This week’s 148th Open at Royal Portrush is officially the most attended Championship staged outside St Andrews with the R&A announcing on Wednesday that there will be a record-breaking crowd of 237,750 for the tournament starting on Thursday.
South African teenager Martin Vorster became the second youngest winner in the history of the East of Ireland Championship when he closed with a brace of five-under 67s to win by four strokes from Carton House’s Paul O’Hanlon at County Louth Golf Club.
An unholy trinity of ghastly misadventures in sport happened at three historic venues: Aintree; the old twin-towered Wembley; and St Andrews. That the misadventures are still talked of five decades later says everything about their enduring appeal, writes
Paul Dunne may be starting his 2018 campaign on Thomas Bjorn’s European team at this weekend’s EurAsia Cup in Malaysia but the Irish star will not be fooled that he has one foot in the door for this year’s Ryder Cup.
Rory McIlroy has set his sights on becoming the best non-American golfer of all time and plans to return stronger than ever after completing an injury-marred season that has seen him drop to sixth in the world rankings.
Swamp Fox won the feature race, the €26,000 Dawn Milk Handicap on Ladies Day at Killarney Races yesterday, but there was no outfoxing, or even outdancing judges Aidan O’Mahony and Thalia Heffernan who said they were “ swamped” with style.
July 23, 1995. Take That’s ‘Never Forget’ tops the Irish charts. John Daly is adding a second Major with an Open win in St Andrews and Cork are making Killarney their home away from home for a second time in three years.