George Duncan

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 Rory McIlroy with The Irish Open trophyat the K Club last year. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

When the Irish Open was held at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club in 2010, it seemed, at the time, as if it had escaped the worst excesses of the rece(...)

A view from the first tee towards the green on the 427 yards par 4, eighth hole ‘Portnahapple’ on the Strand Course at Portstewart. Photograph: Inpho

The thing with standing on the first tee of the Strand Course at Portstewart is that - literally - it is all downhill from there. In reality, it is o(...)

Leona Maguire: was ranked world number one amateur for almost a full year before being overtaken by Curtis Cup rival, the USA’s Hannah O’Sullivan. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

An ironic twist, wouldn’t you think?, that – in the run-up to this 39th edition of the Curtis Cup – one of the courses sought out by the United States(...)

Rory McIlroy lines up a putt at the Irish Open pro-am in The K Club as AP McCoy and Ruby Walsh, his caddie for the day, look on. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A burden of history no longer hangs like a leaden weight from the shoulders of home players, although pressure, of a kind, if not so heavy, still exis(...)