Rory McIlroy  and his caddie J.P. Fitzgerald pose with the trophy after his win  at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo:  Jeff Gross/Getty Images

In his prime, there was an intimidating presence about Tiger Woods. The same thing is happening now with Rory McIlroy. On Sunday, after his second wi(...)

During the second World War, Bill McCrea, who has died aged 94, devised an innovative way of informing his family that against the odds he had flown h(...)

Tiger Woods will make his PGA Tour return in the Players Championship on May 7th. Photograph: Afp

Tiger Woods will return to the PGA Tour at the Players Championship on May 7.The 14-time major winner has played just three tournaments so far this ye(...)

Bubba Watson of USA plays a shot during the pro-am prior to the start of the Shenzhen International at Genzon Golf Club on Wednesday. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images.

Bubba Watson will look to make amends for a disappointing defence of his Masters title by claiming a second European Tour title in China.Watson won th(...)

Golfing legend Jack Nicklaus joined Ewen Murray in the Sky commentary box. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

With all the hi-tech wizardry on view at the Masters, Grand National and even the Boat Race over the last week, those old clips they kept playing in t(...)

Rory McIlroy shares the sporting firmament with fellow megastars Messi, Federer, Kobe and LeBron. Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

So to where does Rory McIlroy belong to now?The immensity of the journey taken by the Co Down man was cleverly illuminated in the latest Nike advert, (...)

Jack Nicklaus: Jack dropped in and chewed the fat, benignly allowing Monty and Butch and Paul McGinley kiss his ring.  Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

As ever, the problem with watching the Masters on TV is that there’s next to no Masters to watch on TV. It was getting on for 8pm last night by the ti(...)

Charley Hoffman of the US jogs up to see his ball land on the seventeenth hole during the first round at the 2015 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club. Photo: Tanen Maury/EPA

A player known for always wearing a green glove had his eyes on a matching jacket after making the ideal start to the 79th Masters on Thursday.Charley(...)

 Honorary Starters Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus of the United States wait alongside Gary Player of South Africa on the first tee during the first round of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Tradition struck again at the Masters with three giants of golf -- Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player -- hitting the first shots on Thursda(...)

Darren Clarke has had a discussion with in-form Englishman Paul Casey about rejoining the European Tour in a bid to make the Ryder Cup team. Photograph:   Tannen Maury/EPA

Darren Clarke has changed from angry young man to Mr Happy but the metamorphosis means he is no longer contending in tournaments as much as he woul(...)