Graeme McDowell hits his approach shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the  Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club near Edinburgh. Photograph:   Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Former US Open champion Graeme McDowell enjoyed a welcome return to form on the opening day of the Scottish Open on Thursday. McDowell’s sole top-10 f(...)

Jordan Spieth will contest the John Deere Classic, the first PGA Tour title he won in 2013 in Illinois. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

Jordan Spieth, who has honoured his commitment to play in the John Deere Classic, is halfway towards an unprecedented calendar Grand Slam following hi(...)

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(...)

Kevin Mirallas celebrates scoring the third goal for Everton against Manchester United at Goodison Park. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

As the Poldark finale gripped a TV audience of millions on Sunday night, a middle-aged crew, all male, were mining a far richer seam than anything un(...)

Rory McIlroy will play Jason Dufner, Brandt Snedeker and Billy Horschel in his pool at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship. Photograph: Getty

Top seed and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy has been handed a tough draw for the new-look WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship in San Francisco a(...)

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(...)

Phil Mickelson hits his tee shot on the ninth hole during the first round of the Shell Houston Open. Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Phil Mickelson seems to be rediscovering his form just in time for next week’s Masters after finishing the opening round of the Shell Houston Open on (...)

 Graeme McDowell in action at the   Valero Texas Open. The former US Open winner has made the cut just twice in seven appearances at the Masters.   Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

One place no player wants to arrive to with an injury is Augusta National, with its demands on shot-making but also for its undulating terrain: which (...)

Jimmy Walker waves to fans after winning the Valero Texas Open  at TPC San Antonio. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Hometown boy Jimmy Walker held his nerve to close out victory at the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio.The Ryder Cup player added to his Sony Open (...)

 Phil Mickelson takes his second shot on the 18th hole during round two of the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio  in Texas. Photograph: Marianna Massey/Getty Images

San Antonio resident Jimmy Walker took advantage of greatly improved weather conditions at his home tournament to seize an early one-shot lead in the (...)