Rory McIlroy

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Shane Lowry is the fifth Irish winner of the Open Championship. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has congratulated Irish golfer Shane Lowry on winning the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush in Co Antrim on Sunday(...)

 Australia’s Adam Scott with his caddie during a practice round at Royal Portrush on Wednesday. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Paul Rodich has been a caddie in Royal Portrush man and boy, shouldering his first bag as a ‘looper’ at the tender age of 10, and 52 years later, he’s(...)

Ireland’s Pádraig  Harrington  practising for  the 148th Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Photograph:  Francois Nel/Getty Images

Royal Portrush Golf Club’s return to the British Open rota of courses after a gap of 68 years is an historic moment. But could an even potentially mor(...)

Robert Rock made a birdie on 18 to sign for a third round 60 at Lahinch. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty

England’s Robert Rock came agonisingly close to recording the second 59 in European Tour history in the third round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.(...)

Adare Manor and Golf resort. No expense was spared on Adare Manor’s renovation, which cost somewhere between €50 million and €100 million, depending on which report you read Photograph: Murray Consultants

“My commute is about 2½ minutes,” says Colm Hannon with a broad grin as he surveys the lush lawns of Adare Manor and the perfectly manicured adjoining(...)

The World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play takes place at the  Austin Country Club in Texas. Photograph: Stan Badz/Getty Images

The Lowdown: WGC-Dell Technologies Matchplay Purse: €9 million (€1.5m to the winner) Where: Austin, Texas The course: The fingerprints of designer (...)

Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Matt Kuchar with their medals at the Olympic Games in Rio. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

An interesting thing happened last month. Rory Sabbatini, who has been a South African golfer for his entire life, although living in the United State(...)

Europe vice-captain Pádraig Harrington is introduced during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National on  in Paris. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

An inkling of white smoke emerging from the conclave, perhaps? With a Ryder Cup press conference called for the Wentworth Club outside London next Tue(...)

 Rory McIlroy plays his second shot out of a bunker on the  18th during the singles Ryder Cup defeat to Justin Thomas   at Le Golf National, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Paris. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

If only we could erase Rory McIlroy’s hellish torment on the 18th hole, scrub it from history as if it never happened. He didn’t deserve his Ryder Cu(...)

 Rory McIlroy celebrates a putt on the 5th green. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

Europe 8 USA 4 Thank the stars for Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas. Only for them, this Ryder Cup would be a dead duck already and we haven’t even sa(...)

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