Ben Crenshaw

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Rickie Fowler was the last big name American to compete in the Irish Open at Royal County Down in 2015. Photo: Matt Mackey/Inpho

“Why,” the email from Philadelphia wondered, “ few American players in the field?” The correspondent was of course referring to the DDF Irish O(...)

Shane Lowry failed to make the cut at Augusta. Photograph: Erik Lesser/Epa

1: There’s a touch of class about everything here, even if the weather contrived so that the azaleas weren’t blooming. It was particularly evident i(...)

Robert Streb ‘putts’ with his 56-degree wedge on the 17th during the final round of the Greenbrier Classic. Photograph: Darren Carroll/Getty Images

They say it all begins on the back nine in the final round of a golf championship. That’s when every shot really counts. It’s when your palms get swea(...)

Shane Lowry using a sand wedge to putt on the 13th green during the Irish Open at Royal County Down. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

I had an interesting phone call on Friday evening last after that incident with the putter at Royal County Down. My coach, Neil Manchip, had walked ni(...)

Ernie Els: became interested in playing in the Irish Open having spoken to Rory McIlroy in the Middle East. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Presseye/Inpho

As any advertiser will attest there is nothing like ‘restricted’ or ‘limited supply’ to get a potential audience’s attention. If you create a hint of (...)

Ernie Els of South Africa looks over his approach shot to the second green during second round play of the US Masters at Augusta National. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Jordan Spieth carded the lowest halfway total in Masters history to take a massive step closer to a first major title at Augusta National on Friday.Sp(...)

 Tiger Woods   and Darren Clarke are all smiles during as they talk  on the practice range  at Augusta National Golf Club ahead of the Masters. Photograph:  Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

I walked into another world again on Monday. The sensation never changes. This is my 20th Masters – with a couple of gap years – and, still, after all(...)

A spectator emerging from the gorse during an  Irish Amateur Open Championship  at Portmarnock Golf Club. Photo: Alan Betson

As he entered the cool, dark, enclave of Foley’s before tea-time on Monday, Vinny Fitzpatrick had a distinctive pep in his step; almost akin to a swag(...)

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy jokes with his caddie JP Fitzgerald during yesterday’s practice round prior to today’s opening round of the 114th US Open at Pinehurst’s No.2 course in North Carolina. Photograph: Tyler Lecka/Getty Images

When you have the all-time career Major record holder as a trusted advisor, the world isn’t quite so complicated. No longer merely a boy wonder, Rory (...)

 Graeme McDowell  hits a bunker shot during a practice round for the US Open at Pinehurst’s  Course No 2 in North Carolina. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

A lot has changed in nine years for Graeme McDowell, who comes into this 114th US Open a much changed player to the one who debuted in this championsh(...)

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