US President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Freedom to former professional golfer Charles Sifford. He was the first African-American to earn a PGA card.   Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

In the East Room of the White House on November 24th, President Barack Obama draped the Presidential Medal of Freedom around the neck of 92-year-old C(...)

Europe’s Ian Poulter putting on the highly-manicured 18th green during a practise round on the Centenary Course at Gleneagles. Photograph: David Davies/PA

First, let’s get this out of the way. I would like to apologise. When I wrote in 2006 that my trip to the Ryder Cup at the K Club was a once in a life(...)

 Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug after his victory in the British Open at Hoylake.

On a Sunday evening back in 2000, Tiger Woods, shortly after he had completed the career Grand Slam for the first time by winning the British Open at (...)

 Rory McIlroy in action during a practice round for the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course.  “There’s plenty of players that would like to be as inconsistent as me.” Photo: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Now that Rory McIlroy has won his third Major, his next goal is to claim his first World Golf Championships title this week at the Bridgestone Invi(...)

Actor James Garner playing  a shot during the hole-in shootout at the annual Michael Douglas & Friends Celebrity Golf event   in Ojai, California. Photograph:  Scott Halleran/Getty Images

On his final hole at the 1981 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, John Cook needed to make a par putt to snag a place in a play-off and a chance at his firs(...)

Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. Photograph: Getty Images

The media circus was in full flow at Royal Liverpool Golf Club on Sunday evening, as Rory McIlroy – just as he had done on the golf course – took it a(...)

Bubba Watson  poses with the green jacket after winning the 2014 Masters  by a three-stroke margin  at Augusta National.  Photograph:  Rob Carr/Getty Images 1:36

Bubba Watson was quick to play down his achievement of winning a second Masters title in three years as Jordan Spieth declared himself ready to(...)

Gary Player  shakes hands with fellow former Masters champion Jack Nicklaus  as Arnold Palmer  looks on at the start of the US Masters  at  Augusta. Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters

No tipping. No lying down. No flags. No signs. No cameras. No phones. No chairs with arms. No coolers. No going barefoot. No radios. No sitting(...)

Bill Haas of the United States hits his tee shot on the 18th  at Augusta National. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

You just never know, not here; not on this majestic course with its whimsical moods. If the 78th edition of the Masters (...)

Property developer Jim Mansfield, who died on Wednesday – he had been ill for some time and had suffered from Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) in recent years. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

“Jim Mansfield was a great, great character,” Noel Smyth, the former solicitor and long- term adviser to the late businessman, recalled yesterday. Th(...)