Ricky Elliott

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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(...)

US golfer Tiger Woods takes part in a press conference at The 148th British Open at Portrush golf club. Photograph: Getty Images

Tiger Woods’s cheeky attempt to get some inside knowledge of the links ahead of this 148th British Open - by inveigling to arrange a practice round wi(...)

Darren Clarke will get the British Open underway on Thursday at Portrush. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Darren Clarke played a big part in the British Open’s return to his adopted home links, and the 2011 champion has been given the honour of hitting the(...)

Rowan Lester (Hermitage) and Pat Murray (Clontarf) during the last 16 of the South of Ireland. Photo: Fran Caffrey/Golffile

Few experiences lift the spirits like when you see Liscannor Bay open up after climbing onto the sixth fairway at Lahinch, a hole Christy O’Connor Jnr(...)

 Brooks Koepka plays a shot from the 18th tee during a practice round prior to the 2019 US Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links, California.   Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy’s four Major triumphs between 2011 and 2014 hinted at separation from the rest of the world’s leading contenders. After Jordan Spieth cla(...)

Brooks Koepka with  his caddie, Ricky Elliott, during the final round of the  2019 PGA Championship on the Black Course, Bethpage State Park, in Farmingdale, NY. Photograph:  Joshua Sarner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Dreams change. They twist and turn in a person’s head and, on occasion, there comes a time when even the greatest of dreamers realise the futility of(...)

Brooks Koepka and  caddie Ricky Elliott with  the Wanamaker Trophy  at the Bethpage Black course in New York. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Brooks Koepka’s performances in the Majors, four wins in his last eight appearances, is all a bit mind-boggling...but the 29-year-old American – with (...)

Brooks Koepka hugs his Irish caddie as he celebrates winning the PGA Championship. Photograph: Hilary Swift/The New York Times

Brooks Koepka has explained how crowd chants in support of Dustin Johnson inspired him towards victory at the US PGA Championship. Koepka, who held a (...)

Brooks Koepka plays from a bunker during a practice round ahead of the British Open at Carnoustie. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

In the final round of the US Open last month, Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson – close friends and gym buddies – barely spoke a word to each. When a t(...)

Brooks Koepka holds up the Golf Champion Trophy after winning the US Open Golf at Shinnecock Hills,  Southampton, N.Y. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

While Brooks Koepka posed with the US Trophy by the 18th green at Shinnecock Hills on Sunday evening, Ricky Elliott had a prize of his own. As is tr(...)

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