Jason Day of Australia waits on the 18th green during the third round of the 115th US Open Championship at Chambers Bay. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Jason Day made the birdie putt on the 18th green that gave him a tie for the lead at the 115th United States Open, but Day knew that rolling the ba(...)

Ireland’s Shane Lowry walks the 15th hole as smoke from a nearby fire is seen in the distance during the third round of the  US Open  at Chambers Bay  in University Place, Washington. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

He has sneaked in under the radar, and that’s just fine with Shane Lowry. Dressed in black yet again on Saturday, as he has been throughout thi(...)

Patrick Reed of the US makes his tee shot on the fifteenth hole with Puget Sound as a backdrop during the second round of the 115th US Open Championship golf tournament at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

Belt-tightening time, for the ride at this 115th edition of the US Open Championship – on greens which Henrik Stenson described as “borderline laughab(...)

Jason Day of Australia is tended to by medical staff after finishing the ninth hole, his last,  during the second round of the  US Open  at Chambers Bay  in University Place, Washington. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The sight of one of his fellow contenders slumping to the ground, as happened to Jason Day on his finishing hole, wasn’t what Jordan Spieth had bargai(...)

View of the par three third hole overlooking the Bay of Puget Sound at Chambers Bay golf course, Washington, United States. The course  hosts the 2015 US Open golf tournament. Photograph: Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The “R” word has been used a lot. In the locker room, and on the range; out the course too. On the ninth tee, the elevated one, Alastair McLean – a ca(...)

Tiger Woods during practice at Sawgrass. “These three days, May 3rd though the 5th, today, is just brutal on me. And then obviously with what happened on Sunday, it just adds to it.” Photo: Tannen Maury/EPA

In a rare public offering of emotion, Tiger Woods has admitted the strain of his split from Lindsey Vonn, added to the anniversary of his father’s de(...)

Jordan Spieth hits his tee shot on the 4th during round one of the World Golf Championship Cadillac Match Play at TPC Harding Park on April 29th, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Robert Laberge/Getty Images

Masters champion Jordan Spieth and world number one Rory McIlroy enjoyed comfortable victories on the opening day of the WGC-Cadillac Match Play, a(...)

Wu Ashun of China receives the golden jacket next to the trophy after winning the Volvo China Open  in Shanghai. Photo:  Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Wu Ashun became the first Chinese player to win a European Tour event on home soil on Sunday as David Howell bogeyed the 72nd hole of the Volvo China (...)

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods tee off at 7.30pm on the final day of The Masters. Photogarph: Getty

The 2015 Masters may have belonged to Jordan Spieth so far but on Sunday evening the eyes of the world won’t be fixed on the 21-year-old Texan but th(...)

Rory McIlroy is the new face of EA Sports - Tiger Woods has had the honour for  15 years before 2013. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

The changing of the guard in terms of playing success has been obvious for some time. Barring something remarkable, Tiger Woods has already been usurp(...)