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Tiger Woods during a practice round at Royal Portrush. He texted Brookes Koepka in the hope of sharing a practice round with the latter’s caddie Ricky Elliott. He is yet to receive a reply. Photograph: Kevin C Cox/Getty Images

The pathways taken to greatness have varied for Tiger Woods and Brooks Koepka: one a child prodigy who had his “Hello world!” introduction to professi(...)

Mallow’s James Sugrue signals with his driver on the eighth hole during the  British Amateur championship at Portmarnock Golf Club. Photograph:  R&A via Getty Images

If ever there was a sight to behold, it was of James Sugrue in mid-session during the two rounds he played in this 124th edition of the British Amateu(...)

You can stuff all the sport you like into a weekend, there’s still no guarantee any of it is going to be any good. After a jam-packed weekend full of (...)

Drop it: Pádraig Harrington of Ireland takes a penalty drop in Augusta in 2009. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

If you’ve ever felt like you needed a law degree or a mathematical qualification to play a simple round of golf, one which involves hitting a small wh(...)

Paul Dunne: “It’s a big event at a great time of the year, just before the end of the season . . .there is a lot on the line. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Paul Dunne moves into new territory this week, as he defends a title on the European Tour for the first time. The 25-year-old lifted the Sky Sports B(...)

 Rory McIlroy  waiting to hit from the first tee during a practice round for the PGA Championship  at Bellerive Country Club in St Louis, Missouri. Photograph: EPA

From clipping balls off the iconic Gateway Arch into the Mississippi river on Monday, a marketing gimmick, to the more serious side of finalising his (...)

Tiger Woods: “I’ve had my share of chances to win this year and hopefully I’ll get it done this week.” Photograph:  Sam Greenwood/Getty

The things you have to do. On Monday, Tiger Woods endured three ice baths. The test of endurance was a necessary evil, part of the process of recover(...)

Now that’s what Sundays in the summer are for. From Clones to Carnoustie, it was hard to know where to look at times, such was the sheer gut-gouging d(...)

Italy’s Francesco Molinari with the Claret Jug after winning the Open Championship 2018 at Carnoustie Golf Links. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Another Iceman cometh; for, just as others melted in the white heat of chasing the Claret Jug, Francesco Molinari coolly and calmly stuck to his task (...)

Rory McIlroy plays from the rough during the second round of the British Open at Carnoustie. Photo: Will Oliver/EPA

Rory McIlroy was forced to abandon his policy of over-powering the course but, in thinking on his feet to adopt a more conservative strategy, another (...)

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