Paul McBride hits out of a bunker on the ninth hole during his singles match defeat at the Walker Cup  at Los Angeles Country Club. Photograph: Mark J Terrill/AP

As thumping as Britain and Ireland’s loss – by 19-7 – was to the United States in the Walker Cup at Los Angeles Country Club (a future US Open site!)(...)

The US celebrate Walker Cup victory. Photograph: Harry How/Getty

The United States regained the Walker Cup from Great Britain and Ireland with a comprehensive 19-7 victory at the Los Angeles Country Club. Great Bri(...)

Cameron Champ and Will Zalatoris of the United States celebrate a birdie to win the seventh hole over David Boote and Jack Johnson of  Great Britain and Ireland during the Sunday foursomes matches at the Walker Cup at  Los Angeles Country Club. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

The United States took a sizeable step towards reclaiming the Walker Cup with a commanding display in Sunday’s foursomes in California. Leading 8-4 o(...)

Captain Nigel Edwards gives Paul Dunne a hug on the 18th as Britain and Ireland win the Walker Cup. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

You could call it fate or destiny, but that wouldn’t do justice to the hours spent on the range, on the putting green or in the gym. It’s mainly about(...)

Ireland’s Cormac Sharvin on the first green in the opening foursomes of the 2015 Walker Cup. Sharvin would partner Jack McDonald to a 5&4 win over Jordan Niebrugge and Robby Shelton. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

A wicked, swirling wind whipped across the old links here but didn’t hamper the British and Irish team in the first session - of foursomes - in the Wa(...)

Gavin Moynihan from The Island GC is the only survivor from the 2013 Walker Cup team.

In years gone by, an old warhorse on the amateur circuit around Ireland would often give his opinion on how difficult it was to make a Walker Cup t(...)

Ireland’s Paul Dunne is through to the quarter-finas at the US Amateur Championships at Olympia Fields in Chicago. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Paul Dunne insisted he wasn’t surprised as he cruised into the quarter-finals of the US Amateur Championship in Chicago last night. The 22-year old, (...)

Tiger Woods shot a second round 69 leaving him four shots off the lead in the Greenbrier Classic. Photograph: Getty

Tiger Woods shot his second successive round in the 60s to remain four shots off the lead at the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia. The former world(...)