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The world’s largest new diamond mine, Gahcho Kue, in the Canadian tundra

Mountain Province Diamonds (MPD), a Canadian mining company backed by Irish financier Dermot Desmond, has appointed a new chief executive. MPD, which(...)

In the wet: on a wet roundabout where we drove  as quickly as possible in second gear with the ESP stability control system switched off, the Roadhawk held the line

Writing 800 words on tyres is the sort of punishment normally reserved for students caught smoking in the toilets, or for carrying out an extreme wedg(...)

Defending champion  Shane Lowry speaks to the media prior to the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitationalon at Firestone Country Club South course in Akron, Ohio.  Photograph: Getty Images

Rory McIlroy believes European players who have opted to contest the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational instead of the French Open “might regret it”, but ac(...)

 Shane Lowry  hugs a tree near the 18th green  after winning the World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitational during the final round at Firestone Country Club South Course. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Life-changing! Shane Lowry scooped the jackpot, dialling in the right numbers with a succession of drives, approach shots and putts that combined to (...)

Shane Lowry celebrates during the final round of the World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Photograph: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images

Ireland’s Shane Lowry, helped by sensational recovery shots at the 10th and 18th that both led to birdies, clinched his first PGA Tour victory by two(...)

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 (...)

 Rory McIlroy  watches a shot during a practice round for the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course. Photograph:  Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

In the four-month gap between World Golf Championship events, Tiger Woods has played six competitive rounds to Rory McIlroy’s 38. After winning the Br(...)

Rory McIlroy on Jack Nicklaus’s record: “It’s not something I ever thought about or dreamed of ... the next number in my head is four.” Photograph: Getty

Rory McIlroy wants to use his British Open triumph as a springboard to further success this season, but insists he has never thought about matching Ja(...)

Get a grip: Firestone demonstrated its tyres on the Kia Sportage

If I told you right now to go out and buy a new set of Firestone tyres for your car, I bet you wouldn’t. Even if I staked my journalistic reputatio(...)