Stewart Payne

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Pádraig Harrington on the 14th tee during the second round of the British Open at in 2002. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

The legendary National Hunt jockey AP McCoy used to have a great quote about complacency. “There is no place for arrogance or complacency in racing be(...)

Inside Ryanair flight FR7213 after the oxygen masks dropped. Photograph: Conor Brennan

Humans cannot survive long at the heights reached during flights, because the air is so thin, and so aircraft cabins are artificially maintained (...)

Ian Poulter: “I play some of my best golf when I’m pretty confident. And I’m excited for this weekend. I can’t wait.” Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty

Once upon a time, Ian Poulter was so immersed in chasing a Major title that he did whatever he wanted, it seemed. Like at Royal Troon, in 2004, when h(...)

Caddies contended wearing bibs effectively made them into “human billboards”. Photo: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

Professional caddies were scheduled to meet at Pebble Beach and discuss whether to continue fighting the PGA Tour after losing a class action lawsuit (...)

Members of Jamaica’s Marine Police return to port after leaving the site where it is presumed a small US private plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed off the east coast of Jamaica, in Port Antonio yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

A small US private plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed off the east coast of Jamaica last night after veering far off its course toward southw(...)

Ireland’s Shane Lowry finds trouble on the 13th during the final round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth where he finished runner-up.

You see the bronze statues near the back of the18th green, beside the clubhouse. Of an old Donald Ross, standing and forever waiting. Of Payne Stewart(...)

The par-five 10th at Pinehurst. The renovation of the course, described as “funky” by coach Pete Cowen, meant the removal of more than 40 acres of rough, which was replaced by native vegetation that includes clumps of wiregrass on sandy areas adjoining the fairways. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The view from the 18th green back down the fairway which will determine the eventual winner of this 114th US Open is the stuff of picture postcards. O(...)

The only thing former Ryder Cup captain Bernhard Langer and Soiled and Ancient skipper Vinny Fitzpatrick had in common on the golf course was their year of birth, 1957. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

A number of great golfers were born in 1957, swashbuckling Seve, nasty Nick Faldo, nice guy Nick Price, boring Bernhard Langer and playful Pay(...)