Amateur Paul Dunne of Ireland tees off on the 6th hole during the final round of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course i in St Andrews, Scotland. Photo:  Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

A step too far, but bravely taken. As Oscar Wilde once put it, “experience is the name everyone gives to his mistakes.” The playwright didn’t have g(...)

Graeme McDowell: “The greens are its protection, and unfortunately driving the ball is just too easy this week.” Photograph: Danny Lawason/PA

Graeme McDowell was watching television the other night, a rerun of the US Open finale with Dustin Johnson playing the final hole. But it wasn’t John(...)

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(...)

Paul Dunne and Louis Oosthuizen both have a share of the British Open heading into the final day at St Andrews. Photograph: Reuters

Jordan Spieth’s bid for the third leg of an unprecedented calendar grand slam remained firmly on track in the 144th Open Championship at St Andrews. B(...)

Graeme McDowell made a strong start to his third round in the British Open before stalling and signing for a 70. Photograph: PA

Torrential rain on Friday and strong winds on Saturday may have forced the 144th Open Championship into an extra day, but the Old Course at St Andrews(...)

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(...)

The R&A have defended their decision to start play on day three of the British Open despite severe winds. Photograph: PA

The R&A has defended its decision to start play on the third day of the 144th Open Championship despite criticism from players after high winds fo(...)

 Amateur Paul Dunne shot a second consecutive 69 on a weather ravaged second day of the British Open. Photograph: Getty

Those esteemed members of the R&A have, through the ages, witnessed many sights from behind the window panes of the old clubhouse overlooking t(...)

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(...)

Jordan Spieth can overtake Rory McIlroy as world number one if he wins the British Open at St Andrews. Photograph: Getty

Jordan Spieth will replace Rory McIlroy as world number one if he wins the 144th Open Championship and completes the third leg of an unprecedented cal(...)