Matthew Southgate jokes with world number three Rory McIlroy during the third round of the Irish Open at the K Club. Photo: Getty Images

An English acquaintance of mine – last Friday evening – sent a text wondering if the third round of the Irish Open on Saturday would feature two-balls(...)

Rory McIlroy lines up a putt at the Irish Open pro-am in The K Club as AP McCoy and Ruby Walsh, his caddie for the day, look on. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A burden of history no longer hangs like a leaden weight from the shoulders of home players, although pressure, of a kind, if not so heavy, still exis(...)

Mildronate (Meldonium) medication is pictured in the pharmacy in Saulkrasti, Latvia. Photograph: Reuters

Professional golfers on the PGA Tour taking the medication that has forced the suspension of Maria Sharapova from tennis will not face any sanction fo(...)

Amateur Paul Dunne of Ireland waves to the crowd as he walks off the 1st tee during the final round of the 144th Open Championship. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

At the start of the week for the 114th Open at St Andrews, Paul Dunne - kitted out in Under Armour gear supplied by a friend of the family - had been (...)

Pádraig Harrington: One of eight Irish players in the field for the British Masters at Woburn.

An idea first used with Rory McIlroy’s support of the Irish Open is gaining traction, and now Ian Poulter’s backing of the restored British Masters – (...)

Paul Dunne drives off the 16th tee during final round of the 2015 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course on in St Andrews, Scotland. Photo: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Paul Dunne exited the recorder’s hut after his fourth day of work unaware that his payday amounted to €47,530. “I’m not worried about money, it is no(...)

The man to beat: Jordan Spieth won the Masters and the US Open and came close to getting into a play-off at the British Open. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

On the highway from Milwaukee out to the town of Kohler, which owes its name to the family that gave the world designer porcelain toilets before mo(...)

James McGee is the only player from Ireland competing in the Challenger events, which have larger prize funds of €46,000. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Apart from their low ranking, one of the reasons Irish tennis players are not highly visible among Irish sportsmen and women is because there are not (...)

The Old Course at The Lahinch Golf Club is currently hosting the South of Ireland Amateur Open. Photograph: Getty.

Stroll through the well appointed clubhouse in Lahinch these days and it’s easy to feel as though you’d been sucked into a time warp as John Burke a(...)

 Rickie Fowler acknowledges the crowd after winning the Scottish Open at Gullane. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images.

No victory for either of them, but no regret either. In truth, although reduced from principal characters to minor roles in the drama which yesterd(...)

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