Tiger Woods has already  begun to hit golf balls following a back operation on a disc 11 weeks ago. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Former world number one Tiger Woods has moved closer to a return to competitive golf by hitting full shots in practice. Woods is making a return after(...)

Bubba Watson gestures to his caddie after missing a short putt on the 18th hole that would have forced a play-off. Watson’s missed putt allowed Kevin Stadler to win. Photograph: Ross D Franklin/AP

Kevin Stadler took advantage as Bubba Watson stumbled to claim his first PGA Tour title at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.Watson was in charge for (...)

Kevin Stadler poses with the championship trophy after winning the Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Burly American Kevin Stadler overhauled his playing partner Bubba Watson to win his maiden PGA Tour tournament by just one shot at the Phoenix Open in(...)

Scott Stallings  with his trophy after winning the Farmers Insurance Open on Torrey Pines South  in La Jolla, California. Photograph: Donald Miralle/Getty Images

American Scott Stallings birdied six of the last 11 holes to break clear of a tightly bunched leaderboard and clinch his third PGA Tour title by one (...)

Rory McIlroy looks dejected on the 16th green as his caddie JP Fitzgerald looks on during the third round of the WGC - HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

A double bogey on the final hole by runaway leader Dustin Johnson allowed Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell to narrow the gap at the top of the leaderbo(...)

United States team captain Fred Couples laughs on the 18th green during the Saturday fourball matches at the  Presidents Cup tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Photograph: Chris Keane/Reuters

Drawing inspiration from last year’s amazing comeback by the Europeans at the Ryder Cup, Nick Price’s international side are hoping to produce their (...)

Late afternoon sunlight falls onto the 14th green during the opening fourball matches in   the 2013 Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Photograph:Jeff Haynes/Reuters

The United States needed a par on the final hole to retain the overall lead over the Internationals on the first day of the Presidents Cup after almos(...)

 Graham DeLaet of Canada shot a third-round 63 at TPC  Boston. This was after he   got a text to say he was on the tee in an hour and 20 minutes due to a re-draw and had to rush to the course.  Photograph: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

The Fed-Ex Cup was born five years ago out of the PGA Tour’s preceived need to compete for television ratings in a country which has numerous big view(...)

  Sergio Garcia of Spain hits a drive  from 14th tee during the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston. Photograph:  Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Sergio Garcia continued his serene progress on a turbulent day at the Deutsche Bank Championship as a six-under-par 65 put him two strokes clear head(...)

Graeme McDowell will tee off in Ontario today after his struggles at the recent British Open at  Muirfield, Gullane, Scotland. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images

Nineteen Canadians will tee it up today to begin what is quickly becoming an Andy Murray-esque pursuit and become the first home-grown winner of the C(...)