Rickie Fowler celebrates with his mother Lynne Fowler after winning a three-way playoff at the  the Players Championship at Sawgrass. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Rickie Fowler’s mother and sister held reservations on a commercial flight from Jacksonville International to San Diego that was scheduled to leave o(...)

Large crowds attended the final day of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Florida, where Sergio Garcia finished tied for second spot following a play-off. Photo:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

The desperation to hide golf’s obvious troubles should be well known by now. Discrimination on the basis of race or gender was given the blind-eye tre(...)

Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth will tee off together on Thursday at Sawgrass. Photo: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Match Play winner Rory McIlroy and Masters champion Jordan Spieth are in the same group for the opening two rounds of the Players Championship at Sawg(...)

Rory McIlroy will face Billy Horschel for a place in the last-16 at the WGC Cadillac after beating Brandt Snedeker two up  in his second round in San Francisco. Photograph: Getty

World number one and top seed Rory McIlroy beat Brandt Snedeker on Thursday, setting up a showdown with FedExCup champion Billy Horschel for a place i(...)

Jordan Spieth hits his tee shot on the 4th during round one of the World Golf Championship Cadillac Match Play at TPC Harding Park on April 29th, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Robert Laberge/Getty Images

Masters champion Jordan Spieth and world number one Rory McIlroy enjoyed comfortable victories on the opening day of the WGC-Cadillac Match Play, a(...)

Rory McIlroy will play Jason Dufner, Brandt Snedeker and Billy Horschel in his pool at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship. Photograph: Getty

Top seed and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy has been handed a tough draw for the new-look WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship in San Francisco a(...)

Michael Hoey carded a one under par 71 in the second round at the Shenzhen International. Photograph: Getty

Michael Hoey produced a much improved second round at the Shenzhen International but still sits 10 shots off the nine under par lead of America’s Pete(...)

Bubba Watson is two under par after the opening round of the Shenzhen International at Genzon Golf Club. Photograph: Getty

Damien McGrane was the pick of the Irish contingent on the opening day of the Shenzhen International as he carded a one over par 73 to sit seven shots(...)

Bubba Watson of USA plays a shot during the pro-am prior to the start of the Shenzhen International at Genzon Golf Club on Wednesday. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images.

Bubba Watson will look to make amends for a disappointing defence of his Masters title by claiming a second European Tour title in China.Watson won th(...)

Masters champion Jordan Spieth: “He’s athletic, he’s young, he has the right character and he wins.” Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

It isn’t all about the money but, in a professional world, of course it matters. Jordan Spieth’s victory in the Masters tournament at Augusta Nationa(...)