Spectators are treated after a lightning strike  injured six people during the third round of the Tour Championship golf tournament in Atlanta. Photograph: AP

An Irish man is among the six golf fans injured in two lightning strikes at the East Lake Golf Club during the third round of the Tour Championship on(...)

World number one Brooks Koepka would welcome more equipment club testing during the season. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty

World number one Brooks Koepka would welcome more equipment club testing during the season in the wake of Xander Schauffele’s row with the R&A at (...)

Darren Clarke will get the British Open underway on Thursday at Portrush. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Darren Clarke played a big part in the British Open’s return to his adopted home links, and the 2011 champion has been given the honour of hitting the(...)

The 148th British Open takes place at Royal Portrush this week. Photograph: PA

A is for Albatross, that rarest of birds on a golf course. This is the 148th staging of the British Open and, to date, there have been only eight suc(...)

 Rory McIlroy  will look again at his build-up to next year’s Masters as he looks to complete the Grand Slam. Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

Nobody said it would be easy, far from it, and Rory McIlroy drove away down Magnolia Lane believing his next attempt at completing the career Grand Sl(...)

Tiger Woods  celebrates with his girlfriend Erica Herman  and son Charlie Axel after winning the   Masters at Augusta, Georgia. Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The six words uttered on the first tee of the final three-ball heralded history. “Quiet, please, Tiger Woods now driving,” came the request, which bro(...)

 Rory McIlroy  stands on the fifth hole during the third round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy collected another piece of crystal for an eagle on the 15th in his third round of the Masters but that growing collection of bowls would (...)

Will the 2019 US Masters live up to expectations with so many top players in form or will a dark horse steal in and take the green jacket? Photo: Getty Images

Here’s the thing about betting on the Masters: it is, by a long way, the most popular golf tournament anywhere for betting, it has the smallest field (...)

The World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play takes place at the  Austin Country Club in Texas. Photograph: Stan Badz/Getty Images

The Lowdown: WGC-Dell Technologies Matchplay Purse: €9 million (€1.5m to the winner) Where: Austin, Texas The course: The fingerprints of designer (...)

 Rory McIlroy  plays a shot during the final round of the  Tournament of Champions  at Kapalua  in Lahaina, Hawaii. Photograph:  Kevin C. Cox/Getty

Once something becomes a habit, it can be hard to break. That’s the bind Rory McIlroy has found himself in, time and time again this past year when (...)

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