Mark James

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Rory McIlroy  leans on his golf bag on the 13th hole during the final round of the 2011 Masters  as things unravelled for him in Augusta, Ga. Photograph: /Matt Slocum/AP

1979 - Ed Sneed At 6ft 2in, Ed Sneed certainly looked the part. And starting the final round of the 1979 Masters tournament with a five-stroke lead, (...)

Team USA’s Tiger Woods with his Ryder Cup team mates during practice in Paris. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Woods caught out by baseball ruse What goes on behind closed doors usually stays behind closed doors . . . but Tiger Woods’s caddie Joe LaCava reveal(...)

  The 1999  Ryder Cup  ended in controversy when  the USA  team, their wives and an  NBC cameraman ran  onto the 17th green after Justin Leonard of the US holed out even though Jose Maria Olazabel still had a putt to halve the hole. Photograph: Getty Images

“I look upon the Royal and Ancient game as being a powerful force that influences the best things in humanity. I trust that the effect of this match w(...)

 Zach Johnson smiles as he poses  with the Claret Jug  after winning the   British Open at the Old Course  at St Andrews. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

First up, hugs to all of you who missed work yesterday with the tummy bug that appeared to ravage the nation, although happily you had Paul Dunne and (...)

Jesters, bad shoes and a coming-of-age
  • Golf
  • September 29, 2014, 01:00

Well that was exciting wasn’t it. I’m supposed to write about the highlights and lowlights of my fantasy golf sojourn at the Ryder Cup. It would be ch(...)

2014 United States Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson (left) with his European counterpart Paul McGinley ahead of competition which starts on Friday at Gleneagles, Scotland. Photograph: PA.

A very clever and amusing Frenchman once dismissed people’s post-event capacity to portray history as inevitable as “retrospective clairvoyance”. The (...)

 Ronan Rafferty:  “It is a stunning course to look at and equally great to play. I am raring to go although year one in the Seniors is a case of learning the ropes again.” Photo: Phil Inglis/Getty

Ronan Rafferty has relished the opportunity of turning out in his first British Senior Open Championship at Royal Porthcawl on the South Wales coast t(...)

Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke in action at  Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. “There’s Darren Clarke,” said Peter Alliss, “well, what’s left of Darren Clarke”.

Whatever challenges lay ahead of Rory McIlroy going in to the final round of the British Open yesterday, they were nothing compared to the trials and (...)

 Paul McGinley, European Ryder Cup caption, is pictured with his vice-captains Des Smyth and Sam Torrance during a press conference in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Getty Images)

In a year of firsts, another first for Paul McGinley. Yesterday, as he strolled through the corridors of power in Leinster House, looked at the(...)