Chambers Bay. “The margin for error was so slim with the amount of run-off areas around the greens that sometimes the worse the shot you hit the better the result.” Photograph:  Harry How/Getty

If you dare to be different, you really should do something exceptional. Chambers Bay is very different and it is exceptional but is it a good golf co(...)

Tiger Woods’s form this season doesn’t make for pretty analysis. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Out early, earlier than anyone. Later, working on the range, drilling ball after ball. Once upon a time, it was a formula that worked its magic lik(...)

Jordan Spieth held off the chasing pack with ease to win his first Major title. Photograph: Epa

The Masters was first contested in 1934, but it now comes off as a made-for-TV event. With a natural stage that remains reassuringly familiar, it is a(...)

Two-time Open winner Greg Norman says golf needs to take a tougher stance on doping. Photograph: Getty

Former world number one Greg Norman has said he feels sorry for Tiger Woods’ position as a fallen idol but believes the American’s travails showed eve(...)

Rory McIlroy  in action during the pro-am event prior to the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates  in Dubai. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty

Ian Poulter will look to salvage his season with a first victory for two years in the DP World Tour Championship, a win which would be worth almost(...)

Which would you prefer: Russell Brand banging on about drugs or Roy Keane banging on about headbutting his former team-mate Peter Schmeichel? Photograph: John Giles/PA WIre

Sport is the new show business. Both front and back pages of newspapers here this week were given over to coverage of Roy Keane’s autobiography The(...)

 Greg Norman  resting in a hospital bed after a chainsaw accident. Norman posted a photo to Instagram. Photograph: Greg Norman

Two-time major winner Greg Norman is expected to make a “full, speedy recovery” after injuring his left arm in a chainsaw accident over the weekend.T(...)

Greg Norman: “I was one lucky man today. Damaged, but not down & out. Still have left hand.”

Two-time major winner Greg Norman said he was “damaged” but “lucky” to still have a left hand after a chainsaw accident on Saturday.The 59-year-old Au(...)

Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. Photograph: Getty Images

The media circus was in full flow at Royal Liverpool Golf Club on Sunday evening, as Rory McIlroy – just as he had done on the golf course – took it a(...)

Ready to go: Liam Lysaght, a keen member of the Marble City Cyclers

When Christopher McCandless, the “American supertramp”, abandoned his educated middle-class comforts to “walk into the wild”, he had hoped for a type (...)