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(...)

Rory McIlroy: “It was nice to get the job done, really satisfying . . . now we move on to The Players at Sawgrass and try to do it again.” Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Not one for living in anyone’s shadow, Rory McIlroy – who has occupied the world number one spot for the past nine months and seems likely to carry t(...)

Rory McIlroy tosses his ball after missing a putt on the eighth hole green during his championship match in the World Golf Championships Cadillac Match Play at TPC Harding Park. Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

World number one Rory McIlroy became the second golfer after Tiger Woods to win the World Golf Championships Cadillac Match Play as the top seed when(...)

Rory McIlroy  celebrates after making an eagle putt on the 18th hole green to win his WGC Match Play semi-final against Jim Furyk at TPC Harding Park  in San Francisco, California. Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy may have missed out on ringside seats for the big fight in Las Vegas, but the world number one delivered a knockout blow of his own to re(...)

Rory McIlroy  tees off on the 17th hole during round three of the World Golf Championships Cadillac Match Play at TPC Harding Park on May 1st, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Getty

World number one Rory McIlroy fought back from two holes down with two to play to beat Billy Horschel at the WGC-Match Play Championship on Friday, wh(...)

Rory McIlroy will face Billy Horschel for a place in the last-16 at the WGC Cadillac after beating Brandt Snedeker two up  in his second round in San Francisco. Photograph: Getty

World number one and top seed Rory McIlroy beat Brandt Snedeker on Thursday, setting up a showdown with FedExCup champion Billy Horschel for a place i(...)

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(...)

Rory McIlroy will play Jason Dufner, Brandt Snedeker and Billy Horschel in his pool at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship. Photograph: Getty

Top seed and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy has been handed a tough draw for the new-look WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship in San Francisco 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 plays a bunker shot on the fourth hole during the third round of the Masters at Augusta National. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Jordan Spieth refused to crack under mounting pressure as he continued to hold the US Masters third-round lead on Saturday as some of the biggest nam(...)