Pádraig Harrington: One of eight Irish players in the field for the British Masters at Woburn.

An idea first used with Rory McIlroy’s support of the Irish Open is gaining traction, and now Ian Poulter’s backing of the restored British Masters – (...)

 Shane Lowry  plays off the second tee during the final practice round of the  Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland. Photo:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

Ireland’s Shane Lowry has reset his goals as he looks to build on the biggest win of his career, with a spot on Darren Clarke’s Ryder Cup team to take(...)

Jason Day  with his caddie Colin Swatton on the 18th green after winning the 2015 PGA Championship  at Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, on Sunday. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

No standing still. Ever. As golf’s newest Major champion has discovered, the desire for more is insatiable. And, although Jason Day’s journey to a (...)

Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, walks off the18th green after a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Whistling Straits Golf Course. Photograph: Chris Carlson/AP

We’ll have to wait until Thursday evening to see Rory McIlroy’s USPGA championship defence get underway - with the World No1 teeing off from the fi(...)

Shane Lowry of Ireland hits off the fourth tee during the final round of the World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Nerves of steel? Make it titanium. Shane Lowry – showing fortitude, demonstrating terrific shot-making and, on the odd occasion, riding his luck – fol(...)

James McGee is the only player from Ireland competing in the Challenger events, which have larger prize funds of €46,000. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Apart from their low ranking, one of the reasons Irish tennis players are not highly visible among Irish sportsmen and women is because there are not (...)

Irishman Paul Dunne: “the envy of the amateur golfing world”.  Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Perhaps the Silver Medal, as awarded to the leading amateur at the Open Championship, should be presented with a health warning. Just ask Justin Ros(...)

Pádraig Harrington: a missed cut at the Masters did him no favours. Photograph: Getty Images

Pádraig Harrington reckons a top-five finish in one of four upcoming tour events will be enough to secure him a spot in the US Open for the 14th cons(...)

Masters champion Jordan Spieth: “He’s athletic, he’s young, he has the right character and he wins.” Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

It isn’t all about the money but, in a professional world, of course it matters. Jordan Spieth’s victory in the Masters tournament at Augusta Nationa(...)

Jordan Spieth held off the chasing pack with ease to win his first Major title. Photograph: Epa

The Masters was first contested in 1934, but it now comes off as a made-for-TV event. With a natural stage that remains reassuringly familiar, it is a(...)