Zach Johnson of the US is being congratulated by his wife after winning the British Open Golf Championship. Photograph: EPA

The BBC have apologised for commentator Peter Alliss’ sexist comment about the wife of Open winner Zach Johnson, describing it as “inappropriate”. All(...)

The ink is dry at last on the rumoured £8 million deal for Northern Ireland’s only five-star golf resort

It has taken the best part of a year to finalise, but the ink is finally dry on the rumoured £8 million deal for Northern Ireland’s only five-star gol(...)

 Justin Rose: “I believe I can win any week that I play. My game is good. It’s in good shape, it’s just a matter of accessing it really.” Photo:  Streeter Lecka/Getty

For Justin Rose, golfing life is a good deal more serious these days than when his reward for achieving his goals was a mars bar or, perhaps, a train (...)

Northern Irishman golfer Graeme McDowell poses with his trophy after winning the 2014 Alstom Open de France on. Photo: Thomas Sampson/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell is hoping a couple of factors will combine at this week’s French Open to belatedly kick-start his season. Firstly, the Northern Irishm(...)

 Jordan Spieth   holds the trophy as he celebrates with family – father Shawn, mother Chris  and brother Steven –  after winning the  US Open at Chambers Bay in University Place. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Golfers are uneasy with the concept of rivalry in the 21st century. This partly arises from modesty with regard to the epic clashes of yesteryear; cou(...)

Ireland’s Under 20s were beaten 25-3 by New Zealand ending their hopes of World Cup glory. Photograph: Inpho
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World Cup dream over Dreams of World Cup glory are over for Ireland’s Under 20s after they were beaten 25-3 by a very impressive New Zealand side in V(...)

 Nick Faldo  speaks during his induction ceremony as the 2015 Memorial Honoree   at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Photo:  Sam Greenwood/Getty

Jack Nicklaus’s Memorial Tournament held last week in Dublin, Ohio is more than just a golf tournament, it is a golfing institution. Traditionally hel(...)

 Tiger Woods is ranked 181st in the world and showing no signs of improvement. Photograph: Getty

The latest indication that golf will survive and maybe even prosper without Tiger Woods as a leading contender arrived from the R&A this week. The(...)

During the second World War, Bill McCrea, who has died aged 94, devised an innovative way of informing his family that against the odds he had flown h(...)

Bubba Watson of USA plays a shot during the pro-am prior to the start of the Shenzhen International at Genzon Golf Club on Wednesday. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images.

Bubba Watson will look to make amends for a disappointing defence of his Masters title by claiming a second European Tour title in China.Watson won th(...)