Graeme McDowell is four shots off the lead of Australia’s Richard Green after posting an opening round 68 in Bavaria. Photograph: Epa

Graeme McDowell posted an opening round 68 at the Porsche European Open to leave him four shots off the lead and in with a fighting chance of achievin(...)

Christoph Mueller: Malaysia Airlines is “technically bankrupt” and floundering after the loss of two aircraft.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The two immediate past chief executives of Aer Lingus, Christoph Mueller and Dermot Mannion, were both prominent this week at the Capa Australia Pacif(...)

Dial-A-Smile stole a glance up towards the green – there was no one there – reached in to his pocket and placed a second ball in an advantageous lie.  Photograph: Getty

For Vinny Fitzpatrick, match play was golf’s supreme challenge. Not for him, the relentless grind of strokes, or the convoluted scoring system conjure(...)

Senior Open Champion  Marco Dawson celebrating at Sunningdale Golf Club, Berkshire, yesterday. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire

Colin Montgomerie’s hopes of landing his first Senior Open Championship were dashed at Sunningdale as American journeyman Marco Dawson secured the tit(...)

Bernhard Langer plays his second shot on the 18th hole during the first round of the British Senior Open  at Sunningdale Golf Club. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Bernhard Langer made an impressive start to the defence of his title in the Senior British Open Championship, with the German part of a record eight-w(...)

 Zach Johnson smiles as he poses  with the Claret Jug  after winning the   British Open at the Old Course  at St Andrews. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

First up, hugs to all of you who missed work yesterday with the tummy bug that appeared to ravage the nation, although happily you had Paul Dunne and (...)

 Pádraig Harrington  in action at the Pro -Am  prior prior to the recent Scottish Open as   caddie Ronan Flood looks on. “If I can get myself in the hunt, I actually play better.” Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

There is a very simple reason why Pádraig Harrington walks around backwards. Not always, of course; just sometimes. “I am made out to be mad en(...)

Martin Kaymer hits an approach shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 115th US Open Championship at Chambers Bay. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

What did Graeme McDowell do? Only open the floodgates, if you must know; after a drought of European winners that dated all the way back to Tony Ja(...)

During the second World War, Bill McCrea, who has died aged 94, devised an innovative way of informing his family that against the odds he had flown h(...)

Adam Scott using his broom-handle putter during a practice round at Augusta National ahead of the start of the Masters. Photograph:  Mark Blinch/Reuters

One milestone will be reached in this year’s Masters with no going back . . . it will be last one in which players will be allowed to anchor broom-han(...)