17-year-old Lydia Ko became the youngest winner of the Australian Open. (Photograph: Esther Lim/AFP/Getty Images)

Padraig Harrington’s interest in the Northern Trust Open is over after he carded a four over par 75 in his third roud at the Riviera Country club.Harr(...)

Padraig Harrington has made the cut at the Northern Trust Open.  (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Padraig Harrington has made the cut at the Northern Trust Open after he carded a two over par second round 73 at a challenging Riviera.Following on fr(...)

Tiger Woods recovered slightly from a poor start in the Phoenix Open to finish two over after his opening round, nine shots off the lead of Ryan Palmer. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods had to battle back from a tough start to his first round of 2015 as fellow American Ryan Palmer led the Waste Management Phoenix Open afte(...)

 Graeme McDowell  plays his second shot in to the ninth hole during the first round of the WGC - HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China. Photoghraph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Patrick Reed hit the headlines for the wrong reasons in Shanghai on the opening day of the WGC-HSBC Champions event. While playing partner Graeme McDo(...)

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 (...)