Rory McIlroy is aiming to be the first European winner of the Masters since 1999. Photograph: Getty

Rory McIlroy may have enhanced his chances of completing the career grand slam by opting out of the par-three contest, but the world number three stil(...)

 Rory McIlroy  watches a putt on the 14th green during the round of 16 match against Zach Johnson at the WGC-Dell Match Play  in Austin, Texas. Photograph:  Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Defending champion Rory McIlroy remains on course to retain his WGC-Dell Match Play title after setting up a mouthwatering semi-final with new world n(...)

 Paul Dunne: covered the final 14 holes in eight under par after a poor start.  Photo:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Paul Dunne fired a rollercoaster 66 to move up the leaderboard at the Hero Indian Open in New Delhi, but he still trails leader Terry Pilkadaris, who(...)

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(...)

 Shane Lowry  hugs a tree near the 18th green  after winning the World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitational during the final round at Firestone Country Club South Course. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Life-changing! Shane Lowry scooped the jackpot, dialling in the right numbers with a succession of drives, approach shots and putts that combined to (...)

 Pádraig Harrington  in action at the Pro -Am  prior prior to the recent Scottish Open as   caddie Ronan Flood looks on. “If I can get myself in the hunt, I actually play better.” Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

There is a very simple reason why Pádraig Harrington walks around backwards. Not always, of course; just sometimes. “I am made out to be mad en(...)

Martin Kaymer hits an approach shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 115th US Open Championship at Chambers Bay. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

What did Graeme McDowell do? Only open the floodgates, if you must know; after a drought of European winners that dated all the way back to Tony Ja(...)

 Tiger Woods   and Darren Clarke are all smiles during as they talk  on the practice range  at Augusta National Golf Club ahead of the Masters. Photograph:  Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

I walked into another world again on Monday. The sensation never changes. This is my 20th Masters – with a couple of gap years – and, still, after all(...)

David Horsey drives  during the third round of the Tshwane Open at Pretoria Country Club, South Africa. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

England’s David Horsey and Scotland’s Craig Lee are part of a six-way tie for the lead after the third round of the Tshwane Open in South Africa.Lee c(...)

Davis Love III holds the Ryder Cup Trophy as he poses for the media during his announcement as the 2016 United States Ryder Cup Team Captain. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The appointment of Davis Love III as US Ryder Cup captain for the 2016 match against Europe at Hazeltine will be viewed by many as a chance for Americ(...)