Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has pulled out of next week’s USPGA Championship at Valhalla due to a shoulder injury. Photograph:  Kenny Smith/PA

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has withdrawn from the USPGA Championship due to a shoulder injury.The 47-year-old missed the French Open at (...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates with his mother Rosie on the 18th green after winning the British Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club. Photograph: Reuters

Who needs fiction? As Oscar Wilde once put it, “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” In living a real drama of his own, (...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland acknowledges the crowd after making a par putt  on the 17th green at Royal Liverpool   in Hoylake. Photograph: Toby Melville / Reuters

Low scoring dominated the first day of the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool — with even a rusty Tiger Woods getting in on the act, despite (...)

Phil Mickelson  holds the Claret Jug with caddie Jim Mackay after the the American golfer’ had claimed victory   in the 142nd British Open Championship at Muirfield on July 21st last year Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

The golfer and the caddie were on a bucket-list course thousands of miles from home, two friends bonding over their shared affinity for the game and f(...)

Justin Rose tees off at the fourth hole during his final round on the way to victory in the   Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen. Photograph: Kenny Smith/PA

Justin Rose cruised to victory in the Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen on Sunday to claim back-to-back wins for the first time in his career.And the (...)

Rory McIlroy putting for birdie at the 18th green during the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open first round at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club. Photograph:  Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Inspired by Phil Mickelson’s double Scottish Open and British Open title wins last year, Rory McIlroy began his run this weekend in superb form and si(...)

Marlfield House: the Georgian property on the banks of the river Suir has high ceilings, Adams-style fireplaces, decorative plasterwork and a Richard Turner conservatory

A Georgian mansion and one of the great farming estates in Co Tipperary with planning permission for a hotel, 70 homes and a golf course goes on the m(...)

Stephanie Meadow of Northern Ireland plays a shot on the 12th hole during her final round of the US Women’s Open at Pinehurst last month. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The other day Stephanie Meadow rolled in a par putt on the 18th green at Southport & Ainsdale in the final qualifying for the British Women’s Open(...)

 Sergio Garcia’s last appearance at Royal Liverpool saw him disappearing into the sunset in a not-so-flattering canary yellow outfit which drew almost as much criticism as his collapse on the final day of the 2006 British Open Championship. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire.

Sergio Garcia’s last appearance at Royal Liverpool saw him disappearing into the sunset in a not-so-flattering canary yellow outfit which drew almost(...)

Rory McIlroy in action at the  2014 Irish Open at Fota Island Resort, Cork, where he missed the cut. Photograph: Inpho

His eye is on a Claret Jug, to the extent Rory McIlroy has returned to play this week’s Scottish Open – for the first time since 2009 – in an effort (...)