Marc Leishman will not represent Australia at the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Getty

Australia’s Marc Leishman has become the latest player to announce his intention not to compete in the Olympics, citing concerns over the Zika virus. (...)

Rory McIlroy hits a tee shot during a practice round ahead of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy believes he may only have two chances to win an Olympic medal unless there is a change in attitude to the sport’s return to the Games. A(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump makes an appearance prior to the start of play and speaks with golfer Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course. Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

It’s probably no shock to learn that most US golfers tend to vote Republican – but the strength of ill feeling towards Hillary Clinton is perhaps mor(...)

 Justin Rose has not been outside the top 15 on his last four outings at TPC Louisiana. Photograph: Kevin C Cox/Getty Images

US Tour: Justin Rose will look to successfully defend a title for the first time in his professional career in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, an e(...)

Adam Scott will not be joining Jason Day on Australia’s Olympic golf team this summer. Photograph: Getty Images

Australian world number seven Adam Scott has confirmed he will skip the Rio Olympics in August, the 2013 Masters champion citing scheduling conflicts (...)

Bernhard Langer heads into the final round of the US Masters firmly in contention. Photograph: AFP

Where would you find the likes of it? After all, could you imagine a 58-year-old getting down on his hunkers to take on Usain Bolt? Or, someone, appro(...)

World number one Jason Day with his son Dash during the  Par 3 competition at Augusta yesterday. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The temptation is to reach out, to grab destiny before it slips away. If Rory McIlroy is to find that missing link to the career Grand Slam here at t(...)

 Bubba Watson:  has arguably the best game tee-to-green with his monster drives giving him an edge on the field. Photo:  Harry How/Getty Images

In this week of weeks on tour, it is hard to find inner calm. But that is what all players want, so that their focus is on one thing: securing a gree(...)

 The US Masters  replica trophy, left, along with the  US Open trophy, the Claret Jug (British Open) and the  Wanamaker trophy (USPGA).  Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

If the feel of a green jacket on the champion’s shoulders is the act most associated with victory, the actual Masters Trophy – a depiction of the Aug(...)

 Jason Day:  “There’s so many players that can win around here, there’s not just one heavy favourite.” Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

For any Aussie, this week of all weeks, has resonance. It’s the 20th anniversary of Greg Norman’s meltdown as destiny played a cruel trick on the Grea(...)