlroy:  Vinny’s shout of encouragement for the bould Rors seemed a tad half-hearted. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

(...) liked the American golf, especially the Majors, as it was ideal for drinking time with the lads.As was(...)

 Rory McIlroy  hits an approach shot on the seventh hole during the final round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club  in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy’s driver was again the best tool in his bag as he claimed a fourth career Major in the US PGA at Valhalla on Sunday. In overturning a th(...)