Rory McIlroy is the new face of EA Sports - Tiger Woods has had the honour for  15 years before 2013. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

The changing of the guard in terms of playing success has been obvious for some time. Barring something remarkable, Tiger Woods has already been usurp(...)

Ryan Moore plays a shot on the seventh hole during the third round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

A birdie at the last earned Ryan Moore a third-round 67 and a one-shot lead at the Valspar Championship in Florida.The American carded four birdies in(...)

 Rory McIlroy plays his third shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course  in Doral, Florida. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The red carpet treatment stops on the first tee of the Blue Monster, even if JB Holmes sought to disprove the theory that this course has sharpened te(...)

Rory McIlroy in action  during a practice round on the Blue Monster Course at Trump National Doral ahead of the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Florida. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

He is the game’s dominant player, its poster boy to the masses. Rory McIlroy, though, found some solitude in his final practice round ahead of the $9 (...)

 ‘Bad boy’ Bubba Watson. Photograph:  Scott Halleran/Getty Images

It’s all about the W, as the absent Tiger Woods puts it of getting wins on board. But, if Bubba Watson were to finish second in the WGC-Cadillac Champ(...)

 Padraig Harrington poses with the trophy after winning The Honda Classic at PGA National Resort & Spa - Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images.

Padraig Harrington aimed at the ‘n’ in the Honda sign behind the back of the par three, 17th green, at the Palm Beach Gardens golf course in Florida, (...)

Padraig Harrington slipped down the leaderboard at the Honda Classic as play in the fourth round was suspended due to bad light. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Having held the overnight lead Padraig Harrington fell to four strokes off the lead at the Honda Classic after a third-round 71 was undone by a bogey (...)

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(...)

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(...)