The Old Course at The Lahinch Golf Club is currently hosting the South of Ireland Amateur Open. Photograph: Getty.

Stroll through the well appointed clubhouse in Lahinch these days and it’s easy to feel as though you’d been sucked into a time warp as John Burke a(...)

Dustin Johnson of the United States plays a shot from the light rough on the 17th hole during the second round of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course in St Andrews. Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Dustin Johnson has recent history on his side as he looks to end his run of major misery with victory in the Open Championship, which will finish on a(...)

Rory McIlroy will miss next week’s Open Championship having injured his ankle. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Rory McIlroy is recovering well from the ankle injury which has prevented him from defending his Open title this week, although no date has been set f(...)

Dustin Johnson answers questions at St Andrews: “I think every situation you can learn from, they’re all learning opportunities.” Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images.

Who says the R&A, those custodians of the sport, don’t have a sense of mischief? Ha, ha, tee-hee. Dustin Johnson, the fall guy in the US Open a(...)

 David Howell plays out of a bunker on to the second green during the first round of the Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National in Paris. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell’s bid for a hat-trick of French Open titles looks like it will have to be done the hard way after a weather-disrupted opening day in P(...)

Northern Irishman golfer Graeme McDowell poses with his trophy after winning the 2014 Alstom Open de France on. Photo: Thomas Sampson/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell is hoping a couple of factors will combine at this week’s French Open to belatedly kick-start his season. Firstly, the Northern Irishm(...)

Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal celebrates a birdie during his final round on the way to winning  the BMW International Open in Germany. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images

Pablo Larrazabal attributed his second BMW International Open title to a flying start as he carded a final-day 66 to see off the challenge of Henrik S(...)

England’s James Morrison gestures towards the crowd on the 18th green during the third round of the BMW International Open  at the Eichenried Golf Club  in Munich. Photo: Paul Thomas/Getty Images

Surrey’s James Morrison knows he has to maintain his consistent low scoring this week to stand a chance of winning his second European Tour title in s(...)

Patrick Reed of the US makes his tee shot on the fifteenth hole with Puget Sound as a backdrop during the second round of the 115th US Open Championship golf tournament at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

Belt-tightening time, for the ride at this 115th edition of the US Open Championship – on greens which Henrik Stenson described as “borderline laughab(...)

Rory McIlroy hits a tee shot during practice ahead of the start of the US Open at Chambers Bay. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Bravery? Or foolhardy? We’ll soon see. If the USGA’s decision in bringing this 115th edition of the US Open to a new, links-style course crafted ou(...)