Bobby Jones

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 Harvey Neville in action for the Manchester United Under-18s. Photograph: Getty Images

Phil Neville’s son Harvey and Borussia Monchengladbach’s Conor Noß have both been named in Tom Mohan’s under-19 Ireland squad for friendly games to be(...)

The 148th British Open takes place at Royal Portrush this week. Photograph: PA

A is for Albatross, that rarest of birds on a golf course. This is the 148th staging of the British Open and, to date, there have been only eight suc(...)

Jack Nicklaus of the USA waves to the crowd as he stands on the Swilcan bridge in his last British Open. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty

“What would you like to know?” enquires a brisk voice on the phone – and it’s unmistakably his voice: plaintive and youthful, slightly gravelly and re(...)

The British Amateur Championship  trophy. Photograph: Inpho/Getty

The next week or so provides the greatest contrast there is between those who have and those who want. The US Open at Pebble Beach at Pebble Beach has(...)

Ian Poulter retrieves his ball out of Rae’s Creek, the water hazard that winds through Amen Corner, lovingly named for John Rae, the Irish-born fur trader, slave owner, and convicted murderer. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

In an alternate universe somebody in CBS will grab hold of a microphone at Augusta sometime over the next four days and go completely rogue. Ditching(...)

Magnolia Lane and  the Augusta clubhouse. Photograph:   Scott Halleran/Getty Images

No matter how many times you go there, when you drive through the unassuming main gate off Washington Road and look into nature’s tunnel of old magnol(...)

Argentine golfer Roberto De Vicenzo holds his head after he signed incorrect scorecard and cost himself a tie for the Masters Golf Tourney here on April 14th. De Vicenzo actually finished in a tie with Bob Goalby, but the mistaken scorecard cost him a stroke and Goalby won.

Shortly after 5pm on Easter Sunday April 14th, 1968 Roberto De Vicenzo leaned back in his chair at the picnic table located behind the 18th green at A(...)

Rory McIlroy attends an Ulster v Leinster rugby match with Niall Horan – one of the many interests he has away from the course. Photo: Getty Images

A few Christmases back, Ukrainian winter conditions settled across Ireland and one of the expected consequences of the ice storm was that Rory McIlroy(...)

 The James Brown Arena in Augusta, Georgia. Photograph: Annette Brown/Getty Images

In all the years I’ve been coming to the Masters, the regular early-morning journey has involved driving from a rented house on the banks of the Savan(...)

Portmarnock Golf Club: has been chosen to host  the (British) Amateur Championship in 2019 despite its male-only membership policy. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Some things can be swept under the carpet (of manicured turf) only so long, hidden from view. But, eventually, someone will open the can of worms an(...)

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