Graeme McDowell in action at the   Valero Texas Open. The former US Open winner has made the cut just twice in seven appearances at the Masters.   Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

One place no player wants to arrive to with an injury is Augusta National, with its demands on shot-making but also for its undulating terrain: which (...)

A 59-year-old homeless man died as a result of asphyxia and lack of oxygen after ending up head first in a refuse chute in an apartment complex in Cork, a murder trial has been told

A 59-year-old homeless man died as a result of asphyxia and lack of oxygen after ending up head first in a refuse chute in an apartment complex in Cor(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland chips to the second green during his  final round. Photograph: Michael Cohen/Getty Images)

So no morale-boosting win for Rory McIlroy in his final competitive outing ahead of his tilt at history. As Matt Every retained the Arnold Palmer Invi(...)

 Rory McIlroy  reacts to a putt on the sixth green during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational  at the Bay Hill Club in Orlando, Florida. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Golf round-up: Rory McIlroy’s bid to go into the Masters with a second victory of the season under his belt suffered a major blow after a poor finish (...)

Rory McIlroy during the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy doesn’t do boring. The world number one turned on the turbo chargers with a second round 66 – which included five straight birdies – to (...)

Rory McIlroy watches his tee shot on the third hole during the opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational  at  Bay Hill. Photograph: Michael Cohen/Getty Images.

No flash in the pan, no one-week wonder. He really is reborn. Pádraig Harrington, who ended a seven year winless drought on the US Tour when he captur(...)

Brendon de Jonge of Zimbabwe plays a shot on the 10th hole during the second round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course  in Palm Harbor, Florida. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Zimbabwe golfer Brendon de Jonge coped with demanding conditions to earn a one-stroke lead over five players after the second round at the Valspar Cha(...)

World number one McIlroy recognised the new title sponsors as “a strong global brand with great experience in sports sponsorship through golf, tennis and horse racing.” Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy’s association with the Irish Open – his charitable arm, the Rory Foundation is hosting this year’s tournament at Royal County Down on (...)

Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman of Dubai Duty Free, and George O’Grady, Chief Executive of The European Tour, put pen to paper on the contract which sees Dubai Duty Free become the title sponsor of the 2015 Irish Open hosted by The Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho

Rory McIlroy’s X-factor has brought on board a title sponsor for the Irish Open for the first time in five years, with Dubai Duty Free – who also spon(...)

Making his first appearance since capturing the Honda Classic title less than a fortnight ago, Padraig Harrington was given a cruel reminder of the fi(...)