Jim Herman of the United States hits his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the Shell Houston Open at the Golf Club of Houston in Humble, Texas. Photo: Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Jim Herman, who last week was ranked 191 in the world, has provided a Masters fairytale by clinching the Shell Houston Open and therefore the final sp(...)

Henrik Stenson of Sweden hits his tee shot on the 16th hole during the third round of the Shell Houston Open. Photograph: Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Swede Henrik Stenson posted the best score of the day, a six-under-par 66, to vault within a shot of the third-round lead at the Houston Open on Satur(...)

Jordan Spieth is looking to retain his Masters title at Augusta National next week. Photograph: Getty

Jordan Spieth, in an endorsement of the attitude that has propelled him towards greatness, will not pause to reflect on past glories when he returns t(...)

 Seán Flanagan claimed the silver medal for leading qualifier at the West of Ireland Amateur Open at Co Sligo after the second round of strokeplay was abandoned because of high winds. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There was anger and frustration from many players at venerable County Sligo Golf Club when high winds forced officials to abandon the second round of (...)

Rory McIlroy will play Thorbjorn Olesen, Kevin Na and Smylie Kaufman in the WGC Matchplay in Texas. Photograph: Getty

Defending champion Rory McIlroy will face Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen and American pair Kevin Na and Smylie Kaufman at this week’s WGC-Dell Match Play.(...)

Rory McIlroy hits his tee shot on the ninth hole during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Florida. Photo: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy admitted he has to improve his mental approach after claiming an unwanted record despite finishing a frustrating week in style in the Arn(...)

 Rory McIlroy  watches his tee shot on the 16th hole during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill  in Orlando, Florida. Photograph: Chris Trotman/Getty Images

Jason Day was delighted to defy swirling winds and heavy rain to hold on to his two-shot lead heading into the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invita(...)

Rory McIlroy  hits a penalty stroke on the eighth hole during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill  in Orlando, Florida. Photograph:  Stacy Revere/Getty Images

What’s this about the luck of the Irish? Certainly, for Rory McIlroy, there wasn’t too much on offer as two double-bogeys on his front nine contribute(...)

Henrik Stenson, who underwent knee surgery in December,  confirmed he would miss the WGC-Dell Matchplay in a fortnight’s time in order to rest ahead of the Masters. Photograph:  Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

Ryder Cup star Henrik Stenson would love to take a leaf from Jordan Spieth’s book by kickstarting his season with victory in the Valspar Championship.(...)

World number one Jordan Spieth asked whether he could wet the bottom of his putter to stop it slipping during round three of the WGC-Cadillac Championsip at Doral. Photo:  Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

World number one Jordan Spieth faced a bizarre problem as Doral’s Blue Monster course lived up to its name in the third round of the WGC-Cadillac Cham(...)