Rory McIlroy: plans to stay loyal to European Tour.  Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy admits he has to take a “selfish view” of his special exemption to remain in the Race to Dubai, despite the repercussions for other playe(...)

 Jordan Spieth  watches his birdie putt drop on the 18th green during the third round of the Tour Championship  at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph:  Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Jordan Spieth jumped to the front of the queue for Tour Championship glory and FedEx Cup big money after a dramatic turnaround on day three at East La(...)

 Jordan Spieth  and Jimmy Walker  putt on the 11th green during practice for the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

World number two Jordan Spieth believes he is “free-rolling” towards a possible $10 million payday in the FedEx Cup play-offs. Whatever happens in the(...)

Henrik Stenson leads Rickie Fowler by a shot heading into the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston. Photograph: Getty

Henrik Stenson claimed a one-shot lead over Rickie Fowler going into the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship in Massachusetts after a third (...)

The smile was wiped off Thomas Levet’s face moments after this victory dive into a lake following his French Open win of 2011. A broken shin caused him to miss that year’s British Open. Photograph:Stuart Franklin/Getty Images.

Phil Mickelson Back in 1994, Mickelson suffered a fracture to his left femur in a skiing accident. The leg injury kept him away from tournament golf f(...)

Bubba Watson holds up his ball on the 15th green during the final round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands. Photograph: Jim Rogash/Getty Images

Bubba Watson won his second Travelers Championship the same way as the first, at the second extra hole. Watson beat Englishman Paul Casey in a playoff(...)

Brian Harman holds up his ball after putting on the eighth green during the third round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands  in Cromwell, Connecticut. Photograph: Jim Rogash/Getty Images

American Brian Harman made a closing four-foot birdie for a five-under-par 65 and the sole lead after the third round at the Travelers Championship on(...)

Padraig Harrington is four shots off the lead after the first round of the Travelers Championship. Photograph: Getty

Padraig Harrington is in the hunt after he shot a four under par 66 in his opening round at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut. The thre(...)

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(...)