Adam Scott using his broom-handle putter during a practice round at Augusta National ahead of the start of the Masters. Photograph:  Mark Blinch/Reuters

One milestone will be reached in this year’s Masters with no going back . . . it will be last one in which players will be allowed to anchor broom-han(...)

 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: “It’s just to try and stay as fresh as possible and give myself the best possible chance each and every week that I tee up, the best possible chance to play well.” Photo: Brendon thorne/Getty

The old adage that “less is more” would appear to have struck a chord with the world’s two best golfers, as Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson kick-star(...)

Philip Price of Europe celebrates on the 16th green after a 3 & 2 victory over Phil Mickelson during the final day singles of the 34th Ryder Cup matches between Europe and the USA at the De Vere Belfry in Sutton Coldfield, England on September 29, 2002. Europe won 15.5 to 12.5. Photo:  Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

European captain Sam Torrance sidled up to Philip Price on the putting green ahead of the Sunday singles in the 2002 Ryder Cup at the Belfry and told (...)

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley at the official announcement of Stephen Gallacher of Scotland and Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood of England as his three captain’s picks for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles at Wentworth yesterday. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

In the ballroom of the Wentworth Club in the stockbroker belt beyond the big smoke, Paul McGinley yesterday delivered his three wild card picks. One o(...)

Rory McIlroy on Jack Nicklaus’s record: “It’s not something I ever thought about or dreamed of ... the next number in my head is four.” Photograph: Getty

Rory McIlroy wants to use his British Open triumph as a springboard to further success this season, but insists he has never thought about matching Ja(...)

Germany’s  Bernhard Langer on his way to an emphatic victory at the British Senior Open Championship at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club,  Bridgend, Wales. Photograph: Getty Images

Tom Watson, Colin Montgomerie and Tony Jacklin have called for the 56-year-old Bernhard Langer to be considered for Ryder Cup selection after his emp(...)

Germany’s Bernhard Langer in action during his 13-shot stroll over Colin Montgomerie  in yesterday’s British Senior Open at Royal Porthcawl. Photograph: Phil Inglis/Getty Images

Bernhard Langer strolled into the golfing record books at Royal Porthcawl on the South Wales coast yesterday as he pulverised a star-studded field to (...)

 Bob Tway of the USA in action in  the second round of the Senior Open Championship at Royal Porthcawl GC   in Bridgend, Wales. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Ronan Rafferty and Philip Walton made the halfway cut by the skin of their teeth in the Seniors Open Championship at sun-blessed Royal Porthcawl in So(...)

Bernhard Langer  in action during the first round of the British Senior Open Championship  at Royal Porthcawl in Bridgend, Wales. Photo:  Phil Inglis/Getty Images

Irishman Philip Walton threatened to challenge for the early lead in the Seniors Open Championship at Royal Porthcawl on the South Wales coast yesterd(...)