Bernd Wiesberger of Austria jumps up to see the flag on the green at the 12th hole during the first round of the Omega European Masters  in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Photograph: Peter Klaunzer/EPA

Michael Hoey carded an early hole-in-one as he opened his Omega European Masters campaign with a five-under 65 to lie two shots off first-round leader(...)

Sergio Garcia: “It’s such a great place here, especially at this time of year,” said the 1999 champion. Photo: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

World number 10 Sergio Garcia makes a long-awaited return to the Omega European Masters this week looking to maintain his excellent record in the Swis(...)

 Zach Johnson doubled his Major tally as he won the British Open after a play-off at St Andrews. Photograph: PA

History has its way of beckoning the chosen ones. For a time, it seemed as if Jordan Spieth would - just as he did in the US Open - contrive to find (...)

Rickie Fowler heads into the British Open off the back of victory in the Scottish Open. Photograph: Getty

Rickie Fowler - World ranking: 5th - Odds: 16/1 Tight in the market, especially after his Scottish Open win, but Fowler seems like a (...)

 Pádraig Harrington  in action at the Pro -Am  prior prior to the recent Scottish Open as   caddie Ronan Flood looks on. “If I can get myself in the hunt, I actually play better.” Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

There is a very simple reason why Pádraig Harrington walks around backwards. Not always, of course; just sometimes. “I am made out to be mad en(...)

Pádraig Harrington looks set to miss the cut at the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands after a second round 75. Bubba Watson maintains the lead after a 67. Photo: Ted Warshaw/Getty Images

Pádraig Harrington interest in the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands ended after six bogeys and just one birdie saw him card a 75 in his s(...)

Padraig Harrington is four shots off the lead after the first round of the Travelers Championship. Photograph: Getty

Padraig Harrington is in the hunt after he shot a four under par 66 in his opening round at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut. The thre(...)

Louis Oosthuizen  throws his ball to the crowd on the  final round of the US Open  at Chambers Bay. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen wants to forget about last week’s US Open as soon as possible, despite finishing second thanks to a remarkable perform(...)

Patrick Reed of the US makes his tee shot on the fifteenth hole with Puget Sound as a backdrop during the second round of the 115th US Open Championship golf tournament at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

Belt-tightening time, for the ride at this 115th edition of the US Open Championship – on greens which Henrik Stenson described as “borderline laughab(...)

Greens at Chambers Bay, the 2015 US Open course, are predominantly fine fescue, but infiltrated by poa annua, which can lead to unpredictable bounces and explains the splotchy appearance. Photograph: Stuart Isett/The New York Times

As aesthetic as this reformed gravel pit has proven, with its undulations and expanse of bunkering providing for a picturesque setting, there has been(...)