I texted Paul Dunne on the Sunday night and told him I’d watched every bit of the golf that day and that he’d played better than anyone. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

I’ve had plenty of time for reflection since the British Open. A lot of people keep taking me back to the 17th hole in the first round and that eight (...)

 Paul Dunne talks to his caddie Alan Murray as they walk up the 16th fairway. Photograph: AFP Photo 3:08

Before We all had our own ways of getting to St Andrews. I know Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson were among those who hopped on the charter fligh(...)

Paul McBride is four under par after the second round of the South of Ireland Amateur Open in Lahinch. Photograph: Getty

Paul McBride hails from a links course that takes some beating but he confessed that it was love at first sight when he arrived in Lahinch and it w(...)

The Old Course at The Lahinch Golf Club is currently hosting the South of Ireland Amateur Open. Photograph: Getty.

Stroll through the well appointed clubhouse in Lahinch these days and it’s easy to feel as though you’d been sucked into a time warp as John Burke a(...)

 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(...)

Dustin Johnson of the United States plays a shot from the light rough on the 17th hole during the second round of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course in St Andrews. Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Dustin Johnson has recent history on his side as he looks to end his run of major misery with victory in the Open Championship, which will finish on a(...)

 Amateur Paul Dunne shot a second consecutive 69 on a weather ravaged second day of the British Open. Photograph: Getty

Those esteemed members of the R&A have, through the ages, witnessed many sights from behind the window panes of the old clubhouse overlooking 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 (...)

 Rickie Fowler acknowledges the crowd after winning the Scottish Open at Gullane. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images.

No victory for either of them, but no regret either. In truth, although reduced from principal characters to minor roles in the drama which yesterd(...)

Shane Lowry  hits his second shot on the first hole during the third round of the  Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club  in  East Lothian. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Moving day proved to be in a southerly direction for both Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell at the Scottish Open and the Irish duo both carded two-over (...)