Graeme McDowell: since finishing third in last year’s HSBC Champions event in China, he has often struggled just to make the cut. Photograph: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

In this instance, the numbers don’t lie. Graeme McDowell heads into this week’s $9.25 million WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and next week’s $10 millio(...)

 Jason Day  and Luke Donald  lead their group down the 11th hole during round two of the RBC Canadian Ope at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Canada. Photograph: Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images

Four days after his near-miss at the British Open, Jason Day has exhibited no ill-effects from that Monday finish and his transatlantic flight to Cana(...)

Australia’s Robert Allenby fired his caddie mid-round after an argument during the first day of the Canadian Open. Photograph: Getty

Australian Robert Allenby had a day to forget as he fired his caddie mid-round then shot a nine-over 81 at the Canadian Open. The 44-year-old felt the(...)

Pádraig Harrington in action  during the final round of the British Open. After his round as the wind died down, a Dublin voice called out. “Sorry, I couldn’t find your Titleist, Pádraig.” Photo: Lee Smith/Reuters

At the call of ‘fore’ from the sixth tee box, Vinny Fitzpatrick instinctively covered his large head and instinctively turned his backside to the dire(...)

 Jordan Spieth: missed out on the playoff at St Andrews by just one shot as he pursued a third Major title in a row.  Photo:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Jordan Spieth left St Andrews missing out on the double: his failure to add the Claret Jug to his US Masters and US Open titles meant that the “Spi(...)

 Amateur Paul Dunne of Ireland tees off on the 6th hole during the final round of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course i in St Andrews, Scotland. Photo:  Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

A step too far, but bravely taken. As Oscar Wilde once put it, “experience is the name everyone gives to his mistakes.” The playwright didn’t have g(...)

Graeme McDowell: “The greens are its protection, and unfortunately driving the ball is just too easy this week.” Photograph: Danny Lawason/PA

Graeme McDowell was watching television the other night, a rerun of the US Open finale with Dustin Johnson playing the final hole. But it wasn’t John(...)

Graeme McDowell made a strong start to his third round in the British Open before stalling and signing for a 70. Photograph: PA

Torrential rain on Friday and strong winds on Saturday may have forced the 144th Open Championship into an extra day, but the Old Course at St Andrews(...)

 Amateur Paul Dunne shot a second consecutive 69 on a weather ravaged second day of the British Open. Photograph: Getty

Those esteemed members of the R&A have, through the ages, witnessed many sights from behind the window panes of the old clubhouse overlooking t(...)

Dustin Johnson answers questions at St Andrews: “I think every situation you can learn from, they’re all learning opportunities.” Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images.

Who says the R&A, those custodians of the sport, don’t have a sense of mischief? Ha, ha, tee-hee. Dustin Johnson, the fall guy in the US Open a(...)