Phil Mickelson takes his second shot on the 18th hole during round two of the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio  in Texas. Photograph: Marianna Massey/Getty Images

San Antonio resident Jimmy Walker took advantage of greatly improved weather conditions at his home tournament to seize an early one-shot lead in the (...)

 Rory McIlroy plays his third shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course  in Doral, Florida. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The red carpet treatment stops on the first tee of the Blue Monster, even if JB Holmes sought to disprove the theory that this course has sharpened te(...)

Padraig Harrington slipped down the leaderboard at the Honda Classic as play in the fourth round was suspended due to bad light. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Having held the overnight lead Padraig Harrington fell to four strokes off the lead at the Honda Classic after a third-round 71 was undone by a bogey (...)

Rory McIlroy in action during the pro-am as a preview for The Honda Classic. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

On the 17th tee of his pro-am round at the Honda Classic on Wednesday, Rory McIlroy struck up a conversation with Mike Collis, an executive officer in(...)

Davis Love III holds the Ryder Cup Trophy as he poses for the media during his announcement as the 2016 United States Ryder Cup Team Captain. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The appointment of Davis Love III as US Ryder Cup captain for the 2016 match against Europe at Hazeltine will be viewed by many as a chance for Americ(...)

Lydia Ko won the women’s Australian Open, but what’s in her bag? (Photograph: ESTHER LIM/AFP/Getty Images)

USA put trust in Love for the second timeWhoever is organising the finer things of life for the respective captains at next year’s Ryder Cup in Hazelt(...)

Ironically enough, it was an American, a pretty famous one at that, who once remarked: “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a(...)

 Ryder Cup captain José María Olazábal and vice-captains Miguel Ángel Jiménez and Darren Clarke ahead of their departure to the 2012 staging of the event at Medinah. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The Ryder Cup hiatus, which has stretched to almost five months, will end on Wednesday when the European team captain for next year’s clash with the U(...)

Davis Love III is in line to captain America in the Ryder Cup for the second time in 2016. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Former U.S. PGA Champion Davis Love III will be appointed United States Ryder Cup captain next week for the 2016 matches at Hazeltine.The 50-year-old (...)

Phil Mickelson found the going tough at Torrey Pines and missed the  Farmers Insurance Open cut in his home town ofSan Diego, California. Photograph:  Todd Warshaw/Getty Images

Local favourite Phil Mickelson has joined Tiger Woods as a weekend casualty as the five-time major winner failed to make the cut at the Farmers Insura(...)