Stephanie Meadow in action during this year’s Kia Classic in California. Photograph: Steve Dykes/Getty

I don’t care which way you look at it. Upwards, downwards or even with a sideways glance, but this is a seismic week for Irish golf. Potentially eart(...)

Tiger Woods: has been a five-time winner of the Memorial tournament at Muirfield Village. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

The big cat is back on tour this week, as Tiger Woods returns to a happy hunting ground at the Memorial tournament at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohi(...)

Shane Lowry on  the second tee during his  final round of the  PGA Championship at  Bethpage Black, New York. Photograph:   Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Maybe there’s a masochistic streak inside Shane Lowry as his experience of the sometimes unruly crowd at Bethpage Black – where his tied-eighth place (...)

Leona Maguire missed out in California after shooting a final round of 77. Photograph: Kelly Defina/Getty

Leona Maguire saw her hopes of a maiden professional victory slip away as she carded a final round of 77 to finish two strokes off the lead in the IOA(...)

Up to the victory at TPC Sawgrass, Rory McIlroy’s results sequence had never seen him finish outside the top six in any tournament: 4th-5th-4th-2nd-6th. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

If Version I of Rory McIlroy has been something to behold, wait for Version II. Not yet 30 years of age, the Northern Irishman’s honour-laden professi(...)

 Leona Maguire enjoyed a career-best pro finish of fifth on the Symetra Tour in Florida on Sunday. Photograph:    Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

It’s good to have friends in high places, and Leona Maguire – who has enjoyed a busy playing schedule of late with a five-week straight run of tournam(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Leona Maguire will compete on the Ladies European Tour this season after securing her card last year. Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images for KPMG

The LPGA season tees off on Thursday for a season that will comprise 34 events and distribute some $70m (€61.2m) in prize money, a record amount for t(...)

Stephanie Meadow: showed fortitude and resilience in returning from serious injury. Photograph: Photograph:  Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

The hashtag of #invincible could have been invented for Stephanie Meadow, who let actions speak louder than words with her endeavours on tour this pas(...)

 Evanne Ní Chuilinn (RTÉ), Jessica Harrington,  Sarah Keane (president Olympic Federation of Ireland), Casey Stoney (Manchester United Women’s coach), Rena Buckley,  Graham Shaw (Ireland women’s hockey coach) and Ger Gilroy  at the launch of the new 20x20 campaign. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jessica Harrington was recalling her early days as a horse trainer when the owners would ring her house to find out how things were going. “And they’(...)

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