Rory McIlroy plays a shot during the first round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai. Photograph: Photograph: Ali Haider/EPA

The most effective way for Ernie Els to prevent Rory McIlroy from matching a record of three Dubai Desert Classic victories is by lifting the giant t(...)

 Paul Dunne in action during the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines South in San Diego, California. Photograph: Sean M Haffey/Getty Images)

Paul Dunne will tee it up at the biggest party in golf at the Phoenix Open bidding to continue a dream start to his USPGA Tour career. The 23-year-ol(...)

Rory McIlroy  plays a bunker shot during a practice round for the 2016 Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club  in Dubai, UAE, yesterday. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Step by step, tournament by tournament, all roads will eventually lead Rory McIlroy to Augusta National in April where he will get another chance to c(...)

Jordan Spieth of the United States walks off the 18th hole after the final round of the SMBC Singapore Open. Photograph: Wong Maye-E/AP

Even a stunning rise to No1 in the world has not made Jordan Spieth immune to learning curves. At the culmination of a spell that has proved the epito(...)

 KJ Choi of South Korea tees off on the seventh hole during the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines South  in San Diego, California. Photograph: Donald Miralle/Getty Images

Ireland’s Paul Dunne remains on course for a top 10 finish on his USPGA Tour debut at the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego after the 23-year-old fr(...)

 European Tour chief rules official John Paramor chats with Jordan Spieth  on the ninth hole during the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

One thing more tedious than slow play in golf is people who constantly drone on about the topic. Which is a shame; aside from broader issues of socie(...)

 Jordan Spieth: “I think people are searching for something that is only going to take time.” Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Jordan Spieth may regard Rickie Fowler’s sudden surge as perfectly natural but the world number one has still played down talk of the fellow American(...)

Rickie Fowler  hits his second shot to the  18th hole during the final day of the  Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

Golf’s aristocracy has been enlarged to a quartet. Cynics once claimed Rickie Fowler could not be classed among the elite, that colour and character (...)

Rickie Fowler produced two moments of magic to win the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Sunday and climb to fourth in the world rankings. After complet(...)

Jordan Spieth (L) finished his third round in Abu Dhabi playing in a six ball due to bad light. Photograph: Reuters

Two days after receiving a warning for slow play, world number one Jordan Spieth won a race against time to reignite his bid for victory in the Abu Dh(...)