Graeme McDowell in action at the   Valero Texas Open. The former US Open winner has made the cut just twice in seven appearances at the Masters.   Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

One place no player wants to arrive to with an injury is Augusta National, with its demands on shot-making but also for its undulating terrain: which (...)

Jimmy Walker waves to fans after winning the Valero Texas Open  at TPC San Antonio. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Hometown boy Jimmy Walker held his nerve to close out victory at the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio.The Ryder Cup player added to his Sony Open (...)

 Phil Mickelson takes his second shot on the 18th hole during round two of the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio  in Texas. Photograph: Marianna Massey/Getty Images

San Antonio resident Jimmy Walker took advantage of greatly improved weather conditions at his home tournament to seize an early one-shot lead in the (...)

Shane Lowry moves into a share of 32nd position at the end of the first round at the Texas Open. Photograph: Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP

 Shane Lowry stubbornly stuck to his guns and rallied late onin the first round of the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio. Competing in his final tourna(...)

Graeme McDowell tees off on the 11th hole during the first round of  the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio. He  later withdrew after playing nine holes because of injury. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell intends to enter next week’s Houston Open in a bid to sharpen his game ahead of the Masters after he withdrew from the Texas Open afte(...)

 Simply Golf chief executive Colm Daly (left), PGA Teaching Professional Bernard Quigley (centre) and Shane Lowry (right) .

Dublin-based sports-technology company Simply Golf has launched a new smartphone app that it hopes will “revolutionise the way the world learns the ga(...)

Dustin Johnson of the United States watches his tee shot on the twelfth hole during the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship - he could be the latest to add his name to the Irish Open entry list. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

The box office appeal of Rory McIlroy is beyond dispute. He has that x-factor, and it seems to be catching as far as the Irish Open is concerned with(...)

 Rory McIlroy plays his second shot on the second hole during the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course in Doral, Florida. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Shane Lowry will head into the final round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship on the Blue Monster course Sunday with a chance to make significant inroad(...)

 Shane Lowry: “It would have been nice to be on level. Still, I am up towards the top of the leaderboard, if you take JB Holmes out of it.” Photo:  David Cannon/Getty

Hey, the bearded man from Clara is making an impression. The movie moguls may not yet be beating a path to his door but the ‘Golf Channel’ – mega pla(...)

Rory McIlroy during the second round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship on the Blue Monster in Doral, Florida. Photograph:  Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

What will Rory McIlroy do next? On the list of possibilities, hurling a three iron like an Olympic hammer thrower into the lake hardly factored. But, (...)