Jordan Spieth hits his tee shot on the 4th during round one of the World Golf Championship Cadillac Match Play at TPC Harding Park on April 29th, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Robert Laberge/Getty Images

Masters champion Jordan Spieth and world number one Rory McIlroy enjoyed comfortable victories on the opening day of the WGC-Cadillac Match Play, a(...)

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(...)

The main Masters leaderboard  at Augusta National Golf Club. Photograph by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Rory McIlroy’s bid for the grand slam at the Masters will get underway alongside three-time champion Phil Mickelson and Ryan Moore. The world n(...)

Brooks Koepka holds the trophy after winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Brooks Koepka, who won his maiden PGA Tour title on Sunday in Phoenix, said failing to earn a PGA Tour card in 2012 and going to play in Europe instea(...)

Martin Laird of Scotland lines up a putt on the 16th green during the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Scotland’s Martin Laird shot a three-under-par 68 to hold off some charging youngsters on Saturday and take a three-stroke lead into the final round o(...)

Tiger Woods recovered slightly from a poor start in the Phoenix Open to finish two over after his opening round, nine shots off the lead of Ryan Palmer. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods had to battle back from a tough start to his first round of 2015 as fellow American Ryan Palmer led the Waste Management Phoenix Open afte(...)

 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 (...)

Rory McIlroy plays his third shot out of the trees on the 14th hole hole during the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at the TPC Boston  in Norton, Massachusetts. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

World No 1 Rory McIlroy continued to blow hot and cold in the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship as Australian Jason Day continued his siz(...)

Rory McIlroy reacts to a birdie on the 13th green during the second round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

No let-up, no stopping. With each stride and each twirl of the club in self-admiration of another beautifully executed stroke, Rory McIlroy – who yest(...)

 Ireland’s Shane Lowry  hits his tee shot on the eighth hole during the second round of the US PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club  in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Ireland’s Shane Lowry felt it was “a joke” that play started in a torrential downpour on the second day of the US PGA Championship at Valhalla.Lowry w(...)