Rory McIlroy reacts to a missed putt on the 17th green as Jordan Spieth looks on during the third round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Jordan Spieth opened to the door to potential gate-crashers when he double-bogeyed the 18th hole as he reached the 54-hole point with the lead in thi(...)

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  takes his second shot on the 12th hole during round one of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club  in Pacific Palisades, California. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy made the most of an early start to both his year on the US PGA Tour and his first round at the Northern Trust Open as he carded a four-un(...)

Shane Lowry  tees off on the 16th hole during the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

An antidote to tales of golf’s demise, added to further examples of the sport working for a greater good, arrived once again from Arizona at the weeke(...)

Hideki Matsuyama of Japan poses with the  trophy  after winning the  Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale  in  Arizona. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama made par at the fourth extra hole to clinch an unlikely playoff victory over Rickie Fowler at the Phoenix Open on Sunday. Ma(...)

Padraig Harrington shot a 68 in the opening round of the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur. Photograph: Getty

Padraig Harrington fired his way to an opening round of 68 in the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur. The three-time Major winner got off to a flying start (...)

 Bill Haas of the United States shakes hands with Sang-moon Bae of South Korea and the International team after Haas won the final match on the 18th green to help his side retain the title. Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

Captain’s pick Bill Haas claimed the crucial final point at the Presidents Cup in South Korea on Sunday, as the United States beat the Internationals(...)

Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed beat Jason Day and Charles Schwartzel 3&2 to help the USA retain their Presidents Cup lead in Incheon on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

The United States maintained their one-point lead over the International team in the Presidents Cup at 9 1/2 to 8 1/2 after the two sides picked up fo(...)

Henrik Stenson leads Rickie Fowler by a shot heading into the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston. Photograph: Getty

Henrik Stenson claimed a one-shot lead over Rickie Fowler going into the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship in Massachusetts after a third (...)

Rory McIlroy made the cut at the Deutsche Bank Open by a single shot in Boston. Photograph: Getty

Jordan Spieth missed the cut as fellow American Charley Hoffman took the halfway lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Massachusetts. The Masters (...)