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Rory McIlroy  signs autographs during a practice round prior to the 2019 PGA Championship at the Bethpage Black course in Long Island, New York, on Monday. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

The problem for Rory McIlroy is one of having to walk on eggshells. Damned if you do; damned if you don’t. In reaffirming his original intention to re(...)

 Shane Lowry of Ireland celebrates with caddie Brian “Bo” Martin on the 18th green after winning  the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Shane Lowry rode a roller-coaster – at times hanging on for dear life – before brilliantly out-dueling South African Richard Sterne to end a three-and(...)

Paul Dunne of Ireland lines up a putt during day two of the Turkish Airlines Open at the Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort in Antalya, Turkey. Photo: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

It’s an old truism that golf is a numbers game. The basic task is to get the ball into the hole in as few strokes as humanly possible; yet the other s(...)

Shane Lowry of Ireland celebrates after making a birdie on the 13th green during the final round of the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St Louis, Missouri. Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Shane Lowry left Bellerive Country Club a tired man, but with renewed energy and a greater clarity on where he is headed. A difficult season has been (...)

Rory McIlroy reacts after his birdie putt just misses on the 18th hole during the second round of the British Open at Carnoustie. Photograph:  Francois Nel/Getty Images

On an idiosyncratic day which didn’t know whether it was coming or going, one which firstly doused the early wave of players with cool rain only for t(...)

  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(...)

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