Ernie Els: became interested in playing in the Irish Open having spoken to Rory McIlroy in the Middle East. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Presseye/Inpho

As any advertiser will attest there is nothing like ‘restricted’ or ‘limited supply’ to get a potential audience’s attention. If you create a hint of (...)

 Rory McIlroy runs through the gorse during the pro-am event prior to The Irish Open at Royal County Down Golf Club. Photo:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty

On the eve of a new dawn for the Irish Open, the omens weren’t particularly promising. For much of the time, as the pro-am provided a taster, Slieve (...)

Rory McIlroy will play with Rickie Fowler in the first round of the Irish Open. Photograph: Getty

World number one Rory McIlroy will play with Rickie Fowler and Martin Kaymer in the pick of the draw at the Irish Open. Walker Cup rivals turne(...)

 Rory McIlroy shows his frustration on the 16th hole during day two of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. The Irishman posted a 78 and missed the cut.  Photo:  Warren Little/Getty Images

The poster boy of the sport departed, the only reminder of his presence being a giant photo image behind the 18th green grandstand. And, as Rory McIlr(...)

It’s not every day that you get to play in a pro-am with three sporting legends and I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the golf course yesterday with AP (...)

Reigning US Open champion Martin Kaymer will play at the Irish Open at Royal County Down at the end of May. Photograph:   Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Darren Clarke’s fishing trip to Boca Grande wasn’t too productive. It would seem Rory McIlroy is having considerably greater success in reeling in the(...)

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods tee off at 7.30pm on the final day of The Masters. Photogarph: Getty

The 2015 Masters may have belonged to Jordan Spieth so far but on Sunday evening the eyes of the world won’t be fixed on the 21-year-old Texan but th(...)

Ernie Els of South Africa looks over his approach shot to the second green during second round play of the US Masters at Augusta National. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Jordan Spieth carded the lowest halfway total in Masters history to take a massive step closer to a first major title at Augusta National on Friday.Sp(...)

Jordan Spieth of the US hits off the 13th tee during first round play of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta yesterday. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

Those golfing sages who insist this sacred golfing ground is one for the experienced, the old and the wise, have been put in their place. Jordan Spiet(...)

Jack Nicklaus completed his Career Grand Slam within four years of turning professional at the 1966 British Open. Photograph: Inpho/Getty Images

Gene Sarazen Sarazen’s career was in wind-down mode when the Masters tournament came into being. He’d won six Majors heading into the 1935 US Masters,(...)