Centenarian Maire Godfrey at  home in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

One of Máire Godfrey’s earliest memories is of the soldiers who lived in her home in Co Kerry during the Civil War in 1922. About 15 Free State(...)

 Matt Jones holed this 50-foot putt   on the eighth green during the completion of the weather-delayed second round of the US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits on Saturday. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Unheralded Australian Matt Jones birdied two of his last six holes to seize a two-shot lead when the storm-delayed second round of the US PGA Champion(...)

Rory McIlroy jogs across a bridge during the first round of the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

No dodgy ankle. No rust. Nothing. Just the same old Rory McIlroy, striding down the fairways with a pep in his step. And the world number one stood t(...)

Dustin Johnson hits his tee shot on the sixth hole during the first round of the US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

For those graced with early tee times, this 97th edition of the US PGA Championship offered a chance to post a score and to sit back and listen to (...)

“I couldn’t see it in the air (approach to 18 from the left rough), couldn’t see where it was going, and then I just saw it coming down on the green. That was it, I was a winner.” Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

It’s been a mad few days. Absolutely mental. I went through three battery charges on my mobile phone on Monday between catching up on messages on T(...)

The man to beat: Jordan Spieth won the Masters and the US Open and came close to getting into a play-off at the British Open. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

On the highway from Milwaukee out to the town of Kohler, which owes its name to the family that gave the world designer porcelain toilets before mo(...)

Pedro scored the winner for Barcelona in the Super Cup final just hours after it was announced he had asked to leave the club. Photograph: Getty
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Golf
  • August 12, 2015, 08:28

Harrington and Clarke back Lowry for Major The US PGA Championship begins at Whistling Strait tomorrow with Shane Lowry looking to pick up where he le(...)

Sergio García plays a practice round prior to the start of 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

The wise old heads are nodding in his direction, not at all surprised at Shane Lowry’s rise in the golfing world. Darren Clarke, who has ticked the bo(...)

Pádraig Harrington: “I have more clubhead speed now than I ever had in my career.” Photograph: Phil Long/AP Photo

What is it with our walking wounded? First, Rory McIlroy’s ankle – thankfully mended after intensive treatment and rehabilitation away from prying eye(...)

 Rory McIlroy  hits a tee shot during a practice round prior to the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits  in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The days of Shane Lowry flying in under the radar are long gone. These days, wherever he goes, in any given week, he’s part of those on any list of(...)