Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry: ‘I played with him in Pebble Beach  and he wasn’t playing that great,” said Lowry. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s helicopter was parked in its spot by the 18th, a giant US flag in all its glory flying atop a nearby pole. Seemingly oblivious to such(...)

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(...)

 Justin Rose  in action during the Pro Am prior to the start of the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club  in Shanghai, China. Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty

Justin Rose wants to end the year as the world number two and is targeting the European Tour’s ‘Final Series’ to climb the rankings, starting with the(...)

 Graeme McDowell  in action during the pro-am prior to the start of the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club  in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy will be an interested spectator as the first event of the European Tour’s Final Series gets under way in China on Thursday.McIlroy holds (...)

 Tiger Woods has been troubled by a back injury and his loss of form is a concern for USA Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson. Photo:  Andy Lyons/Getty Images

On the range. In a radio booth. Out on the course. Tom Watson was a ubiquitous presence at Valhalla Golf Club throughout the USPGA Championship. For g(...)

Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has pulled out of next week’s USPGA Championship at Valhalla due to a shoulder injury. Photograph:  Kenny Smith/PA

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has withdrawn from the USPGA Championship due to a shoulder injury.The 47-year-old missed the French Open at (...)

Rory McIlroy has struggled to get up and running at Fota on the first day. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Pre-tournament favourite Rory McIlroy blamed a “sloppy” short game for an opening round of 74 which left him facing a battle to avoid another early ex(...)

 Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell of Ireland at the Omega Mission Hills World Cup. Inpho/Getty Images/Stuart Franklin

November 25th, 2011 Rory McIlroy while playing in the World Cup for Ireland at Mission Hills with Graeme McDowell “In the island of Ireland you have p(...)

 The green on the 210 yards par3, 14th hole ‘Calamity Corner’ on the Dunluce Course at Royal Portrush, a venue long touted to stage a second British Open. Photograph:   David Cannon/Getty Images

The R&A insist it remains “some distance” from being able to stage the Open Championship in Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951.Rumour(...)

 Patrons walk on a fog-shrouded course during the first practice round at the 2014 Masters Tournament at  Augusta National Golf Club. Photograph:  Erik S Lesser/EPA

Just two hours of practice for the US Masters was possible on Monday before players, and thousands of disappointed spectators, were forced to l(...)