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The 148th British Open takes place at Royal Portrush this week. Photograph: PA

A is for Albatross, that rarest of birds on a golf course. This is the 148th staging of the British Open and, to date, there have been only eight suc(...)

Gavin Moynihan of Ireland is three shots off the lead after the first round of the Oman Open. Photograph: Luke Walker/Getty Images

Gavin Moynihan carded a first round 69 at the Oman Open, leaving him three shots behind American Kurt Kitayama who holds a narrow lead in Muscat. The(...)

Pádraig Harrington of Ireland plays a practice round ahead of the Turkish Airlines Open at the Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort in Antalya, Turkey. Photo: Warren Little/Getty Images

The juggler, trying (and succeeding) to keep a number of balls in the air. No matter where he goes these days Pádraig Harrington is followed by a ques(...)

Pádraig Harrington has said that he will likely put his name in the hat for Ryder Cup captaincy in 2020. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Pádraig Harrington would like to succeed Thomas Bjorn as Ryder Cup captain, rather than wait to possibly perform the role on home soil. Adare Manor, (...)

Paul Lawrie of Scotland in action at St Andrews, Scotland, in 2015. File photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

If only everyone was as honest as Paul Lawrie, the former British Open champion who is one of the few players not afraid to name names when it comes t(...)

Scotland players celebrate their win over Wales at Murrayfield. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The tartan endgame is straightforward enough. Scotland need only beat England at Twickenham on Saturday, defeat Italy with a bonus point the following(...)

Darren Clarke: “We’ve come up against a very strong American team and they’ve played better than we have.” Photograph:   David Cannon/Getty Images

Job done for the most part, Darren Clarke will have one further function to fulfil as Europe’s 2016 Ryder Cup captain: the task of choosing his succe(...)

Padraig Harrington shot a second round 69 to make the cut at the Travelers Championship. Photograph: Getty

Padraig Harrington’s Olympic preparations will continue into the weekend after a second round 69 saw him make the cut at the Travelers Championship. (...)

The leaderboard during the third round on day three of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Play got under way as scheduled on the third day of the Open Championship despite officials making last-minute adjustments to the course at Royal Troo(...)

Ian Poulter has been appointed as a vice-captain for the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine after a foot injury ruled out his chances of playing. Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Ian Poulter has been appointed as a vice-captain for the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine after a foot injury ended his chances of qualifying for the team. Eur(...)

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