Course of action: US president Barack Obama golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, Martha’s Vineyard, at the weekend. Photograph: Steven Senne/AP

Fore! Score? And seven trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceived by Robert Trent Jones, and ded(...)

Rory McIlroy meets Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson (left) and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (right) at Stormont Castle after winning the Open Golf Championship. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Jack Nicklaus has told Rory McIlroy he can become one of golf’s greatest ever players if he chooses to. The 25-year-old Northern Irishman claimed his(...)

 A view from behind the green of the 448 yards par 4, 10th hole ‘Dee’ which will play as the 12th hole in the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, Wirral, England. Photo:  David Cannon/Getty Images

“The Hoylake Golf Links can be beautiful, uplifting, awe-inspiring and, on occasion, soul-destroying.”It isn’t until a few days after playing Royal Li(...)

Bubba Watson reacts after a birdie on the ninth hole during the final round of the Masters  at Augusta National. Photograph: Reuters 1:36

The golfing gods had a choice between two players who regularly frequent bible study on tour: one already with a near-as-new green jacket of hi(...)

The tenth green at Augusta National Golf Club in  Georgia which once again hosts the US Masters next week. Photo:  Harry How/Getty Images

It doesn’t come across on television, even with the advent of high definition images, but the impact – regardless of being a first-timer or a s(...)

 Rory McIlroy walks through the desert during practice prior to the start of the World Golf Championships Match Play at Dove Mountain in Arizona. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy will hope the weather is not the only thing that is completely different in this week’s WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. (...)

      Inbee Park of South Korea talking to the media after she had played in the pro-am for the Women’s British Open on the Old Course at St Andrews. “All of Korea are watching me and they are very proud of me. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Inbee Park’s historic season is evidence that new narratives spring from some other narrative’s end. Last month at the US Women’s Open, Park became th(...)

Ernie Els makes a remarkable save from a bunker on the 13th green during the final round of his British Open win at Muirfield in 2002. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images.

Every so often, as the rota winds its way from one famed links to another, The Open – i.e. the British Open to those who prefer a geographical distinc(...)

Grounds crew workers remove water from the second fairway during a weather delay on the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open golf championship at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Reuter/Adam Hunger

Aside from the weather, which was out of their control, the USGA’s decision to return Merion Golf Club to its rota of US Open courses posed numerous l(...)