Rory McIlroy  reacts after winning the 96th US PGA Championship at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: EPA

In the darkness of Sunday night, after fulfilling the rituals that behold champions in signing flags and undergoing a stream of media commitments, Ror(...)

I was sitting on the terrace of a local café on Monday in the neighbourhood of my boss’s house in southern Florida enjoying the cool of the morning in(...)

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy plays through the rough on the fifth hole during day two of the British Open. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.
Rory McIlroy on song at Hoylake
  • Golf
  • July 18, 2014, 10:17

Abandoning the tactics which brought him victory at Royal Liverpool in 2006 proved costly for Tiger Woods in the second round of the British Open on F(...)

Ernie Els, watched by caddie Colin Byrne,   hits an approach shot during his practice round yesterday prior to the  143rd British Open at Royal Liverpool  in Hoylake. Photograph:  Warren Little/R&A/R&A via Getty Images

The decisive factor in Martin Kaymer’s victory in the US Open at Pinehurst last month was he was able to adapt to the subtle changes the rain had mad(...)

Phil Mickelson of the USA: champion keen to get out in wet and windy weather to defend title “as I never get a chance to back home”. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Phil Mickelson is hoping for the wind to blow and the rain to fall this week as he aims for his personal “double double” of Scottish Open and Briti(...)

Composite photo showing USA’s Phil Mickelson celebrating after winning the 2013 Britush Open Championship at Muirfield Golf Club (left) and after winning the  Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Golf Course (right).  Photograph: PA Wire.

When Phil Mickelson arrived in Scotland 12 months ago, he had never won a tournament on British soil and admitted the greatest challenge of his caree(...)

Tiger Woods with his swing coach Sean Foley on the 10th fairway at Congressional Country Club during yesterday’s practice round before today’s start.

Tiger Woods will command the headlines as the former world number one returns to competitive golf at Congressional today.The 14-time Major winner has (...)

 Martin Kaymer of Germany celebrates with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory at the  US Open at Pinehurst  in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Martin Kaymer’s friends may only have been joking when they labelled him a one-hit wonder, but the 29-year-old will take the perfect riposte back to G(...)

 Annika Sorenstam (L) poses with Jack and Barbara Nicklaus following the memorial induction ceremony prior to the Memorial Tournament  at Muirfield Village Golf Club  in Dublin, Ohio. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

There were some exceptional moments last week in Muirfield Village golf club in Dublin Ohio at the Memorial tournament. In recent history it is the(...)

Adam Scott:  The Australian finally replaced the injured Tiger Woods at the top of the rankings on Monday. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Adam Scott will attempt to extend his tenure as world number one after adding this week’s Crowne Plaza Invitational to his schedule.After passing up n(...)