Rory McIlroy has said he would love to see Tiger Woods return to fitness and compete at the top once again. Photograph: Getty

Two years ago this very week, Tiger Woods remained in his commercial prime. He could claim a substantial appearance fee to appear in the Dubai Desert (...)

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods tee off at 7.30pm on the final day of The Masters. Photogarph: Getty

The 2015 Masters may have belonged to Jordan Spieth so far but on Sunday evening the eyes of the world won’t be fixed on the 21-year-old Texan but th(...)

The main Masters leaderboard  at Augusta National Golf Club. Photograph by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Rory McIlroy’s bid for the grand slam at the Masters will get underway alongside three-time champion Phil Mickelson and Ryan Moore. The world n(...)

Tiger Woods stands on the green as greenkeepers mow the fairways during a practice round prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

For a snapshot of the continued fascination with Tiger Woods, Augusta National at 4.20pm on Monday was the place to be. Never before, surely, has an a(...)

 Europe team captain Paul McGinley: his raised profile  is likely to prove beneficial to his  golf course design work, media deals and sponsorship deals.  Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Fact: The Ryder Cup is a licence to print money. Fact: The Ryder Cup is the heart that pumps the lifeblood into the PGA European Tour. Fact: The Ryde(...)

Darren Clarke embraces Zach Johnson after their singles match in 2006 at the K Club as caddie Billy Foster looks on. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images.

Over its last three decades, the Ryder Cup has been so finely contested that the destination of the cup often hinges on a particular singles match lat(...)

Setanta Sports Australia was founded in 2005 as a pub-only service, migrating to a consumer platform two years later.

The Irish company that owns Setanta Sports Australia has reached an agreement to sell it to the beIN Media Group, a subsidiary of the Qatari state-(...)

The tenth green at Augusta National Golf Club in  Georgia which once again hosts the US Masters next week. Photo:  Harry How/Getty Images

It doesn’t come across on television, even with the advent of high definition images, but the impact – regardless of being a first-timer or a s(...)

Mickey O’Rourke: Setanta has made a good recovery in Ireland, with its operations here salvaged by O’Rourke, Leonard Ryan and Mark O’Meara

You have to give credit to Leonard Ryan and Mickey O’Rourke, founders of Setanta Sports, for their stamina. The 2009 collapse of Setanta in the UK, af(...)

Colin Montgomerie: “When I peg the ball up tomorrow it will be with a feeling that I have an opportunity to win as opposed to treading water on the (European) Tour. Photo: Phil Inglis/Getty

Former European number one Colin Montgomerie believes the introduction of a shot clock would instantly solve the problem of slow play on the course.Th(...)