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  Shane Lowry during preview day three of the British Open Championship   at Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus. Photograph:  : David Davies/PA

The Trackman device on the practice range is a source of statistical information, but – sometimes – can be a distraction too: as he went about his bus(...)

Peter O’Keeffe and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty are new caps on the Irish team for the Home Internationals. Photograph: Inpho

Home International team Irish Amateur Open Champion Peter O’Keeffe and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty are new caps on the Irish team for the Home Internat(...)

Shane Lowry takes a practice round on the course at the 2017 Masters Tournament  in Augusta, Georgia, on Monday.  Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

Some heavy-hitters have just vacated the veranda terrace close to the oak tree: Pádraig Harrington, the scar from his surgery worn like a war wound on(...)

 Shane Lowry lines up a putt on the first green during the fourth round of the British Masters at The Grove. Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

In some ways, I’m a creature of habit. I’m loyal, don’t really like to change things. So the decision to change my grip and my putter wasn’t an easy o(...)

Shane Lowry hits a chip shot on the fifth hole during a practice round prior to the US PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club. (Photograph:Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

As you enter the locker room here at Baltusrol Golf Club, there’s an area to the right reserved for past champions. Their names are on the doors of th(...)

Shane Lowry waits on the 17th hole as he headed towards a missed cut in the  second round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

My last action of the BMW PGA was to sign my card, one that featured a five-putt triple-bogey on it, and I must admit it was probably the lowest I hav(...)

Shane Lowry: “The highlight of the three weeks? It has to have been the Phoenix Open. I mean, 200,000 at a golf tournament on a Saturday?” Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

You plan, practice and prepare but, even then, there’s only so much that is in your own control. Sometimes you have to accept what comes your way. O(...)

A sign showing previous winners of the Race To Dubai before the start of play at Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

I had a good laugh and some nice banter playing in the pro-am on the Earth Course in Dubai on Tuesday which, after the two weeks of disappointing play(...)

Rory McIlroy during the first round of the Turkish Airlines Open at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Club in Antalya, Turkey. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

A busy man is Rory McIlroy. If his quest to claim the Turkish Airlines Open here on The Montgomerie is his immediate aim as part of his bid to retain (...)

Ireland’s players react after losing the World Cup  quarter-final. Pain of defeat is similar for all sportspeople.  Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty  Images

The post mortem is a ritual which always follows a defeat, no matter which sport you are playing. I know, I’ve been there enough times myself. In gol(...)

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