David Howell plays out of a bunker on to the second green during the first round of the Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National in Paris. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell’s bid for a hat-trick of French Open titles looks like it will have to be done the hard way after a weather-disrupted opening day in P(...)

Golfer Paul McGinley:  “I am now no longer involved in the business.” Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Victorious Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has taken a mulligan following a premature suggestion last year by Clubstohire. com that the golfer had “in(...)

Branden Grace watches his tee shot on the 10th hole as a structure fire burns outside of the golf course during the third round of the US Open at Chambers Bay. Photo: Matt York/AP

“Ah, it’s a duck-shoot at this stage, Marty,” Anthony Daly sighed as Kilkenny were racking up a score almost as high as Tiger Woods at the US Open, Da(...)

Shane Lowry using a sand wedge to putt on the 13th green during the Irish Open at Royal County Down. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

I had an interesting phone call on Friday evening last after that incident with the putter at Royal County Down. My coach, Neil Manchip, had walked ni(...)

Soren Kjeldsen  of Denmark is handed the Irish Open trophy by tournament host  Rory McIlroy at  Royal County Down. Photo: Paul Faith/Getty

An Irish Open return to Royal County Down in 2019 as part of a links swing – including the Scottish Open and the historic return of the British Ope(...)

Pádraig Harrington reacts after narrowly missing  a putt on the first  green during the third round of the   Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Royal County Down Golf Club. Photo:  Brian Lawless/PA

If the Irish Open’s third round was akin to Hamlet without the Prince in the absence of world number one Rory McIlroy after his missed cut, the height(...)

Darren Clarke: “My desire is what keeps me out there practising and working hard and seeking those four consistent rounds in a row.”  Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho/Presseye

Darren Clarke isn’t the sensitive type. Thick-skinned as they come, in fact! Europe’s Ryder Cup captain accepts his team will endure some heckling (...)

Rory McIlroy will play with Rickie Fowler in the first round of the Irish Open. Photograph: Getty

World number one Rory McIlroy will play with Rickie Fowler and Martin Kaymer in the pick of the draw at the Irish Open. Walker Cup rivals turne(...)

Peter Lawrie finished with a 74 for 290, which left him in tied-59th place at the BMW PGA Championship at  Wentworth. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Once upon a time, Paul McGinley and Pádraig Harrington formed a potent partnership in team golf, winning the World Cup and being partners-in-arms for(...)

The upgraded 18th hole of the North Course in Quinta do Lago, Portugal

T he reopening of Quinta do Lago’s North golf course under the stewardship of Ryder Cup-winning captain Paul McGinley couldn’t have been more timel(...)