Tiger Woods has again insisted his game is nearly there after a “perfect storm” of a swinge change and back surgery. Photograph: EPA

Time is fast running out for Tiger Woods to salvage what he describes as a “frustrating” PGA Tour season after three missed cuts, a withdrawal and jus(...)

 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(...)

Irishman Paul Dunne: “the envy of the amateur golfing world”.  Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Perhaps the Silver Medal, as awarded to the leading amateur at the Open Championship, should be presented with a health warning. Just ask Justin Ros(...)

 Amateur Paul Dunne of Ireland tees off on the 6th hole during the final round of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course i in St Andrews, Scotland. Photo:  Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

A step too far, but bravely taken. As Oscar Wilde once put it, “experience is the name everyone gives to his mistakes.” The playwright didn’t have g(...)

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(...)

 Adam Scott of Australia walks along the 17th hole during the second round of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course in St Andrews. Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Somehow, he has managed to fly in under the radar. Why? How? Ye he has emerged from the shadow cast by Jordan Spieth. And, having used stealth, there(...)

Ireland’s Paul Dunne during day one of The Open Championship 2015 at St Andrews, Fife. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Dressed in trendy Under Armour threads, there have been times this week when Paul Dunne has been mistaken by autograph hunters for a certain Mr Spieth(...)

Tiger Woods: “I’m hitting the ball much, much more solid.” Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty

The intimidation factor isn’t anything like it once was, but Tiger Woods’s capacity to snarl when rankled, especially when his ability to win or to ch(...)

Tiger Woods believes he is finally fully healed after back surgery. Photograph: getty

Former world number one Tiger Woods insists he is not “buried and done” and has revealed he wants to play the Old Course backwards before he dies. Woo(...)

Jordan Spieth can overtake Rory McIlroy as world number one if he wins the British Open at St Andrews. Photograph: Getty

Jordan Spieth will replace Rory McIlroy as world number one if he wins the 144th Open Championship and completes the third leg of an unprecedented cal(...)