Pádraig Harrington watches carefully after playing his tee shot on the 11th hole during the second round of The Honda Classic  PGA National Resort & Spa  Champion Course  in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Pádraig Harrington’s gruelling schedule at the start of the season looks to be bearing fruit after the three-time Major winner rose to the top of the (...)

World number one Rory McIlroy drives off at the 16th during the second round at the PGA National’s Champions Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Photograph: Luis M Alvarez/AP

If Rory McIlroy proved one thing at the weather-interrupted Honda Classic at PGA National in Florida, it is that he is only human. The world number on(...)

 Rory McIlroy  in action during the pro-am  for The Honda Classic on the Champions Course at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Photo:  David Cannon/Getty Images

World number one Rory McIlroy begins the countdown to his ‘career Grand Slam’ bid at the US Masters in this week’s Honda Classic and says he feels ent(...)

Lydia Ko won the women’s Australian Open, but what’s in her bag? (Photograph: ESTHER LIM/AFP/Getty Images)

USA put trust in Love for the second timeWhoever is organising the finer things of life for the respective captains at next year’s Ryder Cup in Hazelt(...)

17-year-old Lydia Ko became the youngest winner of the Australian Open. (Photograph: Esther Lim/AFP/Getty Images)

Padraig Harrington’s interest in the Northern Trust Open is over after he carded a four over par 75 in his third roud at the Riviera Country club.Harr(...)

Padraig Harrington has made the cut at the Northern Trust Open.  (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Padraig Harrington has made the cut at the Northern Trust Open after he carded a two over par second round 73 at a challenging Riviera.Following on fr(...)

Retief Goosen of South Africa tees off on the 14th hole during round one of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club on February 19th, 2015 in Pacific Palisades, California. Photograoh: JD Cuban/Getty Images

Who says golf is a young man’s game? Not always, it would seem as Retief Goosen, who celebrated his 46th birthday two weeks ago, and Vijay Singh, an o(...)

Miguel Angel Jimenez  watches a shot during the first round of the Hero India Open Golf at Delhi Golf Club. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Miguel Angel Jimenez has expressed his disappointment at missing out on the Ryder Cup captaincy for 2016 and hinted his chance of the job may have gon(...)

Darren Clarke celebrates Europe’s Ryder Cup win over the USA at The K Club in Kildare in 2006. Photograph:    Morgan Treacy/Inpho

He could have been a rugby player, you know. But instead of scrimmaging or plucking a lineout ball out of the air, it was golf which transfixed Darren(...)

Shane Lowry is in line for a second consecutive top 10 finish after a strong third round in the national Pro-Am at Pebble Beach but Padraig harrington missed the cut. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Shane Lowry sits tied for 10th place in the AT&T National Pro-Am after he carded a five under par 67 in his third round to leave him five shots (...)