Few will argue with the hugely positive impact Rory McIlroy has had on the game of golf, both as an amateur and professional.
Fri, 22 Feb, 2019
Pádraig Harrington is today expected to be named as Europe’s captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup.
Tue, 08 Jan, 2019
Leona Maguire was thrilled to see her game “click” into gear and rack up the lowest 72-hole score of her life to finish an impressive second in pre-qualifying for the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School in Morocco.
Tue, 11 Dec, 2018
Lahinch Golf Club were last night toasting Paul McGinley for his efforts in helping to bring the 2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open to the famous Co. Clare links course.
Fri, 18 May, 2018
Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson defeated Justin Thomas in a play-off after an extraordinary climax to the WGC-Mexico Championship to claim his first victory since the 2013 Open.
Mon, 05 Mar, 2018
The European Tour will set a time limit on every shot at next season's re-branded Austrian Open in a bid to combat slow play.
Mon, 23 Oct, 2017
It’s official. After widespread speculation, the powers that be announced on Tuesday that the professional golf calendar as we know it will look remarkably different beginning in 2019.
Thu, 10 Aug, 2017
“Every golf course in the world that has been awarded the dubious honour of the Royal Charter has two things in common: They have some of the best courses with some of the worst members.” — David Feherty
Wed, 19 Jul, 2017
Muirfield has told women interested in joining its ranks to “go for it” but be prepared for a wait after the course reversed a men-only membership policy and was restored as an Open venue.
Wed, 15 Mar, 2017
Pádraig Harrington insists that temperamental Thomas Bjorn will not be a liability as Ryder Cup captain and conceded that his own captaincy ambitions will have to be reviewed if he’s not to miss the boat in 2020 or 2022.
Wed, 07 Dec, 2016
Rory McIlroy has hinted that he will put the BMW PGA Championship back on his schedule next year, but Turkey is set to remain off the menu for the world number two.
Wed, 16 Nov, 2016
Tue, 08 Nov, 2016
Rory McIlroy admits a third consecutive Race to Dubai title is now out of his hands after his withdrawal from the Turkish Airlines Open.
Mon, 31 Oct, 2016
World number three Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from next week's €6.3m Turkish Airlines Open, the first of the European Tour's three Final Series events.
Sat, 29 Oct, 2016
Masters champion Danny Willett experienced a mixture of the sublime and the ridiculous as he claimed a share of the lead with a remarkable 68 in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
Sat, 28 May, 2016
Divide and Conquer is a well recognised method of negotiation, during which one vested party attempts to influence key sympathetic members of the opposition in order to gain control of a bargaining position or of the collective proceedings.
Tue, 17 May, 2016
The owners of the five-star Lough Erne Resort last night said they “extremely disappointed” at the European Tour’s decision not to host the 2017 Irish Open at the Fermanagh resort.
Tue, 12 Apr, 2016
Italy will host the Ryder Cup for the first time when the biennial event heads to Rome’s Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in 2022.
Tue, 15 Dec, 2015
Tue, 13 Oct, 2015
Danny Willett insists he has no issue with Rory McIlroy being given a special exemption to remain in the Race to Dubai, even though that could stop him from ending the season as European No.1.
Thu, 08 Oct, 2015
The PGA Grand Slam of Golf has been moved from Donald Trump’s course in Los Angeles in the wake of the US presidential candidate’s controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants.
Tue, 07 Jul, 2015
Tiger Woods bounced back from his miserable US Open to shoot his lowest score on the PGA Tour this season with a four-under-par 66 on day one of The Greenbrier Classic.
Fri, 03 Jul, 2015
The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open may have migrated north for this year’s prestigious European Tour event but while the tournament heads to Royal County Down next month, schoolchildren up and down the country have a chance to bring the winners’ trophy and the Open’s famed Claret Jug to their classroom.
Tue, 21 Apr, 2015
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy is staring at a hefty fine after hurling a four-iron into the water in disgust on the second day of the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump Doral.
Sat, 07 Mar, 2015
Miguel Angel Jimenez will look to get over the disappointment of not being chosen as Europe’s next Ryder Cup captain by extending his own record as the European Tour’s oldest winner in the Hero Indian Open.
Thu, 19 Feb, 2015
Former Open champion Darren Clarke remains a strong favourite to be named European Ryder Cup captain for 2016 on Wednesday.
Tue, 17 Feb, 2015
Rory McIlroy confessed the conditions were almost too easy as he joined a host of players in cashing in on a low-scoring first day of the Dubai Desert Classic.
Thu, 29 Jan, 2015
"I didn’t want to let him get too far ahead of me. I just wanted to try to stay as close to him as possible and thankfully I was able to do that."
Thu, 15 Jan, 2015
Ryder Cup star Patrick Reed has apologised for an "unacceptable" foul-mouthed outburst on the opening day of the WGC-HSBC Champions Event in Shanghai, but is still set to be punished by the PGA Tour.
Fri, 07 Nov, 2014
Europe’s best golfers may still be jockeying for position on the 2014 Race To Dubai, with the season’s climax at the DP Tour Championship still five weeks away.
Tue, 21 Oct, 2014
Jamie Donaldson has booked his place in the European team at this year’s Ryder Cup after winning the D+D REAL Czech Masters by two shots.
Sun, 24 Aug, 2014
Russian Open: England’s David Horsey recovered from a front-nine collapse to force a play-off against Damien McGrane before pushing on to victory at the Russian Open.
Mon, 28 Jul, 2014
Fota Island’s massive success as an Irish Open venue is no guarantee the event will return to the Cork resort in 2016.
Mon, 23 Jun, 2014
The Mercy Hospital Foundation has been named the official charity of this year’s Irish Open golf championship at Fota Island in Cork.
Sat, 31 May, 2014
The European Tour has admitted launching the EurAsia Cup was a “mistake” and are seeking to end the row with the organisers of the rival Royal Trophy that will not see them “lose too much face”.
Fri, 28 Mar, 2014
England’s Simon Dyson wants to put the worst moment of his career behind him as he returns to action for the first time since being handed a suspended two-month ban from the European Tour.
Thu, 16 Jan, 2014
The family of Seve Ballesteros has accused the European Tour of being “disrespectful” to the late five-time major winner over its plans to host an inaugural EurAsia Cup event in Malaysia in March.
Sat, 04 Jan, 2014
European Tour Chief George O’Grady is bullish about the future of the European Tour after “a period of transition” over the past year.
Thu, 19 Dec, 2013
The European Tour has announced a comprehensive review into the Final Series after Ernie Els strongly criticised the demands on players.
Mon, 18 Nov, 2013
Just as we near the winner’s post in the Race to Dubai, Tiger Woods could easily throw an untimely spanner into the works of crowning this year’s eventual European Tour No. 1.
Wed, 06 Nov, 2013
The Golf Channel analyst who compared a rules violation by Tiger Woods to his own episode of cheating on a fourth-grade math test has admitted the comment was a mistake.
Fri, 01 Nov, 2013
Fota Island in Cork is back in the frame to host next year’s Irish Open.
Tue, 22 Oct, 2013