Rory McIlroy drives on the 18th hole  during the second round of the 2019 US Championship at  Bethpage Black  in Farmingdale, New York. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

It was almost as if Rory McIlroy caught himself on in midstream. Like a conductor who, to his horror, discovered the orchestra playing grunge music, o(...)

Shane Lowry practices ahead of the US PGA Championship at Bethpage Black. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty

The head gasket blew off. Shane Lowry had just missed a short putt to lose $100 to Pádraig Harrington and, for those feeling a blast of the cold air s(...)

Rory McIlroy  after his shot on the fifth hole during the final round of the  Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow club  in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photograph:   Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Of the four Irish players currently exempt for next week’s US PGA Championship, to be played on the notoriously difficult Bethpage Black course, Pádra(...)

Rory McIlroy plays his second shot on the seventh hole during the first round of the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy must feel like a walking ATM when striding the fairways of Quail Hollow, where the Northern Irishman – who celebrates his 30th birthday i(...)

Rory McIlroy will use the Wells Fargo Championship as preparation for the US Open. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty

Rory McIlroy has warned that a rejuvenated Tiger Woods could have 10 years left as he attempts to overtake Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major victories(...)

 Ian Poulter will take part in the Irish Open in July. Photograph: Tyler Lecka/Getty Images

Ian Poulter has announced that he will be taking part in this summer’s Irish Open in Lahinch. Rory McIlroy will miss this year’s event as he focuses (...)

 Shane Lowry and his caddie are caught in a small sand vortex on the fairway of the fifth hole during the final round of the RBC Heritage tournament at Harbour Town Golf Links. Photograph:  Joshua S Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Shane Lowry’s observations in the immediate aftermath of finishing in a tie for third place behind tournament winner CT Pan in the RBC Heritage classi(...)

Analysing its fall from grace, Fiona Walsh explains how the antics of Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley made a bad situation even worse for Debenhams, arguing that his headline grabbing shenanigans are not so amusing when jobs are involved

Economic growth in the Republic of Ireland is expected to decline this year and next, according to a new forecast from the IMF. It warned that global (...)

Graeme McDowell is among the investors to back Galway-based Orreco

Golfer Graeme McDowell and and Padraig Harrington’s caddie Ronan Flood are among the investors to have backed Irish sports tech company Orreco as it c(...)

Leona Maguire has moved to the top of Symetra Tour rankings after her win at the Windsor Classic in California on Sunday. Photograph:  Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images)

Talk about taking giant strides. With her first professional win, Leona Maguire’s playoff success in the Windsor Classic on the Symetra Tour – in a ri(...)

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