Lexi Thompson

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Northern Ireland’s  Graeme McDowell  on the 18th green during the final day of  the Saudi International. Photograph:   Andrew Redington/via Getty Images

The redeye flight out of Jeddah took Graeme McDowell back to the US with a new set of goals. On an upward trend this past year, the 40-year-old Northe(...)

This week’s tournament in Florida is the start of the next phase of Leona Maguire’s career path. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cast an eye across the Atlantic in the coming days, for a significant piece of golfing history will be made: for the first time, two Irish women hold (...)

Leona Maguire at Castleknock Golf Club on Wednesday: ‘Every day I’ll be practising for eight or nine hours, focusing on all aspects of my game.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leona Maguire will play the final event on the Ladies European Tour (LET), the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España at Aloha Golf Club in Marbella i(...)

A hoarse Suzann Pettersen of Team Europe speaking to the press before the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles  in Scotland. Photograph:  Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Suzann Pettersen’s propensity to create headlines at the Solheim Cup shows no sign of abating. Four years after being central to chaos over a concessi(...)

Team Europe captain Catriona Matthew - her team are the underdogs on home turf and that could prove a valuable weapon. Photograph: PA

Unfortunately the only obvious Irish connection so far with this week’s Solheim Cup at Gleneagles has been Aer Lingus’s involvement in losing and then(...)

 Lexi Thompson of the US  during the pro-am for the  Women’s British Open at Woburn. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Lexi Thompson of the US admits she cannot apologise enough for misplacing her passport and disrupting the practice of around 40 fellow players ahead o(...)

Jeongeun Lee celebrates her US Open victory in South Carolina. Photograph: Stacy Revere/Getty

The tears that fell from Jeongeun Lee6 upon claiming victory at the US Women’s Open had a resonance way beyond joy. The South Korean broke down as vic(...)

Sara Byrne plays from the rough at the 14th hole during the final of the 2018 Irish Women’s Close Amateur Championship at Enniscrone Golf Club. Photo: Pat Cashman

Like the Rory bounce or the Sergio swagger, she’s got her own subtle weather vane. Whenever Sara Byrne’s dad Derek is not caddying for her and wants (...)

Phil Mickelson: he   intentionally hit a moving ball  to prevent it from running off the green.  Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Let’s face it, the rules of golf are a minefield through which you have to thread very carefully, and at this stage of the game you’d have thought tha(...)

Lexi Thompson walking off the 18th green after So Yeon Ryu of the Republic of Korea  defeated her  in a playoff during  the ANA Inspiration  at Mission Hills Country Club in California on April 2nd, 2017. Photograph:  Jeff Gross/Getty Images

Lexi Thompson admits she still has nightmares about the controversial end to last year’s ANA Inspiration which cost her a major title and led to chang(...)

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