Shane Lowry celebrates with the Claret Jug trophy. ‘Shane is from the heart of the country and that is who he is.’ Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

The historic 148th British Open Championship was supposed to be won by Rory on the Antrim coast, but was in fact captured by Shane. The dream was that(...)

Darren Clarke: “You think about that time, when everything that was going on, whether we were ever going to have a tournament such as this? It was beyond the realms of possibility.” Photograph:  Francois Nel/Getty Images

The short game practice area is hidden away, amid the sand hills that actually form part of the Valley links, the other course on the property. It wa(...)

Philip Reid with the golf ball he was hit by, signed by Dustin Johnson.

If you’re going to get hit on the cheekbone by a golf ball, it might as well be by the world number one at the Open Championship. The first thing I k(...)

The Claret Jug, the Open Championship trophy, at the par 3, 12th hole at Royal Birkdale Golf Club. Photograph: Getty Images

Tournament officials are optimistic of more than 200,000 spectators attending this year’s Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, the 10th to be staged a(...)

Former world number one Tiger Woods has posted a home video on social media following claims he still cannot golf due to his ongoing back concerns. Photograph: Getty Images

Tiger Woods has provided an online riposte to tales of his physical demise by posting a video which shows him playing a shot on a golf simulator. The (...)

Greystones golfer Paul Dunne will undertake corporate appearances for KPMG. Photograph:  Todd Warshaw/Getty Images.

Irish golfer Paul Dunne, who turned professional last year, has signed a two-year sponsorship with global accounting and consulting group KPMG. The (...)

Jordan Spieth of the United States chats with Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland during the pro-am as a preview for the 2016 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy will contest the first two rounds of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship together on Thursday and Friday. Here, we looks a(...)

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump visits his Scottish golf course Turnberry in Ayr, Scotland. Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The R&A has “privately decided” that Turnberry Golf Club in Scotland – owned by US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump – will be remov(...)

Players warm up on the practise range before the first round of the European Tour Qualifying School Final at PGA Catalunya Resort on November 14, 2015 in Girona, Spain. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
McGee makes fast start in card bid
  • Golf
  • November 14, 2015, 19:44

Rosapenna’s Ruaidhri McGee got his bid for a European Tour card off to a sensational start on what was a good day for Paul Dunne, Damien McGrane and S(...)

Jamie Donaldson in action on the 17th hole during the Irish Open at Royal Portrush. Photo: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

The telltale signs of positive tidings were everywhere at Royal Portrush yesterday. A crammed car park, a crowded press briefing room. TV cameras and (...)

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