Darren Fichardt of South Africa hits his 2nd shot on the 18th hole during the final round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. “As much as they are loving coming here they are not exactly loving the conditions,” said Pádraig Harrington. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Some of the world’s great golfers who assembled at Royal County Down these past four days for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open are famous, if that is(...)

 Padraig Harrington posted a second round 73 to stay in contention at the Irish Open. Photograph: PA

Pádraig Harrington was frustrated not to be in a commanding position to win a second Irish Open title as tournament host Rory McIlroy missed the cut f(...)

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(...)

Graeme McDowell hits his approach from the 18th fairway in a playoff against Webb Simpson on his way to victory at the  RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links  in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell moved back into the top 10 in golf’s world rankings this morning after his playoff victory over Webb Simpson at the RBC Heritag(...)