Listening to Peter Alliss commentate called to mind the suggestion that it resembled watching an episode of Catchphrase. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The BBC’s rapidly dwindling list of sporting events is hardly breaking news. The corporation has been chased away not only by Sky Sports and latter(...)

Leading lady: Natalie Gulbis at St Andrews. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty

An emphatic Yes was the answer in at least one Scottish vote this week. For the first time in its 260-year history, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of(...)

Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke in action at  Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. “There’s Darren Clarke,” said Peter Alliss, “well, what’s left of Darren Clarke”.

Whatever challenges lay ahead of Rory McIlroy going in to the final round of the British Open yesterday, they were nothing compared to the trials and (...)