Rory McIlroy  in action during the pro-am  for The Honda Classic on the Champions Course at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Photo:  David Cannon/Getty Images

World number one Rory McIlroy begins the countdown to his ‘career Grand Slam’ bid at the US Masters in this week’s Honda Classic and says he feels ent(...)

Phil Mickelson found the going tough at Torrey Pines and missed the  Farmers Insurance Open cut in his home town ofSan Diego, California. Photograph:  Todd Warshaw/Getty Images

Local favourite Phil Mickelson has joined Tiger Woods as a weekend casualty as the five-time major winner failed to make the cut at the Farmers Insura(...)

Phoenix Open winner Brooks Koepka has been “picking the brain” of “unbelievable” McIlroy. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Chances are, when he gets time to get around to it, Rory McIlroy will bend Brooks Koepka’s ear about the possibility of playing in the Irish Open at (...)

Dustin Johnson: “I would drink and drink to excess. The change I made is I just don’t do that any more.” Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty

American Dustin Johnson denies he has had a drug problem but admits “drinking to excess” was an issue he had to address.The 30-year-old, who on Tuesda(...)

Rory McIlroy shows off the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 British Open  at Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake. Photograph: Getty

When the clock ticks over to midnight on December 31st, as Auld Lang Syne rings out from the pubs and while people are hugging, kissing, and making so(...)

 Ryder Cup star Graeme McDowell continued to set the pace on the second day of the £5.4milllion WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire.

Ireland’s Graeme McDowell continued to set the pace on the second day of the £5.4milllion WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai on Friday. McDowell, wh(...)

Australian Adam Scott plays out of the rough during the pro-am at Sheshan International Golf Club Shanghai yesterday ahead of today’s WGC-HSBC Champions tournament. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

World number two Adam Scott is ready to take advantage of the absence of Rory McIlroy at the $8.5 million (€6.8 million) WGC-HSBC Champions tournam(...)

Shane Lowry will be hoping he can break into the the world’s top 50 over the next few weeks. Photograph: Getty Images

Rory McIlroy may be conspicuous by his absence as the only one of Europe’s triumphant 12-man Ryder Cup team not to be playing in this week’s $8.5 mil(...)

Europe’s Graeme McDowell celebrates winning his singles match on the final day  of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire.

Just as day turns to night, the outcome of this 40th edition of the Ryder Cup had a sense of inevitability about it. Long before it was finally confir(...)

Influential locker room figures Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia (right) talk tactics during a practice session at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire.  Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

So the most popular show in world golf is about to begin, the teams are established and pairings are becoming more obvious for the captains. You have (...)