David Lingmerth, of Sweden, raises the trophy after winning the Memorial golf tournament in a three-hole playoff. Photo: Jay LaPrete/AP

David Lingmerth has claimed his first PGA Tour title following a play-off victory over England’s Justin Rose to win the Memorial Tournament in Ohio on(...)

Justin Rose of England checks the wind on the second hole during the third round of The Memorial Tournament  at Muirfield Village   in Dublin, Ohio. Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

England’s Justin Rose took a three-shot lead after the third round of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village on Saturday as he looked to become (...)

Rory McIlroy believes he was hitting the ball too soft on the green at Sawgrass last week and he’s planning a more aggressive approach at Quail Hollow this week. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

World number one Rory McIlroy will take an aggressive approach on the greens as he looks to find his putting touch in the Wells Fargo Championship thi(...)

Rory McIlroy: “It was nice to get the job done, really satisfying . . . now we move on to The Players at Sawgrass and try to do it again.” Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Not one for living in anyone’s shadow, Rory McIlroy – who has occupied the world number one spot for the past nine months and seems likely to carry t(...)

Rory McIlroy tosses his ball after missing a putt on the eighth hole green during his championship match in the World Golf Championships Cadillac Match Play at TPC Harding Park. Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

World number one Rory McIlroy became the second golfer after Tiger Woods to win the World Golf Championships Cadillac Match Play as the top seed when(...)

Rory McIlroy shakes hands with Gary Woodland on the 16th hole green after winning their championship match. Photograph: Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Image

Kerching! On the day before his 26th birthday, world number one Rory McIlroy ruled the roost in the WGC-Cadillac Matchplay Championship at Harding Par(...)

Rory McIlroy  celebrates after making an eagle putt on the 18th hole green to win his WGC Match Play semi-final against Jim Furyk at TPC Harding Park  in San Francisco, California. Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy may have missed out on ringside seats for the big fight in Las Vegas, but the world number one delivered a knockout blow of his own to re(...)

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(...)

Rory McIlroy  and  caddie JP Fitzgerald suffer in the cold and foggy conditions during the pro-am  for the World  Match Play  at Harding Park  in San Francisco, California. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

To win the WGC-Cadillac Match Play as the world number one, a feat last accomplished by Tiger Woods back in 2008, Rory McIlroy will have to do it the(...)

Jim Furyk celebrates earning his first PGA Tour win since 2010 in  a playoff at the RBC Heritage in  South Carolina. Photograph: Tyler Lecka/Getty Images

As Jim Furyk celebrated his long overdue return to the winner’s circle with victory in the RBC Heritage, some other boxes were also ticked in connect(...)