Peter Alliss

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 Max Faulkner holds the Claret Jug after finishing claiming the British Open in 1951 at Royal Portrush in Co Antrim. Photograph:  Bob Thomas Sports Photography via Getty Images

For 68 years, he has been the answer to one of golf’s greatest trivia questions: who is the only golfer in the history of the game to have won what so(...)

Taoiseach Charles Haughey and President Mary Robinson greeted by Lieutenant General James Parker, Chief of Staff, on arrival outside the GPO in 1991. Photograph: Jack McManus

The release of British Government files from the UK National Archives in Kew are often as of much interest to Irish historians as they are to British (...)

Après Match: Gary Cooke, Barry Murphy and Risteard Cooper. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

His lunch mates consider diving for cover when Risteard Cooper launches into his Shane Horgan impression, the hand movements so violent everyone at th(...)

Justin Thomas finishes the 18th hole during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at the Quail Hollow Club. Photograph: PA

Criticisms of the BBC’s live coverage of the US PGA Championship were as immediate as they were predictable. Peter Alliss, again, was widely described(...)

Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston during the third round of the British Open at Royal Birkdale. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Kevin Na. On television, his methodical approach to the game of golf shakes Butch Harmon to his very core. Harmon, confidante to the stars as a swing(...)

Partisan US fans cheer during the four balls on the first day of the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on Friday. Photograph: David J Phillip/Inpho.

“I say it every two years,” David Livingstone reminded us, “there’s nothing like this in sport”. And on looking out the window over his shoulder it wa(...)

Andrew Johnston is the 27-year-old golfer from London who parties and likes his mates, actually has mates. Beef’s beard makes Shane Lowry’s look like a finely sculpted piece of artwork. His smile is a million dollars. Photograph: Craig Brough/Reuters

There is no getting away from it. Monty is a divisive figure. Every time you see him it’s not the rough that comes into play but an Alan Partridge dre(...)

Muirfield club captain Henry Fairweather said in a statement that the outcome of the recent vote had “damaged” the club. Photo:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Muirfield Golf Club is seeking to hold a fresh ballot on women members by the end of this year after it was stripped of its British Open status six we(...)

Christy O’Connor snr –  a  legend of Irish golf and golf in general  –  who has died aged 91. Photograph: Getty

In truth he was Irish golf’s true pioneer, who paved the way for this golden generation. What was it Peter Alliss, the voice of golf on this side of t(...)

Easy does it: US golfer Jordan Spieth lines up a putt on the 18th green  in Augusta. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Come midnight Hazel Irvine had to apologise to those tuning in for the movie on BBC2: things were a little slow at Augusta so it would be delayed. By(...)

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