Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland bends his driver after his tee shot on the 11th during the second round of the Irish Open at Carton House. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

To paraphrase Oscar Wilde’s Lady Bracknell, ‘to lose one major winner might be regarded as misfortune but to lose four is downright careless.’ Rory M(...)

Shane Lowry on his way to shooting a 67 at Carton House. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

This game can be cruel, or kind. It can give, and take. Yesterday, as the first round of the Irish Open commenced under grey skies, which released per(...)

Leader  Oscar Floren of Sweden had his putter working well at Carton House on day one of the Irish Open. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images.

Just like one swallow doesn’t make a summer, Oscar Floren – who played the best golf of all on a day which doused the Montgomerie Course with regular (...)

Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry share a joke on the third tee during the first round of the Irish Open at Carton House.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Rory McIlroy admitted to feeling “a little lost” as he struggled to a first round of 74 in the Irish Open that left him eight shots off the lead and b(...)