Shane Lowry  hugs a tree near the 18th green  after winning the World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitational during the final round at Firestone Country Club South Course. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Life-changing! Shane Lowry scooped the jackpot, dialling in the right numbers with a succession of drives, approach shots and putts that combined to (...)

 Pádraig Harrington  in action at the Pro -Am  prior prior to the recent Scottish Open as   caddie Ronan Flood looks on. “If I can get myself in the hunt, I actually play better.” Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

There is a very simple reason why Pádraig Harrington walks around backwards. Not always, of course; just sometimes. “I am made out to be mad en(...)

Martin Kaymer hits an approach shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 115th US Open Championship at Chambers Bay. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

What did Graeme McDowell do? Only open the floodgates, if you must know; after a drought of European winners that dated all the way back to Tony Ja(...)

 Tiger Woods   and Darren Clarke are all smiles during as they talk  on the practice range  at Augusta National Golf Club ahead of the Masters. Photograph:  Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

I walked into another world again on Monday. The sensation never changes. This is my 20th Masters – with a couple of gap years – and, still, after all(...)

David Horsey drives  during the third round of the Tshwane Open at Pretoria Country Club, South Africa. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

England’s David Horsey and Scotland’s Craig Lee are part of a six-way tie for the lead after the third round of the Tshwane Open in South Africa.Lee c(...)

Davis Love III holds the Ryder Cup Trophy as he poses for the media during his announcement as the 2016 United States Ryder Cup Team Captain. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The appointment of Davis Love III as US Ryder Cup captain for the 2016 match against Europe at Hazeltine will be viewed by many as a chance for Americ(...)

Lydia Ko won the women’s Australian Open, but what’s in her bag? (Photograph: ESTHER LIM/AFP/Getty Images)

USA put trust in Love for the second timeWhoever is organising the finer things of life for the respective captains at next year’s Ryder Cup in Hazelt(...)

Darren Clarke hopes his form will improve after being named as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain. Photograph: Ben Stansall/Getty Images

Darren Clarke, who has missed the cut in five of his last seven European Tour outings, is hoping last week’s decision to install him as Europe’s 2016 (...)

Miguel Angel Jimenez  watches a shot during the first round of the Hero India Open Golf at Delhi Golf Club. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Miguel Angel Jimenez has expressed his disappointment at missing out on the Ryder Cup captaincy for 2016 and hinted his chance of the job may have gon(...)

Darren Clarke shows his emotion after his memorable singles win over Zach Johnson during the 2006 Ryder Cup at The K Club. It came just weeks after the death of his wife Heather. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty

Far removed from the decision-making in Wentworth, Darren Clarke – in South Africa where he is competing in the Dimension Data pro-am on the Sunshi(...)