Ross Fisher plays a shot during practice prior to the start of the Tshwane Open. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

England’s Ross Fisher faces a completely different challenge as he looks to successfully defend a European Tour title for the first time in his career(...)

 Billy Casper: ““On a pitch-black night, when you walk up to the hole just to see where it is, it stamps a very strong image in your mind. You develop a feel for everything: the moisture on the grass, the small change in elevation, the exact distance to the hole, all kinds of things your eyes alone can’t tell you.” Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

Billy Casper, a two-time US Open winner a Masters champion and the player with the seventh-most wins in PGA Tour history, died on Saturday at his home(...)

Rory McIlroy and Horizon MD Conor Ridge pictured together at the White House in March  2012. Photograph: Benjamin Myers/Reuters

By rights, Rory McIlroy, the world’s number-one ranked golfer and one of sport’s most marketable figures, should be preparing to smell the azaleas. I(...)

Tee-up in Taormina, Sicily
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  • January 26, 2015, 07:00

The Dom spread his hands and gave me the most Sicilian of shrugs. He then proceeded to make me several offers I found hard to refuse. First, he(...)

Rory McIlroy  receives the Race To Dubai trophy from HE Saeed Harib, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council, after winnng The Race To Dubai at the DP World Tour Championship. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images 1:56

Rory McIlroy isn’t ready just yet to pack away the clubs for winter. The world number one – his bank balance further enhanced by scooping the Race to (...)

Rory McIlroy: had to undergo a mandatory drugs test following his third round at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron.

An irony of sorts came on Saturday evening, as Rory McIlroy got the proverbial tap on the shoulder to undergo a mandatory drugs test. That McIlroy, th(...)

 Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug after his victory in the British Open at Hoylake.

On a Sunday evening back in 2000, Tiger Woods, shortly after he had completed the career Grand Slam for the first time by winning the British Open at (...)

Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. Photograph: Getty Images

The media circus was in full flow at Royal Liverpool Golf Club on Sunday evening, as Rory McIlroy – just as he had done on the golf course – took it a(...)

 Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland catches a golf ball from caddie JP Fitzgerald during a practice round prior to the start of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

An amateur more than twice his age, who has already beaten him once, could hold the key to Rory McIlroy’s bid to complete a career grand slam.McIlroy(...)

 A minutes silence is held on the putting green for caddie Ian McGregor who tragically died on the ninth fairway today, during the final round of the Madeira Islands Open at Club de Golf do Santo da Serra. Photograph:  Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

The Madeira Islands Open was being played to a finish today despite the death of caddie Ian MacGregor on the course.Zimbabwean MacGregor, who was work(...)