Muirfield

Harrington's major quest continues: "I have no intention of stopping"

Pádraig Harirngton has no intention of giving up his quest for more majors. Picture Eoin Clarke www.golffile.ieRory McIlroy might have lost his world No 2 ranking to new Open champion Phil Mickelson but like Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell, the Holywood star will put his frustrations aside for a few weeks and come back for more in the US PGA next month.

Ticked off - McDowell unhappy with "hard core" referees and soft bunkers

Graeme McDowellGraeme McDowell was not happy about being put on the clock so early in his third round. Picture Eoin Clarke www.golffile.ieGraeme McDowell was fuming over stopwatch-happy referees after being put on the clock not once but twice en route to a two over 73 in The Open.

García slams "handbrake" Harrington

Sergio García and Pádraig Harrington shake hands at Muirfield. Picture Eoin Clarke www.golffile.ieSergio García hammered Pádraig Harrington on the golf course - physically - then moaned about him behind his back before giving him the sympathy vote in the interview room after a round marked by slow play.

Clarke in Rotella mode despite snowman scare

Darren Clarke looks in good form at the Open. He’s made nine birdies - only Harris English and Martin Laird have made more with 10 each. Picture Fran Caffrey www.golffile.ieDarren Clarke kept his head on after a nightmare quadruple bogey eight threatened to wreck his chances of another Open win.

Harrington on men-only Muirfield: "None of these clubs want to be pushed"

Padraig Harrington does not believe in forcing men only clubs to change their policies at the point of a bayonet. Picture Stuart Adams www.golftourimages.comThe controversy over playing The Open at clubs such as men-only Muirfield is not an indication of golf’s need to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century but a problem with society in general.

McIlroy declares new Nike driver to be "the one"

Rory McIlroy drives out of bounds on the second in the third round of the US Open at Merion. Picture: Eoin Clarke www.golffile.ieRory McIlroy has found “the one.”

No, not the love of his life - that job’s been filled - but a driver he can finally trust.

McDowell apologises to Scottish Open sponsors

Graeme McDowell’s last approach at Castle Stuart was from heavy rough. (10th July 2011: Picture Stuart Adams /www.golffile.ie)Graeme McDowell picked up the phone to agologise to Aberdeen Asset Management chief executive Martin Gilbert over his criticism of both the Scottish Open and Castle Stuart.