Patrick Reed  plays a bunker shot  during the second round of the  Masters. The world number 14 will play at the famed links beside Slieve Donard on May 28th-31st. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The cat wasn’t just let out of the bag, it jumped out. Patrick Reed – the world number 14 – revealed at Augusta that he would be adding the Irish Ope(...)

Pádraig Harrington  tees off on the first hole   during Round 2 of the 79th Masters  at Augusta National. Photo: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty

A tale of two Irishmen. No green jacket for Pádraig Harrington; none for Shane Lowry either, but the 28-year-old Offalyman – on his debut appearanc(...)

 Paul McGinley: McGinley Foundation made donations and gifts of £230,000.   Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire.

Will golfer Pádraig Harrington be competing in this weekend’s US Masters tournament wearing items from his Dunnes Stores range? Harrington stands out (...)

 Shane Lowry  hits an approach shot as his caddie looks on during a practice round prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National. Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

I’m not quite pinching myself. I know everything is real. Being at the Masters is unreal, weird, but in the nicest of ways. The other day I was with P(...)

Adam Scott using his broom-handle putter during a practice round at Augusta National ahead of the start of the Masters. Photograph:  Mark Blinch/Reuters

One milestone will be reached in this year’s Masters with no going back . . . it will be last one in which players will be allowed to anchor broom-han(...)

Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry during a practice round on Monday in Augusta. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The old work ethic, instilled from an early age, is what made him, so sentiment doesn’t enter into the equation for Pádraig Harrington. Someone(...)

The main Masters leaderboard  at Augusta National Golf Club. Photograph by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Rory McIlroy’s bid for the grand slam at the Masters will get underway alongside three-time champion Phil Mickelson and Ryan Moore. The world n(...)

Dermot McElroy is the new West of Ireland champion  after a dramatic final day of golf at County Sligo Golf Club in Rosses Point yesterday. Photograph: Inpho

Dermot McElroy is new West of Ireland golf champion after a dramatic final day of golf at County Sligo Golf Club in Rosses Point yesterday. McE(...)

 Tiger Woods   and Darren Clarke are all smiles during as they talk  on the practice range  at Augusta National Golf Club ahead of the Masters. Photograph:  Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

I walked into another world again on Monday. The sensation never changes. This is my 20th Masters – with a couple of gap years – and, still, after all(...)

 J. B. Holmes poses with the trophy after winning the Shell Houston Open in a three way play off. Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Long-hitting J.B. Holmes completed a perfect Masters tune-up when he won the Houston Open in a three-way playoff on Sunday.Holmes came from six stroke(...)