Iain Carter

Golf correspondent

Analysis and opinion from our golf correspondent

About Iain

Iain has been the BBC's Golf Correspondent since 2003. ... Read more about Iain Carter

Since then he has led commentary teams for 5 live at major championships and Ryder Cups. Accruing hundreds of thousands of airmiles each year, Iain travels the golfing globe to provide reports, blogs and tweets from all of the game's most important tournaments.

In his spare time Iain desperately tries to cling on to a single-figure handicap.

A sports journalist since the mid-1980s, he also commentates on rugby union and tennis.

Annika Sorenstam

Europe already on 'Plan B' for Solheim Cup

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Europe captain Annika Sorenstam admits her team will be employing "plan B" as they seek to regain the Solheim Cup from the United States in Iowa this week.

The visitors were already underdogs for the match at Des Moines Golf and Country Club, which starts on Friday, before the loss of Suzann Pettersen, through injury.

Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth

Can McIlroy deny band of brothers?

Read full article on US PGA Championship 2017: Rory McIlroy out to halt Jordan Spieth quest

It is being billed as Rory McIlroy's last stand as he tries to halt Jordan Spieth's quest to become the youngest golfer to complete the career Grand Slam.

But the biggest likelihood is this week's US PGA Championship at Quail Hollow will yield more celebrations for the band of brothers who dominate American golf.

Jon Rahm & Seve Ballesteros

Can Rahm go one better than Ballesteros?

Read full article on Jon Rahm: Can Spaniard go one better than Seve Ballesteros at Birkdale?

Jon Rahm is taking a well deserved week off to replenish energy supplies before attempting to go one better than his great compatriot Seve Ballesteros at a Birkdale Open.

As the golf season enters its most exciting phase, 22-year-old Rahm is centre of attention having bludgeoned his way into the world's top 10 in his first year as a professional.

Padraig Harrington celebrates winning the 2008 Open Championship

Harrington relishing return to Birkdale

Read full article on Padraig Harrington: 2008 winner looking forward to Open Championship at Royal Birkdale

Three-time major champion Padraig Harrington will be relishing the prospect of this phase of the golf season probably more than any of the other top stars in the game.

The European Tour's 'links swing' of seaside golf begins with the Irishman's home open at Portstewart. After this week's Irish Open, it is the Scottish Open at Dundonald before The Open itself at Royal Birkdale.