Jordan Spieth: missed out on the playoff at St Andrews by just one shot as he pursued a third Major title in a row.  Photo:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Jordan Spieth left St Andrews missing out on the double: his failure to add the Claret Jug to his US Masters and US Open titles meant that the “Spi(...)

 Amateur Paul Dunne of Ireland tees off on the 6th hole during the final round of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course i in St Andrews, Scotland. Photo:  Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

A step too far, but bravely taken. As Oscar Wilde once put it, “experience is the name everyone gives to his mistakes.” The playwright didn’t have g(...)

 Zach Johnson smiles as he poses  with the Claret Jug  after winning the   British Open at the Old Course  at St Andrews. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

First up, hugs to all of you who missed work yesterday with the tummy bug that appeared to ravage the nation, although happily you had Paul Dunne and (...)

 Zach Johnson doubled his Major tally as he won the British Open after a play-off at St Andrews. Photograph: PA

History has its way of beckoning the chosen ones. For a time, it seemed as if Jordan Spieth would - just as he did in the US Open - contrive to find (...)

The scoreboard shows Ireland’s Paul Dunne top of the leader board during the third round of the British Open golf championship. Photograph: Reuters

There was a palpable air of expectation in Greystones Golf Club last night as its members toyed with the thought of welcoming home their very own Open(...)

 Amateur Paul Dunne of Ireland plays out of a bunker on the 5th hole during the third round of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland. Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The generation game is a strange one, especially when it comes to golf. Age is not a barrier. And, as this 144th British Open reached its three-quart(...)

Ireland’s Paul Dunne reacts after sinking a putt during the third round on the fourth day of the British Open Golf Championship at St. Andrews Old Course, Scotland. Photo: Gerry Penny/PA

You could sense a stirring in the air, of the ghosts of old champions approving of what Paul Dunne was contriving to achieve. Not since the legenda(...)

Paul Dunne and Louis Oosthuizen both have a share of the British Open heading into the final day at St Andrews. Photograph: Reuters

Jordan Spieth’s bid for the third leg of an unprecedented calendar grand slam remained firmly on track in the 144th Open Championship at St Andrews. B(...)

Padraig Harrington celebrates his birdie at the 16th during day four of The Open Championship 2015 at St Andrews. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Padraig Harrington scored a flawless 65 on a remarkable day of low scoring at St Andrews, while Irish amateur Paul Dunne finds himself vying for top s(...)

Padraig Harrington shot a 69 to move into contention in the British Open at St Andrews. Photograph: PA

Flashback time. We’ve been here before with Pádraig Harrington, the old dog for the hard road and all of that. Shows savvy, too! When play was suspend(...)