The Open

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 Rory McIlroy   plays a practice round ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Mount Juliet. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Far from the madding crowd, Rory McIlroy didn’t look like a man who’d touched down into Dublin airport at 5.15am after a transatlantic flight as he we(...)

Ireland’s Pádraig  Harrington  practising for  the 148th Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Photograph:  Francois Nel/Getty Images

Royal Portrush Golf Club’s return to the British Open rota of courses after a gap of 68 years is an historic moment. But could an even potentially mor(...)

The Open will be held at Carnoustie later this month. Photograph: Getty Images

The prize fund for this year’s Open Championship has increased by €212,000 ($250,000) to a total of €8.9 million ($10.5 million), with the winner set (...)

The clubhouse at the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Photograph: Chris Condon/Getty Images

No, it’s not! Year after year after year, the debate resurfaces about the status of The Players. Should it be a Major? Why isn’t it a Major? Doesn’t (...)

 Rory McIlroy  of Northern Ireland celebrates with his mother Rosie   after winning the British Open Golf Championship at Hoylake. Photograph: Facyndo Arrizabalaga / EPA

The ascent to greatness shouldn’t appear so natural. Yet, with each stride over this famous old links by the Dee estuary, Rory McIlroy moved effortles(...)