Graeme McDowell who will represent Ireland at the Olympics: “It’s going to be very insightful for us as a sport, as a game, as professional athletes, to experience what those other sports have to put up with”. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

After closing with a 62 at the Tournament of Champions this month, Chris Kirk showed up at the site of his next start and learned he had been randomly(...)

 Suzann Pettersen of Norway plays a shot during the Pro-Am prior to the start of The Evian Championship at the Evian Resort Golf Club   in Evian-les-Bains, France. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Norway’s Suzann Pettersen will hope to take a leaf out of Rory McIlroy’s book as she defends her Evian Championship title this week.McIlroy’s habit of(...)

 Mo Martin of the United States poses with the trophy following her one-shot victory at the end of the final round of the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Birkdale  in Southport, England. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

American Mo Martin won the Ricoh Women’s British Open in stunning fashion on Sunday, firing an eagle on the 72nd hole to finish a shot ahead of Norway(...)

Sun-Ju Ahn of South Korea plays her third shot at the par-5 17th hole during the third round of the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Birkdale in Southport. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Inbee Park celebrated her 26th birthday by taking the lead in the Ricoh Women’s British Open on Saturday, but only after fellow South Korean golfer (...)

Stephanie Meadow: among the early starters on course today. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

World number one Stacy Lewis is relishing her growing rivalry with Michelle Wie as she prepares to defend her Ricoh British Open title at Birkdale.The(...)

Suzann Pettersen of Norway holds the trophy after securing victory in  The Evian Championship at  Evian-les-Bains, France. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Norway’s Suzann Pettersen capped a brilliant season with her second Major title in the Evian Championship in France on Sunday, holding off the challen(...)

Charley Hull asks Paula Creamer to sign her ball after defeating the American 5 and 4 in their singles match. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Before the first ball was struck in the Solheim Cup, Suzann Pettersen of Norway was asked what the Europeans could do to hand the United States its fi(...)

Caroline Hedwall of Europe celebrates with her caddie after her birdie putt on the 18th green in the singles matches to retain the 2013 Solheim Cup in Parker, Colorado. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Scotland’s Catriona Matthew made history as she secured the half Europe needed to win the Solheim Cup on American soil for the first time.On a dramati(...)

 Morgan Pressel of the United States hits her second shot on the second hole during the final round of the Ricoh Women’s British Open at the Old Course, St Andrews.  Photograph:   David Cannon/Getty Images

American Morgan Pressel enters the final round of the Ricoh Women’s British Open with a one-shot lead. Play began at 6.15am this morning after strong (...)

Stephanie Meadow  hits her tee shot on the fifth hole during the third round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club  in Rancho Mirage, California. Photograph: Jeff Gross/Getty Images

Irish amateur golfer Stephanie Meadow continued her brilliant showing in the first women’s professional major of the season after carding a one(...)