Rory McIlroy  reacts after winning the 96th US PGA Championship at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: EPA

In the darkness of Sunday night, after fulfilling the rituals that behold champions in signing flags and undergoing a stream of media commitments, Ror(...)

 Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug after his victory in the British Open at Hoylake.

On a Sunday evening back in 2000, Tiger Woods, shortly after he had completed the career Grand Slam for the first time by winning the British Open at (...)

Tiger Woods  walks across the 12th green during a practice round ahead of the British Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake. Photograph:  Phil Noble/Reuters

The latest assertion that Tiger Woods has a viable chance of winning the British Open has arrived from a first-hand witness to the state of the 14-tim(...)

Rory McIlroy plays from the greenside bunker at the 17th hole during day two of the Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen.  Photograph: Kenny Smith/PA Wire.

Rory McIlroy could do without this familiar Friday feeling. Second-round struggles for the Northern Irishman are becoming worryingly predictable. With(...)

Bubba Watson  poses with the green jacket after winning the 2014 Masters  by a three-stroke margin  at Augusta National.  Photograph:  Rob Carr/Getty Images 1:36

Bubba Watson was quick to play down his achievement of winning a second Masters title in three years as Jordan Spieth declared himself ready to(...)

The 13th hole at Augusta National. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Come Sunday afternoon, the Par 5 13th hole - where players make their escape from Amen Corner - will be a cauldron of noise. For this classic r(...)

Enniscrone Golf Club

Play At Home Has there ever been a better time to stay at home and sample Irish golf? With the vast majority of green fees reduced since the ec(...)

The only thing former Ryder Cup captain Bernhard Langer and Soiled and Ancient skipper Vinny Fitzpatrick had in common on the golf course was their year of birth, 1957. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

A number of great golfers were born in 1957, swashbuckling Seve, nasty Nick Faldo, nice guy Nick Price, boring Bernhard Langer and playful Pay(...)

Bruff, Co Limerick: €150,000, Dooley Group
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Ireland: Co LimerickDooley Group is seeking €150,000 for this four-bedroom house in Bruff, Co LimerickFrance: Lot-et-Garonne A small vineyard grows in(...)

Bernard Gallacher: quick access to defibrillator after his heart attack was vital to his survival and putting him on the road to recovery. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images.

Former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher wants more defibrillators available on golf courses after suffering a heart attack on an engagement in his (...)