Arnold Palmer hits a bunker shot during the second round of the 1960 British Open at St Andrews. Photograph: ABC Television/Courtesy of Getty Images

The footprints were there for Jordan Spieth to follow – the footprints of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods in their pursuit of golf’s most(...)

 Jordan Spieth of the United States poses with the trophy  after winning the 115th US Open Championship at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

At age 21, Jordan Spieth has won his second Major and become the most celebrated player in golf. He is also halfway to one of the most difficult feats(...)

Jordan Spieth  leans on the shoulder of caddie Michael Greller after winning the  US Open Championship at Chambers Bay. Photograph: Stephen Brashear/EPA

Just as players were required to go from A to B to get to C on the viciously sloping greens at Chambers Bay, Rory McIlroy’s route to next month’s Brit(...)

A freight train passes Chambers Bay Golf Course. The train passes the course several times a day, adding an odd element to the course that could throw some golfers off. Photograph: Stuart Isett/The New York Times

Graeme McDowell can already picture the celebrations if he wins another US Open title to maintain Europe’s recent dominance of the year’s second major(...)

 Nick Faldo  speaks during his induction ceremony as the 2015 Memorial Honoree   at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Photo:  Sam Greenwood/Getty

Jack Nicklaus’s Memorial Tournament held last week in Dublin, Ohio is more than just a golf tournament, it is a golfing institution. Traditionally hel(...)

Charley Hoffman of the US jogs up to see his ball land on the seventeenth hole during the first round at the 2015 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club. Photo: Tanen Maury/EPA

A player known for always wearing a green glove had his eyes on a matching jacket after making the ideal start to the 79th Masters on Thursday.Charley(...)

 Tiger Woods   and Darren Clarke are all smiles during as they talk  on the practice range  at Augusta National Golf Club ahead of the Masters. Photograph:  Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

I walked into another world again on Monday. The sensation never changes. This is my 20th Masters – with a couple of gap years – and, still, after all(...)

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(...)

Ireland, Dublin: Sherry FitzGerald, €900,000

Sherry FitzGerald is seeking €900,000 for this four-bedroom bungalow at 9 Shielmartin Park, Sutton, Dublin. We find similarly-priced properties around(...)

Rory McIlroy in action  during a practice round on the Blue Monster Course at Trump National Doral ahead of the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Florida. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

He is the game’s dominant player, its poster boy to the masses. Rory McIlroy, though, found some solitude in his final practice round ahead of the $9 (...)