Rory McIlroy  watches a putt on the 14th green during the round of 16 match against Zach Johnson at the WGC-Dell Match Play  in Austin, Texas. Photograph:  Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Defending champion Rory McIlroy remains on course to retain his WGC-Dell Match Play title after setting up a mouthwatering semi-final with new world n(...)

Rory McIlroy will play Thorbjorn Olesen, Kevin Na and Smylie Kaufman in the WGC Matchplay in Texas. Photograph: Getty

Defending champion Rory McIlroy will face Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen and American pair Kevin Na and Smylie Kaufman at this week’s WGC-Dell Match Play.(...)

 A Green Bay Packers fan wears a cheese hat as he supports his favourite team. Photograph:  Joel Auerbach/Getty

On the wee coffee tables flanking the comfy armchairs in his den, Vinny Fitzpatrick carefully placed his cheese board selections. The cheeses acknowl(...)

Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell missed out on the Race to Dubai finale in Europe this year. Photograph: Getty Images.

Scotland’s Russell Knox will continue his globetrotting start to the season in Mexico this week as he looks to capitalise on his breakthrough victo(...)

Rory McIlroy will playin the Frys.com Open. Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The last PGA Tour season ended 17 days ago and the European Tour season has another six weeks to run, but Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose are among the p(...)

 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(...)

Dustin Johnson hits his tee shot on the sixth hole during the first round of the US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

For those graced with early tee times, this 97th edition of the US PGA Championship offered a chance to post a score and to sit back and listen to (...)

Shane Lowry  hits his second shot on the first hole during the third round of the  Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club  in  East Lothian. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Moving day proved to be in a southerly direction for both Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell at the Scottish Open and the Irish duo both carded two-over (...)

 Graeme McDowell hits his approach shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the  Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club near Edinburgh. Photograph:   Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Former US Open champion Graeme McDowell enjoyed a welcome return to form on the opening day of the Scottish Open on Thursday. McDowell’s sole top-10 f(...)