Rory McIlroy is the new face of EA Sports - Tiger Woods has had the honour for  15 years before 2013. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

The changing of the guard in terms of playing success has been obvious for some time. Barring something remarkable, Tiger Woods has already been usurp(...)

Brendon de Jonge of Zimbabwe plays a shot on the 10th hole during the second round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course  in Palm Harbor, Florida. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Zimbabwe golfer Brendon de Jonge coped with demanding conditions to earn a one-stroke lead over five players after the second round at the Valspar Cha(...)

Making his first appearance since capturing the Honda Classic title less than a fortnight ago, Padraig Harrington was given a cruel reminder of the fi(...)

 Padraig Harrington: “I don’t feel any different now that I have won, as I always felt that the win was around the corner. Little did I know that it was going to be a nearly seven-year corner.”

Padraig Harrington returns to action for the first time since his dramatic victory in the Honda Classic in this week’s Valspar Championship at Innisbr(...)

Dustin Johnson of the United States watches his tee shot on the twelfth hole during the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship - he could be the latest to add his name to the Irish Open entry list. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

The box office appeal of Rory McIlroy is beyond dispute. He has that x-factor, and it seems to be catching as far as the Irish Open is concerned with(...)

Rory McIlroy during the second round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship on the Blue Monster in Doral, Florida. Photograph:  Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

What will Rory McIlroy do next? On the list of possibilities, hurling a three iron like an Olympic hammer thrower into the lake hardly factored. But, (...)

 Adam Scott practising for the Cadillac Championship at Doral: “I’ve putted lots of different ways, it’s been feeling good. It’s not that big a deal . .  Photo:  David Cannon/Getty Images

New baby. New caddie. New putter. It’s all change for Adam Scott, who makes a belated start to his season. “Everything was getting a little boring, (...)

Rory McIlroy: “It’s just to try and stay as fresh as possible and give myself the best possible chance each and every week that I tee up, the best possible chance to play well.” Photo: Brendon thorne/Getty

The old adage that “less is more” would appear to have struck a chord with the world’s two best golfers, as Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson kick-star(...)

Stephanie Meadow smiles  on the second hole during the third round of the 69th US Women’s Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, North Carolina. Photograph:  Scott Halleran/Getty Images

On the third Sunday in June, history was made. As Martin Kaymer’s coronation as the new US Open champion was played out with all the assuredness of G(...)

Jordan Spieth of the USA poses with the Stonehaven Cup after winning the 2014 Australian Open  at The Australian Golf Course  in Sydney. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy got a stark reminder that his dominance of world golf will not go without its challengers as American prodigy Jordan Spieth closed out hi(...)