A rules official waits on a rain-soaked ninth green during the weather-delayed final round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on August 10th. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

There is no doubt that us Irish have a deserved reputation for talking about the weather; “nice day”, “soft day”, “fierce close” and “you wouldn’t put(...)

Shane Lowry made a good account of himself at the PGA Championship at Valhalla, Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

At last, Shane Lowry got a break from the weather gods. The Offaly man completed his final round here at Valhalla Golf Club a little over half an h(...)

Rory McIlroy reacts to a birdie on the 13th green during the second round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

No let-up, no stopping. With each stride and each twirl of the club in self-admiration of another beautifully executed stroke, Rory McIlroy – who yest(...)

 Ireland’s Shane Lowry  hits his tee shot on the eighth hole during the second round of the US PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club  in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Ireland’s Shane Lowry felt it was “a joke” that play started in a torrential downpour on the second day of the US PGA Championship at Valhalla.Lowry w(...)

Rory McIlroy celebrates an eagle  on the 18th green during the second round of the US PGA Championship at Valhalla GC in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph:  Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy revealed how the biggest professional and personal heartaches of his life were behind his sensational form after claiming the clubhouse l(...)

Greenkeepers  push water off the first fairway during the second round of the PGA Championship  at Valhalla GC  in Louisville. Photograph: Jeff Roberson/AP

Friday’s second round of the US PGA Championship is set to be an endurance test for players and supporters alike with torrential spells of rain foreca(...)

Shane Lowry practicing at Valhalla Golf Club ahead of the start of the US PGA. The course has been playing easier than expeecte in practice. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

How do I put this? I’m hot and I’m sticky and I’m tired. That’s how you feel after walking in off the course after playing 18 holes in these condition(...)

Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke in relaxed mood as they stroll down the 16th fairway during yesterday’s practice session for today’s US PGA Championship at Valhalla. Photograph: John Sommers II/Reuters

The convergence of a perfect storm came about yesterday in and about the car park of Valhalla Golf Club, as Rory McIlroy – with the Claret Jug in his (...)

England’s Paul Casey and Jamie Donaldson of Wales practise their putting on the 13th green at Valhalla GC in Louisville. Photograph: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

It’s an owner’s right, almost a duty, to play a championship on your own course. The PGA of America own Valhalla Golf Club and the staging of the 96th(...)

Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has pulled out of next week’s USPGA Championship at Valhalla due to a shoulder injury. Photograph:  Kenny Smith/PA

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has withdrawn from the USPGA Championship due to a shoulder injury.The 47-year-old missed the French Open at (...)