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(...)

Jordan Spieth: added the US Open to his Masters title last weekend. His performance at Augusta was reckoned to be worth almost $34 million in exposure to Under Armour.

Kevin Plank started Under Armour in the basement of his grandmother’s house in Washington, DC in 1996. With $15,000 in cash, a crazy notion to create(...)

Jordan Spieth  leans on the shoulder of caddie Michael Greller after winning the  US Open Championship at Chambers Bay. Photograph: Stephen Brashear/EPA

Just as players were required to go from A to B to get to C on the viciously sloping greens at Chambers Bay, Rory McIlroy’s route to next month’s Brit(...)

Greens at Chambers Bay, the 2015 US Open course, are predominantly fine fescue, but infiltrated by poa annua, which can lead to unpredictable bounces and explains the splotchy appearance. Photograph: Stuart Isett/The New York Times

As aesthetic as this reformed gravel pit has proven, with its undulations and expanse of bunkering providing for a picturesque setting, there has been(...)

Rory McIlroy hits a tee shot during practice ahead of the start of the US Open at Chambers Bay. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Bravery? Or foolhardy? We’ll soon see. If the USGA’s decision in bringing this 115th edition of the US Open to a new, links-style course crafted ou(...)

Martin Kaymer hits an approach shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 115th US Open Championship at Chambers Bay. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

What did Graeme McDowell do? Only open the floodgates, if you must know; after a drought of European winners that dated all the way back to Tony Ja(...)

Phil Mickelson laboured for over a decade under the dreaded label of best-player-never-to-win-a-major. He  cracked the code in the 2004 Masters. Photograph:  Peter Byrne.

So far in 2015 I have tipped Roger Federer to win the Australian Open, confidently asserted Bayern would overpower Barca and opined that Frankie De(...)

Padraig Harrington shot a five over par round of 75 in his first round at the St Jude Classic. Photograph: Getty

Padraig Harrington’s hopes of gaining an unlikely place at the US Open took a serious hit as he limped to an opening round 75 in the Fed-Ex St Jude(...)

Rory McIlroy is the 12th highest earning sportsman in the world according to Forbes having banked €42.7 million last year. Photograph: PA

Boxer Floyd Mayweather has been named the world’s highest-paid sportsman for the second year running after banking 300million US dollars (€266m). Acco(...)

Large crowds attended the final day of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Florida, where Sergio Garcia finished tied for second spot following a play-off. Photo:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

The desperation to hide golf’s obvious troubles should be well known by now. Discrimination on the basis of race or gender was given the blind-eye tre(...)