Kevin Na is the defending champion at the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Photograph: Getty Images

Purse: €6.6 million (€1.2m to the winner). Where: Colonial Country Club, Forth Worth, Texas. The course: Designed by Perry Maxwell and John Bredemus(...)

James Farrell (left) and Brian Kiernan working a night shift to help keep the city centre litter-free. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

While the city sleeps, street cleaners, bakers, postal workers, gardaí and market traders go about their business and marvel at the chang(...)

Ireland’s Paul Dunne celebrates after chipping in on the 18th during the final round to win the British Masters. Photo: Lee Smith/Reuters

Prior to Paul Dunne’s stunning 61 to win the British Masters at Close House on Sunday, the 2017 season was set to be a rare one for Irish golf. With (...)

Paul Dunne with his caddie Darren Reynolds. “The European Tour is a great tour to play on and I feel like I can compete.” Photo: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

It would probably take a degree in actuarial maths to fathom exactly how many air miles Paul Dunne eventually clocked up in his rookie season on tour.(...)

Darren Clarke embraces Zach Johnson after their singles match in 2006 at the K Club as caddie Billy Foster looks on. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images.

Over its last three decades, the Ryder Cup has been so finely contested that the destination of the cup often hinges on a particular singles match lat(...)