Australia’s Matt Jones celebrates after sinking his final putt to win the Australian Open in Sydney. Photograph: Getty Images

If recent history is anything to go by, Matt Jones should have major expectations for 2016 after winning the Australian Open at his home cou(...)

World number one Jordan Spieth of the US lines up a putt on the third day of the Australian Open golf tournament at the Australian Golf Club in Sydney. Photograph: Getty Images

Defending champion Jordan Spieth will head into the final round of the Australian Open three shots behind leader Matt Jones after fighting ba(...)

 Jordan Spieth shot a second round 68 to keep himself in contention at the Australian Open. Photograph: Getty

World number one Jordan Spieth believes his best is yet to come at the Australian Open after a second round of 68 left him four shots off the(...)

 Defending champion Jordan Spieth laboured to an opening round 71 in the Australian Open. Photograph: Epa

Defending champion Jordan Spieth was blown off course as he struggled in the opening round of the Australian Open. The world number one labo(...)

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(...)

Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell missed out on the Race to Dubai finale in Europe this year. Photograph: Getty Images.

Scotland’s Russell Knox will continue his globetrotting start to the season in Mexico this week as he looks to capitalise on his breakthrough victo(...)

Russell Knox of Scotland celebrates after winning the WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournament in Shanghai. Photograph: Getty Images

Ten days ago, Russell Knox didn’t have a Tour win to his name and wasn’t even in the field for the WGC-HSBC Champions. What followed is the stuff of s(...)

Jordan Spieth catches a ball from his caddie on the second green during the third round of the WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournament in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Jordan Spieth has a return to world number one and a first World Golf Championship title in his sights after surging through the field with a brillian(...)