A view from behind the green on the 541-yard par-five 18th hole at Chambers Bay Golf Course near Seattle, the venue for June’s US Open Championship. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Most people would never have heard of Chambers Bay before it was awarded the 2015 US Open back in February 2008, having only opened for play nine mont(...)

England captain cuts a dejected figure at Twickenham last week. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

A handsome new book entitled Behind the Rose has just been published, largely based on the testimonies of some of the 1,368 men who have represented E(...)

Pinehurst No. 2, the signature golf course at a resort in Pinehurst, N.C., May 28, 2014. The famous golf course, recently returned to its original appearance with irregular sand and native vegetation, will host the United States Open and the United States Women's Open in the coming weeks. (Travis Dove/The New York Times)

As one of the country’s first golf resorts, Pinehurst has long been viewed as an American cradle of the sport. The resort’s showcase golf course, know(...)

The 18th green at Pinehurst No. 2, without any surrounding rough, in a departure from the usual US Open set-up. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images.

No Michael Campbell, no Tiger Woods, no rough. Anyone expecting this year’s US Open at Pinehurst to resemble the last in 2005 is in for a surprise.In(...)

Grounds crew workers remove water from the second fairway during a weather delay on the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open golf championship at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Reuter/Adam Hunger

Aside from the weather, which was out of their control, the USGA’s decision to return Merion Golf Club to its rota of US Open courses posed numerous l(...)

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Oliver Reed – Wild Thing Pavilion Theatre, Dubli(...)

Rob Crouch as Oliver Reed in Wild Thing.

When Rob Crouch and Mike Davis began developing a one-man show about Oliver Reed, titled Oliver Reed – (...)