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, (...)

 Jordan Spieth of the United States poses with the trophy  after winning the 115th US Open Championship at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

At age 21, Jordan Spieth has won his second Major and become the most celebrated player in golf. He is also halfway to one of the most difficult feats(...)

 Jordan Spieth   holds the trophy as he celebrates with family – father Shawn, mother Chris  and brother Steven –  after winning the  US Open at Chambers Bay in University Place. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Golfers are uneasy with the concept of rivalry in the 21st century. This partly arises from modesty with regard to the epic clashes of yesteryear; cou(...)

Patrick Reed of the US makes his tee shot on the fifteenth hole with Puget Sound as a backdrop during the second round of the 115th US Open Championship golf tournament at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

Belt-tightening time, for the ride at this 115th edition of the US Open Championship – on greens which Henrik Stenson described as “borderline laughab(...)

Darren Clarke has had a discussion with in-form Englishman Paul Casey about rejoining the European Tour in a bid to make the Ryder Cup team. Photograph:   Tannen Maury/EPA

Darren Clarke has changed from angry young man to Mr Happy but the metamorphosis means he is no longer contending in tournaments as much as he woul(...)

Rory McIlroy  hits his approach shot to the 13th green during a practice round at Augusta National. Photograph:   Phil Noble/Reuters

Rory McIlroy admits Thursday cannot come soon enough as he bids to complete the career grand slam by winning the Masters.The hype surrounding McIlroy’(...)

Jack Nicklaus completed his Career Grand Slam within four years of turning professional at the 1966 British Open. Photograph: Inpho/Getty Images

Gene Sarazen Sarazen’s career was in wind-down mode when the Masters tournament came into being. He’d won six Majors heading into the 1935 US Masters,(...)

 Rory McIlroy celebrates his one-stroke victory at the  PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in 2014. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The rarity of the feat is testament in itself to how difficult it is to win a career Grand Slam. Only a handful, five men, have thus far managed to wi(...)

Rory McIlroy has cited his collapse in the 2011 US Masters as tye most important day of his career. Photograph: Inpho

Rory McIlroy believes it is “unthinkable” that he will not win the Masters at some point to complete the career grand slam.And the world number one ha(...)

 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 (...)