Chris Kirk celebrates on the 18th green during the final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Ian Poulter is still waiting for his first strokeplay victory in the United States after Chris Kirk won the Crowne Plaza Invitational.Poulter, who was(...)

Kevin Na leads the  Crowne Plaza Invitational by a stroke from Ian Poulter heading into the final day. Photograph: Getty

American Kevin Na was one shot ahead of England’s Ian Poulter after the third round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational.Na was unable to reproduce his su(...)

 Ian Poulter drives from the  sixth tee during the third round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at the Colonial Country Club  in Fort Worth, Texas. Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Kevin Na sank a 14-foot birdie putt on his penultimate hole to break clear of a tie at the top with Ian Poulter and edge a stroke in front after the (...)

Jordan Spieth has a share of the lead after the first round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational in his native Texas. Photograph: Getty

Masters champion Jordan Spieth birdied the 18th hole to take a four-way share of the lead after a rain-interrupted first round at the Crowne Plaza Inv(...)

 Jordan Spieth:  “Colonial is a place that’s special to me. I’ve played it a couple of years, had success here.” Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty

Masters champion Jordan Spieth will have the benefit of home support when he looks to bounce back from missing the cut in The Players Championship wit(...)

 Rory McIlroy  and his caddie J.P. Fitzgerald pose with the trophy after his win  at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo:  Jeff Gross/Getty Images

In his prime, there was an intimidating presence about Tiger Woods. The same thing is happening now with Rory McIlroy. On Sunday, after his second wi(...)

Rickie Fowler celebrates with his mother Lynne Fowler after winning a three-way playoff at the  the Players Championship at Sawgrass. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Rickie Fowler’s mother and sister held reservations on a commercial flight from Jacksonville International to San Diego that was scheduled to leave o(...)

Tiger Woods during practice at Sawgrass. “These three days, May 3rd though the 5th, today, is just brutal on me. And then obviously with what happened on Sunday, it just adds to it.” Photo: Tannen Maury/EPA

In a rare public offering of emotion, Tiger Woods has admitted the strain of his split from Lindsey Vonn, added to the anniversary of his father’s de(...)

Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth will tee off together on Thursday at Sawgrass. Photo: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Match Play winner Rory McIlroy and Masters champion Jordan Spieth are in the same group for the opening two rounds of the Players Championship at Sawg(...)

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(...)