Jon Rahm with The Irish Open trophy after his victory on Sunday. Photograph: PA

The Spanish influences in these parts stretch all the way back to the Armada of 1588, to such a degree that place-names and even some bloodlines provi(...)

Cormac Sharvin shot a 66 on Saturday to remain firmly in the hunt in the Irish Open. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty

Robert Rock, one of golf’s old-timers in an age of young guns, almost touched history in his attempt to claim the European Tour’s second ever sub-60 r(...)

Tiger Woods is yet to return to action following his win on the US Masters at Augusta. Photograph: Bryan Snyder/Reuters

In golf, the numbers game is all about getting the lowest score. That’s how you win. But the old adage of ‘less is more’ has taken on a rather differe(...)

The World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play takes place at the  Austin Country Club in Texas. Photograph: Stan Badz/Getty Images

The Lowdown: WGC-Dell Technologies Matchplay Purse: €9 million (€1.5m to the winner) Where: Austin, Texas The course: The fingerprints of designer (...)

 Rory McIlroy  plays a recovery shot on the eighth hole during the  first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational  at the Bay Hill  in Orlando. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Defending champion Rory McIlroy lipped out on the 18th hole to miss out on a third straight birdie as he battled hard to rescue a round that was a lit(...)

Brooks Koepka of the US hits his second shot on the eighth hole during the third round of the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges golf club in Jeju Island. Photo: Jung Yeon-je/Getty Images

Brooks Koepka carded a flawless five-under-par 67 to claim a commanding four-shot advantage after the penultimate round of the CJ Cup at Jeju Island i(...)

 Europe team captain Paul McGinley celebrates winning the 2014 Ryder Cup with his team  at the Gleneagles Hotel in  Scotland. Photograph:   Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The piped music beats out of the speaker system built into the ceiling above Paul McGinley’s head. He is seated on a cosy armchair in the Westbury Hot(...)

Rory McIlroy  lines up a putt on the third green  during the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Ballyliffin Golf Club. Photograph:  Jan Kruger/Getty Images

To lurk, with intent; who knows, maybe – even if unintentional – it could prove to be Rory McIlroy’s best approach if he is to reclaim the Dubai Duty (...)

Henrik Stenson:  described Shinnecock Hills as “silly, it’s like glass around the hole and it’s not a smooth surface either . . . . they never fail to fail, they lost this golf course.” Photograph: Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports

The water hoses were out on Saturday evening but it was too late, the damage was already done. Improbable as it seemed, the USGA somehow managed to (...)

Retief Goosen plays a bunker shot on the 14th hole during the final round of the 104th U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in 2004. Photo: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

They say you should never look back. Of course there are always exceptions and I found myself in that reflective mood in New Orleans in April as I bum(...)

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