Bob Rotella

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John Cooney at an Ireland training session at Carton House. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A book on John Charles McQuaid is where this John Cooney interview begins. Published in 1999, the Ruler of Catholic Ireland written by the Ulster scru(...)

 Rory McIlroy  Ireland walks with caddie Harry Diamond during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National. Photo:  Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The numbers game, add them up and all those digits can mean so many different things; just manipulated into whatever you want them to mean. Rory McI(...)

Richard Branson arrives by Tesla at Powerscourt Estate, having taken a helicopter to the Co Wicklow venue from Dublin city centre. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

When presenter Síle Seoige introduced Ultimo bra entrepreneur Michelle Mone onstage at the Pendulum Summit on Wednesday, the Scottish businesswoman di(...)

 Pádraig Harrington  plays a shot from the rough on the sixth hole  at Royal Birkdale. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Johnny Miller tells a story about playing the last two rounds of the British Open at Royal Birkdale in 1976. The man who would sign his winner’s card (...)

 Pádraig Harrington shares a joke  with Danny Willett on the 18th green during the third round of the US PGA Championships at   Baltusrol Golf Club  in Springfield, New Jersey. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

If sneaking in under the radar required some sort of special permit, Pádraig Harrington discovered it here on moving day at the 98th US PGA Champions(...)

Padraig Harrington, Three Time Major winning golfer, on the Sport Stage during Day 2 of the 2015 Web Summit in the RDS. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Web Summit

He is one of Ireland’s most complex sportsmen and he is one of Ireland’s most interesting sportsmen. But perhaps it is that complexity which sparks su(...)

Pádraig Harrington: “I have more clubhead speed now than I ever had in my career.” Photograph: Phil Long/AP Photo

What is it with our walking wounded? First, Rory McIlroy’s ankle – thankfully mended after intensive treatment and rehabilitation away from prying eye(...)

Ian Madigan’s eye for a gap echoes that of his boyhood hero, Carlos Spencer, whom he describes as ‘a magician’. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Being able to play well in a number of positions can be a double-edged sword. Much as Ian Madigan would like to be a specialist outhalf, his ability t(...)

 Pádraig Harrington: hits from a bunker at the 14th green during practice for the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Illinois, USA. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

The planning is as meticulous as ever, his caddie Rónán Flood conveying the numbers from the yardage book and Pádraig Harrington absorbing them in hi(...)

Pádraig Harrington  waits on a green during his practice round yesterday ahead of  the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool  in Hoylake. Photograph:   Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

His attention to detail is akin to that of number crunchers and legal eagles going through due diligence. Nothing is left to chance. Pádraig Harirngto(...)

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