During the second World War, Bill McCrea, who has died aged 94, devised an innovative way of informing his family that against the odds he had flown h(...)

Bubba Watson of USA plays a shot during the pro-am prior to the start of the Shenzhen International at Genzon Golf Club on Wednesday. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images.

Bubba Watson will look to make amends for a disappointing defence of his Masters title by claiming a second European Tour title in China.Watson won th(...)

Germany, Spain, Italy and Austria have each hosted Bid Inspection visits from a delegation of Ryder Cup Europe officials - led by Ryder Cup Director R(...)

 Honorary Starters Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus of the United States wait alongside Gary Player of South Africa on the first tee during the first round of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Tradition struck again at the Masters with three giants of golf -- Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player -- hitting the first shots on Thursda(...)

Rory McIlroy could become only the sixth person to complete a clean sweep of major championships at the Masters. Photo: Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP

In the coming days, Rory McIlroy could be the only person not contemplating the significance should he take his career to a level that even some of th(...)

Tiger Woods was visibly in distress and withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open after just 12 holes of his first round. Photograph: Lenny Ignelzi/AP Photo

Analysis of the failings of Tiger Woods was inevitable after a career low point of 82 shots at the Phoenix Open last weekend. One strand was missing (...)

 Lee Westwood has called the decision for the British Open to move from terrestrial television to Sky Sports next year “an absolute disgrace”. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Lee Westwood has called the decision for the British Open to move from terrestrial television to Sky Sports next year “an absolute disgrace”.The form(...)

Rory McIlroy: “It’s just to try and stay as fresh as possible and give myself the best possible chance each and every week that I tee up, the best possible chance to play well.” Photo: Brendon thorne/Getty

The old adage that “less is more” would appear to have struck a chord with the world’s two best golfers, as Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson kick-star(...)

 Tiger Woods: “Rory McIlroy is  one of the longest hitters in the world, and it looks like Tiger has got that back. That’s going to be a big asset for him.”  Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

The world of golf is looking for a player to step up to the plate and challenge Rory McIlroy for supremacy this year and that certain someone could be(...)

 Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.  Photo:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Having spent over 40 years logging the failures of dead certs and sure things, Vinny Fitzpatrick felt he’d become immune to sport’s capacity to spring(...)