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(...)

 Rory McIlroy  tees off on the 9th hole during day one of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photo:  Warren Little/Getty Images

An Italian job of sorts was carried out on the West Course as Francesco Molinari stepped into Rory McIlroy’s spotlight. Just this once, it seemed, he (...)

Everton’s Aiden McGeady: “Capable of lighting up any game, the Glaswegian conjurer could also vanish down a tunnel by the corner flag at the start of games”. Photograph: Getty Images.

After the storms, the traffic was backed up on the Clontarf Road on Monday morning to the extent that the 130, like many other Dublin Bus routes, was (...)

 Rory McIlroy sits on the 17th tee as he waits to play his shot during the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course  in St Andrews, Scotland. Photo:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Maybe, it would seem, the gerrymandering that goes on with the PGA Tour’s end-of-season playoffs for the FedEx Cup is the right way; at least in te(...)

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 (...)

 Shane Lowry  watches his tee shot off the second  during the third round of the BMW International Open at Golf Club Gut Larchenhof  in Cologne. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Pablo Larrazabal continued his impressive form at the BMW International Open to open up a three-shot lead heading into the final day in Cologne.The Sp(...)

 Shane Lowry  in action during the BMW International Open at Golf Club Gut Larchenhof . Photograph:  Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s Michael Hoey has shot a six under par, 66, in the opening round of the BMW International Open in Cologne. He is two strokes behind (...)

Graeme McDowell plays his tee shot on the 11th hole  during the first round of the Irish Open at Fota Island. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Some golfers are superstitious, to the point of using a special coin as a ball marker or down to wearing specific coloured socks. The shoe is on th(...)

Thongchai Jaidee embraces his caddie after winning the Nordea Masters. Photograph: EPA

Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee defeated Victor Dubuisson and Stephen Gallacher in a play-off on a thrilling final day of the Nordea Masters in Malmo.Jaid(...)

Ireland’s Shane Lowry hits from the rough during day one of the BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Club, Surrey. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

A stunning back nine left Ireland’s Shane Lowry in second position at Wentworth. Having carded six birdies and no bogeys down the straight before bad (...)