Ernie Els

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British adventurer Bear Grylls holds the cup with former taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Former taoiseach Enda Kenny and adventurer Bear Grylls formed a winning partnership at a charity sailing event organised by the Duke and Duchess of Ca(...)

  Shane Lowry celebrates with the Claret Jug trophy. ‘Shane is from the heart of the country and that is who he is.’ Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

The historic 148th British Open Championship was supposed to be won by Rory on the Antrim coast, but was in fact captured by Shane. The dream was that(...)

Pádraig Harrington on the 14th tee during the second round of the British Open at in 2002. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

The legendary National Hunt jockey AP McCoy used to have a great quote about complacency. “There is no place for arrogance or complacency in racing be(...)

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open host Paul McGinley pictured beside the  The Rampant Goat bronze at Lahinch Golf Club, host of next week’s event. Photograph:   Brian Arthur

The symbol most associated with Lahinch Golf Club is that of the “Rampant Goat.” It is on the club crest, and a wonderfully crafted statue of the anim(...)

Rory McIlroy prepares to play a shot out of the flowers on the 13th hole during the third round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club in April 2018. Photograph:  Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy hung around for a short time after finishing his fourth round of the US PGA at Bellerive. He was relaxed, if only because he was done an(...)

Graeme McDowell was victorious in the Dominican Republic. Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty

Graeme McDowell is among the players looking to follow in the footsteps of Ian Poulter and secure a last-minute invite to the Masters at the Valero Te(...)

 Scott Hend of Australia celebrates with his caddie after winning a playoff match against Nacho Elvira of Spain at the  Maybank Championship at Saujana Golf & Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Australia’s Scott Hend won his third European Tour title by beating Spain’s Nacho Elvira in a playoff following a remarkable finish to the Maybank Cha(...)

 Ernie Els of South Africa takes his second shot on the 14th hole during  the second round of the  Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Shane Lowry positioned himself for back-to-back wins in the Gulf by carding a five-under 67 in his second round at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic to m(...)

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(...)

Sean McGrath, chief executive Allianz with the victorious Thurles team; Dave Crowley, president, Marian Finn, lady captain, and Joe Kerrigan, captain and  Philip Reid (The Irish Times) at the K Club . Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan.

There was a time when Mount Juliet was the centre of the golfing universe, back when Tiger Woods prowled its fairways with aplomb. For those competin(...)

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