Stephanie Meadow in action at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Photograph:  Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Age: 29 Professional wins: 2 Majors: Third US Open 2014 World ranking: 133 The Northern Irish professional finished tied for 19th in this year(...)

Leona Maguire’s stock is rising as she delivers a series of impressive showings on tour. Photograph: Kevin C Cox/Getty

While a limited amount of people are basking in the sunshine at Mount Juliet for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, you will be forgiven for not knowing (...)

Patty Tavatanakit of Thailand and her caddie celebrate by taking the Poppie’s Pond leap after winning the ANA Inspiration at the Dinah Shore course at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California. Photograph: Michael Owens/Getty Images

After going to bed with the lead for three straight nights, Patty Tavatanakit was never going to look back. Tavatanakit, the 21-year-old rookie from (...)

 Leona Maguire in action during last September’s  ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills Country Club  in Rancho Mirage, California. Photograph: Jeff Gross/Getty Images

It would signal a good week’s work for Leona Maguire or Stephanie Meadow should it pass that either of them is required to jump into Poppie’s Pond, fo(...)

 Leader Ashleigh Buhai  plays her second shot on the 18th hole during day one of the  AIG Women’s British Open at Woburn Golf Club in Woburn, England. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

South African Ashleigh Buhai took the first-round lead at the Women’s British Open on Thursday as South Korea’s Ko Jin-young started well in a quest t(...)

South Korea’s Ko Jin-young  celebrates after victory in the Evian Championships. Photograph: Getty Images

Ko Jin-young won the Evian Championship by two strokes in France on Sunday, cementing her reputation as a player for the big occasions. South Korean(...)

 Olivia Mehaffey  drives from the third tee  f during the final round of the Augusta National Women’s Amateur at Augusta National in Augusta, Georgia. Photograph/Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Ally McDonald started the weekend as the highest LPGA nonwinner on the ANA Inspiration leader board. Could she become the second consecutive player, a(...)

Who will be jumping into the pond surrounding the 18th green, known as Champion’s Lake (or Poppie’s Pond) this year. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish from the off Who knows, maybe this time next year an Irish professional golfer will get to play in the first Major of the season? Nope, not the(...)

Peter O’Keeffe and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty are new caps on the Irish team for the Home Internationals. Photograph: Inpho

Home International team Irish Amateur Open Champion Peter O’Keeffe and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty are new caps on the Irish team for the Home Internat(...)

Amateur Leona Maguire of Ireland tees off on the 2nd hole during the third round of the Ricoh Women's British Open at Kingsbarns Golf Links. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Ireland’s Leona Maguire is well-set to retain her silver salvar for leading amateur at the Women’s British Open after a third round of 70 left her at (...)

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