Pádraig Harrington: a missed cut at the Masters did him no favours. Photograph: Getty Images

Pádraig Harrington reckons a top-five finish in one of four upcoming tour events will be enough to secure him a spot in the US Open for the 14th cons(...)

Masters champion Jordan Spieth: “He’s athletic, he’s young, he has the right character and he wins.” Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

It isn’t all about the money but, in a professional world, of course it matters. Jordan Spieth’s victory in the Masters tournament at Augusta Nationa(...)

Jordan Spieth held off the chasing pack with ease to win his first Major title. Photograph: Epa

The Masters was first contested in 1934, but it now comes off as a made-for-TV event. With a natural stage that remains reassuringly familiar, it is a(...)

Jordan Spieth of the United States reacts to a par-saving putt on the 16th green during the final round of the 2015 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club , Georgia. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

A young master with ice running through his veins, Jordan Spieth took control of his own destiny in this 79th edition of the US Masters. He did it his(...)

Jordan Spieth jumps to watch his ball during the second round at Augusta National. Photograph: Jim Watson

History changes. Jordan Spieth, at just 21 years of age, audaciously ripped up the record books in this 79th edition of the Masters – reaching the mid(...)

Ernie Els of South Africa looks over his approach shot to the second green during second round play of the US Masters at Augusta National. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Jordan Spieth carded the lowest halfway total in Masters history to take a massive step closer to a first major title at Augusta National on Friday.Sp(...)

Jordan Spieth of the US hits off the 13th tee during first round play of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta yesterday. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

Those golfing sages who insist this sacred golfing ground is one for the experienced, the old and the wise, have been put in their place. Jordan Spiet(...)

Rory McIlroy on the practice ground in Augusta National golf club. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

If not quite flying under the radar, how come a player like Rory McIlroy – world number one, poster boy of the sport, and chasing a career Grand Slam–(...)

 Rory McIlroy celebrates his one-stroke victory at the  PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in 2014. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The rarity of the feat is testament in itself to how difficult it is to win a career Grand Slam. Only a handful, five men, have thus far managed to wi(...)

 Martin Kaymer of Germany holds a six-shot lead after the third round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at the Abu Dhabi Golf Cub. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Martin Kaymer is on the brink of a fourth HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship after an impressive third round. The German carries a six-shot advantage go(...)