Adam Scott of Australia tees off on the sixth hole  during Round One of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas. Photograph: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Life as the world number one got off to a dismal start for Adam Scott as a string of bogeys saw him fall way off the pace at the Crowne Plaza Invitati(...)

With his long-time caddie, Ted Scott, looking on, Bubba Watson secures his par on the 18th green for a three-shot victory in Sunday’s Masters and a second green jacket and Major. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images

When Rory McIlroy walked away from Oakley, the sunglasses and leisure accessory company venturing into golf fashion wear needed a new poster boy: B(...)

Europe’s Paul McGinley (in cap) after sinking the putt to win the Ryder Cup for Europe at the Belfry, near Sutton Coldfield, Sunday 29 September 2002. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/PA Photo 2:05

Christy O’Connor jnr The Belfry 1989 Christy O’Connor jnr went in as the underdog in his singles match with Fred Couples, a future Masters ch(...)

 Graeme McDowell plays an iron shot  during the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell failed to fire in their third rounds at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Miami as American Patrick Reed ope(...)

Rory McIlroy waits on the 13th green during the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral . Photograph: Chris Trotman/Getty Images

The world’s top two players, Tiger Woods and Adam Scott, faced a battle to avoid the halfway cut at the WGC-Cadillac Championship after losing (...)

 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. (...)

Pádraig Harrington of Ireland chips from the bunker onto the 11th green during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club. Photograph:  Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Jimmy Walker assumed control of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, grabbing a six-shot lead as Saturday’s third round was suspended. The 35-ye(...)

Pádraig Harrington of Ireland hits a tee shot on the 12th during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at Spyglass Hill. Photograph:  Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

American Jimmy Walker edged one step closer to a third victory on the 2013-14 PGA Tour when he moved into a tie for the lead after the rain-delayed s(...)

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 (...)