Shane Lowry uses a child’s club on the 7th tee during a practice round at  Galgorm Castle Golf Club in Ballymena on Wednesday. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

As if to serve as a reminder of past glories, the entrance road to Galgorm Castle is lined with large images of players who have won the Irish Open. O(...)

Shane Lowry will be the headline name in the field for this week’s Irish Open. Photograph: Gregory Shamus/Getty

Shane Lowry may not cast himself as a saviour by any means, yet his presence in the field for this week’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open provides an X-Fac(...)

YE Yang of South Korea celebrates a birdie putt on the 18th green alongside Tiger Woods during the final round of the PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota on August 16th, 2009. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

So often sporting upsets are fleeting moments of world-class brilliance from someone who has never, and will never again, reach the same levels of gre(...)

Phil Mickelson at the 18th hole in the 2006 US Open.  Photograph: Darren Carroll/Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media via Getty Images

To see what lies ahead at the US Open at Winged Foot, it is worth going back in time, to the 2006 championship, where the course’s 18th hole – a par-4(...)

 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 (...)

Ireland’s Padraig Harrington has not competed on the PGA Tour since it resumed from the Covid-19 shutdown. File photograph: Getty Images

Former champion Pádraig Harrington has pulled out of next week’s US PGA Championship. Harrington, who lifted the Wanamaker Trophy at Oakland Hills in(...)

Of golf’s four Majors, the Masters is the only one to annually return to the same host course: Augusta National Golf Club. File photograph: Getty Images

As one of the four Majors in men’s professional golf, the Masters tournament is the baby, the whippersnapper of the lot. But it has made its own histo(...)

St Martin’s vs Oulart-The Ballagh at Wexford Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/©Inpho

There was something very comforting about switching on TG4 on Friday evening and seeing Oulart-The Ballagh manager Liam Dunne standing there in his “S(...)

Dr Aidan Moran: professor of cognitive psychology at University College, Dublin. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Aidan Moran Born: July 29th, 1956 Died: March 16th, 2020 The old adage that if you do something well enough the world will beat a path to your door(...)

Adare Manor will now hold the centenary Ryder Cup event in 2027. Photograph: Murray Consultants

What’s another year? In fact, the postponement of September’s Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits until 2021, and the domino effect of pushing future match(...)

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