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Rory McIlroy talks to the then Republican presendential candidate Donald Trump  during the 2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course on March 6, 2016 in Doral, Florida. Photograph:  Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Fourteen years ago Ireland staged the Ryder Cup in The K Club in Kildare. For the home crowd the European team was heavy with familiar content in Pádr(...)

 European Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington says the Ryder Cup might have to be played behind closed doors. Photograph: PA

Staging this year’s Ryder Cup without fans is not in the event’s best interests but it might have to “take one for the team” and proceed that way amid(...)

Graeme McDowell: “It’s important for me if I have aspirations of being in the Ryder Cup team that I’ve got to be in the WGCs and major championships.” Photograph:  Harry How/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell is relishing his first World Golf Championship (WGC) event since 2016 as he looks to book a Ryder Cup return. McDowell’s victory in t(...)

Shane Lowry with the Claret Jug and his grandmother Emily Scanlon during his homecoming to Offaly after winning the British Open at Portrush. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“Absolutely,” is the reply from Shane Lowry when asked if he’d carry the Irish flag at the Olympics opening ceremony in Tokyo next year. Lowry’s win (...)

England’s Tommy Fleetwood during a press conference at Royal Portrush golf club. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

No airs and graces, not from Tommy Fleetwood anyway. The Englishman was spied lugging his own bags through Belfast airport on his arrival on Sunday. (...)

Adare Manor Golf Resort is at the forefront of contenders to play host to the Ryder Cup in 2026. Photograph: Inpho

Those folk of a golfing and business bent in the Limerick area, and indeed those influential folk who occupy nice leather seats in the government, mig(...)

Spanish golfer Severiano Ballesteros during the World Matchplay Championship at Wentworth in 1984. His brother Vicente is acting as his caddy. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Fan, or not? Of matchplay, that is! The one good thing about its once-a-year appearance on the main circuit is that the speed of play, simply by the(...)

Rory McIlroy takes a shot at Adare Manor last year, as the 2020 JP McManus Pro-Am was launched. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Adare Manor in Limerick is facing competition to host the 2026 Ryder Cup with The Belfry being considered as a possible venue for the the biennial con(...)

The 2020 Ryder Cup course, Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Photograph: Getty Images

The distance from Chicago to Kohler, Wisconsin - the venue for the 2020 Ryder Cup match at Whistling Straits - is 145 miles. Well, there or thereabout(...)

Paul Dunne of Ireland plays a shot during the Hero Challenge at Canary Wharf in London ahead of the 2018 British Masters. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Irish victories in Britain don’t come too often and Paul Dunne knows it. His win at last year’s British Masters was particularly sweet, he says, as h(...)

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