Shane Lowry  tees off on the 16th hole during the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

An antidote to tales of golf’s demise, added to further examples of the sport working for a greater good, arrived once again from Arizona at the weeke(...)

Rory McIlroy shot a closing round of 65 in the Dubai Deserts Classic. Photograph: Getty

England’s Danny Willett held his nerve to win the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in thrilling fashion to take a massive step towards a place in the world’(...)

Rory McIlroy finished strongly to post a third round 68 in Dubai. Photograph: Afp

Danny Willett will take a slender lead into the final round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic as defending champion Rory McIlroy conceded he was a “lo(...)

Travel: Let’s talk Turkey
  • Travel
  • February 6, 2016, 02:00

You don’t have to play golf to enjoy a holiday in Belek, a Turkish seaside-and-golf resort area developed over the past 20 or so years in the A(...)

For a brief Friday afternoon spell, things were not going to plan at all in this corner of the Middle East. Either for Rory McIlroy or the organisers (...)

Rory McIlroy plays a shot during the first round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai. Photograph: Photograph: Ali Haider/EPA

The most effective way for Ernie Els to prevent Rory McIlroy from matching a record of three Dubai Desert Classic victories is by lifting the giant t(...)

Rory McIlroy has said he would love to see Tiger Woods return to fitness and compete at the top once again. Photograph: Getty

Two years ago this very week, Tiger Woods remained in his commercial prime. He could claim a substantial appearance fee to appear in the Dubai Desert (...)

US Amateur Bryson DeChambeau takes a scientific approach to the game of golf that has intrigued many, including Rory McIlroy. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

There is no sign of the Bryson DeChambeau novelty factor wearing off. Which is good news; this charismatic 22-year-old amateur continues to impress wi(...)

Rory McIlroy  plays a bunker shot during a practice round for the 2016 Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club  in Dubai, UAE, yesterday. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Step by step, tournament by tournament, all roads will eventually lead Rory McIlroy to Augusta National in April where he will get another chance to c(...)

Jordan Spieth of the United States walks off the 18th hole after the final round of the SMBC Singapore Open. Photograph: Wong Maye-E/AP

Even a stunning rise to No1 in the world has not made Jordan Spieth immune to learning curves. At the culmination of a spell that has proved the epito(...)