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The 148th British Open takes place at Royal Portrush this week. Photograph: PA

A is for Albatross, that rarest of birds on a golf course. This is the 148th staging of the British Open and, to date, there have been only eight suc(...)

Rory McIlroy watches his tee shot on the third hole during the Pro-Am ahead of The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy believes the USGA should be given a chance to “redeem themselves” when staging the US Open at Pebble Beach but warned that more issues co(...)

Dustin Johnson on the 18th green after his final round at the 2015 US Open at Chambers Bay in Washington state. Photograph:   Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson were among the players who considered a boycott of the US Open, according to a report in Golf Digest magazine. The to(...)

The Masters flag during the final round of the Masters in Augusta. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Spare a thought . . . Carrying weighty bags around the undulating terrain took a toll on a number of caddies, among them Kevin Kisner’s caddie Duane (...)

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(...)

Donald Trump plays a round at Trump Turnberry in Scotland. Photograph: by Leon Neal/Getty

Donald Trump played golf on Saturday and Sunday at his course in Jupiter, Florida. According to custom, once off the fairways the president tweeted an(...)

 Robert Garrigus has been banned for three months following a failed test for what the Tour describes as a “drug of abuse”. Photograph: Getty Images

Brad Fritsch, Vijay Singh, Doug Barron, Bhavik Patel, Mark Hensby, Scott Stallings, Robert Garrigus. Spot the odd man out. It is Singh who stands apa(...)

 Rory McIlroy  smiles during the pro-am  prior to the Arnold Palmer Invitational  at Bay Hill  in Orlando, Florida. Photograph:  Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

When seeking to join select company one might presume Rory McIlroy would be perfectly happy to keep said group as tight as possible. Not so; the North(...)

Pádraig Harrington poses with the Ryder Cup at Wentworth after being named as Europe captain for the 2020 match against the United States at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

At the appointed hand signal from the television mandarins, a bearded Pádraig Harrington, hand-in-hand with his wife Caroline, slipped in a side door (...)

Shane Lowry chats with his caddie during  the Turkish Airlines Open at the Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort. Lowry finished in a tie for 15th place. Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

A heavy end-of-season itinerary of globe-trotting and crisscrossing of timelines for Shane Lowry could yet yield the desired rewards, even if his top-(...)

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