Phil Mickelson during his practice round yesterday prior to the US Open this week at Shinnecock Hills. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

No high school graduation to attend this year. No distractions. In his attempt to solve the impossible puzzle, Phil Mickelson – thwarted not once, not(...)

Seamus Power of Ireland missed the cut at the Safeway Open in California. Photo: Michael Cohen/Getty Images

After gaining a place on the PGA Tour by the skin of his teeth, Seamus Power’s season got off to a disappointing start with a missed cut at the Safewa(...)

Shane Lowry of Ireland walks  off the ninth green after saving par in the second round of the US Open. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

You want integrity in sport? You got it from Shane Lowry. After self-assessing a one stroke penalty on the 16th green - his seventh - when his ball mo(...)

 Jason Day of Australia celebrates on the 18th green after his six-stroke victory at The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club  in Edison, New Jersey. Photo:  Scott Halleran/Getty Images

I know you have all heard it before to the point of irritation but golf really is a game of confidence and Jason Day is living proof. I remember th(...)

Europe’s Ian Poulter lines up a putt on the 13th green during the morning fourballs on the first day of the Ryder Cup  at Gleneagles. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Golfing wise, one is eternally grateful to Missus Turner (5’2”) and Mister Turner (5’7”) for managing to beget Master Turner (6’7”). Not, you understa(...)

British Open winner Rory McIlroy is greeted by Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at Stormont Castle. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

British Open champion Rory McIlroy turned up to Stormont yesterday and stood between the North’s two leaders like a prize student between favourite u(...)

Phil Mickelson  holds the Claret Jug after winning the British Open golf championship at Muirfield in Scotland. Photo: TobyMelville/Reuters

Phil Mickelson settled into the interview chair in the BBC makeshift studio in East Lothian last Thursday having completed his first round in the 142n(...)