Ireland’s Pádraig Harrington makes his way onto the 11th green with the mountains of Mourne in the background on the first day of the Irish Open at the Royal County Down Golf Club in Newcastle. Photo: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The fickleness of it all was brought home to everyone. On what for the most part was a wicked day borrowed from the depths of winter, Pádraig Harringt(...)

Rory McIlroy will play with Rickie Fowler in the first round of the Irish Open. Photograph: Getty

World number one Rory McIlroy will play with Rickie Fowler and Martin Kaymer in the pick of the draw at the Irish Open. Walker Cup rivals turne(...)

 Rory McIlroy  tees off on the 9th hole during day one of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photo:  Warren Little/Getty Images

An Italian job of sorts was carried out on the West Course as Francesco Molinari stepped into Rory McIlroy’s spotlight. Just this once, it seemed, he (...)

Luke Donald: “It would encourage some other players from around the world to become members. I don’t think it would affect the number of events I would play necessarily but it would encourage certain players, even US guys, to join this tour.”

Keith Pelley has not taken up office as the European Tour’s chief executive yet but will already have learned the willingness of key stakeholders to o(...)

Troy Merritt hits his tee shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links on   Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Troy Merritt will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the RBC Heritage but will be looking over his shoulder with a host of big names in th(...)

Reigning US Open champion Martin Kaymer will play at the Irish Open at Royal County Down at the end of May. Photograph:   Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Darren Clarke’s fishing trip to Boca Grande wasn’t too productive. It would seem Rory McIlroy is having considerably greater success in reeling in the(...)

 Graeme McDowell: “It’s early in the season, only tournament number four for me. It is not the start I wanted, but you have to just keep chipping away.” Photo:  Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

It’s never a good sign to be finished your work early on a Sunday. Luke Donald was wheeling his golf bag out of the locker room. Zach Johnson was bus(...)

Ian Poulter is delighted that the British Masters will return to the schedule after seven years at Woburn. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

The European Tour has confirmed that the British Masters will return to the schedule for the first time in seven years in October, with four of Britai(...)

Pádraig Harrington watches carefully after playing his tee shot on the 11th hole during the second round of The Honda Classic  PGA National Resort & Spa  Champion Course  in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Pádraig Harrington’s gruelling schedule at the start of the season looks to be bearing fruit after the three-time Major winner rose to the top of the (...)

Michael Jordan is a legendarily impatient character. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

At the height of his career with the Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan had three golf holes carved out of the backyard of his mansion in Highland Park, Il(...)