Cormac Sharvin of Ardglass Golf Club. Photograph: Getty Images. Cormac Sharvin of Ardglass Golf Club. “It is great to win this big one – a tournament every amateur international targets.”Photograph: Getty Images.

Cormac Sharvin continued his season of consistency when he lifted the English men’s open stroke-play title for the Brabazon Trophy over the Hollinwell(...)

The Royal and Ancient have announced that the winner of next month’s Open Championship at St Andrew’s will receive over £1 million for the first time. Photo: David Cannon/R&A

The winner of next month’s Open Championship at St Andrew’s will receive over £1 million for the first time ever after the R&A today announced the(...)

Jordan Spieth  leans on the shoulder of caddie Michael Greller after winning the  US Open Championship at Chambers Bay. Photograph: Stephen Brashear/EPA

Just as players were required to go from A to B to get to C on the viciously sloping greens at Chambers Bay, Rory McIlroy’s route to next month’s Brit(...)

 Jordan Spieth   holds the trophy as he celebrates with family – father Shawn, mother Chris  and brother Steven –  after winning the  US Open at Chambers Bay in University Place. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Golfers are uneasy with the concept of rivalry in the 21st century. This partly arises from modesty with regard to the epic clashes of yesteryear; cou(...)

Jordan Spieth kisses the trophy after winning the US Open at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

“Wow!” muttered Jordan Spieth, under his breath. They were his first words as a double Major champion, and his shock was shared by just about everyone(...)

Ireland’s Shane Lowry walks the 15th hole as smoke from a nearby fire is seen in the distance during the third round of the  US Open  at Chambers Bay  in University Place, Washington. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

He has sneaked in under the radar, and that’s just fine with Shane Lowry. Dressed in black yet again on Saturday, as he has been throughout thi(...)

Patrick Reed of the US makes his tee shot on the fifteenth hole with Puget Sound as a backdrop during the second round of the 115th US Open Championship golf tournament at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

Belt-tightening time, for the ride at this 115th edition of the US Open Championship – on greens which Henrik Stenson described as “borderline laughab(...)

Greens at Chambers Bay, the 2015 US Open course, are predominantly fine fescue, but infiltrated by poa annua, which can lead to unpredictable bounces and explains the splotchy appearance. Photograph: Stuart Isett/The New York Times

As aesthetic as this reformed gravel pit has proven, with its undulations and expanse of bunkering providing for a picturesque setting, there has been(...)

Rory McIlroy hits a tee shot during practice ahead of the start of the US Open at Chambers Bay. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Bravery? Or foolhardy? We’ll soon see. If the USGA’s decision in bringing this 115th edition of the US Open to a new, links-style course crafted ou(...)

Rory McIlroy: “If you look back at the last four or five years, I guess I’ve won more Majors than anyone else in that time.” Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

The strut is back, so too the air of invincibility. Rory McIlroy has rolled into town on a mission and with a desire to rubberstamp his authori(...)