Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his second shot on the 11th hole during the third round  at Augusta National. Photo:  David Cannon/Getty Images

Nobody needs to tell Rory McIlroy how hard it is to win a career Grand Slam. Only five players have ever completed the feat - Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan,(...)

Rory McIlroy is aiming to be the first European winner of the Masters since 1999. Photograph: Getty

Rory McIlroy may have enhanced his chances of completing the career grand slam by opting out of the par-three contest, but the world number three stil(...)

 Jason Day  poses with the Walter Hagen Cup after defeating Louis Oosthuizen to win the WGC Dell Match Play at the Austin Country Club  in Austin, Texas. Photograph: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Jason Day marked his return to the top of the world rankings in emphatic fashion with a second WGC-Dell Match Play title in three years as Rory McIlro(...)

Jason Day of Australia celebrates his par-saving putt on the 18th green to defeat Rory McIlroy 1up during their semifinal match at the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play at the Austin Country Club  in Austin, Texas. Photograph: Tom Pennington/Getty

Down, but not out; and with an eyeon the bigger picture! As Rory McIlroy was dethroned as WGC-Dell Matchplay champion – losing out on the 18th green i(...)

Bubba Watson won the Northern Trust Open at Riviera. Photograph: Getty

When compiling any shortlist of candidates for this week’s WGC-Cadillac Championship, Bubba Watson has to feature. He has been, after all, the top agg(...)

Rory McIlroy: the world number three will play six weeks out of the next eight in a packed early-season schedule. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

For someone with a deep reverence for golf history, it was only a matter of time before Rory McIlroy added Riviera – the course known as “Hogan’s All(...)

Rory McIlroy  plays a bunker shot during a practice round for the 2016 Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club  in Dubai, UAE, yesterday. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Step by step, tournament by tournament, all roads will eventually lead Rory McIlroy to Augusta National in April where he will get another chance to c(...)

Jason Day of Australia plays a bunker shot on the 15th hole during the third round of the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Someone lit the fuse, and how. After the thunder and lightning storm of Friday night, Saturday brought us a different kind of fireworks here at Whi(...)

 Matt Jones holed this 50-foot putt   on the eighth green during the completion of the weather-delayed second round of the US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits on Saturday. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Unheralded Australian Matt Jones birdied two of his last six holes to seize a two-shot lead when the storm-delayed second round of the US PGA Champion(...)

Jordan Spieth outshone Rory McIlroy in the second round of the US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. Photograph: Getty

Jab. Hook. Uppercut. Sucker-punch. Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy - clotheshorses both these days with their multi-million dollar apparel contracts; o(...)