Reigning US Open champion Martin Kaymer will play at the Irish Open at Royal County Down at the end of May. Photograph:   Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Darren Clarke’s fishing trip to Boca Grande wasn’t too productive. It would seem Rory McIlroy is having considerably greater success in reeling in the(...)

 Patrick Reed  plays a bunker shot  during the second round of the  Masters. The world number 14 will play at the famed links beside Slieve Donard on May 28th-31st. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The cat wasn’t just let out of the bag, it jumped out. Patrick Reed – the world number 14 – revealed at Augusta that he would be adding the Irish Ope(...)

Jordan Spieth held off the chasing pack with ease to win his first Major title. Photograph: Epa

The Masters was first contested in 1934, but it now comes off as a made-for-TV event. With a natural stage that remains reassuringly familiar, it is a(...)

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods tee off at 7.30pm on the final day of The Masters. Photogarph: Getty

The 2015 Masters may have belonged to Jordan Spieth so far but on Sunday evening the eyes of the world won’t be fixed on the 21-year-old Texan but th(...)

 Rory McIlroy   congratulates Bradley Neil  after the Scottish amateur chipped in from the fairway during a practice round on Monday ahead of the Masters. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Just over a quarter of Rory McIlroy’s fellow professionals think the world number one will complete the career grand slam by winning the Masters this (...)

Padraig Harrington hits his second shot on the eleventh hole during the third round of the Shell Houston Open. Photograph: Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Jordan Spieth will take the narrowest of leads into the final day of the Shell Houston Open after a fantastic five under par 67 took him one shot clea(...)

Jordan Spieth hits a tee shot during the first round of the Shell Houston Open at the Golf Club of Houston on Thursday in Humble, Texas. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images.

There was a commonly held theory last year relating to Rickie Fowler’s arrival as the man best placed to challenge Rory McIlroy. The fact this repres(...)

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(...)