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Christy O Connor Snr: December 21st, 1924-May 14th, 2016. Photograph: Alan Betson

Christy O’Connor snr, who has died aged 91, could be considered Ireland’s first superstar in professional golf, a trailblazer who inspired subsequent (...)

James Nesbitt interviews Rory McIlroy on stage at ‘An Evening with Rory’ at Dublin’s Convention Centre. Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was also a special guest at the event. Photo: Maxwell’s

The footage is grainy but you can see what’s happening. An eight-year-old Rory McIlroy is chipping golf balls into a washing machine on UTV’s The Kell(...)

 Rory McIlroy has three successive top-10 finishes in Sawgrass. Photograph: Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Where once the mere mention of Sawgrass was probably sufficient for him to break into a cold sweat, Rory McIlroy’s acceptance that the driver would, (...)

Gov John Kasich of Ohio, a Republican presidential hopeful: “They’re going to pay back-taxes and maybe other fines. We want to give them a path to legalisation, not to citizenship.” Photograph: Zach Gibson/New York Times

US Republican presidential candidate John Kasich has rejected a proposal by a rival, Texas senator Ted Cruz, to track down and deport undocumented Iri(...)

European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke: “With the winner Danny Willett and indeed Lee Westwood playing a lot better and Justin Rose and Matt Fitzpatrick, there were so many Europeans up there in the top 10.” Photo: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke has hailed the “wonderful” performance of Europe’s top players at the US Masters. With champion Danny Willett one o(...)

England’s Danny Willett celebrates on the 18th green after winning the 80th playing of the US Masters at Augusta National. Photo: Jim Watson/Getty Images

Bobby Jones may have discovered an old orchard and transformed it into a golfing paradise. And Jordan Spieth may have felt he’d made it his own. But t(...)

Rory McIlroy reacts to a missed putt on the 17th green as Jordan Spieth looks on during the third round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Jordan Spieth opened to the door to potential gate-crashers when he double-bogeyed the 18th hole as he reached the 54-hole point with the lead in thi(...)

Shane Lowry plays from the second tee during the first round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. Photograph: Kevin C Cox/Getty Images

He’s different, that’s for sure. Shane Lowry muscled his way into the business end of affairs in this 80th edition of the US Masters, after an openin(...)

World number one Jason Day with his son Dash during the  Par 3 competition at Augusta yesterday. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The temptation is to reach out, to grab destiny before it slips away. If Rory McIlroy is to find that missing link to the career Grand Slam here at t(...)

Shane Lowry looks like missing out on the cut in Texas. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

It was a morning of frustration and disappointment in Humble, Texas, as Ireland’s Shane Lowry and Padraig Harrington looked certain to miss the cut an(...)

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