Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland celebrates beating Nick Kyrgios in the first round of the Aegon tennis championships at the Queens Club. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Every time he raises the ball to serve, a tattoo on the inside of his left forearm might remind him that there is really no such thing as success. “Ev(...)

Pádraig Harrington looks set to miss the cut at the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands after a second round 75. Bubba Watson maintains the lead after a 67. Photo: Ted Warshaw/Getty Images

Pádraig Harrington interest in the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands ended after six bogeys and just one birdie saw him card a 75 in his s(...)

Padraig Harrington is four shots off the lead after the first round of the Travelers Championship. Photograph: Getty

Padraig Harrington is in the hunt after he shot a four under par 66 in his opening round at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut. The thre(...)

Martin Kaymer hits an approach shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 115th US Open Championship at Chambers Bay. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

What did Graeme McDowell do? Only open the floodgates, if you must know; after a drought of European winners that dated all the way back to Tony Ja(...)

Pádraig Harrington has missed the cut at the St Jude Classic and will not qualify for the US Open. Photograph:   Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Pádraig Harrington’s hopes of playing in next week’s US Open were extinguished in Memphis yesterday after a level-par 70 left him on five over par at (...)

Padraig Harrington shot a five over par round of 75 in his first round at the St Jude Classic. Photograph: Getty

Padraig Harrington’s hopes of gaining an unlikely place at the US Open took a serious hit as he limped to an opening round 75 in the Fed-Ex St Jude(...)

Stephanie Meadow of Northern Ireland plays her tee shot on the par-five 18th hole during the first round of the 2015 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on the West Course at Westchester Country Club  in Harrison, New York. Photo:  David Cannon/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell is still struggling for form ahead of next week’s US Open after he opened up with a six-over 76 in the first round of the St Jude Clas(...)

National coach of to the GUI, Neil Manchip, with former Irish Open winner Shane Lowry, who he coaches personally, at Carton House GC, Maynooth. Photograph: Getty.

The animation in tone and features when discussing golf brooks no argument about his inherent passion for the sport and his position therein. Neil Ma(...)

Pádraig Harrington: calculated a couple of weeks ago that he would need 25 world ranking points to make it into the top 60 and secure a place at Chambers Bay. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Pádraig Harrington will chase a coveted spot in the field of the 115th US Open when he tees it up on Thursday in this week’s PGA Tour event, the FedE(...)

Graeme McDowell:  It was “a baptism of fire”, he said of the Irish Open at Royal County Down. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The magic formula of how best to prepare for a Major championship varies from player to player, although the build-up to the US Open at Chambers Ba(...)