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 Collin Morikawa tees off at the 18th during his second round at the British Open. Photograph:  Andy Buchanan/AFP via Getty Images

American Collin Morikawa was blissfully unaware of his chance to make history as he set the clubhouse target on day two of the 149th Open Championship(...)

 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(...)

Brooks Koepka  talks with his caddie Ricky Elliott during the  Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut back in June. Photograph:  Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

Brooks Koepka has revealed how his row with Bryson DeChambeau escalated after a confrontation involving his caddie Ricky Elliott. The Portrush nativ(...)

YE Yang of South Korea celebrates a birdie putt on the 18th green alongside Tiger Woods during the final round of the PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota on August 16th, 2009. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

So often sporting upsets are fleeting moments of world-class brilliance from someone who has never, and will never again, reach the same levels of gre(...)

 Ben Curtis lifts the Claret Jug as runners up Thomas Bjorn and Vijay Singh applause. File photograph: Getty Images

You’ve got to remember that, when the British Open was staged at Royal St George’s in 2003, Tiger Woods was at the height of his powers. His was the (...)

Trainer Peter Casey with his wife Junie pictured at Punchestown in 2012. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jockey Andrew Lynch has paid tribute to trainer Peter Casey following his death at the age of 82. The Dubliner, who trained in Stamullen in Meath, sh(...)

 Rickie Fowler: “I just want to make sure the game continues to stay consistent. I want to keep it trending in the right direction, unlike last year.” Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/EPA

Rickie Fowler will attempt to bounce back from a disappointing end to his bid for a first Major title in the US Open in this week’s Quicken Loans Nati(...)

Thomas Pieters is one of six rookies in the Europe team for the Ryder Cup match against the USA in Minnesota. Photograph:  Tannen Maury/EPA

When the 41st Ryder Cup gets underway in Minnesota on Friday, Europe will face a situation they have seen only once since the event was expanded beyon(...)

 Bubba Watson  hits a shot out of Coffin bunker on the 8th hole during the first round of the British Open at Royal Troon. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

In Thursday’s first round of the 145th British Open, Bubba Watson’s tee shot landed in the Coffin bunker alongside the par-3 eighth hole at Royal Troo(...)

Dustin Johnson has the clubhouse lead at the US Open after a marathon Friday. Photograph: Getty

Lee Westwood was not the only Englishman in contention for a maiden major title as Andy Sullivan and Lee Slattery survived a 36-hole marathon in the U(...)

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