Rory McIlroy   returns to action at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Friday. Photograph:  Kevin C Cox/Getty Images

Where once it looked as if Rory McIlroy’s ownership of the world number one spot would be long-term, with the potential to rival the longevity of T(...)

Brian Casey (right), who took the Silver Medal at Royal Portrush.

It was another day of chaos in the Cathedral Eye Clinic North of Ireland Amateur Championship at Royal Portrush, as once again the sea mist drifted in(...)

Paul Dunne: aggressive putting  earns University of Alabama student the halfway lead at Baltray. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The conveyor belt is clicking away nicely, as evidenced at yesterday’s mid-point of the East of Ireland amateur championship at Co Louth Golf Club whe(...)