Rory McIlroy  reacts after winning the 96th US PGA Championship at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: EPA

In the darkness of Sunday night, after fulfilling the rituals that behold champions in signing flags and undergoing a stream of media commitments, Ror(...)

 Rory McIlroy  hits his tee shot on the 15th hole during the second round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla GC in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo:  David Cannon/Getty Images

The symmetry was close to perfection. As Tiger Woods teed off from the first tee, his fellow Swoosh embroidered golfer was some 60 yards away prowling(...)

Caroline Wozniacki will run the New York City marathon on Marathon on November 2nd. Photograph: Erdem Sahin/EPA

The aftermath of a failed relationship: Rory McIlroy walks 18 holes; Caroline Wozniacki runs 26.2 miles. Wozniacki, the world’s 13th-ranked female ten(...)

 A happy Rory McIlroy gives a thumbs up to the crowd after his two-stroke victory at The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool  in Hoylake, England. Photo:  Tom Pennington/Getty

Rory McIlroy Inc, effectively the player himself, has made its mark in creating a brand awareness that is identifiable beyond the golf course!In a go(...)

 Rory McIlroy  of Northern Ireland celebrates with his mother Rosie   after winning the British Open Golf Championship at Hoylake. Photograph: Facyndo Arrizabalaga / EPA

The ascent to greatness shouldn’t appear so natural. Yet, with each stride over this famous old links by the Dee estuary, Rory McIlroy moved effortles(...)

Justin Rose tees off at the fourth hole during the final round of the Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen on his way to eventual victory by two strokes from Kristoffer Broberg from Sweden. Photograph:  Kenny Smith/PA Wire

Justin Rose has not laid down a British Open Championship marker, he has battered one into the ground with a sledgehammer. Rose’s credentials were alr(...)

Rory McIlroy in action at the  2014 Irish Open at Fota Island Resort, Cork, where he missed the cut. Photograph: Inpho

His eye is on a Claret Jug, to the extent Rory McIlroy has returned to play this week’s Scottish Open – for the first time since 2009 – in an effort (...)

 Martin Kaymer of Germany celebrates with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory at the  US Open at Pinehurst  in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Martin Kaymer’s friends may only have been joking when they labelled him a one-hit wonder, but the 29-year-old will take the perfect riposte back to G(...)

Australia’s Adam Scott celebrates a birdie on the third playoff hole to defeat Jason Dufner at the Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas. Photograph: Getty Images

Golf’s tour scene is rocking at the moment, even without its long-time poster boy. In Tiger Woods’s absence, recuperating from back surgery with no(...)

Ian Poulter of England during the pro-Am of the 2014 Volvo China Open at Genzon Golf Club yesterday in Shenzhen, China. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Ian Poulter believes European captain Paul McGinley will be delighted with the way his side is taking shape ahead of the Ryder Cup in September(...)