Marc Leishman will not represent Australia at the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Getty

Australia’s Marc Leishman has become the latest player to announce his intention not to compete in the Olympics, citing concerns over the Zika virus. (...)

Rory McIlroy  hits a penalty stroke on the eighth hole during the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill  in Orlando, Florida. Photograph:  Stacy Revere/Getty Images

What’s this about the luck of the Irish? Certainly, for Rory McIlroy, there wasn’t too much on offer as two double-bogeys on his front nine contribute(...)

Rory McIlroy sinks a long par putt on the 18th hole during the third round of the   Northern Trust Open at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy loved the look of Riviera Country Club when he first saw the course earlier this week, and now relishes the prospect of being in the titl(...)

Keegan Bradley plays an approach to the ninth green during day three of the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City, South Africa. Photo: Jan Kruger/Getty Images
Leishman hits the front in Sun City
  • Golf
  • December 5, 2015, 16:04

Australia’s Marc Leishman will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge after Henrik Stenson lost his cool in swelterin(...)

Sweden’s  Henrik Stenson  plays his second shot on the 17th hole from a bunker during day one of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Gary Player CC  in Sun City, South Africa. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Henrik Stenson turned a five per cent chance of playing into a share of the lead after the first round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge as Danny Willett (...)

 Bill Haas of the United States shakes hands with Sang-moon Bae of South Korea and the International team after Haas won the final match on the 18th green to help his side retain the title. Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

Captain’s pick Bill Haas claimed the crucial final point at the Presidents Cup in South Korea on Sunday, as the United States beat the Internationals(...)

Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed beat Jason Day and Charles Schwartzel 3&2 to help the USA retain their Presidents Cup lead in Incheon on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

The United States maintained their one-point lead over the International team in the Presidents Cup at 9 1/2 to 8 1/2 after the two sides picked up fo(...)

Troy Merritt plays a shot during a practice round for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club  in Akron, Ohio. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

British Open champion Zach Johnson is relishing returning to action on one of his favourite courses in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron. Joh(...)

Zach Johnson of the US is being congratulated by his wife after winning the British Open Golf Championship. Photograph: EPA

The BBC have apologised for commentator Peter Alliss’ sexist comment about the wife of Open winner Zach Johnson, describing it as “inappropriate”. All(...)

British Open winner Zach Johnson sports Netjets branding on his collar. (Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

The three-man British Open playoff was a win-win-win for NetJets. Zach Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman, the three men(...)