American Ryder Cup player Patrick Reed has clarified his decision to withdraw from the BMW PGA Championship and the Irish Open, citing ’family reasons’. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

American Ryder Cup star Patrick Reed has clarified his decision to pull out of the BMW PGA Championship and next week’s Irish Open.Reed initially cite(...)

Luke Donald: “It would encourage some other players from around the world to become members. I don’t think it would affect the number of events I would play necessarily but it would encourage certain players, even US guys, to join this tour.”

Keith Pelley has not taken up office as the European Tour’s chief executive yet but will already have learned the willingness of key stakeholders to o(...)

American Patrick Reed has withdrawn from the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open as well as the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

World number 15 Patrick Reed has confirmed that he will not compete in the Irish Open at Royal County Down in a fortnight, despite having taken up (...)

Jordan Spieth hits his tee shot on the 4th during round one of the World Golf Championship Cadillac Match Play at TPC Harding Park on April 29th, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Robert Laberge/Getty Images

Masters champion Jordan Spieth and world number one Rory McIlroy enjoyed comfortable victories on the opening day of the WGC-Cadillac Match Play, a(...)

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(...)