Former professional golfer Danielle McVeigh. Of playing so well through her father’s illness and following his death, McVeigh now believes she “just blocked it out”. Photograph: Eric Luke

A lot has changed for Danielle McVeigh. Here she is, sitting at the back of a coffee shop on South William Street in Dublin’s city centre, a mug of co(...)

Stephanie Meadow: her Category 17 status means she may play a number of tournaments on next year’s LPGA tour. Photograph: Hunter Martin/Getty Images

Stephanie Meadow was the last player standing in the LPGA tour Q-School but, unfortunately for her, she left Daytona Beach without a full tour card fo(...)

Stephanie Meadow: among the early starters on course today. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

World number one Stacy Lewis is relishing her growing rivalry with Michelle Wie as she prepares to defend her Ricoh British Open title at Birkdale.The(...)

Stephanie Meadow of Northern Ireland plays her second shot at the par-four 13th hole during the second round of the  US Women’s Open at Pinehurst  No 2 in  North Carolina.  Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Stephanie Meadow continued her stunning professional debut at the US Women’s Open to comfortably make the cut after the second round at Pinehurst in N(...)

Lucy Li from Redwood City, California one her way to victory in her age cateory at the US National Finals of the Drive, Chip and Putt Championships last monthat Augusta National. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Those who are uncomfortable with children being exposed to the harsh realities of top-level sport should look away now. An 11-year-old golfer, Lucy Li(...)

Lexi Thompson with her brother and caddie Benji and the rest of her  family take the traditional jump into Poppy’s Pond after her three-shot win at the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Teenager Lexi Thompson became the second youngest winner of an LPGA Major when she emphatically outplayed Michelle Wie at the Kraft Nabisco (...)

Suzann Pettersen of Norway holds the trophy after securing victory in  The Evian Championship at  Evian-les-Bains, France. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Norway’s Suzann Pettersen capped a brilliant season with her second Major title in the Evian Championship in France on Sunday, holding off the challen(...)

Caroline Hedwall of Europe celebrates with her caddie after her birdie putt on the 18th green in the singles matches to retain the 2013 Solheim Cup in Parker, Colorado. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Scotland’s Catriona Matthew made history as she secured the half Europe needed to win the Solheim Cup on American soil for the first time.On a dramati(...)