Rory McIlroy and caddie JP Fitzgerald  at the pro-am at Fota Island. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

On the day that was in it, Rory McIlroy’s wearing of a green shirt – Nike, of course, with a trademark swoosh over his heart rather than a shamrock – (...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland looks down the 11th hole with Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland (R) during the second round of the BMW PGA Championship on the West Course at Wentworth on Friday. Photograph: Getty Images

The casualty list was made up of some of the world’s elite, high-rollers who have bedazzled on stellar golfing stages. Not here, though; not no(...)