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Sinéad O’Connor performing Nothing Compares 2 U on The Late Late Show on Friday. Photograph: RTÉ

To initiate its 58th series, the Late Late Show began not with that familiar drum roll but a wailing siren. When it did strike up, the theme tune had(...)

Open Championship winner Ireland’s Shane Lowry plays with a Srixon Z-Star XV. The big players in the game are Titleist, Callaway, TaylorMade, Srixon and Callaway. Photograph: Inpho

If you think about it, the one constant in playing a round of golf is the ball. You might use a driver a dozen or so times, different irons at differe(...)

Brooks Koepka has garnered the most points in the official world rankings this season but goes into the Tour Championship in third. Photograph: Getty Images

You don’t need a scientific mind to know full well that the maths in the FedEx Cup don’t add up. As Isaac Newton once observed, “Truth is ever to be f(...)

Rory McIlroy  celebrates after putting for birdie on the 18th green during day four of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in May 2014. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Once the megabucks FedEx Cup playoffs conclude, stateside attention turns once again to the European Tour for some of the world’s best players, with t(...)

Shane Lowry of Ireland during the BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois. Photograph: EPA

Shane Lowry has slipped outside the top 30 players in the FedEx Cup standings and will not be heading to the Tour Championship in Atlanta next week. (...)

 Justin Thomas celebrates after chipping in on the 14th hole during the third round of the BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club  in Illinois. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Justin Thomas enjoyed “one of those freaky days in the zone” as he carded a course-record 11-under-par 61 to vault to a six-stroke lead in the third r(...)

Rory McIlroy acknowledges the applause from the crowd  on the 18th green during the first round of the BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club  in Illinois. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

A return to Medinah – where he first met his wife-to-be at the 2012 Ryder Cup – didn’t quite bring immediate rewards for Rory McIlroy, although an ope(...)

Iconic: the revolving door of the Shelbourne hotel, on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Flemming

Who knew that fancy hotels could be among the riskiest places in Dublin? Compensation culture has claimed its latest victim, and the city’s purists ar(...)

Rory McIlroy chips  on the eighth hole during the first round of The Northern Trust at Liberty National Golf Club on August  in Jersey City. Photograph: Jared C Tilton/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy carded a six-under-par 65 in the opening round of The Northern Trust as Tiger Woods struggled to a 75 in the first FedEx Cup playoff even(...)

Sun Yang: last year was visited by drug testers in his home but  he reportedly smashed his blood vials with a hammer, thereby refusing the test.  Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

It’s always interesting to note some of the contrast and disparity in the news headlines. and particularly the sports headlines, from when you board a(...)

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