Paul Dunne finished with an impressive birdie-eagle in his second round in San Diego. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Paul Dunne, only playing in the field on the back of a sponsor’s invite, showed his quality with a birdie-eagle finish for a second round 71 for 140, (...)

Hunter Stewart tees off on the seventh hole during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines North  in San Diego, California. Photograph: Donald Miralle/Getty Images

Ireland’s Paul Dunne made an excellent start to his USPGA Tour career at the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego on Thursday, carding a three-under 69(...)

Ireland’s Paul Dunne will make his USPGA Tour debut at the   Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Paul Dunne will will make his USPGA Tour debut at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines this week and has admitted that he sees his long-term fut(...)

 Jordan Spieth: “I think people are searching for something that is only going to take time.” Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Jordan Spieth may regard Rickie Fowler’s sudden surge as perfectly natural but the world number one has still played down talk of the fellow American(...)

Rickie Fowler  hits his second shot to the  18th hole during the final day of the  Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

Golf’s aristocracy has been enlarged to a quartet. Cynics once claimed Rickie Fowler could not be classed among the elite, that colour and character (...)

Pádraig Harrington: the 44-year-old is playing in the Hyundai Champion of Champions tournament, with just 32 players in the field, for the first time. Photo:  Victor Fraile/Getty Images)

Some six weeks on from undergoing keyhole surgery to rectify a knee injury which had troubled him through the latter part of last season, Pádraig Harr(...)

Ellie Day, wife of golfer Jason, is taken away on a stretcher after a collision with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James. Photograph: AP

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James apologised to the wife of Australian golfer Jason Day after a court-side collision forced her out of the Qui(...)

Paul Casey has precluded himself form selection for Europe’s 2016 Ryder cup side. Photograph: Afp

The biggest loser from Paul Casey’s decision to preclude himself from Ryder Cup inclusion is not the biennial event. Nor is it the European team. It w(...)

Rory McIlroy launches his ball into the crowd after holing his winning putt on the 18th green during the final round of the DP World Tour Championship. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

As the golfing year stretches on for some, among them world number one Jordan Spieth who is defending the Australian Open this week, the curtain has (...)

Rory McIlroy ended a disrupted season with victory in the Race to Dubai. Photograph: Getty

The incessant narrative of the golfing year will mean Jordan Spieth returning to action this week, when the Masters and US Open champion attempts a su(...)