Darren Clarke: “You think about that time, when everything that was going on, whether we were ever going to have a tournament such as this? It was beyond the realms of possibility.” Photograph:  Francois Nel/Getty Images

The short game practice area is hidden away, amid the sand hills that actually form part of the Valley links, the other course on the property. It wa(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland waits on the 18th hole during day two of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club. Photo: Warren Little/Getty Images

We’re getting used to Hamlet proceeding without the Prince at these gigs. On a grey, cool day here on the Causeway Coast, Rory McIlroy – the principle(...)