Ironically enough, it was an American, a pretty famous one at that, who once remarked: “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a(...)

 Ryder Cup captain José María Olazábal and vice-captains Miguel Ángel Jiménez and Darren Clarke ahead of their departure to the 2012 staging of the event at Medinah. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The Ryder Cup hiatus, which has stretched to almost five months, will end on Wednesday when the European team captain for next year’s clash with the U(...)

Phil Mickelson found the going tough at Torrey Pines and missed the  Farmers Insurance Open cut in his home town ofSan Diego, California. Photograph:  Todd Warshaw/Getty Images

Local favourite Phil Mickelson has joined Tiger Woods as a weekend casualty as the five-time major winner failed to make the cut at the Farmers Insura(...)

Justin Rose: “I’m excited about the events I have coming up and I feel my game’s in a really good spot to sort of make a good run heading into Augusta.” Photo:  Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

As the two highest-ranked players in the field, England’s Justin Rose and Australian Jason Day are leading the charge on the American stranglehold of(...)

South Africa’s  Branden Grace  celebrates with the winner’s trophy after his victory in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at Doha Golf Club. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

South Africa’s Branden Grace won his sixth European Tour title and second of this season as he finished one shot clear of Scotland’s Marc Warren at th(...)

Graeme McDowell in action on the golf course

For a guy who spends half the year on the road, Graeme McDowell is not a huge fan of travel. His ultimate ambition is to avoid airplane travel alto(...)

 England’s Oliver Fisher drives on the ninth hole during the first round of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at Doha Golf Club. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

England’s Oliver Fisher fired a first-round 65 to lead the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters by a shot.Fisher carded eight birdies, including three in a r(...)

All roads leave to Augusta for Rory McIlroy in 2015 but first he must negotiate a court date later this month. (Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Of the vital components attached to a Rory McIlroy year, nobody would have guessed a folded boarding pass would feature among them. But that very obje(...)

Tiger Woods feeling the heat on the third tee during the first round the Hero World Challenge at the Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Windermere, Florida. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Tiger Woods may have pronounced himself fit but he looked far from ready for his return to action at the Hero World Challenge, after a four-month abse(...)

Irish man Shane Lowry embraces caddie Dermot Byrne on the 18th green during the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Lowry secured fifth place and will now be able to play in the Masters in Augusta. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

It was almost fitting that a silent prayer – or possibly something more profane – flashed through Shane Lowry’s mind as his drive drifted towards the (...)