Phil Mickelson looks to be out of contention with a tightly packed leaderboard in the Humana Challenge. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Defending champion Patrick Reed stayed in the hunt on day three but the final round of the PGA Tour Humana Challenge in La Quinta, California was set (...)

 Matt Kuchar  takes his shot out of the rough on the seventh hole during round two of the Humana Challenge  on the  at PGA West  in La Quinta, California. Photograph: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images

Fresh from a tie for third at last week’s Sony Open in Hawaii, American Matt Kuchar maintained his red-hot form to grab a one-shot lead after the se(...)

 Pádraig Harrington  punts a football into the grandstands on the 16th hole during the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Photograph: Hunter Martin/Getty Images

Standing on the 16th tee at TPC in Scottsdale, Pádraig Harrington went through his pre-shot routine, addressing the situation before taking a couple o(...)

Phil Mickelson’s questioning of the captaincy of  Tom Watson during the Ryder Cup  was seen by many as crass. Photograph:  David Davies/PA

Phil Mickelson comes into the 2015 season facing two challenges – one he has not faced in over a decade and another he has not come up against before (...)

  Tiger Woods will be back in action at the Phoenix Open at the end of this month.  Photograph:  Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Tiger Woods has confirmed he will make his seasonal return in the Waste Management Phoenix Open at the end of January.Woods hasn’t played the event in(...)

Captain Paul McGinley (top right) holds the Ryder Cup as Team Europe golfers pose for a group photograph after the closing ceremony of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland. Photograph: Phil Noble / Reuters

The American fight came when it was too late. Europe - under Paul McGinley’s captaincy - had outplayed the USA where it mattered, on the golf course, (...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates his one-stroke victory on the 18th green with his caddie J.P. Fitzgerald during the final round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy is entitled to strut as he walks down the fairway. He is entitled to twirl the club in his hands, his trademark reaction to a perfectl(...)

Nick Faldo: said Sergio Garcia was “useless” during Europe’s  2008 Ryder Cup defeat at Valhalla.

Nick Faldo has lost the respect of Europe’s leading players after calling Sergio Garcia “useless” during their Ryder Cup victory over the United State(...)

Paul Azinger has turned down the chance to be part of a US Ryder Cup task force. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are part of an 11-strong “task force” created to examine all aspects of the US Ryder Cup process in the wake of last m(...)

Job done: Oliver Wilson  celebrates with his caddie on the 18th green  after winning the  Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course  in St Andrews. Photo:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty

It is often wisely quoted to a flagging player on tour that it only takes a week to turn things around. This mantra tends to be used more so at this c(...)