Rory McIlroy will play Jason Dufner, Brandt Snedeker and Billy Horschel in his pool at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship. Photograph: Getty

Top seed and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy has been handed a tough draw for the new-look WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship in San Francisco a(...)

 Rory McIlroy:  victories and  sponsorship deal  make him Ireland’s richest sportsman. Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty

He’s got the world number-one spot, four Majors and counting, and now Rory McIlroy can add the title of Ireland’s richest sportsman to his burgeoning (...)

Jim Furyk celebrates earning his first PGA Tour win since 2010 in  a playoff at the RBC Heritage in  South Carolina. Photograph: Tyler Lecka/Getty Images

As Jim Furyk celebrated his long overdue return to the winner’s circle with victory in the RBC Heritage, some other boxes were also ticked in connect(...)

 Paddy Barnes fights Zou Shiming in the light flyweight semi-final at the London Olympics in 2012. The 28-year-old is set to compete at the record-breaking third Olympics. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Paddy Barnes tells the story of how the kids in Belfast began calling him Paddy Bronze after London 2012. They may set high standards in the Ardoyne,(...)

Reigning US Open champion Martin Kaymer will play at the Irish Open at Royal County Down at the end of May. Photograph:   Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Darren Clarke’s fishing trip to Boca Grande wasn’t too productive. It would seem Rory McIlroy is having considerably greater success in reeling in the(...)

Masters Champion Jordan Spieth visits the observation deck at The Empire State Building in New York City.Photograph: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

Masters champion Jordan Spieth is confident he will win more majors in pursuit of world number one Rory McIlroy.Spieth set numerous records on his way(...)

Jordan Spieth wears the green jacket of the 2015 Masters Champion at the 79th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday. (Photograph: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Jordan Spieth’s yearlong wait to don a green jacket as the winner of golf’s Masters Tournament will pay off. The soft-spoken Texan who is as focused (...)

Tiger Woods enjoyed an impressive return to golf at Augusta but says he is in no rush to play again straight away. Photograph: Reuters

Former world number one Tiger Woods is in no hurry to play again despite comfortably his best performance of the season in the Masters.Woods had start(...)

Tiger Woods celebrates his birdie on the 13th during his third round at the Masters. The former champion looked rejuvenated at Augusta. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

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 Graeme McDowell watches his tee shot on the second hole during the third round of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell insisted he would never consider not playing the Masters despite another frustrating experience at Augusta National.McDowell carded a (...)