Rory McIlroy takes a break during a practice round with England’s Chris Wood yesterday prior to the start of the US Masters at Augusta National. Photograph: Harry How/Getty/Getty Images)

An omen, perhaps? Rory McIlroy – who has arrived into Augusta National Golf Club this year in his quest for the only Major to so far evade his clutche(...)

Rory McIlroy will play Thorbjorn Olesen, Kevin Na and Smylie Kaufman in the WGC Matchplay in Texas. Photograph: Getty

Defending champion Rory McIlroy will face Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen and American pair Kevin Na and Smylie Kaufman at this week’s WGC-Dell Match Play.(...)

Danny Welbeck is in line for his first start since April in Arsenal’s FA Cup fifth-round game at home to Hull on Saturday. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters/Livepic

SATURDAY Arsenal v Hull, 12.30pm – Live BT Sport 2 Danny Welbeck could get his first start since April and defender Laurent Koscielny faces a fitne(...)

Shane Lowry and Andy Sullivan congratulate each other after winning their day two match in the EurAsia Trophy. Photo: Arep Kulal/Getty Images

Darren Clarke’s Europe strengthened their position on the second day of the EurAsia Cup by winning four of the six foursome matches to open up a six-p(...)

Shane Lowry in action during a practice round  for the EurAsia Cup  at Glenmarie Golf & Country Club on in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photograph: Arep Kulal/Getty Images

Shane Lowry insists the EurAsia Cup is not just a dry run for this year’s Ryder Cup as Europe look to make amends for squandering a massive lead in th(...)

 Pádraig Harrington  waves to the gallery  during the  Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Golf Club  in Lahaina, Hawaii. Photo:  Tom Pennington/Getty Images

No tip-toeing from Pádraig Harrington, whose sixth place finish behind Jordan Spieth in the Tournament of Champions more than kick-started his year’s(...)

Ipswich Town’s Daryl Murphy (left) celebrates his winning goal against Brighton with team-mate Ryan Fraser. Photograph: PA

Substitute Tom Ince rescued a point for Derby to keep their automatic promotion hopes on track in a thrilling 2-2 televised draw at Leeds that will ha(...)

Andy Sullivan poses with the Portugal Masters trophy after cruising to victory in Vilamoura. Photo: Fransisco Leong/Getty Images

England’s Andy Sullivan cruised to a commanding nine-shot victory in the Portugal Masters on Sunday to become the first three-time winner on the Europ(...)

 Andy Sullivan leads the Portugal Masters by five shots heading into the final day in Vilamoura. Photograph: Getty

England’s Andy Sullivan will take a five-stroke lead into the final round of the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura Sullivan backed up successive 64s with (...)

Shane Lowry posted a second round 69 to sit two shots off the lead of Matt Fitzpatrick at the British Masters. Photograph: PA

Shane Lowry remains firmly in the hunt at the British Masters after he carded a second round 69 to sit at seven under par for the tournament and two s(...)