Sweden’s  Peter Hanson  putts  on  the 18th green during the opening round  of the HP Byron Nelson Championship at the TPC Four Seasons Resort  in Irving, Texas. Photograph: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Two weeks after withdrawing from the Wells Fargo Championship with a back injury, Swede Peter Hanson charged into a one-shot lead at the Byron Nelson (...)

Ben Martin in action at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana. Photograph:Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Ben Martin fired a course record 10-under-par 62 to take a two-stroke lead in the opening round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans . (...)

David Higgins leads the Irish challenge at the Italian Open on five under.  Photograph:   Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Ryder Cup star Nicolas Colsaerts had his mother to thank as he claimed a share of the lead after the first round of the Italian Open in Turin. Colsaer(...)

Tiger Woods chips to a putting green on the driving range during a practice round for the Masters. Photograph: Matt Slocum/AP Photo

They’re golf’s global poster boys, own the same trademark swoosh and occupy the top two places on the world ranking. But there’s a not-so-subtl(...)