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 Ben Curtis lifts the Claret Jug as runners up Thomas Bjorn and Vijay Singh applause. File photograph: Getty Images

You’ve got to remember that, when the British Open was staged at Royal St George’s in 2003, Tiger Woods was at the height of his powers. His was the (...)

Stephanie Meadow feels her game is in good shape ahead of the ANA Inspiration Championship in California this week. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Stephanie Meadow would love nothing better than to jump into Poppie’s Pond, which is the traditional winning act of whoever lifts the ANA Inspiration (...)

Lee Westwood presenting Ireland’s Paul Dunne  with the trophy after his victory in the 2017  British Masters at Close House Golf Club  in Newcastle upon Tyne. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

So far, so good . . . now, the European Tour’s rebooting – which got off to a seamless enough restart with the two back-to-back dual badge events in A(...)

 Pádraig Harrington has named Luke Donald as one of his Europe vice-captains for the Ryder Cup. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Europe captain Pádraig Harrington is hoping the Ryder Cup can “take one for the world of team sport” and go ahead this year after announcing Luke Dona(...)

Brendan Lawlor acknowledges the crowd on the 18th green on his way to winning the  EDGA Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club  in North Berwick. Photograph: Kevin C Cox/Getty Images

Like just about every other golfer, Brendan Lawlor’s on-course feats have been put into cold storage for the time being but the 22-year-old Dundalk ma(...)

Graeme McDowell: “It’s important for me if I have aspirations of being in the Ryder Cup team that I’ve got to be in the WGCs and major championships.” Photograph:  Harry How/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell is relishing his first World Golf Championship (WGC) event since 2016 as he looks to book a Ryder Cup return. McDowell’s victory in t(...)

Darren Clarke breathed life into what were the fledgling World Golf Championships. Photograph: Getty Images

Lest we forget, Darren Clarke was the man who breathed life into what were the fledgling World Golf Championships; he was the one who had the temerity(...)

Pádraig Harrington pictured with Robert Karlsson in 2008.

Europe captain Pádraig Harrington has named Robert Karlsson as his first vice-captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. The Swede performe(...)

Donald McRae: “I do think that quite unusually as I’ve got older, I’ve become less judgemental.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

When Donald McRae left South Africa for London in the early 1980s, he knew where he was going and he knew what he was going to do. He just didn’t know(...)

Pádraig Harrington poses with the Ryder Cup at Wentworth after being named as Europe captain for the 2020 match against the United States at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

At the appointed hand signal from the television mandarins, a bearded Pádraig Harrington, hand-in-hand with his wife Caroline, slipped in a side door (...)

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