Shane Lowry practicing at Valhalla Golf Club ahead of the start of the US PGA. The course has been playing easier than expeecte in practice. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

How do I put this? I’m hot and I’m sticky and I’m tired. That’s how you feel after walking in off the course after playing 18 holes in these condition(...)

Pádraig Harrington  waits on a green during his practice round yesterday ahead of  the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool  in Hoylake. Photograph:   Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

His attention to detail is akin to that of number crunchers and legal eagles going through due diligence. Nothing is left to chance. Pádraig Harirngto(...)

Rory McIlroy throws his club after chipping to the fourth green during the final round of the 113th US Open at Merion GC in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy intends to wipe the slate clean on the first part of the season and effectively use the Irish Open – at Carton House next week – as a fre(...)