Sam Torrance

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Pádraig Harrington: ‘It is one of the biggest sporting occasions in the world. It’s certainly the biggest in golf and there’s sure to be drama.’ Photograph: Andrew Reddington/Getty  Andrew Redington/Getty Images,)

Late; but nearly there. Pádraig Harrington’s clock to the Ryder Cup started ticking on January 8th 2019, a day when he – hand-in-hand with his wife, (...)

Shadow Creek Golf Course played host to the much-hyped Tiger v Phil money match back in 2018. File photograph: Getty Images

The CJ Cup Purse: €8.15million (€1.5m to the winner) Where: Las Vegas, Nevada The course: Shadow Creek Golf Course - 7,527 yards Par 72 - is a Tom (...)

Thaiand’s Jazz Janewattananond in his final day orange. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Orange is the new black It’s not just American Rickie Fowler that likes to wear orange on a Sunday, a tradition that dates back to his time in colleg(...)

  Co Down’s Cormac Sharvin carded 70 on the opening day of the Hero Open. Photograph: Getty Images

Spain dominated the leaderboard on the opening day of the Hero Open at the Forest of Arden championship course in Warwickshire, commandeering the top (...)

Gordon Brand Jr has died aged 60. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/PA

Two-time Ryder Cup player Gordon Brand Jr has died at the age of 60. Brand followed in the footsteps of his father Gordon Brand Sr, who was a club pr(...)

Mallow’s James Sugrue fist bumps his opponent David Micheluzzi of Australia after both birdied the 14th hole during the semi-final of the  British Amateur Championship at Portmarnock Golf Club. Photograph: Pat Cashman

What was it Sam Torrance used to say about players stepping out of the shadows in Ryder Cups? In truth, this 124th British Amateur Championship at Por(...)

 Phil Mickelson finished bottom of the leaderboard at the Tour Championship - 13 over par. Photograph: PA

Will we see the envelope rule used at this Ryder Cup? Only time will tell, but there have been a couple of occasions the rule – first introduced back (...)

 Europe team captain Paul McGinley celebrates winning the 2014 Ryder Cup with his team  at the Gleneagles Hotel in  Scotland. Photograph:   Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The piped music beats out of the speaker system built into the ceiling above Paul McGinley’s head. He is seated on a cosy armchair in the Westbury Hot(...)

 European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke has named Sam Torrance as his fifth vice-captain for September’s contest at Hazeltine. Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Sam Torrance has been named as Europe’s fifth and final vice-captain for the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine in September. Torrance, who captained the European(...)

Ireland’s Christy O’Connor Jnr in action on the 2nd tee at the 2000 Open Golf Championship at St Andrews in Scotland. One of the biggest stars of Irish golf, has died. Photo:  Rebecca Naden/PA Wire

There were a few embellishments to Christy O’Connor jnr, like the trademark white flat cap from under which his silver locks escaped. Always, too, the(...)

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