Rory McIlroy  hits his approach shot to the 13th green during a practice round at Augusta National. Photograph:   Phil Noble/Reuters

Rory McIlroy admits Thursday cannot come soon enough as he bids to complete the career grand slam by winning the Masters.The hype surrounding McIlroy’(...)

Jack Nicklaus completed his Career Grand Slam within four years of turning professional at the 1966 British Open. Photograph: Inpho/Getty Images

Gene Sarazen Sarazen’s career was in wind-down mode when the Masters tournament came into being. He’d won six Majors heading into the 1935 US Masters,(...)

 Rory McIlroy celebrates his one-stroke victory at the  PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in 2014. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The rarity of the feat is testament in itself to how difficult it is to win a career Grand Slam. Only a handful, five men, have thus far managed to wi(...)

Rory McIlroy has cited his collapse in the 2011 US Masters as tye most important day of his career. Photograph: Inpho

Rory McIlroy believes it is “unthinkable” that he will not win the Masters at some point to complete the career grand slam.And the world number one ha(...)

 Billy Casper: ““On a pitch-black night, when you walk up to the hole just to see where it is, it stamps a very strong image in your mind. You develop a feel for everything: the moisture on the grass, the small change in elevation, the exact distance to the hole, all kinds of things your eyes alone can’t tell you.” Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

Billy Casper, a two-time US Open winner a Masters champion and the player with the seventh-most wins in PGA Tour history, died on Saturday at his home(...)

Rory McIlroy and Horizon MD Conor Ridge pictured together at the White House in March  2012. Photograph: Benjamin Myers/Reuters

By rights, Rory McIlroy, the world’s number-one ranked golfer and one of sport’s most marketable figures, should be preparing to smell the azaleas. I(...)

McIlroy in the groove
  • Golf
  • August 16, 2014, 01:01

The Summer of 2014, even beyond the world of golf, will be remembered for the remarkable achievements of one Rory McIlroy. The Irishman has won four o(...)

 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 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(...)

 Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland catches a golf ball from caddie JP Fitzgerald during a practice round prior to the start of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

An amateur more than twice his age, who has already beaten him once, could hold the key to Rory McIlroy’s bid to complete a career grand slam.McIlroy(...)