Rory McIlroy launches his ball into the crowd after holing his winning putt on the 18th green during the final round of the DP World Tour Championship. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

As the golfing year stretches on for some, among them world number one Jordan Spieth who is defending the Australian Open this week, the curtain has (...)

Shane Lowry is one of the players who can still win the Race to Dubai ahead of Rory McIlroy. Photo: AP

Back in the day when the Race to Dubai was in its infancy, Colin Montgomerie - a man who had won eight Order of Merit titles on the PGA European Tour (...)

Padraig Harrington watches his shot during the Golf PGA Tour, CIMB Asia Pacific Classic tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photograph: EPA

Justin Thomas shot a course-record 61 to take the lead at the halfway stage in the PGA Tour’s CIMB Classic at Kuala Lumpur Golf Club. The American car(...)

 Emiliano Grillo  celebrates after winning   the Open at the North Course of the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California. Photo:  Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images

Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo will look to become the first player to win the opening two events of the PGA Tour season since 2003 in this week’s Shrine(...)

Paul Dunne of Ireland walks down the second fairway with his caddie during the third round of the 2015 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at the Championships Links on October 3, 2015 in Carnoustie, Scotland. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Paul Dunne’s enthralling introduction to life as a professional golfer continued at Carnoustie today, although the 22-year-old couldn’t quite repeat h(...)

 Jason Day of Australia celebrates on the 18th green after his six-stroke victory at The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club  in Edison, New Jersey. Photo:  Scott Halleran/Getty Images

I know you have all heard it before to the point of irritation but golf really is a game of confidence and Jason Day is living proof. I remember th(...)

Tiger Woods: “I’m hitting the ball much, much more solid.” Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty

The intimidation factor isn’t anything like it once was, but Tiger Woods’s capacity to snarl when rankled, especially when his ability to win or to ch(...)

Arnold Palmer hits a bunker shot during the second round of the 1960 British Open at St Andrews. Photograph: ABC Television/Courtesy of Getty Images

The footprints were there for Jordan Spieth to follow – the footprints of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods in their pursuit of golf’s most(...)

 The sun rises behind the R&A Clubhouse on the par four, 18th hole ‘Tom Morris’ on the Old Course at St Andrews. Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

If ever you pay a visit to the graveyard up the town, the golfing history of St Andrews meets you at every turn. In the grounds of the old cathedral, (...)

 Graeme McDowell, who failed to make the cut at the US Open at Chambers Bay, is this week aiming for a third successive French Open win. Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell will aim to write his name in the record books by securing a hat-trick in the Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National this week. (...)