Watson finished joint 30th in his first appearance in the Greenbrier Classic  last year, but was so impressed by the surroundings that he bought some land on the property in West Virginia and had a house built. Photograph:  Robert Galbraith/Reuters

US Masters champion Bubba Watson will look to make the most of home advantage in the Greenbrier Classic at White Sulphur Springs this week.Watson fini(...)

 Justin Rose holds  the trophy after winning the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland USA.  Rose beat US golfer Shawn Stefani after a one hole playoff. Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Justin Rose emerged last man standing to win the $6.5 million (€4.8m) Quicken Loans National at the first extra hole in a playoff at Congressional Cou(...)

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy hits his tee shot on the 12th  hole during a practice round for THE PLAYERS Championship at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium course. Photograph:L Erik Lesser/EPA.  i

In sports, you either win or you don’t - a rigid bottom line underlying the “what have you done for us lately” attitude exemplified by the criticism (...)

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland waits on a tee boxduring a practice round prior to the start of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Rory McIlroy waits on a tee box during a practice round prior to the start of the 2014 Masters. The 24-year-old Ulsterman knows better than anyone how the deal is closed on a Sunday afternoon at Augusta. Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images

The old-timers never want to leave, almost as if pulled by some magnetic force to the lawn in front of the clubhouse. Gary Player, respl(...)

The numbers game. Adam Scott, the master with the newest champion’s locker, felt there were 20 players capable of winning the green jacket in t(...)

 Rory McIlroy speaks with the media on Tuesday ahead of the   Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy admits there will be no excuses if he does not give himself a chance to complete the third leg of a career grand slam in the US Ma(...)

 Rory McIlroy  and English amateur Matthew Fitzpatrick  walk together during a practice round prior to the start of the  Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy will play with two of the most exciting young talents in American golf over the opening two rounds of the Masters after being drawn wi(...)

 Rory McIlroy  hits a shot from a bunker during a practice round yesterday prior to the start of the US Masters  at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The best laid schemes of mice and men, and all that. There are some things you can’t control. Yesterday was one of them, as, on the first official (...)

Adam Scott plays his third shot from a bunker on the 12th hole on his way to a round of 62 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, Florida. Photograph:  Michael Cohen/Getty Images.

World number two Adam Scott equalled the course record at Bay Hill with a stunning 62 in the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational yest(...)

Maybe, just maybe, Pádraig Harrington can start believing that his luck is changing for the better. The last acti(...)