Ken Schofield

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 John Jacobs who  died on January 13th, 2017: “His influence on teaching the great game of golf has been enormous.” Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

John Jacobs had the rounded shoulders of a man who had spent 75 plus of his years toiling at the game of golf as a playing and teaching guru. He becam(...)

Christy O’Connor jnr throws his ball to the crowd after winning the Irish Open in Woodbrook in 1975. Photograph: Kevin McMahon/The Irish Times

Remember the Burt Bacharach song, Trains and Boats and Planes? That was the European Tour for the first decade of its existence after it was formed by(...)

Martin Kaymer hits an approach shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 115th US Open Championship at Chambers Bay. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

What did Graeme McDowell do? Only open the floodgates, if you must know; after a drought of European winners that dated all the way back to Tony Ja(...)

 European Tour chief executive George O’Grady has asked the Tour’s board of directors to begin the process to appoint his successor and will remain in the role until his successor takes office. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA

The European Tour is beginning a search for just the fourth chief executive in its history after the announcement that George O’Grady will step down.O(...)

Michael Smurfit  with Tiger Woods and Mark O’Meara

Michael Smurfit was a keen sportsman as a boy and this interest continued as his wealth grew. He acquired Straffan House in the 1980s for £3.5 (...)