A view from behind the green of the 448 yards par 4, 10th hole ‘Dee’ which will play as the 12th hole in the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, Wirral, England. Photo:  David Cannon/Getty Images

“The Hoylake Golf Links can be beautiful, uplifting, awe-inspiring and, on occasion, soul-destroying.”It isn’t until a few days after playing Royal Li(...)

Irish Ladies Golf Union president Mary McKenna  presents Andy Whelan (president, Concra Wood Golf Club, Castleblaney)  with the victory pennant following their win in the 2013 Musgrave Crumlin Hospital All-Ireland Club Challenge  at the Oceanico Golf Resort, Algarve, Portugal. Also in the picture (from left) are Declan Smyth, Pat McNeill, Seamus Scally (Chairman, Musgrave Group), Joe Quinsey (Chief Executive, The Children’s Medical & Research Foundation) and Joe McGrath.

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It’s now been 10 long years since the Red Rose bloomed in Dublin, with England sent home to think again on each and every occasion since 2003. Clive W(...)

Phil Mickelson won’t be going into any further details on the “drastic changes” he intends making to his life as a result of new tax laws in the Unite(...)

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Golf:Pádraig Harrington has reaffirmed his belief Rory McIlroy should declare for Britain at the 2016 Olympics in order to get as many golfers from t(...)

Ryder Cup - how it works

FORMATIn the Ryder Cup, both teams of 12 play each other over three days and 28 matches, of which each one is worth one point. To win the overall mat(...)

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Croatia coach Slaven Bilic plans to give his fringe players an opportunity as his side step up their preparations for Euro 2012 this evening. Croatia,(...)