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  Captain Paul Azinger (centre)  of the USA team celebrates with Phil Mickelson (left) and Justin Leonard   after winning the Ryder Cup in 2008. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

“Pod” is not a golf word. And yet it has been on the tongue of nearly everyone in the golf community during the past, tense days before this week’s Ry(...)

Pádraig Harrington: ‘It is one of the biggest sporting occasions in the world. It’s certainly the biggest in golf and there’s sure to be drama.’ Photograph: Andrew Reddington/Getty  Andrew Redington/Getty Images,)

Late; but nearly there. Pádraig Harrington’s clock to the Ryder Cup started ticking on January 8th 2019, a day when he – hand-in-hand with his wife, (...)

Stacy Lewis celebrates with the trophy after winning the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club, North Berwick. Photo: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Stacy Lewis did more than simply win a golf tournament when her birdie at the first hole of sudden death saw her lift the Women’s Scottish Open at The(...)

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(...)

The Corofin team celebrate with the the Andy Merrigan Cup. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Corofin (Galway) 2-16 Dr Crokes (Kerry) 0-10 The anticipated summit between the clubs who had shared the last two AIB All-Ireland football titles nev(...)

St Michael’s College players  celebrates at the final whistle  after their victory over Belvedere College in the Leinster Schools’ Senior Cup semi-final at  Donnybrook. Photograph:  Emma Power/Inpho

St Michael’s College 16 Belvedere College 15 St Michael’s just about had enough to overcome Belvedere in a pulsating Leinster Senior Cup semi-final a(...)

Belvedere’s Cormac Yalloway is tackled by Diarmuid Mangan and Jack Doyle of Newbridge. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Belvedere College 31 Newbridge College 7 Belvedere took the gilt-edged chances that came their way to score four tries and move past Newbridge into t(...)

Belvedere’s Conor Kelly holds up Alekseiy Soroka during the Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Senior Cup first-round game against Cistercian College Roscrea at  Donnybrook. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Belvedere College 34 Cistercian College Roscrea 19 Belvedere College sent out a statement of intent at Donnybrook on Thursday afternoon with an empha(...)

Tiger Woods injures his back as he hits out of the rough on the second hole during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in 2014. Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The image is etched in my memory, although it is probably even greater in Tiger Woods’. It was in August of 2014 that he suffered a back spasm during (...)

Rory McIlroy reacts to a missed putt on the 16th green during the final round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

There is a reason clichés take a hold, and it is often because there is a great element of truth about them. In golf, one of the most frequently quote(...)

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