A final day 67 saw Danny Willett win the US Masters. Photograph: Getty

Danny Willett insisted “fate” played a crucial part in him becoming the first Englishman since Nick Faldo in 1996 to win the Masters and only the sec(...)

Rory McIlroy is aiming to be the first European winner of the Masters since 1999. Photograph: Getty

Rory McIlroy may have enhanced his chances of completing the career grand slam by opting out of the par-three contest, but the world number three stil(...)

Ireland’s Christy O’Connor Jnr in action on the 2nd tee at the 2000 Open Golf Championship at St Andrews in Scotland. One of the biggest stars of Irish golf, has died. Photo:  Rebecca Naden/PA Wire

There were a few embellishments to Christy O’Connor jnr, like the trademark white flat cap from under which his silver locks escaped. Always, too, the(...)

 Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.  Photo:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Having spent over 40 years logging the failures of dead certs and sure things, Vinny Fitzpatrick felt he’d become immune to sport’s capacity to spring(...)

Jamie Spencer has been champion jockey in both Ireland and Britain and has won 33 Group races worldwide. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Trade Storm’s odds always indicated a neat fairytale-finale for Jamie Spencer in Hong Kong over the weekend was a long-shot. In contrast the odds abou(...)

Darren Clarke embraces Zach Johnson after their singles match in 2006 at the K Club as caddie Billy Foster looks on. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images.

Over its last three decades, the Ryder Cup has been so finely contested that the destination of the cup often hinges on a particular singles match lat(...)

Martin Kaymer holds the winner’s trophy after winning The PLayers Championship at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium course. Photograph: Erik Lesser/EPA

Germany’s Martin Kaymer overcame a 90-minute weather delay and a nerve-wracking finish in near darkness to claim the the Players Championship yeste(...)

 Chris Whittle, Course Manager,Royal Birkdale GC, Mike Gilyeat, Secretary, Royal Birkdale GC, Christine Rostron, Lady Captain, Royal Birkdale GC, Jonathan Seal, Captain and Chairman of Championship, Royal Birkdale GC, Bernhard Langer of Germany, Mark Wiebe of United States, Chip Lutz (A) of United States, Jean-Noel Bioul, Rolex Senior Advisor, Martin Ebert, Championship Committee, The R&A, Andy Stubbs, Managing Director, European Senior Tour, Brian Claar of Champions Tour, Michael Petch, Tournament Director, European Senior Tour. Photograph: Phil Inglis/Gatty Images

A truly great links shot helped American Mark Wiebe claim a dramatic victory in the British Senior Open Championship following the resumption of his(...)

Colin Montgomerie: “When I peg the ball up tomorrow it will be with a feeling that I have an opportunity to win as opposed to treading water on the (European) Tour. Photo: Phil Inglis/Getty

Former European number one Colin Montgomerie believes the introduction of a shot clock would instantly solve the problem of slow play on the course.Th(...)

Rory McIlroy looks for his ball in the woods on the second hole during the first round of the Texas Open. Photograph: Eric Gay/AP Photo

Pádraig Harrington carded a 68 in the first round of the Valero Texas Open with his day marred only by a bogey on the 18th. The three time Majo(...)