Rory McIlroy  in action  at Adare Manor for the launch of the 2020 JP McManus Pro-Am on Friday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rory McIlroy didn’t have a Green Jacket, unfortunately. But this wasn’t about regrets at missing out on that precious fashion item at the Masters; on (...)

 Eamonn Darcy tees off on the 13th hole during the second round of the Senior Open Championship  at Royal Porthcawl. Photograph:  Richard Martin-Roberts/Getty Images

Des Smyth and Mark McNulty sneaked inside the cut at the British Senior Open Championship at a rain-lashed Royal Porthcawl last night but Paul McGinle(...)

Paul McGinley seems to have been preparing for the captain’s role for years, making sure to read Paul Azinger’s book on his 2008 captaincy at Valhalla as soon as it was published. “You can’t get enough information. It would be arrogant to think you know all the answers. I certainly don’t,” he says. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

“Golf can be selfish, as we all know, and that’s possibly why it took Paul McGinley a little longer than most to get into the whole ethos and mindset (...)