Dubliner takes centre stage as Ulster trio drop out of running at Royal Portrush
The world No 1 Luke Donald will play Ernie Els in the WGC-Accenture Match Play in Tucson tomorrow. Rory McIlroy, the world No 2, will take on South Africa's George Coetzee.
Anyone who ever doubted that Rory McIlroy (right) is his own man knows differently now. In a move which stunned the world of golf, the prodigious young Ulsterman dropped his manager, Chubby Chandler, to join his compatriot Graeme McDowell at a smaller agency.
Westwood plans to play as if he doesn't care while Donald will whistle while he works as pair try to break their major duck
Factory Yamaha rider Eugene Laverty will attempt to add to Northern Ireland's blossoming year of sporting successes at the British round of the World Superbike Championship at Silverstone this weekend.
Three Emerald Isle treasures – Clarke, McIlroy and McDowell – will be cheered round the Irish Open which starts today after their recent triumphs
Darren Clarke and Rory McIlroy have both been made honorary life members of the European Tour after their incredible US Open-Open double this summer.
A bid to bring a professional golf tournament back to Northern Ireland following the region's stunning success in the world game has been backed with a financial commitment from the Stormont government.
Most Open champions wake up the morning after the night before and realise it was not a dream.
Clarke's win extends a remarkable run for Northern Ireland. David McKittrick reports
My Open: I have played all over the world but nowhere do the galleries have a better appreciation of what it takes than here
Emotional Ulsterman holds nerve on final day to capture Open and his first major
Ulster anticipates another champion but Johnson and Co have other ideas
Since his opening 65 on Thursday morning, Thomas Bjorn has been going quietly about his business in the 140th Open Championship. The romantic notion of Bjorn's redemption on the Kent links where he could, indeed should, have won the Open eight years ago was soon overtaken by the story of boy wonder Tom Lewis.
American Rickie Fowler today firmly outshone fellow young star Rory McIlroy but still found a Northern Ireland golfer barring his way to Open Championship glory.
Can little Northern Ireland produce three major golf champions in scarcely more than a year?