“I couldn’t see it in the air (approach to 18 from the left rough), couldn’t see where it was going, and then I just saw it coming down on the green. That was it, I was a winner.” Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

It’s been a mad few days. Absolutely mental. I went through three battery charges on my mobile phone on Monday between catching up on messages on T(...)

Shane Lowry during the Masters tournament in Augusta. “The only mistake is if you don’t learn from such bad experiences,” he says. photograph: Charlie Riedel/AP

I’ll tell you one thing: I found the perfect antidote for missing the cut at the Masters – moving into a new house. No time for too much reflection wh(...)

Shane Lowry of Ireland plays his second shot at the par three, 13th hole, during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course on March 8th. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images.

Life goes on, the earth keeps spinning and a bogey-bogey finish in a big tournament like the WGC-Cadillac Championship doesn’t take long to get over. (...)

Conor Ridge of Horizon Sports Management leaving the Four Courts after reaching a settlement with golfer Rory McIlroy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The old adage sometimes proves to be true. The acorn that Conor Ridge planted when he left Drury’s in 2005 to set up his own agency, to be called Hori(...)

Rory McIlroy and Conor Ridge of Horizon Sports, who have settled their High Course case. Photograph: Getty 0:53

Not so much the trial of the century, then. More the trial of the 37 seconds. That was the amount of time it took from the opening all-rise to the clo(...)

Rory McIlroy pictured arriving to the High Court in Dublin on Tuesday. A dispute between the golfer and his former sports management firm has been settled. Photograph: Courts Collins 0:53

Rory McIlroy’s case against his former management company Horizon Sports Management has been settled. As part of the agreement, it is understood the g(...)

Golfer Rory McIlroy arrives at the High Court in Dublin on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Collins. 0:53

Nothing to see and all day to see it. Rory McIlroy and his erstwhile management company Horizon made it past the steps of the High Court without quite(...)

Rory McIlroy and Horizon MD Conor Ridge pictured together at the White House in March  2012. Photograph: Benjamin Myers/Reuters

By rights, Rory McIlroy, the world’s number-one ranked golfer and one of sport’s most marketable figures, should be preparing to smell the azaleas. I(...)

Shane Lowry acknowledges the crowd on the 18th green during the third round of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

I ’ve lost count of how many flights I’ve been on this year, but there’s no better feeling than coming home. The sight you get when you land at Dublin(...)

 Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland has been urged by Judge Brian McGovern to engage in mediation with former management company Horizon. Photograph: Getty Images

Rory McIlroy, the world number one and the projected talisman for Europe’s bid to retain the Ryder Cup in just over a week’s time at Gleneagles in Sco(...)