Olivia Mehaffey will hope for a much improved second round in Alabama. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ariya Jutanugarn is tied for first place with a two-shot lead after the first round of the US Women’s Open. Olivia Mehaffey, the only Irish player i(...)

Brittany Lang poses with the trophy on the 18th green after defeating Anna Nordqvist of Sweden in a three hole playoff to win the US Women’s Open at CordeValle Golf Club. Photograph: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

Brittany Lang secured her first career major at the US Women’s Open after Anna Nordqvist was handed a two-stroke penalty for grounding her club during(...)

Lucy Li from Redwood City, California one her way to victory in her age cateory at the US National Finals of the Drive, Chip and Putt Championships last monthat Augusta National. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Those who are uncomfortable with children being exposed to the harsh realities of top-level sport should look away now. An 11-year-old golfer, Lucy Li(...)