Rory McIlroy  will not defend the  World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational he won at  Firestone Country Club  in Akron, Ohio last year. Photograph: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images

World number one Rory McIlroy will not defend his WGC-Bridgestone Invitational title next week as he continues his recovery from a serious ankle injur(...)

Greystones amateur golfer Paul Dunne, who shot to fame during last weekend’s British Open, photographed at Dublin Airport with his father Colum Dunne. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland’s newest golfing sensation realised he’d caused a commotion when he turned his mobile phone on after four rounds at the British Open. “I didn(...)

 Jordan Spieth: missed out on the playoff at St Andrews by just one shot as he pursued a third Major title in a row.  Photo:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Jordan Spieth left St Andrews missing out on the double: his failure to add the Claret Jug to his US Masters and US Open titles meant that the “Spi(...)

The ink is dry at last on the rumoured £8 million deal for Northern Ireland’s only five-star golf resort

It has taken the best part of a year to finalise, but the ink is finally dry on the rumoured £8 million deal for Northern Ireland’s only five-star gol(...)

 Amateur Paul Dunne of Ireland plays out of a bunker on the 5th hole during the third round of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland. Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The generation game is a strange one, especially when it comes to golf. Age is not a barrier. And, as this 144th British Open reached its three-quart(...)

Rory McIlroy will miss next week’s Open Championship having injured his ankle. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Rory McIlroy is recovering well from the ankle injury which has prevented him from defending his Open title this week, although no date has been set f(...)

Rickie Fowler: “I have some work to do. I need to continue winning. I think that’s the biggest thing.” Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

As grey clouds shrouded the skies over the Auld’ Gray Toon, Rickie Fowler – as he does – brought a bit of colour. Down by the practice range, he did t(...)

Rickie Fowler heads into the British Open off the back of victory in the Scottish Open. Photograph: Getty

Rickie Fowler - World ranking: 5th - Odds: 16/1 Tight in the market, especially after his Scottish Open win, but Fowler seems like a (...)

Jordan Spieth can overtake Rory McIlroy as world number one if he wins the British Open at St Andrews. Photograph: Getty

Jordan Spieth will replace Rory McIlroy as world number one if he wins the 144th Open Championship and completes the third leg of an unprecedented cal(...)

 The sun rises behind the R&A Clubhouse on the par four, 18th hole ‘Tom Morris’ on the Old Course at St Andrews. Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

If ever you pay a visit to the graveyard up the town, the golfing history of St Andrews meets you at every turn. In the grounds of the old cathedral, (...)