Rory McIlroy  with former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty

“I think he would be a surprise winner if he were to win. He showed no form post-lockdown of any significance!” That, in a nutshell, is the blunt obs(...)

England’s Ross McGowan  poses with the trophy after his victory at the Italian Open at Chervo Golf Club  in Brescia. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

England’s Ross McGowan ended a wait of 11 years and 15 days to claim his second European Tour title with a dramatic victory at the Italian Open. The (...)

Thaiand’s Jazz Janewattananond in his final day orange. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Orange is the new black It’s not just American Rickie Fowler that likes to wear orange on a Sunday, a tradition that dates back to his time in colleg(...)

Phil Mickelson at the 18th hole in the 2006 US Open.  Photograph: Darren Carroll/Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media via Getty Images

To see what lies ahead at the US Open at Winged Foot, it is worth going back in time, to the 2006 championship, where the course’s 18th hole – a par-4(...)

Rory McIlroy plays from the rough on the third hole during his second round at the US PGA Championship. Photograph: John G Mabanglo/EPA

The moral high ground is unlikely to precede a competitive low score. If Rory McIlroy’s bid for a third US PGA Championship falls short by one – and f(...)

Colin Montgomerie feels sorry for younger players due to the less lucrative schedule of the European Tour when it returns after Covid-19. Photograph: Getty Images

Colin Montgomerie has welcomed the return of golf’s European Tour in July amid the Covid-19 pandemic but says he feels sorry for younger players due t(...)

Shane Lowry would love to team up with Rory McIlroy at the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Shane Lowry – stuck in lockdown in Florida while awaiting the return of the PGA Tour season, most likely in mid-June – has name-checked a couple of ac(...)

 Justin Rose  in action during a practice round ahead of the Turkish Airlines Open at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal  in Antalya, Turkey. Photograph:  Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Even for Justin Rose, a player who has tasted Major success – in the US Open – and as an Olympic gold medalist, this is unchartered territory. The En(...)

Darren Clarke will get the British Open underway on Thursday at Portrush. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Darren Clarke played a big part in the British Open’s return to his adopted home links, and the 2011 champion has been given the honour of hitting the(...)

Bernhard Langer celebrates making a birdie on the 17th during the 2018 Senior Open at  St Andrews. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty

Most golfers are obsessed with the game. From hackers to single figure handicappers, but especially at the top of the ladder: for those players who cl(...)

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