Michael Jordan is a legendarily impatient character. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

At the height of his career with the Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan had three golf holes carved out of the backyard of his mansion in Highland Park, Il(...)

Padraig Harrington has made the cut at the Northern Trust Open.  (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Padraig Harrington has made the cut at the Northern Trust Open after he carded a two over par second round 73 at a challenging Riviera.Following on fr(...)

Rory McIlroy has confirmed Swegio Garcia and Ernie Els will both play in the Irish Open at Royal County Down. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

World number one Rory McIlroy has confirmed Ryder Cup team-mate Sergio Garcia and four-time Major winner Ernie Els will both compete in this year’s Ir(...)

 Jimmy Walker: “The better I play, the more responsibility I feel to keep that up. I love playing and it’s fun to be up around the top and having a chance.”  Photo:  Donald Miralle/Getty Images

FedEx Cup leader Jimmy Walker may be the man in form this season but he is not getting complacent.The 36-year-old has registered one win and three oth(...)

Sergio Garcia: defeated  Finland’s Mikko Ilonen in an epic play-off at the Doha Golof Club last year. Photo:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Defending champion Sergio Garcia kicks off his return to action in 2015 in Doha, a place where he feels particularly at home.The Spaniard has recorded(...)

 Andy Sullivan of England plays a shot during the second round of the South African Open at Glendower Golf Club   in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

England’s Andy Sullivan has one local major champion hot on his heels at the halfway stage of the South African Open, but surprisingly another dropped(...)

South Africa’s Ernie Els playing a shot during the first round of the South African Open at Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

Tournament host Ernie Els set about making amends for a winless 2014 at the earliest possible opportunity with an excellent start to his bid for a six(...)

 Ernie Els  plays an approach shot during the first round of the   South African Open at Glendower Golf Club  in Johannesburg. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Tournament host Ernie Els set about making amends for a winless 2014 at the earliest possible opportunity with an excellent start to his bid for a six(...)

 Ernie Els  practising prior to the  South African Open at Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Four-time major winner Ernie Els admits time is against him, but has not given up hope of a “Cinderella” victory in the Masters in April. Els f(...)

Shane Lowry: “A win would top off the year superbly and kickstart my 2015 campaign as well.” Photo: Yoshua Arias/EPA

This is the part of the golfing year which Ernie Els once euphemistically labelled as “wheelbarrow time” for the hugely obscene amounts of greenbacks(...)