Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland acknowledges the crowd after making a par putt  on the 17th green at Royal Liverpool   in Hoylake. Photograph: Toby Melville / Reuters

Low scoring dominated the first day of the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool — with even a rusty Tiger Woods getting in on the act, despite (...)

 Victor Dubuisson  and Graeme McDowell  shake hands after the Frenchman’s  quarter-final victory at the Accenture World Match Play Championship  at Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell’s brilliant run in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship finally came to an end on Saturday as Victor Dubuisson booked his (...)

 Rory McIlroy walks through the desert during practice prior to the start of the World Golf Championships Match Play at Dove Mountain in Arizona. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy will hope the weather is not the only thing that is completely different in this week’s WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. (...)

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 (...)

Tiger Woods  shakes hands with Richard Sterne  on the 18th green after securing the winning point at  Muirfield Village yesterday. Photograph: Photograph:   Matt Sullivan/Getty Images.

The United States won the Presidents Cup for the eighth time on Sunday, beating the Internationals 18½ to 15½ at Muirfield Village Golf Club after Tig(...)

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 (...)

Late afternoon sunlight falls onto the 14th green during the opening fourball matches in   the 2013 Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Photograph:Jeff Haynes/Reuters

The United States needed a par on the final hole to retain the overall lead over the Internationals on the first day of the Presidents Cup after almos(...)

Colin Montgomerie: “When I peg the ball up tomorrow it will be with a feeling that I have an opportunity to win as opposed to treading water on the (European) Tour. Photo: Phil Inglis/Getty

Former European number one Colin Montgomerie believes the introduction of a shot clock would instantly solve the problem of slow play on the course.Th(...)