Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland acknowledges the crowd after making a par putt  on the 17th green at Royal Liverpool   in Hoylake. Photograph: Toby Melville / Reuters

Low scoring dominated the first day of the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool — with even a rusty Tiger Woods getting in on the act, despite (...)

 Henrik Stenson of Sweden talks to the  media after  a practice round prior to the start of The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool  in Hoylake, England. Photogrpah:   Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

World number two Henrik Stenson is hoping to “have a laugh or two” playing alongside Tiger Woods during the opening rounds, although the joker in the (...)

Rory McIlroy  lines up a putt on the 16th green during the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Back at the scene of his breakthrough win on the US PGA Tour, Rory McIlroy rescued a round that could have been slipping away from him to finish three(...)

Phil Mickelson hits from a  sand trap on the second hole during the first round of the 2014 Masters  at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia . Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

You just never know, not here; not on this majestic course with its whimsical moods. If the 78th edition of the Masters swung into life with gl(...)

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland waits on a tee boxduring a practice round prior to the start of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Rory McIlroy waits on a tee box during a practice round prior to the start of the 2014 Masters. The 24-year-old Ulsterman knows better than anyone how the deal is closed on a Sunday afternoon at Augusta. Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images

The old-timers never want to leave, almost as if pulled by some magnetic force to the lawn in front of the clubhouse. Gary Player, respl(...)

It’s one thing for Rory McIlroy to be competing on a equal footing in his early 20s as a talented golfer, but it’s another skill entirely thrashing out a deal at a negotiating table. Photograph: Lee Jin-man/AP Photo

Not many amongst us have not felt we were underpaid at some stage of our working lives. Likewise we have all experienced the feeling of being overchar(...)

Tiger Woods  shakes hands with Richard Sterne  on the 18th green after securing the winning point at  Muirfield Village yesterday. Photograph: Photograph:   Matt Sullivan/Getty Images.

The United States won the Presidents Cup for the eighth time on Sunday, beating the Internationals 18½ to 15½ at Muirfield Village Golf Club after Tig(...)

United States team captain Fred Couples laughs on the 18th green during the Saturday fourball matches at the  Presidents Cup tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Photograph: Chris Keane/Reuters

Drawing inspiration from last year’s amazing comeback by the Europeans at the Ryder Cup, Nick Price’s international side are hoping to produce their (...)

Late afternoon sunlight falls onto the 14th green during the opening fourball matches in   the 2013 Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Photograph:Jeff Haynes/Reuters

The United States needed a par on the final hole to retain the overall lead over the Internationals on the first day of the Presidents Cup after almos(...)

 Graham DeLaet of Canada shot a third-round 63 at TPC  Boston. This was after he   got a text to say he was on the tee in an hour and 20 minutes due to a re-draw and had to rush to the course.  Photograph: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

The Fed-Ex Cup was born five years ago out of the PGA Tour’s preceived need to compete for television ratings in a country which has numerous big view(...)