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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(...)

Ireland’s Robin Dawson finished runner-up to  South Africa’s Jovan Rebula in the British Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen on Saturday. Photograph:  Getty Images

Ireland’s Robin Dawson admitted to mixed emotions as he finished as runner-up to South Africa’s Jovan Rebula in the final of the British Amateur Champ(...)

Robin Dawson (left), of Tramore is congratulated by opponent Conor Purcell of Portmarnock after his 3&2 win at the 16th hole during the semi final of The Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen. Photo: Mark Runnacles/R&A/R&A via Getty Images

Tramore’s Robin Dawson will attempt to become the first Irish winner of the British Amateur Championship since 2012 when he faces South Africa’s Jovan(...)

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(...)

Huge crowds surround the 12th tee as Rory McIlroy drives  during the second round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Another day returned another Rory McIlroy milestone at Wentworth. After the Northern Irishman had produced his finest opening round at the PGA Champio(...)

Steve Stricker believes Tiger Woods’ latest comeback ‘is for real.’ Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty

Steve Stricker believes Tiger Woods’ latest comeback is “for real” and believes the former world number one could end his 10-year major championship d(...)

Fred Perry’s unexpected death at the age of 84 brings an end to five decades of unbroken tenure with the Golfing Union of Ireland. Photograph: Inpho

Sweden’s Kinhult takes second Spanish title Frida Kinhult, from Sweden, who beat Ireland’s Paula Grant in the last 16, won the Spanish women’s amateu(...)

 Paul Dunne: “I didn’t play as well as I would have hoped, but I would rather get no points and a team win than win all matches and the team lose.”

Paul Dunne’s globetrotting for 2018 is already well and truly under way, as part of Europe’s winning team in the EurAsia Cup, but it will be interesti(...)

Dustin Johnson has been world No.1 for 35 straight weeks. Photograph: Getty Images

The world rankings don’t lie about who is the best player on the planet. Except sometimes. Okay, it’s hard to argue with Dustin Johnson’s position at(...)

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