A special general meeting of the Royal Dublin club on Wednesday night approved proposals to adopt governing principles of Golf Ireland, which include gender equality as an integral part of its being.

In the end, it was all done rather quietly, discreetly even, with no fanfare or fuss – as Royal Dublin Golf Club, just the 136 years since it was foun(...)

Hideki Matsuyama is set to return to action in Texas a month on from his US Masters win. Photograph: Jared C Tilton/Getty

US Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama is targeting more success after the “relief” of securing his maiden major title. Matsuyama took a four-shot lead(...)

   James Sugrue plays a shot from the bunker on the second hole during a practice round prior to the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The wait was longer than anyone could have envisaged, yet James Sugrue, who slowed his car down to 8km per hour to savour every moment of the drive do(...)

Shane Lowry will be in action at the Houston Open this week as he builds up to the Masters at Augusta next week. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The trick for players is to work out what suits best in terms of preparation for next week’s US Masters. Whether to play this week’s Houston Open, or (...)

There will be no patrons lining the fairways at Augusta National later this year. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

No spectators will be allowed at Augusta National for this year’s US Masters, tournament officials have announced. The championship was due to take p(...)

Tiger Woods celebrates with caddie Joe LaCava after winning the 2019 Masters in Augusta, Georgia. Golfers will be desperate to play in this year’s Masters, be it their first or 25th. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Augusta is one venue where silence can never be mistaken for inaction. As the US remains in the grip of Covid-19 – and its sporting calendar is altere(...)

Rory McIlroy watches his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Florida on Sunday. Photograph: Phelan M Ebenhack/AP

A milestone of sorts, given he is just the third player in the history of the world rankings to reach three digits, but Rory McIlroy’s defence of the (...)

Patrick Reed reacts after winning the 2018 US Masters at Augusta National. Photo: Charlie Riedel

The demons of old, seemingly banished, returned to haunt Rory McIlroy in his quest to claim an elusive Green Jacket in this 82nd edition of the US Mas(...)

Rory McIlroy hitting from the 7th fairway during  final-day  practice for the  Masters. Photograph:   Reuters/Brian Snyder

Honestly, something has got to give. For in this 82nd edition of the US Masters – only 87 teeing up but never with such firepower – it seems as if one(...)

 Jon Rahm of Spain hitting out of a bunker  during the final practice round at  Augusta National Golf Club. Photograph: EPA/Andrew Gombert

Size isn’t suppose to matter, but it does when you’re the big guy – as in Jon Rahm – and some smaller guy – as in Rory McIlroy – is smashing drives wa(...)

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