Jimmy Walker: “The better I play, the more responsibility I feel to keep that up. I love playing and it’s fun to be up around the top and having a chance.”  Photo:  Donald Miralle/Getty Images

FedEx Cup leader Jimmy Walker may be the man in form this season but he is not getting complacent.The 36-year-old has registered one win and three oth(...)

 Shane Lowry of Ireland plays a shot from the bunker on the first hole during the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines South  in La Jolla, California. Photograph:  Todd Warshaw/Getty Images

Brain surgery survivor JB Holmes joined overnight leader Harris English atop the Farmers Insurance Open leaderboard following the third round at Torr(...)

Jimmy Walker celebrates with the winner’s trophy after the final round of the Sony Open In Hawaii at Waialae Country Club. (Photograph by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Australian golfer Robert Allenby reported no major injuries and thanked a homeless woman for saving his life after what he described as an “unfortunat(...)

Australian golfer Robert Allenby, seen here playing in the first round of the   Sony Open in Hawaii, says he was was kidnapped, beaten, robbed and dumped in a park in Honolulu on Friday night.  Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Australian golfer Robert Allenby was left with facial injuries after he said he was kidnapped, beaten, robbed and dumped in a park in Honolulu on Fri(...)

Jimmy Walker:  was edged out by Ryder Cup team-mate Patrick Reed in sudden death at the Tournament of Champions  in  Maui. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

American Jimmy Walker is looking to bounce back quickly from a play-off defeat as he defends his Sony Open title in Hawaii.The 35-year-old was edged o(...)

Patrick Reed won the Tournament of Champions after beating compatriot Jimmy Walker in a playoff. (Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Ten months after clinching his third PGA Tour title and declaring he was among the game’s top five players, Patrick Reed enhanced his golfing status b(...)

Tiger Woods feeling the heat on the third tee during the first round the Hero World Challenge at the Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Windermere, Florida. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Tiger Woods may have pronounced himself fit but he looked far from ready for his return to action at the Hero World Challenge, after a four-month abse(...)

  After a brilliant breakthrough year Jimmy Walker admits he finds himself in uncharted territory as a new season gets under way. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

After a brilliant breakthrough year Jimmy Walker admits he finds himself in uncharted territory as a new season gets under way.The PGA Tour’s “wrapar(...)

Graeme McDowell  and Victor Dubuisson celebrate on the 14th hole after their 5&4 foursomes victory over Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker at the Ryder Cup in Gleneagles. Photograph:  Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Oh, how the Americans must detest those alternate shot formats. For a second day running, Europe dominated the foursomes to strengthen their grip on t(...)

 Patrick Reed after making his putt to win the 13th hole. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

The fat lady ain’t ready to sing just yet, as Saturday’s first session in the Ryder Cup – fourballs which produced records and drama – contrived to b(...)