Jordan Spieth shot a second round 68 to keep himself in contention at the Australian Open. Photograph: Getty

World number one Jordan Spieth believes his best is yet to come at the Australian Open after a second round of 68 left him four shots off the(...)

 Paul Dunne talks to his caddie Alan Murray as they walk up the 16th fairway. Photograph: AFP Photo

Before We all had our own ways of getting to St Andrews. I know Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson were among those who hopped on the charter fligh(...)

Greens at Chambers Bay, the 2015 US Open course, are predominantly fine fescue, but infiltrated by poa annua, which can lead to unpredictable bounces and explains the splotchy appearance. Photograph: Stuart Isett/The New York Times

As aesthetic as this reformed gravel pit has proven, with its undulations and expanse of bunkering providing for a picturesque setting, there has been(...)

Clint Rice, a reserve for this week’s US Open, had his clubs confiscated when the Australian attempted to play a practice round at Chambers Bay. Photo: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Clint Rice, the world No 1,188 and a reserve for this week’s US Open, had his clubs confiscated when the Australian attempted to play a practice round(...)

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(...)

Peter Lawrie needs to win in Perth to secure his Tour card. Photograph: Reuters
Irish trio up against it Down Under
  • Golf
  • October 20, 2014, 19:41

The numbers game is one which leaves absolutely no room to manoeuvre, which at least means Gareth Maybin, Kevin Phelan and Peter Lawrie – who, as thi(...)

Ernie Els of South Africa walks alongside caddie Colin Byrne on the 12th hole during the final round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club yesterday in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

We have just come to the end of a marathon session of tournaments. It’s been a good run but a longer one than a caddie/player combination of such year(...)

Rory McIlroy  hits his shot out of the bunker on the seventh hole during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at the TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts. Photograph: Getty

For a change, Rory McIlroy failed to covert final round contention into a title win. And as McIlroy, the world number one, closed out the Deutsche (...)

 Rory McIlroy:  “After my second Major at Kiawah I kicked on for another six months and played really well. I want be to be the guy who goes on and wins Majors regularly and wins tournaments.” Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

He’s back, and – as he seeks to become golf’s dominant player – at one of Tiger Woods’s favoured haunts to boot! Rory McIlroy, just over a week on fro(...)

Martin Kaymer followed up on his first-round record 63  with a 69. Photograph:  by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

As Germany’s Martin Kaymer followed up on his first-round record 63 on Thursday in The Players Championship at Sawgrass with a 69, Rory McIlroy ominou(...)