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    Rory McIlroy: I never wanted to be so famous... everyone knows what you do 24 hours of the day

    Rory McIlroy: I never wanted to be so famous... everyone knows what you do 24 hours of the day


    If golf has come easy to Rory McIlroy then he revealed at Wentworth on Wednesday that the challenges of fame continue to be a struggle. And the bad news for the Irishman in that regard is that his celebrity only seems to be...

    If golf has come easy to Rory McIlroy then he revealed at Wentworth on Wednesday that the challenges of fame continue to be a struggle. And the bad news for the Irishman in that regard is that his celebrity only seems to be increasing.
    McIlroy ready to kick season into top gear at Wentworth

    McIlroy ready to kick season into top gear at Wentworth


    Rory McIlroy continues to rail against the downside of celebrity but he'll happily bask in the limelight at Wentworth if he can find the spark that re-ignites his...

    Rory McIlroy continues to rail against the downside of celebrity but he'll happily bask in the limelight at Wentworth if he can find the spark that re-ignites his season.
    Maguire twins set to make pro move

    Maguire twins set to make pro move


    Leona and Lisa Maguire will turn professional by the end of the month after Duke University bowed out of the NCAA Division One Women's Championship in Oklahoma...

    Leona and Lisa Maguire will turn professional by the end of the month after Duke University bowed out of the NCAA Division One Women's Championship in Oklahoma yesterday.

    McDowell joins Harrington as vice-captain for Ryder Cup team


    Graeme McDowell will join Pádraig Harrington on this year's European Ryder Cup team as one of Thomas Bjorn's...

    Graeme McDowell will join Pádraig Harrington on this year's European Ryder Cup team as one of Thomas Bjorn's vice-captains.
    Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell named Ryder Cup vice-captains by Thomas Bjorn

    Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell named Ryder Cup vice-captains by Thomas Bjorn


    European captain Thomas Bjorn has named Lee Westwood, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell and Luke Donald as vice-captains for this year's Ryder Cup against the United...

    European captain Thomas Bjorn has named Lee Westwood, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell and Luke Donald as vice-captains for this year's Ryder Cup against the United States.
    Padraig Harrington to earn Ryder Cup vice-captain role

    Padraig Harrington to earn Ryder Cup vice-captain role


    Pádraig Harrington and Lee Westwood will be announced as Ryder Cup vice-captains at Wentworth today as Europe captain Thomas Bjorn takes a huge step in forming his back-room team for September's match near...

    Pádraig Harrington and Lee Westwood will be announced as Ryder Cup vice-captains at Wentworth today as Europe captain Thomas Bjorn takes a huge step in forming his back-room team for September's match near Paris.
    Dunne making Major plans

    Dunne making Major plans


    Paul Dunne embarks on an 80-day around the world odyssey this week looking for his share of a $77.7 million (€66 million) jackpot and the chance to claim Major glory and a Ryder Cup...

    Paul Dunne embarks on an 80-day around the world odyssey this week looking for his share of a $77.7 million (€66 million) jackpot and the chance to claim Major glory and a Ryder Cup debut.
    Dawson comes of age with Amateur triumph

    Dawson comes of age with Amateur triumph


    Tramore's Robin Dawson was as relieved as he was overjoyed to end his five-year wait for a major win with a dramatic four-shot victory in the Flogas Irish Amateur Open at Royal County...

    Tramore's Robin Dawson was as relieved as he was overjoyed to end his five-year wait for a major win with a dramatic four-shot victory in the Flogas Irish Amateur Open at Royal County Down.
    Otaegui proves a Knockout to claim second European title

    Otaegui proves a Knockout to claim second European title


    Spain's Adrian Otaegui produced a red-hot finish to beat Frenchman Benjamin Hebert by two strokes in the final of the Belgian Knockout in...

    Spain's Adrian Otaegui produced a red-hot finish to beat Frenchman Benjamin Hebert by two strokes in the final of the Belgian Knockout in Antwerp.
    Yates a real giant of the game on and off the course

    Yates a real giant of the game on and off the course


    While making quite a deal of Jimmy Bruen's birthday, Henry Cotton filled almost half a broadsheet page of the News of the World explaining how Britain and Ireland were about to make history. It was Sunday, May 8, 1938 and the team for the forthcoming...

    While making quite a deal of Jimmy Bruen's birthday, Henry Cotton filled almost half a broadsheet page of the News of the World explaining how Britain and Ireland were about to make history. It was Sunday, May 8, 1938 and the team for the forthcoming Walker Cup matches at St Andrews had just been announced.
    Patience pays off for Dawson

    Patience pays off for Dawson


    Tramore's Robin Dawson was rewarded for his patience as he coolly birdied the 18th to take a two-stroke lead into the third round of the Flogas Irish Amateur Open at Royal County...

    Tramore's Robin Dawson was rewarded for his patience as he coolly birdied the 18th to take a two-stroke lead into the third round of the Flogas Irish Amateur Open at Royal County Down.
    Spieth turns things around despite putting struggles

    Spieth turns things around despite putting struggles


    Jordan Spieth remains frustrated with his putting despite surging through the field with a five-under 66 at the AT&T Byron Nelson in...

    Jordan Spieth remains frustrated with his putting despite surging through the field with a five-under 66 at the AT&T Byron Nelson in Dallas.
    Dawson seizes early control at County Down

    Dawson seizes early control at County Down


    Tramore's Robin Dawson avoided a mid-round disaster to fire a sensational 65 to lead the Flogas Irish Amateur Open by three shots at Royal County...

    Tramore's Robin Dawson avoided a mid-round disaster to fire a sensational 65 to lead the Flogas Irish Amateur Open by three shots at Royal County Down.
    O'Keeffe is on a mission to retain Irish crown

    O'Keeffe is on a mission to retain Irish crown


    Douglas' Peter O'Keeffe has no fear of the star-studded field bidding to claim his Flogas Irish Amateur Open...

    Douglas' Peter O'Keeffe has no fear of the star-studded field bidding to claim his Flogas Irish Amateur Open crown.

    Harrington pushing for big few weeks


    Pádraig Harrington insists he's in "a good place" as he bids to become the PGA Tour's latest golden oldie winner in the 50th anniversary AT&T Byron Nelson in...

    Pádraig Harrington insists he's in "a good place" as he bids to become the PGA Tour's latest golden oldie winner in the 50th anniversary AT&T Byron Nelson in Texas.
    One Direction's Niall Horan gave Thomas Pieters idea for Belgian Knockout format

    One Direction's Niall Horan gave Thomas Pieters idea for Belgian Knockout format


    Thomas Pieters has revealed he took inspiration from One Direction's Niall Horan with regard to the format for this week's inaugural Belgian Knockout in...

    Thomas Pieters has revealed he took inspiration from One Direction's Niall Horan with regard to the format for this week's inaugural Belgian Knockout in Antwerp.
    US golfer Lucas Glover's wife arrested for domestic violence for allegedly attacking husband and his mother after poor round

    US golfer Lucas Glover's wife arrested for domestic violence for allegedly attacking husband and his mother after poor round


    Krista Conley Glover, the wife of US golfer Lucas Glover, has been arrested and charged with domestic violence and resisting arrest without violence during the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass over the...

    Krista Conley Glover, the wife of US golfer Lucas Glover, has been arrested and charged with domestic violence and resisting arrest without violence during the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass over the weekend.

    Simpson holds off chasing pack to claim TPC title


    Webb Simpson didn't have to be at his best in his final round but still ran out a four-shot winner of The Players Championship at...

    Webb Simpson didn't have to be at his best in his final round but still ran out a four-shot winner of The Players Championship at Sawgrass.
    Thrilling Tiger Woods surge not enough to halt Webb Simpson's march to Players Championship glory

    Thrilling Tiger Woods surge not enough to halt Webb Simpson's march to Players Championship glory


    Webb Simpson held his nerve to claim his first victory since 2013 in the Players Championship, despite the best efforts of a chasing pack briefly spearheaded by 14-time major winner Tiger...

    Webb Simpson held his nerve to claim his first victory since 2013 in the Players Championship, despite the best efforts of a chasing pack briefly spearheaded by 14-time major winner Tiger Woods.
    Time healing Harrington's Barry Burn scars

    Time healing Harrington's Barry Burn scars


    Pádraig Harrington exuded such bonhomie at his return to a scene of remarkable achievement that a novel approach didn't seem at all inappropriate. And to prove it, he readily fielded questions about Frank Sinatra, while reflecting on a memorable morning...

    Pádraig Harrington exuded such bonhomie at his return to a scene of remarkable achievement that a novel approach didn't seem at all inappropriate. And to prove it, he readily fielded questions about Frank Sinatra, while reflecting on a memorable morning at Carnoustie.
    WATCH: Tiger Woods produces a magical round of 65 but he trails runaway leader Webb Simpson

    WATCH: Tiger Woods produces a magical round of 65 but he trails runaway leader Webb Simpson


    Tiger Woods charged into Players Championship contention by firing a 65 at Sawgrass, but he remains a long way behind runaway leader Webb Simpson heading into the final round on...

    Tiger Woods charged into Players Championship contention by firing a 65 at Sawgrass, but he remains a long way behind runaway leader Webb Simpson heading into the final round on Sunday.
    Misery for McIlroy but Simpson soars at Sawgrass

    Misery for McIlroy but Simpson soars at Sawgrass


    Webb Simpson opened up the biggest 36-hole lead in the history of The Players when he blasted a course record-equalling 63 to head the field by five shots at TPC...

    Webb Simpson opened up the biggest 36-hole lead in the history of The Players when he blasted a course record-equalling 63 to head the field by five shots at TPC Sawgrass.

    McIlroy to play 'smarter' in bid for first Players title


    Rory McIlroy believes he's learned to play with the shackles on at TPC Sawgrass and now has the maturity and discipline to win The...

    Rory McIlroy believes he's learned to play with the shackles on at TPC Sawgrass and now has the maturity and discipline to win The Players.
    'The Players Championship should be made the official fifth major' - Jordan Spieth

    'The Players Championship should be made the official fifth major' - Jordan Spieth


    Jordan Spieth had been busy trying to convince the world's media about the attributes of The Players Championship before stepping outside to launch an even more impassioned plea for Major recognition for the PGA Tour's flagship...

    Jordan Spieth had been busy trying to convince the world's media about the attributes of The Players Championship before stepping outside to launch an even more impassioned plea for Major recognition for the PGA Tour's flagship event.
    Moynihan boost as Irish six-shooters outgun French

    Moynihan boost as Irish six-shooters outgun French


    Gavin Moynihan got a massive shot of confidence and a career-best €100,000 payday when he partnered Ryder Cup hopeful Paul Dunne to a stunning 2-0 win over France in the GolfSixes in St...

    Gavin Moynihan got a massive shot of confidence and a career-best €100,000 payday when he partnered Ryder Cup hopeful Paul Dunne to a stunning 2-0 win over France in the GolfSixes in St Albans.
    Bumper payday for Paul Dunne and Gavin Moynihan as Ireland win GolfSixes

    Bumper payday for Paul Dunne and Gavin Moynihan as Ireland win GolfSixes


    Ireland's Gavin Moynihan almost doubled his career earnings on the European Tour for two days' work after partnering Paul Dunne to victory in the second edition of...

    Ireland's Gavin Moynihan almost doubled his career earnings on the European Tour for two days' work after partnering Paul Dunne to victory in the second edition of GolfSixes.

    Royal Dublin remembers heroic son of Dollymount


    Cast in bronze and sitting on a wooden base, it measured little more than five inches in diameter. Yet for what it conveyed in terms of pain and loss from horrific events of 100 years ago, the so-called Widow's Penny evoked profound...

    Cast in bronze and sitting on a wooden base, it measured little more than five inches in diameter. Yet for what it conveyed in terms of pain and loss from horrific events of 100 years ago, the so-called Widow's Penny evoked profound emotion.
    'Frustrated' Woods struggles to find form with putter

    'Frustrated' Woods struggles to find form with putter


    Tiger Woods diced with death as he birdied his final hole of the second round to sit right on the projected cutline at the Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina...

    Tiger Woods diced with death as he birdied his final hole of the second round to sit right on the projected cutline at the Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina yesterday.
    Rory McIlroy finds form as he deals with backlash over 'don't care' slight

    Rory McIlroy finds form as he deals with backlash over 'don't care' slight


    Rory McIlroy threw more fuel on the fire when he reiterated his belief that the US Open and the Open are now playing second fiddle to the...

    Rory McIlroy threw more fuel on the fire when he reiterated his belief that the US Open and the Open are now playing second fiddle to the Masters.
    I don't care about the US Open or Open - Rory McIlroy

    I don't care about the US Open or Open - Rory McIlroy


    Rory McIlroy insists that the Masters is the biggest tournament in the world and that he can't let fear of failure stop him in his quest for that elusive Green...

    Rory McIlroy insists that the Masters is the biggest tournament in the world and that he can't let fear of failure stop him in his quest for that elusive Green Jacket.
    Rory McIlroy reveals a week of binge watching TV box sets helped him recover from Masters woe

    Rory McIlroy reveals a week of binge watching TV box sets helped him recover from Masters woe


    Rory McIlroy has revealed how he got over the disappointment of suffering more Masters misery as he looks to celebrate his birthday with a third victory at the Wells Fargo...

    Rory McIlroy has revealed how he got over the disappointment of suffering more Masters misery as he looks to celebrate his birthday with a third victory at the Wells Fargo Championship.
    Groundbreaking stem cell therapy gets Jack back in the swing of things

    Groundbreaking stem cell therapy gets Jack back in the swing of things


    Champion golfer Jack Nicklaus has become one of the first people in the world to undergo groundbreaking stem cell therapy on his back to allow him to swing a golf club once...

    Champion golfer Jack Nicklaus has become one of the first people in the world to undergo groundbreaking stem cell therapy on his back to allow him to swing a golf club once more.

    Harrington and Lowry team up for flying start


    Shane Lowry and Pádraig Harrington lived up to their walk-on music when they opened with a nine-under par 63 in the $7.1m Zurich Classic of New...

    Shane Lowry and Pádraig Harrington lived up to their walk-on music when they opened with a nine-under par 63 in the $7.1m Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
    Grant thrilled by Curtis reward

    Grant thrilled by Curtis reward


    Lisburn's Paula Grant was thrilled to be named alongside Royal County Down Ladies' Olivia Mehaffey in the eight-strong Great Britain and Ireland side to face the United States in June's Curtis...

    Lisburn's Paula Grant was thrilled to be named alongside Royal County Down Ladies' Olivia Mehaffey in the eight-strong Great Britain and Ireland side to face the United States in June's Curtis Cup.

    Harrington and Lowry team up to turn things around


    Jordan Spieth tees it up with Ryan Palmer in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans believing his final-round charge for the Masters could be the spark that sets his season...

    Jordan Spieth tees it up with Ryan Palmer in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans believing his final-round charge for the Masters could be the spark that sets his season alight.
    Padraig Harrington eyeing up 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

    Padraig Harrington eyeing up 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy


    Pádraig Harrington admits he must put his hat in the ring for the 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy or risk missing...

    Pádraig Harrington admits he must put his hat in the ring for the 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy or risk missing out.

    Alexander Levy steps up Ryder bid to close in on Paul Dunne


    Alexander Levy closed the gap on Paul Dunne in the ongoing race for Ryder Cup spots following his impressive one-shot win in the Trophée Hassan II in...

    Alexander Levy closed the gap on Paul Dunne in the ongoing race for Ryder Cup spots following his impressive one-shot win in the Trophée Hassan II in Morocco.
    Adare Manor has raised bar in race for Ryder Cup

    Adare Manor has raised bar in race for Ryder Cup


    In pursuit of parkland perfection, Adare Manor Resort have undertaken an ongoing commitment unprecedented in Irish golf. While maintaining a superbly upgraded golf course, they are looking to a return of the JP McManus International Pro-Am in 2020, and...

    In pursuit of parkland perfection, Adare Manor Resort have undertaken an ongoing commitment unprecedented in Irish golf. While maintaining a superbly upgraded golf course, they are looking to a return of the JP McManus International Pro-Am in 2020, and beyond that, the grand prize of the Ryder Cup in 2026.

    Paul Dunne misses the cut in Trophée Hassan II, despite hole-in-one


    Paul Dunne had a hole-in-one but still missed the cut as Spain's Alvaro Quiros took a one-stroke lead into the third round of Trophée Hassan II at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in...

    Paul Dunne had a hole-in-one but still missed the cut as Spain's Alvaro Quiros took a one-stroke lead into the third round of Trophée Hassan II at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in Morocco.
    Hoey team goes extra mile to impress in Morocco

    Hoey team goes extra mile to impress in Morocco


    Michael Hoey thanked his wife for coming to the rescue then roared into contention for his first win for five years at the Trophée Hassan II in...

    Michael Hoey thanked his wife for coming to the rescue then roared into contention for his first win for five years at the Trophée Hassan II in Morocco.
    Rafferty and Dawson chase English duo in Nations test

    Rafferty and Dawson chase English duo in Nations test


    Ireland had to dig deep to keep England in their sights after the opening day of the European Nations Championship in...

    Ireland had to dig deep to keep England in their sights after the opening day of the European Nations Championship in Spain.

    Dunne won't be rushing it in race for next victory


    Paul Dunne insists he won't speed up even if he's a man in a hurry to make the world's top...

    Paul Dunne insists he won't speed up even if he's a man in a hurry to make the world's top 50.
    Ireland's Maguire eyes US Open pro debut

    Ireland's Maguire eyes US Open pro debut


    Leona Maguire has decided to give up the chance to make her amateur swansong in June's Curtis Cup and targeted a dream professional debut in the US Women's...

    Leona Maguire has decided to give up the chance to make her amateur swansong in June's Curtis Cup and targeted a dream professional debut in the US Women's Open.
    Jordan Spieth, Ricky Fowler let loose at fellow golfer's Smylie Kaufman's fairytale wedding

    Jordan Spieth, Ricky Fowler let loose at fellow golfer's Smylie Kaufman's fairytale wedding


    Some of the biggest names in golf let loose after their Masters tour when US pro Smylie Kaufman tied the knot with his fiancé Francie Harris in a fairytale wedding this...

    Some of the biggest names in golf let loose after their Masters tour when US pro Smylie Kaufman tied the knot with his fiancé Francie Harris in a fairytale wedding this weekend.
    Disappointed Dunne admits short game let him down

    Disappointed Dunne admits short game let him down


    Paul Dunne felt his short game let him down as he finished second to a rampaging Jon Rahm in the Open de España in...

    Paul Dunne felt his short game let him down as he finished second to a rampaging Jon Rahm in the Open de España in Madrid.
    Kodaira claims tour card as Poulter fades

    Kodaira claims tour card as Poulter fades


    Japan's Satoshi Kodaira birdied the third play-off hole to win the RBC Heritage and his PGA Tour...

    Japan's Satoshi Kodaira birdied the third play-off hole to win the RBC Heritage and his PGA Tour card.
    SWING finds winning formula for tourism

    SWING finds winning formula for tourism


    From an original line-up of five, SWING could boast connections with no fewer than 13 clubs when they celebrated 30 years of growth at a special gathering in Ballybunion on...

    From an original line-up of five, SWING could boast connections with no fewer than 13 clubs when they celebrated 30 years of growth at a special gathering in Ballybunion on Friday.
    Fitting ceremony for Irish legend Moran

    Fitting ceremony for Irish legend Moran


    They honoured a great Irish golfer at Seaham Harbour GC in the north-east of England last Tuesday. Local dignitaries were involved in a special ceremony to mark the centenary of the death of Michael Moran, who moved to Wearside as resident professional...

    They honoured a great Irish golfer at Seaham Harbour GC in the north-east of England last Tuesday. Local dignitaries were involved in a special ceremony to mark the centenary of the death of Michael Moran, who moved to Wearside as resident professional before the outbreak of World War I.

    Impressive Paul Dunne faces wrath of Rahm in Madrid


    Paul Dunne held off a charging Rory McIlroy to win his maiden European Tour title six months...

    Paul Dunne held off a charging Rory McIlroy to win his maiden European Tour title six months ago.
    Eagle-eyed Dunne sets pace as Moynihan is derailed

    Eagle-eyed Dunne sets pace as Moynihan is derailed


    Paul Dunne eagled the 18th for a super 66 and a share of the lead in the €1.5 million Spanish Open in rainy...

    Paul Dunne eagled the 18th for a super 66 and a share of the lead in the €1.5 million Spanish Open in rainy Madrid.
    Tony Finau shares picture of gruesome dislocated ankle injury at Masters after brilliant top 10 finish

    Tony Finau shares picture of gruesome dislocated ankle injury at Masters after brilliant top 10 finish


    Tony Finau has revealed the full extent of the dislocated ankle that he suffered just one day before The Masters, with the American golfer successfully battling against the injury to finish a miraculous tied-10th at the...

    Tony Finau has revealed the full extent of the dislocated ankle that he suffered just one day before The Masters, with the American golfer successfully battling against the injury to finish a miraculous tied-10th at the weekend.
    Sam Dean: Red mist and Green Jackets - the Reed family feud

    Sam Dean: Red mist and Green Jackets - the Reed family feud


    Without traffic, the drive from Augusta National to the Reed family home takes less than 15 minutes. It is a straightforward journey, with few turns, and it is a trip that Bill Reed once made with his son, Patrick, when the family moved to the city's...

    Without traffic, the drive from Augusta National to the Reed family home takes less than 15 minutes. It is a straightforward journey, with few turns, and it is a trip that Bill Reed once made with his son, Patrick, when the family moved to the city's suburbs less than a decade ago.
    Inside the Patrick Reed family feud and why being at his parents' home felt a world away from Masters celebrations

    Inside the Patrick Reed family feud and why being at his parents' home felt a world away from Masters celebrations


    Without traffic, the drive from Augusta National to the Reed family home takes less than 15 minutes. It is a straightforward journey, with few turns, and it is a trip that Bill Reed once made with his son, Patrick, when the family moved to the city’s...

    Without traffic, the drive from Augusta National to the Reed family home takes less than 15 minutes. It is a straightforward journey, with few turns, and it is a trip that Bill Reed once made with his son, Patrick, when the family moved to the city’s suburbs less than a decade ago.
    'I expected a lot more from Rory McIlroy' - Former Open champion David Duval

    'I expected a lot more from Rory McIlroy' - Former Open champion David Duval


    Former world number one David Duval believes Rory McIlroy will complete the career grand slam, but fears that his latest bout of Masters misery will be tough to...

    Former world number one David Duval believes Rory McIlroy will complete the career grand slam, but fears that his latest bout of Masters misery will be tough to take.
    Masters champion Patrick Reed asked about complex family feud in post-win press conference

    Masters champion Patrick Reed asked about complex family feud in post-win press conference


    Masters champion Patrick Reed won his first major at Augusta National yesterday but amidst the celebrations he had to answer an awkward question in his post-round press...

    Masters champion Patrick Reed won his first major at Augusta National yesterday but amidst the celebrations he had to answer an awkward question in his post-round press conference.
    Reed keeps cool to hold off surging Spieth and Fowler for first Major

    Reed keeps cool to hold off surging Spieth and Fowler for first Major


    Rory McIlroy's Masters agony continued as he failed to spark and Patrick Reed held off Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth in an electrifying battle to claim the coveted green jacket at...

    Rory McIlroy's Masters agony continued as he failed to spark and Patrick Reed held off Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth in an electrifying battle to claim the coveted green jacket at Augusta.
    Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson running out of time

    Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson running out of time


    Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson don't like playing second fiddle to anyone but even with seven green jackets they were almost happy just to be able to play the ultimate warm-up act to last night's star turn at...

    Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson don't like playing second fiddle to anyone but even with seven green jackets they were almost happy just to be able to play the ultimate warm-up act to last night's star turn at Augusta.
    Alliss, BBC and Masters remain a match made in heaven

    Alliss, BBC and Masters remain a match made in heaven


    There are two types of people in the world: those who would rather watch the US Masters on Sky Sports, and those who prefer watch coverage from the...

    There are two types of people in the world: those who would rather watch the US Masters on Sky Sports, and those who prefer watch coverage from the BBC.
    Paul Kimmage on Tiger Woods - 'He was set to win 25 Majors, but life got in the way'

    Paul Kimmage on Tiger Woods - 'He was set to win 25 Majors, but life got in the way'


    Twenty-one years ago. It was a hot Thursday afternoon on my first visit to the Masters and the late Cecil Whelan, a great Dubliner and devoted golf fan, was guiding me around. There were plenty of names I wanted to see: Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer,...

    Twenty-one years ago. It was a hot Thursday afternoon on my first visit to the Masters and the late Cecil Whelan, a great Dubliner and devoted golf fan, was guiding me around. There were plenty of names I wanted to see: Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, obviously; Tom Watson and Bernard Langer, naturally; Greg Norman and his return to Amen Corner 12 months after his dramatic collapse. But Cecil wouldn't hear of it.
    Augusta's nearly men hold a special place in our hearts

    Augusta's nearly men hold a special place in our hearts


    It was 2.30 in the afternoon of Masters Sunday at Augusta National and all was well in my world. Having just completed a 1,300-word profile of the anticipated winner, I almost skipped up the hill towards the first tee where the last pairing would drive...

    It was 2.30 in the afternoon of Masters Sunday at Augusta National and all was well in my world. Having just completed a 1,300-word profile of the anticipated winner, I almost skipped up the hill towards the first tee where the last pairing would drive off in about half an hour.
    US Masters final round as it happened: Patrick Reed crowned the champion after one-shot victory

    US Masters final round as it happened: Patrick Reed crowned the champion after one-shot victory


    Patrick Reed secured his first major title by a solitary stroke after holding off the challenges produced by Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler. It was a disappointing day for Rory...

    Patrick Reed secured his first major title by a solitary stroke after holding off the challenges produced by Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler. It was a disappointing day for Rory McIlroy.
    Green Jackets can weigh heavily on champions' shoulders

    Green Jackets can weigh heavily on champions' shoulders


    A year ago, Sergio Garcia was the best professional golfer at the Masters. Twelve months on, he was the joint-worst, in 82nd place, joining the previous champion, Danny Willett, on the exit route down Magnolia...

    A year ago, Sergio Garcia was the best professional golfer at the Masters. Twelve months on, he was the joint-worst, in 82nd place, joining the previous champion, Danny Willett, on the exit route down Magnolia Lane.
    McIlroy stays cool to maintain heat on Reed

    McIlroy stays cool to maintain heat on Reed


    On a rainy day in Georgia, Rory McIlroy swept into contention for a coveted title with a third round 65 in the US Masters at Augusta National. It left him three strokes behind the leader, Patrick Reed, whose length and bravery delivered a priceless...

    On a rainy day in Georgia, Rory McIlroy swept into contention for a coveted title with a third round 65 in the US Masters at Augusta National. It left him three strokes behind the leader, Patrick Reed, whose length and bravery delivered a priceless dividend of two eagles from famously reachable par-fives.