Rory McIlroy chips on to the 18th during thre second round  of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club. Photograph: Bradley Collyer/PA Wire

It was always likely to come down to this. Rory McIlroy’s playing of the final two holes of the Wentworth west course in three over par on Thursday le(...)

 Rory McIlroy  looks for his ball on the  18th hole during the first round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy’s bid to equal his career-best season got off to a nightmare start in the opening round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Thurs(...)

Pádraig Harrington pictured with Robert Karlsson in 2008.

Europe captain Pádraig Harrington has named Robert Karlsson as his first vice-captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. The Swede performe(...)

A spectator sleeps in the grass as Pádraig Harrington passes by during the Scottish Open at Gullane GC  in Gullane, Scotland. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty

Rory McIlroy was out on the putting green, with caddie Harry Diamond dutifully retrieving balls, blissfully unaware that someone had taken it on hims(...)

Shane Lowry hits his second shot on the 16th hole during the third round of the Turkish Airlines Open. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Shane Lowry muscled his way to a share of the 54-hole lead in the €6 million Turkish Airlines Open here at Regnum Carya, as the 30-year-old Offalyman (...)

Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy share a joke during a practice round ahead of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Photo: Warren Little/Getty Images

Sergio García has revealed adulation from crowds at el clásico, an environment far removed from golf, has been the finest moment of month-long Masters(...)

In the leaked Mossack Fonseca files: golfer Pádraig Harrington, former U2 manager Paul McGuinness, accountant Aidan Phelan, businessman Oisin O’Buachalla, Irish biofuel businessman Bart Bonsall and developer Seán Mulryan

On Monday The Irish Times, in conjunction with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and its international media partners,(...)

Pádraig Harrington: One of eight Irish players in the field for the British Masters at Woburn.

An idea first used with Rory McIlroy’s support of the Irish Open is gaining traction, and now Ian Poulter’s backing of the restored British Masters – (...)

 Pádraig Harrington  in action at the Pro -Am  prior prior to the recent Scottish Open as   caddie Ronan Flood looks on. “If I can get myself in the hunt, I actually play better.” Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

There is a very simple reason why Pádraig Harrington walks around backwards. Not always, of course; just sometimes. “I am made out to be mad en(...)

Rory McIlroy  walks with his caddie Caroline Wozniacki during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the Masters. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images
No par three joy for Harrington
  • Golf
  • April 11, 2013, 10:14

Pádraig Harrington missed out on a fourth victory in the traditional par-three contest on the eve of the Masters, but was unlikely to be too d(...)