Tiger Woods was visibly in distress and withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open after just 12 holes of his first round. Photograph: Lenny Ignelzi/AP Photo

Analysis of the failings of Tiger Woods was inevitable after a career low point of 82 shots at the Phoenix Open last weekend. One strand was missing (...)

It was most unusual for Vinny Fitzpatrick to march into Foley’s and order a whisky chaser to go with his pint.But on this Sunday evening, he was flush(...)

Billy Horschel is looking forward to the new season ahead of  the Hyundai Tournament of Champions  at Kapalua Golf Club in Lahaina, Hawaii. Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

He won $13.4million in the space of three weeks last year, but Billy Horschel is determined to get even better in 2015.Horschel’s bumper payday came c(...)

Tiger Woods feeling the heat on the third tee during the first round the Hero World Challenge at the Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Windermere, Florida. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Tiger Woods may have pronounced himself fit but he looked far from ready for his return to action at the Hero World Challenge, after a four-month abse(...)

Sergio Garcia in action during the pro-am for the Turkish Airlines Open at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal in Antalya. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Jamie Donaldson, Sergio Garcia and Marcel Siem will have to achieve something only Rory McIlroy himself has done this season to deny the world number (...)

 Graeme McDowell  plays his second shot in to the ninth hole during the first round of the WGC - HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China. Photoghraph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Patrick Reed hit the headlines for the wrong reasons in Shanghai on the opening day of the WGC-HSBC Champions event. While playing partner Graeme McDo(...)

 United States team captain Tom Watson: “I had a different philosophy as far as being a captain of this team. You know, it takes 12 players to win. It’s not pods. It’s 12 players.” Photo: Harry Engels/Getty

As Paul McGinley was yesterday mobbed by a group of fans dressed in Europe’s colours of blue and yellow, a crowd of songsters who went by the name “Gu(...)

The funny thing is that most of the talk among players this week – at least so far – has been about Billy Horschel and how he isn’t in the American team. He wins the FedEx Cup. He goes second-first-first in the last three weeks. And he, like most of us, will be watching on television. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

Tuesday morning. 3.40am. The alarm goes off. It’s gas in a way that this week is the shortest flight out of Dublin airport I will do all year and it b(...)

 Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland has been urged by Judge Brian McGovern to engage in mediation with former management company Horizon. Photograph: Getty Images

Rory McIlroy, the world number one and the projected talisman for Europe’s bid to retain the Ryder Cup in just over a week’s time at Gleneagles in Sco(...)

Rory McIlroy during the final round of the Tour Championship golf tournament in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph: EPA

Taking no chances of any mishap, the actual Ryder Cup trophy landed at Gleneagles last week. Europe’s players, though, will be arriving in dribs and (...)