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(...)

World number one Rory McIlroy plays out of the rough on the ninth at the Australian Golf Club, the hole which saw his third round unravel and leave him out of contention at the Australian Open

Rory McIlroy’s hopes of retaining his Australian Open title look to have sunk without trace after a woeful third round left him well adrift of the lea(...)

 Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland acknowledges the crowd after making an eagle putt on the 14th hole during day two of the Australian Open. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

World number one Rory McIlroy said all he needed to do was cut the “bad stuff” out of his game for a really low score at the Australian Open after (...)

Rory McIlroy  watches his tee shot during the first round of the Australian Open golf championship in Sydney. McIlroy shot a 2-under 69. Photograph: Rick Rycroft/Ap

Still feeling “a bit jetlagged” world number one Rory McIlroy has finished with a two-under-par 69 on day one of the Australian Open. The 25-year-ol(...)

Rory McIlroy:  said the victory at Royal Sydney last year was the springboard for a stellar 2014. Photo: Matt King/Getty

World number one Rory McIlroy is back to defend his Australian Open title in the city where he kickstarted the most recent phase of his career last ye(...)

Rory McIlroy  receives the Race To Dubai trophy from HE Saeed Harib, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, after winnng The Race To Dubai at the DP World Tour Championship. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images 1:56

Rory McIlroy isn’t ready just yet to pack away the clubs for winter. The world number one – his bank balance further enhanced by scooping the Race to (...)

 Rory McIlroy  acknowledges the crowd on the 18th green after the final round of the  DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy will look to successfully defend the title which kick-started his resurgence at this week’s Australian Open in Sydney.Given the world num(...)

 Ryder Cup star Graeme McDowell continued to set the pace on the second day of the £5.4milllion WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire.

Ireland’s Graeme McDowell continued to set the pace on the second day of the £5.4milllion WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai on Friday. McDowell, wh(...)

 Graeme McDowell  plays his second shot in to the ninth hole during the first round of the WGC - HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China. Photoghraph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Patrick Reed hit the headlines for the wrong reasons in Shanghai on the opening day of the WGC-HSBC Champions event. While playing partner Graeme McDo(...)