Shane Lowry said his career as a golfer made him appreciate how lucky he was.  Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Golfer Shane Lowry has lent his support to a campaign which aims to raise €1 million for homeless families on Friday. Lowry has launched the One for(...)

Rory McIlroy at the US Masters this month. “It will be great to be part of the centennial edition of the French Open.” Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

Right now his focus is on building up for the US Open at Oakmont in June, but by deciding to play the 100th Open de France instead of the clashing WG(...)

 2016 Masters champion Danny Willett arrives back in the UK wearing the famous green jacket at Manchester Airport. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Danny Willett’s ready to kick on and break up the ‘big three’, starting with his first appearance in Europe as Masters champion at the Dubai Duty Fre(...)

Shane Lowry aced the 16th in his final round at Augusta National. Photograph: AP

“It’s hardly a car, is it?” wondered Shane Lowry as he queried what the prize would be for his hole-in-one on the 16th during his final round at Augu(...)

Shane Lowry with Eoin Duffy (10) (left), and his brother Dean (15), from Forrest Little golf club in Swords, Co Dublin, and Julie Moran (13) from Castle golf club, Rathfarnham,  Dublin, as Bank of Ireland announced its sponsorship of the Irish Open. Photograph: David Maher/Sportsfile

Bank of Ireland has announced a three-year sponsorship deal with the Irish Open golf tournament. The Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Fou(...)

Rory McIlroy reacts to a missed putt on the 17th green as Jordan Spieth looks on during the third round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Jordan Spieth opened to the door to potential gate-crashers when he double-bogeyed the 18th hole as he reached the 54-hole point with the lead in thi(...)

Shane Lowry plays from the second tee during the first round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. Photograph: Kevin C Cox/Getty Images

He’s different, that’s for sure. Shane Lowry muscled his way into the business end of affairs in this 80th edition of the US Masters, after an openin(...)

Jordan Spieth of the US reacts after sinking his putt on the twelfth hole during the first round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Photo: Erik Lesser/PA

A little after 9.30am, 90 minutes or so after Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus clacked their drives down the first fairway in the ceremonial opening, the(...)

World number one Jason Day with his son Dash during the  Par 3 competition at Augusta yesterday. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The temptation is to reach out, to grab destiny before it slips away. If Rory McIlroy is to find that missing link to the career Grand Slam here at t(...)

 Shane Lowry plays a shot on the 11th hole during a practice round prior to the start of the US Masters tournament at Augusta. Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

What’s this they say? Something old, something new, something borrowed and something . . . if not blue, how about green? Shane Lowry – the master pl(...)