A triple bogey on the 17th ended Phil Mickelson’s final day charge at the British Open. Photograph: Getty

Former champion Phil Mickelson’s charge up the leaderboard came to a dramatic end in the delayed final round of the Open at St Andrews on Monday. Mick(...)

Ireland’s Paul Dunne reacts after sinking a putt during the third round on the fourth day of the British Open Golf Championship at St. Andrews Old Course, Scotland. Photo: Gerry Penny/PA

You could sense a stirring in the air, of the ghosts of old champions approving of what Paul Dunne was contriving to achieve. Not since the legenda(...)

When Shane Lowry first played at St Andrews he was carrying his own bag and the wind was blowing at 40mph. He shot an 81. Photograph:   Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

I thought I was being very clever the other day in cutting through all the red tape and skipping ahead to the 10th hole to start my few holes of pr(...)

Arnold Palmer hits a bunker shot during the second round of the 1960 British Open at St Andrews. Photograph: ABC Television/Courtesy of Getty Images

The footprints were there for Jordan Spieth to follow – the footprints of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods in their pursuit of golf’s most(...)

 The sun rises behind the R&A Clubhouse on the par four, 18th hole ‘Tom Morris’ on the Old Course at St Andrews. Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

If ever you pay a visit to the graveyard up the town, the golfing history of St Andrews meets you at every turn. In the grounds of the old cathedral, (...)

 Jordan Spieth of the United States poses with the trophy  after winning the 115th US Open Championship at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

At age 21, Jordan Spieth has won his second Major and become the most celebrated player in golf. He is also halfway to one of the most difficult feats(...)

 Jordan Spieth   holds the trophy as he celebrates with family – father Shawn, mother Chris  and brother Steven –  after winning the  US Open at Chambers Bay in University Place. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Golfers are uneasy with the concept of rivalry in the 21st century. This partly arises from modesty with regard to the epic clashes of yesteryear; cou(...)

Portmarnock Golf Club are to consult current members about admitting female members. Photograph: Inpho

An awareness that tournaments like the Irish Open would remain out of its reach if the club’s male-only membership criteria were to continue is believ(...)

Course of action: US president Barack Obama golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, Martha’s Vineyard, at the weekend. Photograph: Steven Senne/AP

Fore! Score? And seven trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceived by Robert Trent Jones, and ded(...)

Rory McIlroy meets Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson (left) and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (right) at Stormont Castle after winning the Open Golf Championship. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Jack Nicklaus has told Rory McIlroy he can become one of golf’s greatest ever players if he chooses to. The 25-year-old Northern Irishman claimed his(...)