Cormac Sharvin has decided to take the Challenge Tour route as he sets out on his professional career. Photo: Inpho

The route to a full tour card is not an easy one, that’s for sure. More players fail than ever realise the dream. Yet, there can be no argument about (...)

 Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his second shot on the 11th hole during the third round  at Augusta National. Photo:  David Cannon/Getty Images

Nobody needs to tell Rory McIlroy how hard it is to win a career Grand Slam. Only five players have ever completed the feat - Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan,(...)

A final day 67 saw Danny Willett win the US Masters. Photograph: Getty

Danny Willett insisted “fate” played a crucial part in him becoming the first Englishman since Nick Faldo in 1996 to win the Masters and only the sec(...)

Jordan Spieth of the US reacts after sinking his putt on the twelfth hole during the first round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Photo: Erik Lesser/PA

A little after 9.30am, 90 minutes or so after Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus clacked their drives down the first fairway in the ceremonial opening, the(...)

The names of honorary starters Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player are displayed during the ceremonial tee off to start the first round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

In front of a huge crowd, the ‘Big Three’ of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player launched the 80th Masters on Thursday while Jordan Spieth pr(...)

Rory McIlroy is aiming to be the first European winner of the Masters since 1999. Photograph: Getty

Rory McIlroy may have enhanced his chances of completing the career grand slam by opting out of the par-three contest, but the world number three stil(...)

Lee Westwood would like to captain Europe in the 2020 Ryder Cup. Photograph: Getty

Sadness at the scaling down of Lee Westwood’s career contrasts with anticipation of the contribution he may make to golf away from the greens. He has (...)

 Jason Day  poses with the Walter Hagen Cup after defeating Louis Oosthuizen to win the WGC Dell Match Play at the Austin Country Club  in Austin, Texas. Photograph: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Jason Day marked his return to the top of the world rankings in emphatic fashion with a second WGC-Dell Match Play title in three years as Rory McIlro(...)

Jason Day of Australia celebrates his par-saving putt on the 18th green to defeat Rory McIlroy 1up during their semifinal match at the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play at the Austin Country Club  in Austin, Texas. Photograph: Tom Pennington/Getty

Down, but not out; and with an eyeon the bigger picture! As Rory McIlroy was dethroned as WGC-Dell Matchplay champion – losing out on the 18th green i(...)

Tiger Woods: “I want to play this game at the highest level again. In order to do that, I have to get healthy.” Photograph:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Tiger Woods has reiterated that there is no timetable for his return to competitive golf, despite giving a positive update about his recovery from bac(...)