Graeme McDowell made a strong start to his third round in the British Open before stalling and signing for a 70. Photograph: PA

Torrential rain on Friday and strong winds on Saturday may have forced the 144th Open Championship into an extra day, but the Old Course at St Andrews(...)

 Rory McIlroy plays a shot back to the fairway on the tenth hole after a costly  errant tee shot during the final round of the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta. Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

1st - Tea Olive - Par 4, 445 Yards Historical Difficulty: 6th most difficult, averaging 4.23. Notable fact: Retief Goosen found the perfect wa(...)

Tiger Woods stands on the green as greenkeepers mow the fairways during a practice round prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

For a snapshot of the continued fascination with Tiger Woods, Augusta National at 4.20pm on Monday was the place to be. Never before, surely, has an a(...)

Lydia Ko won the women’s Australian Open, but what’s in her bag? (Photograph: ESTHER LIM/AFP/Getty Images)

USA put trust in Love for the second timeWhoever is organising the finer things of life for the respective captains at next year’s Ryder Cup in Hazelt(...)

Darren Clarke embraces Zach Johnson after their singles match in 2006 at the K Club as caddie Billy Foster looks on. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images.

Over its last three decades, the Ryder Cup has been so finely contested that the destination of the cup often hinges on a particular singles match lat(...)

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 (...)

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(...)