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Open Championship winner Ireland’s Shane Lowry plays with a Srixon Z-Star XV. The big players in the game are Titleist, Callaway, TaylorMade, Srixon and Callaway. Photograph: Inpho

If you think about it, the one constant in playing a round of golf is the ball. You might use a driver a dozen or so times, different irons at differe(...)

  Shane Lowry celebrates with the Claret Jug trophy. ‘Shane is from the heart of the country and that is who he is.’ Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

The historic 148th British Open Championship was supposed to be won by Rory on the Antrim coast, but was in fact captured by Shane. The dream was that(...)

Francesco Molinari hands the Claret Jug over to Martin Slumbers, chief executive of the R&A, at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Monday A vintage black boxy Mercedes – registration number SLA 38H – arrived through the gates of Royal Portrush Golf Club. The significance? It date(...)

Adare Manor Golf Resort is at the forefront of contenders to play host to the Ryder Cup in 2026. Photograph: Inpho

Those folk of a golfing and business bent in the Limerick area, and indeed those influential folk who occupy nice leather seats in the government, mig(...)

Rory McIlroy wearing a Toronto Raptors vest after winning the Canadian Open in Hamilton, Ontario. Photograph: Michael Reaves/Getty Images

In Rory McIlroy’s case, hot form rather than the hit-and-miss nature of his previous US Open appearances – five missed cuts, including the last three (...)

Rory McIlroy watches his tee shot on the third hole during the Pro-Am ahead of The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy believes the USGA should be given a chance to “redeem themselves” when staging the US Open at Pebble Beach but warned that more issues co(...)

Phil Mickelson high fives fans during the US PGA Championship at Bethpage Black. Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty

Phil Mickelson wasn’t a factor at the US PGA at Bethpage, at least not when it came to actually winning the Wanamaker Trophy. Where ‘Lefty’ came into (...)

 Brooks Koepka  chips on the fifth hole during the second round of the US PGA Championship at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York. Photograph:  Tannen Maury/EPA

Tiger Woods left the premises, Brooks Koepka hung around. Koepka, the defending champion, hit fewer shots than anyone has ever required to hold the l(...)

Matt Wallace plays a shot during his second round in Southport. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty

Matt Wallace is preaching patience and passing on post-round pizza as he looks to follow in the footsteps of Open champion Francesco Molinari. Less t(...)

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(...)

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