Ernie Els did not have a good day with the putter in the first round at the 2016 Masters in Augusta. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

Meltdown! Nightmare! Humiliation! The instant global reaction to the 50 seconds of golf hell endured by Ernie Els on the first hole of the Masters rem(...)

 Jason Day:  “There’s so many players that can win around here, there’s not just one heavy favourite.” Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

For any Aussie, this week of all weeks, has resonance. It’s the 20th anniversary of Greg Norman’s meltdown as destiny played a cruel trick on the Grea(...)

Caddies contended wearing bibs effectively made them into “human billboards”. Photo: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

Professional caddies were scheduled to meet at Pebble Beach and discuss whether to continue fighting the PGA Tour after losing a class action lawsuit (...)

Jamie Donaldson could return to action as early as next week after injuring his finger on a chainsaw. Photograph: PA

Ryder Cup star Jamie Donaldson could return to action as early as next week after escaping serious injury following a mishap with a chainsaw. Donalds(...)

Australia’s Matt Jones celebrates after sinking his final putt to win the Australian Open in Sydney. Photograph: Getty Images

If recent history is anything to go by, Matt Jones should have major expectations for 2016 after winning the Australian Open at his home cou(...)

An emotional Jason Day celebrates his PGA Championship win with his mentor and caddie Colin Swatton who has coached the  Major winner since the latter was 12.  Photo: David Cannon/Getty

I remember the first time I laid my eyes upon this year’s PGA Champion back in 2008 as he strode purposefully across the range at the Riviera Country (...)

An emotional Jason Day  with his caddie Colin Swatton on the 18th green after winning the 2015 US PGA Championship  at Whistling Straits  in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

An emotional Jason Day reflected on the deep sacrifices made by his mother after winning the US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits on Sunday to cla(...)

 Pádraig Harrington  in action at the Pro -Am  prior prior to the recent Scottish Open as   caddie Ronan Flood looks on. “If I can get myself in the hunt, I actually play better.” Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

There is a very simple reason why Pádraig Harrington walks around backwards. Not always, of course; just sometimes. “I am made out to be mad en(...)

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(...)