Hideki Matsuyama of Japan poses with the  trophy  after winning the  Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale  in  Arizona. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama made par at the fourth extra hole to clinch an unlikely playoff victory over Rickie Fowler at the Phoenix Open on Sunday. Ma(...)

 Shane Lowry tees off during the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on February 5, 2016 Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Shane Lowry’s quest for a second career PGA Tour title nosedived in the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale as the Offalyma(...)

Shane Lowry is three shots off the lead after the second round of the Phoenix Open. Photograph: Getty

Shane Lowry heads into the weekend of the Phoenix Open firmly in contention after an inconsistent second round of 70 in Arizona. Lowry currently sits(...)

 Paul Dunne in action during the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines South in San Diego, California. Photograph: Sean M Haffey/Getty Images)

Paul Dunne will tee it up at the biggest party in golf at the Phoenix Open bidding to continue a dream start to his USPGA Tour career. The 23-year-ol(...)

Hunter Stewart tees off on the seventh hole during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines North  in San Diego, California. Photograph: Donald Miralle/Getty Images

Ireland’s Paul Dunne made an excellent start to his USPGA Tour career at the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego on Thursday, carding a three-under 69(...)

Ireland’s Paul Dunne will make his USPGA Tour debut at the   Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Paul Dunne will will make his USPGA Tour debut at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines this week and has admitted that he sees his long-term fut(...)

 Jordan Spieth: “I think people are searching for something that is only going to take time.” Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Jordan Spieth may regard Rickie Fowler’s sudden surge as perfectly natural but the world number one has still played down talk of the fellow American(...)

Rickie Fowler  hits his second shot to the  18th hole during the final day of the  Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

Golf’s aristocracy has been enlarged to a quartet. Cynics once claimed Rickie Fowler could not be classed among the elite, that colour and character (...)

Rickie Fowler produced two moments of magic to win the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Sunday and climb to fourth in the world rankings. After complet(...)

Jordan Spieth (L) finished his third round in Abu Dhabi playing in a six ball due to bad light. Photograph: Reuters

Two days after receiving a warning for slow play, world number one Jordan Spieth won a race against time to reignite his bid for victory in the Abu Dh(...)