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Morri: 2019 was full of major excitement

Morri: 2019 was full of major excitement

To all those who think golf is boring, consider this a big fat raspberry in your general direction. 8 Aug 2019
Ireland’s Adare Manor to host 2026 Ryder Cup

Ireland’s Adare Manor to host 2026 Ryder Cup

Irish golf is set for an extended spell in the golfing spotlight following Shane Lowry’s Open Championship victory, with the announcement of Adare Manor as host venue for the 2026 Ryder Cup. 26 Jul 2019
Leishman turns to WGC after Open flop

Leishman turns to WGC after Open flop

Having been mistaken for Open champion Shane Lowry for years, Marc Leishman hopes the Irishman's Claret Jug victory is enough for casual golf fans to start telling them apart. 25 Jul 2019
McIlroy's emotional thanks to Irish fans

McIlroy's emotional thanks to Irish fans

Rory McIlroy has issued an emotional thank you to Northern Ireland golf fans after his heartbreaking missed cut at the Open Championship, but hopes Royal Portrush is added to the UK major's rota of regular venues. 25 Jul 2019
Day takes lessons from his Open meltdown

Day takes lessons from his Open meltdown

Jason Day says he and accomplished caddie Steve Williams learned valuable lessons about their partnership under major championship pressure during his Open meltdown. 24 Jul 2019
Smith eyeing FedEx Cup playoff run

Smith eyeing FedEx Cup playoff run

Cameron Smith is coming home hunting a historic Australian PGA three-peat – but not before tending to some important business in America. 24 Jul 2019
GA Express 342: The Open wrap

GA Express 342: The Open wrap

There is always plenty to take away from a major championship. But last week’s Open Championship was one of the most memorable in recent times for a wide variety of reasons. 23 Jul 2019
Smith's hairy final round at The Open

Smith's hairy final round at The Open

Cameron Smith walked off windswept Royal Portrush and asked "how's my hair?" after almost being blown away during The Open's brutal final round. 22 Jul 2019
Gunn awakens to new reality at The 148th Open

Gunn awakens to new reality at The 148th Open

Thailand’s Gunn Charoenkul is ecstatic to find himself in company of many of the world’s best players after fulfilling his life-long dream of playing in a major. 18 Jul 2019
Baker-Finch explains tiny Aus tilt at Open

Baker-Finch explains tiny Aus tilt at Open

Open champion Ian Baker-Finch is adamant that Australia's smallest contingent in almost half a century at the UK major is no cause for concern. 18 Jul 2019
Aussie rookie living it up at The Open

Aussie rookie living it up at The Open

Jokes with Tiger Woods, rounds with Justin Thomas and Padraig Harrington and now a dream Open Championship start for starry-eyed young gun Jake McLeod. 18 Jul 2019
Royal Portrush: A Beautiful Beast

Royal Portrush: A Beautiful Beast

Exactly 1,367 days after the formal announcement was made to the world on October 20 2015, the Open Championship is finally returning to Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. 18 Jul 2019
‘Beware the injured golfer’, says Kiradech

‘Beware the injured golfer’, says Kiradech

Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat hopes to back up the old saying ‘beware the injured golfer’ by playing through the pain barrier and putting up a performance he can be proud of at The 148th Open which starts on Thursday. 17 Jul 2019
Rose's son eyes cricket over Open

Rose's son eyes cricket over Open

Justin Rose is reigning Olympic champion, a major winner and currently the world's fourth-best golfer but England's Cricket World Cup triumph means there is only one sport being played in his back garden. 17 Jul 2019
Mickelson sheds kilos before The Open

Mickelson sheds kilos before The Open

Phil Mickelson has embarked on a dramatic diet in a desperate attempt to rediscover his form ahead of the 148th Open Championship. 17 Jul 2019
Woodland anonymous among Open fans

Woodland anonymous among Open fans

Golf's newest major winner Gary Woodland remains so anonymous to the majority of fans he has found himself employed as Matt Kuchar's unofficial photographer in Portrush. 17 Jul 2019
Day ready to contend for majors again

Day ready to contend for majors again

A new putter, new attitude and, most importantly, a new caddie have given Jason Day renewed belief that he can become a major player in world golf again. 17 Jul 2019
Smith inspired by Royal Portrush's beauty

Smith inspired by Royal Portrush's beauty

Cameron Smith has only played Royal Portrush twice, but already he loves it. 17 Jul 2019
Leishman eyes faster start to 2019 Open

Leishman eyes faster start to 2019 Open

He's a proven Open Championship thoroughbred with three top-six finishes in his past five starts, but Marc Leishman admits he needs to change pace to reach the winning post first at Royal Portrush. 17 Jul 2019
Koepka reveals another secret weapon

Koepka reveals another secret weapon

As if he won't be hard enough to stop, now it's emerged Brooks Koepka's local-born caddie grew up playing on Royal Portrush. 17 Jul 2019
Emotional Open return for Northern Ireland

Emotional Open return for Northern Ireland

Home favourite Darren Clarke will hit the first tee shot at the Open Championship when the tournament returns to Northern Ireland for the first time in 68 years. 16 Jul 2019