Lee Westwood  hits his tee shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the US PGA Championship at Valhalla  in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

A rejuvenated Lee Westwood set the early clubhouse target as Tiger Woods failed to make an impression on the opening day of the 96th US PGA Championsh(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland acknowledges the crowd after making a par putt  on the 17th green at Royal Liverpool   in Hoylake. Photograph: Toby Melville / Reuters

Low scoring dominated the first day of the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool — with even a rusty Tiger Woods getting in on the act, despite (...)

Phil Mickelson of the USA: champion keen to get out in wet and windy weather to defend title “as I never get a chance to back home”. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Phil Mickelson is hoping for the wind to blow and the rain to fall this week as he aims for his personal “double double” of Scottish Open and Briti(...)

 Padraig Harrington plays a shot from the bunker on the ninth hole during the final round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Brendon Todd claimed his first PGA Tour title with a two-shot victory at the HP Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas. The 28-year-old was playin(...)

Padraig Harrington of Ireland plays his tee shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas. Photograph:Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Padraig Harrington will start the final round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship just two shots off the lead after a third round of 66 moved him to e(...)

Shane Lowry  during round two of the recent Volvo China Open at Genzon Golf Club.

Each week when you are out on tour, there is one thing you have no control over. It is the tee time you are allotted. I know some players absolutely d(...)

Lee Westwood  in action during the final round of the Maybank Malaysian Open at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Lee Westwood bounced back from his third-round blip to win the Maybank Malaysian Open by seven strokes after a storm-delayed final round. (...)

Bubba Watson  poses with the green jacket after winning the 2014 Masters  by a three-stroke margin  at Augusta National.  Photograph:  Rob Carr/Getty Images 1:36

Bubba Watson was quick to play down his achievement of winning a second Masters title in three years as Jordan Spieth declared himself ready to(...)

 Bubba Watson lines up a putt on the first hole during the second round of the US  Masters. Photograph: EPA

Nothing is too complicated with Bubba Watson. The philosophy is a simple one: you hit the ball, go find it, hit it again. Sooner or later, you(...)

 Rory McIlroy  practices putting as his coach Dave Stockton looks on  at Augusta National Golf Club . Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Ask Rory McIlroy if his Masters record disappoints him and the answer is a firm “yes”. Ask the 24-year-old whether his life in golf could ever (...)