Justin Leonard

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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(...)

USA’s Dustin Johnson plays a shot towards the clubhouse on the 18th during the practice day at Royal Troon Golf Club, South Ayrshire. Photograph: David Davies/PA

A stiff wind whipped in off the sea yesterday to act like a breath of fresh air to those players finalising their preparations on the old links, serv(...)

Ireland’s  Shane Lowry and Padraig Harrington talk during practice at Royal Troon.  Photo:  Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Shane Lowry – after his close call in the US Open, where he led into the final round only to be usurped by Dustin Johnson – has been paired with Maj(...)

The 18th at Royal Troon is a relatively straightforward par four but there’s nothing ordinary about it after the R&A berthed their two cruise liners either side of the fairway with 7,000 spectators staring down at you

Break it down and the game is the same for everyone. Irrespective of age or ability we are all just trying to put bat on ball around a large area of m(...)

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