Francesco Molinari hands the Claret Jug over to Martin Slumbers, chief executive of the R&A, at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Monday A vintage black boxy Mercedes – registration number SLA 38H – arrived through the gates of Royal Portrush Golf Club. The significance? It date(...)

England’s Tommy Fleetwood during a press conference at Royal Portrush golf club. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

No airs and graces, not from Tommy Fleetwood anyway. The Englishman was spied lugging his own bags through Belfast airport on his arrival on Sunday. (...)

Rory McIlroy reacts after making a birdie from off the green on the 16th hole during the second round of the 119th US Open Championship at the Pebble Beach Golf Links. Photo: Erik S Lesser/EPA

Should Rory McIlroy summon the weekend spirit of Ontario, there would be little point in the remainder of this US Open field turning up for rounds thr(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts to his missed putt on the 11th green during the first round of the 2019 PGA Championship at the Bethpage Black course in Farmingdale, New York. Photo: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Glass half-full, that’s the approach Rory McIlroy took of it all. He’d spent an opening round of the 101st edition of the US PGA Championship here at (...)

Rory McIlroy tees off during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bethpage Black, Long Island on Wednesday. Photograph: Charles Krupa/AP

At one point during his final preparations ahead of this 101st edition of the US PGA Championship, Rory McIlroy engaged in a playful distraction with (...)

 Tiger Woods catches a ball as he practices on the driving range for the PGA Championship  at Bethpage Black course in Bethpage, New York. Photograph: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

The main man was dressed like someone preparing for a military mission, head-to-toe in black. A black wool beanie wrapped around his black baseball c(...)

Matt Wallace plays a shot during his second round in Southport. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty

Matt Wallace is preaching patience and passing on post-round pizza as he looks to follow in the footsteps of Open champion Francesco Molinari. Less t(...)

Tommy Fleetwood and Sergio Garcia will partner each other in the Zurich Classic. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood will draw on the memories of Europe’s Ryder Cup victory in Paris as they target another team triumph in the Zurich C(...)

Johnny Sexton: “I am lucky that I am surrounded by coaches that know the game really, really well. I listen to their advice and I try to ignore as much of the noise as I can.” Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

On the November night Johnny Sexton was crowned World Player of 2018, his wife Laura was surprise at how relaxed he seemed despite the glitz and glamo(...)

Tiger Woods celebrates at Augusta. Some 87 per cent of the managers in our 2019 Fantasy Golf competition left him out of their Masters team.  Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The bulk of the post-Masters sympathy, understandably enough, would have gone in Francesco Molinari’s direction after he found water on the 12th and 1(...)

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