Chambers Bay. “The margin for error was so slim with the amount of run-off areas around the greens that sometimes the worse the shot you hit the better the result.” Photograph:  Harry How/Getty

If you dare to be different, you really should do something exceptional. Chambers Bay is very different and it is exceptional but is it a good golf co(...)

 Jordan Spieth of the United States poses with the trophy  after winning the 115th US Open Championship at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

At age 21, Jordan Spieth has won his second Major and become the most celebrated player in golf. He is also halfway to one of the most difficult feats(...)

Branden Grace watches his tee shot on the 10th hole as a structure fire burns outside of the golf course during the third round of the US Open at Chambers Bay. Photo: Matt York/AP

“Ah, it’s a duck-shoot at this stage, Marty,” Anthony Daly sighed as Kilkenny were racking up a score almost as high as Tiger Woods at the US Open, Da(...)

Galway’s Cathal Mannion celebrates scoring his side’s second goal against Dublin in Tullamore. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Galway hurling team heads for Tullamore again tomorrow with happy thoughts of their routing of Dublin fresh in the memory bank. The feel-good effe(...)

Rory McIlroy: “If you look back at the last four or five years, I guess I’ve won more Majors than anyone else in that time.” Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

The strut is back, so too the air of invincibility. Rory McIlroy has rolled into town on a mission and with a desire to rubberstamp his authori(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland warms up on the practice range ahead of the final round at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club. Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

It’s just as well Rory McIlroy is something of a gym rat, for the world number one ripped one record after another apart in claiming the Wells Farg(...)

Charley Hoffman of the US jogs up to see his ball land on the seventeenth hole during the first round at the 2015 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club. Photo: Tanen Maury/EPA

A player known for always wearing a green glove had his eyes on a matching jacket after making the ideal start to the 79th Masters on Thursday.Charley(...)

 Honorary Starters Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus of the United States wait alongside Gary Player of South Africa on the first tee during the first round of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Tradition struck again at the Masters with three giants of golf -- Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player -- hitting the first shots on Thursda(...)

Darren Clarke has had a discussion with in-form Englishman Paul Casey about rejoining the European Tour in a bid to make the Ryder Cup team. Photograph:   Tannen Maury/EPA

Darren Clarke has changed from angry young man to Mr Happy but the metamorphosis means he is no longer contending in tournaments as much as he woul(...)

Rory McIlroy  hits his approach shot to the 13th green during a practice round at Augusta National. Photograph:   Phil Noble/Reuters

Rory McIlroy admits Thursday cannot come soon enough as he bids to complete the career grand slam by winning the Masters.The hype surrounding McIlroy’(...)