Todd Hamilton

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USA’s Dustin Johnson plays a shot towards the clubhouse on the 18th during the practice day at Royal Troon Golf Club, South Ayrshire. Photograph: David Davies/PA

A stiff wind whipped in off the sea yesterday to act like a breath of fresh air to those players finalising their preparations on the old links, serv(...)

Ireland’s  Shane Lowry and Padraig Harrington talk during practice at Royal Troon.  Photo:  Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Shane Lowry – after his close call in the US Open, where he led into the final round only to be usurped by Dustin Johnson – has been paired with Maj(...)

The 18th at Royal Troon is a relatively straightforward par four but there’s nothing ordinary about it after the R&A berthed their two cruise liners either side of the fairway with 7,000 spectators staring down at you

Break it down and the game is the same for everyone. Irrespective of age or ability we are all just trying to put bat on ball around a large area of m(...)

The Claret Jug in front of Royal Troon’s Postage Stamp. Photograph: Getty

Spectators at this year’s Open Championship will get a unique view of one of the most famous holes in golf, tournament officials have announced. A wi(...)

Rory McIlroy is aiming to be the first European winner of the Masters since 1999. Photograph: Getty

Rory McIlroy may have enhanced his chances of completing the career grand slam by opting out of the par-three contest, but the world number three stil(...)

 Paul Dunne talks to his caddie Alan Murray as they walk up the 16th fairway. Photograph: AFP Photo

Before We all had our own ways of getting to St Andrews. I know Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson were among those who hopped on the charter fligh(...)

1998 champion Mark O’Meara has seen plenty of tougher days at The Open. Photograph:  Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Veteran Mark O’Meara hit out at younger players who “whine a lot” after the older generation shone on day one at the Open Championship. Ian Poulter le(...)