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(...)

Shane Lowry shelters from the rain during the BMW International Open in Germany last month. “Lads, I’d rather be playing in the sun with no wind.” Photograph: Getty Images

My caddie Dermot Byrne went to Hoylake on Monday for a sneak preview ahead of next week’s British Open. On Tuesday, after playing a practice round her(...)

Curtis Strange: “I think the longer it goes the more fortunate I realise I was. I’d say you can play well and still not win.” Photo:  Harry How/Getty Images

If Justin Rose manages to pull off back-to-back feats in retaining the US Open trophy this week at Pinehurst, then one of the first phone calls he ca(...)

Adam Scott struggled to an outward four-over-par 39 at Colonial Country Club before making three birdies after the turn to card a one-over 71 in the opening round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas. Photograph:  Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Adam Scott’s first competitive round as the world’s top-ranked player featured two contrasting nines as he finished five strokes off the early lead at(...)

Adam Scott:  The Australian finally replaced the injured Tiger Woods at the top of the rankings on Monday. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Adam Scott will attempt to extend his tenure as world number one after adding this week’s Crowne Plaza Invitational to his schedule.After passing up n(...)