Graeme McDowell: “It’s early in the season, only tournament number four for me. It is not the start I wanted, but you have to just keep chipping away.” Photo:  Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

It’s never a good sign to be finished your work early on a Sunday. Luke Donald was wheeling his golf bag out of the locker room. Zach Johnson was bus(...)

Ian Poulter is delighted that the British Masters will return to the schedule after seven years at Woburn. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

The European Tour has confirmed that the British Masters will return to the schedule for the first time in seven years in October, with four of Britai(...)

Pádraig Harrington watches carefully after playing his tee shot on the 11th hole during the second round of The Honda Classic  PGA National Resort & Spa  Champion Course  in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Pádraig Harrington’s gruelling schedule at the start of the season looks to be bearing fruit after the three-time Major winner rose to the top of the (...)

Michael Jordan is a legendarily impatient character. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

At the height of his career with the Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan had three golf holes carved out of the backyard of his mansion in Highland Park, Il(...)

“We could call it the Garden of Renewal, to reflect the Easter theme of rebirth,” said Vinny. Photograph: Getty Images.

Almost a week into Lent and the burly altar boy at St Gabriel’s was on nodding terms with the regulars, mostly aul wans of a certain vintage, many (...)

Padraig Harrington has made the cut at the Northern Trust Open.  (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Padraig Harrington has made the cut at the Northern Trust Open after he carded a two over par second round 73 at a challenging Riviera.Following on fr(...)

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(...)

Graeme McDowell in action during a practice round before the Maybank Malaysian Open at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club in Malaysia. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty

Lee Westwood fully intends to be in contention to defend his Maybank Malaysian Open title.The former world number one claimed an emphatic seven-shot v(...)

Phil Mickelson looks to be out of contention with a tightly packed leaderboard in the Humana Challenge. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Defending champion Patrick Reed stayed in the hunt on day three but the final round of the PGA Tour Humana Challenge in La Quinta, California was set (...)

 Luke Donald  plays his approach shot to the sixth green during the third round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, South Africa. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Luke Donald maintained his place at the top of the leaderboard after the third round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, but compatriot Danny Willett was h(...)