royal portrush

Profile: Meet “Bob from Oban”

Profile: Meet “Bob from Oban”

Robert MacIntyre is not a name you might readily recognise. But this down-to-earth greenkeeper’s son might just be Scotland’s next golfing superstar. 20 Nov 2019
Big Dolphin aims for bigger splash in Malaysia

Big Dolphin aims for bigger splash in Malaysia

Thailand’s Prom Meesawat is planning to make another strong impact when he tees up for the first time at the US$300,000 Sarawak Championship, which will take place at the Damai Golf and Country Club in Kuching next week. 9 Aug 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
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
THE OPEN GALLERY: 50 Best images

THE OPEN GALLERY: 50 Best images

The first Open Championship held at Royal Portrush in nearly 70 years was certainly one to remember, especially for new Champion Golfer of the Year Shane Lowry. Here are the best images from the week captured by Matthew Harris as well as the team of Getty Images photographers in Northern Ireland. 22 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
Irish eyes smiling as Lowry claims the Claret Jug

Irish eyes smiling as Lowry claims the Claret Jug

The 148th Open Championship lasted for the usual four days. But the after-match party might take a bit longer. 22 Jul 2019
Schauffele lets fly at R&A over failed driver test

Schauffele lets fly at R&A over failed driver test

Xander Schauffele was still running hot on Saturday at The Open, and it had nothing to do with a round of 69 that left him 11 shots off the lead at Royal Portrush. 21 Jul 2019
Shane Lowry takes commanding lead at Royal Portrush

Shane Lowry takes commanding lead at Royal Portrush

The third round of the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush belonged to one man. Maybe two. 21 Jul 2019
Smith the last Aussie still standing at Royal Portrush

Smith the last Aussie still standing at Royal Portrush

In keeping with the ever-erratic Northern Irish weather, the Australians amidst the 156-strong field at Royal Portrush had mixed fortunes on day two of 148th Open Championship. Which is not to say many of the stories had happy endings. 20 Jul 2019
Royal Portrush bares its teeth as McIlroy cards “inexcusable” 79

Royal Portrush bares its teeth as McIlroy cards “inexcusable” 79

It was quite a day at Royal Portrush in the opening round of the 148th Open Championship. Much that hardly ever happens actually did. And much that was expected to occur eventually didn’t. 19 Jul 2019
Gary Player’s Open memories and 2019 predictions

Gary Player’s Open memories and 2019 predictions

This week’s Open Championship marks 60 years since Gary Player claimed the Claret Jug and his first major title at Muirfield. The 83-year-old sat down recently to reminisce on that life changing week, and discuss this week’s staging of the event. 18 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