Rory McIlroy  in action at the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play at the Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas. Photo:  David Cannon/Getty Images

You don’t always need an A-game, sometimes it is perseverance – and a confident strut – that will get the job done. And Rory McIlroy, if not exactly f(...)

Shane Lowry: “The highlight of the three weeks? It has to have been the Phoenix Open. I mean, 200,000 at a golf tournament on a Saturday?” Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

You plan, practice and prepare but, even then, there’s only so much that is in your own control. Sometimes you have to accept what comes your way. O(...)

A sign showing previous winners of the Race To Dubai before the start of play at Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

I had a good laugh and some nice banter playing in the pro-am on the Earth Course in Dubai on Tuesday which, after the two weeks of disappointing play(...)

 Shane Lowry  hits his tee-shot on the first hole during the Pro Am event prior to the start of the WGC-HSBC Champions at the Sheshan  Golf Club in Shanghai, China. Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Things move quickly on tour. Anyone who thinks we’ve time to sit around and celebrate a good finish on a Sunday evening would be wrong. For the most p(...)

Re-releases can sometimes falter as they struggle to find purchase in another time, another place, but Dermot Byrne’s 1995 solo recording is a time(...)

“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 of Ireland hits off the fourth tee during the final round of the World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Nerves of steel? Make it titanium. Shane Lowry – showing fortitude, demonstrating terrific shot-making and, on the odd occasion, riding his luck – fol(...)

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(...)

Both myself and my caddie Dermot Byrne left Chambers Bay singing the same tune, that it was one of the best and most enjoyable weeks we’d ever had at a golf tournament. Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

I love it when things fall into place, when goals are met and targets achieved. I still badly want to win a tournament and that is my main aim for (...)

Ireland’s Shane Lowry walks the 15th hole as smoke from a nearby fire is seen in the distance during the third round of the  US Open  at Chambers Bay  in University Place, Washington. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

He has sneaked in under the radar, and that’s just fine with Shane Lowry. Dressed in black yet again on Saturday, as he has been throughout thi(...)