Troy Merritt holds up the trophy on the 18th hole. Photograph: Pete Marovich/PA

Troy Merritt claimed his first PGA Tour title victory at the Quicken Loans International in Virginia after finishing three strokes ahead of the field.(...)

Tiger Woods walks across a bridge between the 12th and 13th holes during the second round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia. Photograph: EPA

Tiger Woods celebrated a lengthy birdie putt on his penultimate hole with one of his trademark fist pumps on the way to his lowest round of the year (...)

Shane Lowry  hits his second shot on the first hole during the third round of the  Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club  in  East Lothian. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Moving day proved to be in a southerly direction for both Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell at the Scottish Open and the Irish duo both carded two-over (...)

Ryan Moore plays a shot on the seventh hole during the third round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

A birdie at the last earned Ryan Moore a third-round 67 and a one-shot lead at the Valspar Championship in Florida.The American carded four birdies in(...)

 Chris Kirk  has no Ryder Cup expectations. Photograph: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

The Darwinian nature of the FedEx Cup playoffs, along with the impending Ryder Cup selections, provided a host of possibilities as the 2014 Deutsche (...)

Luke Donald  laughs with his caddie on the 16th tee  during the third round of the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links  in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Photograph: Tyler Lecka/Getty Images

Luke Donald will take a two-shot lead into the final day of the RBC Heritage after an excellent five-under-par 66 on Saturday. The Englis(...)

Rory McIlroy plays from a bunker on the second hole at the  Honda Classic on Saturday. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy was steady rather than spectacular as he extended his lead to two strokes after the third round of the Honda Classic in Florida on(...)

 Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland leads  The Honda Classic at PGA National Resort  in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Photograph:  Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy might have walked off last year but for much of yesterday it looked as though he was about to turn the Honda Classic into another (...)

Tiger Woods hits a shot on the 10th fairway on his way to carding a 79 in the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines South  in La Jolla, California. Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images

Gary Woodland will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego after difficult conditions saw(...)

 Patrick Reed lines up a putt on the ninth hole of the Arnold Palmer  Course at PGA West during the first round of the Humana Challenge in La Quinta, California. Photograph: Jeff Gross/Getty Images

Patrick Reed took a one-shot lead on the opening day of the Humana Challenge in California after an unblemished nine-under-par round.Reed, a third-yea(...)