Royal Portrush

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 Pádraig Harrington and Shane Lowry share a laugh on the seventh hole during a final practice round ahead of the British Open at Royal St George’s in Sandwich, Kent. Photograph:  Oisín Keniry/Getty Images

Old habits die hard and all of that. In the case of Darren Clarke and Rory McIlroy, the ritual has traditionally involved an early-morning practice ro(...)

Shane Lowry plays his tee shot on the 14th hole during the final round of the British Open at Royal Portrush. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Why wait? After the great success of the 148th British Open at Royal Portrush, where the total of 237,750 spectators through the week was the second l(...)

A view of Royal Portrush Golf Club for the 2012 Irish Open. Photograph: Inpho

When the Portrush Sons of Ulster’s Facebook page becomes essential reading, you realise this year’s Open is no ordinary championship. As the third ro(...)

Rory McIlroy during the final round of the  US Open at Pebble Beach. “I felt like I did a lot of good things [at Pebble Beach] even though I didn’t win the tournament.” Photograph:  Warren Little/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy can no longer push the fact away that the 148th British Open at Royal Portrush in Co Antrim is just a month away. Day by day it’s getting(...)

Jamie Donaldson in action on the 17th hole during the Irish Open at Royal Portrush. Photo: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

The telltale signs of positive tidings were everywhere at Royal Portrush yesterday. A crammed car park, a crowded press briefing room. TV cameras and (...)

Rowan Lester: was in great form for Ireland against Wales as he trounced Richard James by 4&3  at Royal Portrush. Photo: Pat Cashman

Ireland face Scotland at Royal Portrush on Friday in a winner-takes-all battle as they bid to retain their Amateur Home International title fo(...)

Ireland’s Colm Campbell plays from a bunker on the 11th hole during the first day of the Home Internationals at Royal Portrush yesterday. Photograph:  Pat Cashman.

Ireland suffered an agonising tie with England as they opened the defence of their Home International title at Royal Portrush. The battle was on a kn(...)

 Rory McIlroy  putting on the 18th green during the final round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush. The course is set to host the British Open in  2019. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

A month after insisting it remained “some distance” from being able to stage the British Open in Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951, the R(...)

Royal Portrush’s par-three 14th.

Not today. Not tomorrow. Not next week. And maybe not even next month. But, at some point this summer, it would seem that the R&A – who again reac(...)

The 2012 Irish Open at Royal Portrush attracted record crowds for a European Tour event. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell have both welcomed the idea of staging the USPGA Championship outside the United States with Royal Portrush in North(...)