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’(...)

Stephanie Meadow has already secured her full LPGA Tour card. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Out of heartache and hearbreak there can sometimes be found a shining light and, in a lot of ways, the journey taken by Stephanie Meadow is an example(...)

Leona Maguire: she  made her professional debut on the LPGA Tour two weeks ago. Photograph:  Michael Cohen/Getty Images

Leona Maguire will make her second Symetra Tour appearance at the Island Resort Championship in Michigan this week as she looks to build on her tied-t(...)

 Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey will play in the US Women’s Open. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Where once it was as rare as hen’s teeth for an Irish woman golfer to play in the US Women’s Open, the oldest and arguably the most cherished of all t(...)

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