Padraig Harrington of Ireland is three under par at the Texas Open. Photograph: Chris Condon/PGA Tour

Brendan Steele took advantage of relatively calm conditions at one of his favourite venues to earn a three-shot lead in the second round of the weathe(...)

 Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his second shot on the 11th hole during the third round  at Augusta National. Photo:  David Cannon/Getty Images

Nobody needs to tell Rory McIlroy how hard it is to win a career Grand Slam. Only five players have ever completed the feat - Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan,(...)

At 45, Mickelson has played without any of the serious back pain that has plagued many of his contemporaries.  Photo:  Harry How/Getty Images

In his 24th Masters, Phil Mickelson is an evangelist spreading the gospel according to Ernest Jones, whose 1937 book, Swing the Clubhead Method, is M(...)

 Bubba Watson:  has arguably the best game tee-to-green with his monster drives giving him an edge on the field. Photo:  Harry How/Getty Images

In this week of weeks on tour, it is hard to find inner calm. But that is what all players want, so that their focus is on one thing: securing a gree(...)

Rory McIlroy is aiming to be the first European winner of the Masters since 1999. Photograph: Getty

Rory McIlroy may have enhanced his chances of completing the career grand slam by opting out of the par-three contest, but the world number three stil(...)

 Jordan Spieth  hits his tee shot on the seventh hole during the first round of the Shell Houston Open  in Humble, Texas. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Long-hitting Dustin Johnson, seeking his first PGA Tour victory of the season, stormed into contention for the Houston Open with a scintillating eagl(...)

Jordan Spieth is looking to retain his Masters title at Augusta National next week. Photograph: Getty

Jordan Spieth, in an endorsement of the attitude that has propelled him towards greatness, will not pause to reflect on past glories when he returns t(...)

 Rory McIlroy  in action at the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play at the Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas. Photo:  David Cannon/Getty Images

You don’t always need an A-game, sometimes it is perseverance – and a confident strut – that will get the job done. And Rory McIlroy, if not exactly f(...)

Rory McIlroy will play Thorbjorn Olesen, Kevin Na and Smylie Kaufman in the WGC Matchplay in Texas. Photograph: Getty

Defending champion Rory McIlroy will face Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen and American pair Kevin Na and Smylie Kaufman at this week’s WGC-Dell Match Play.(...)

Rory McIlroy takes his shot out of the bunker on the eighth hole during the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course in Doral, Florida. Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy has captured three of golf‘s four major championships, and as his game kicked into another gear and he methodically took apart the Blue M(...)