Rory McIlroy plays his third shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course  in Doral, Florida. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The red carpet treatment stops on the first tee of the Blue Monster, even if JB Holmes sought to disprove the theory that this course has sharpened te(...)

Rory McIlroy in action  during a practice round on the Blue Monster Course at Trump National Doral ahead of the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Florida. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

He is the game’s dominant player, its poster boy to the masses. Rory McIlroy, though, found some solitude in his final practice round ahead of the $9 (...)

Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry: ‘I played with him in Pebble Beach  and he wasn’t playing that great,” said Lowry. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s helicopter was parked in its spot by the 18th, a giant US flag in all its glory flying atop a nearby pole. Seemingly oblivious to such(...)

Shane Lowry is in line for a second consecutive top 10 finish after a strong third round in the national Pro-Am at Pebble Beach but Padraig harrington missed the cut. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Shane Lowry sits tied for 10th place in the AT&T National Pro-Am after he carded a five under par 67 in his third round to leave him five shots (...)

 Jason Day of Australia hits his approach shot on the first hole during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club. Photograph:   Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Jason Day rediscovered the form that saw him win the Farmers Insurance Open after a four-way play-off at Torrey Pines last weekend to move back into c(...)

 Jimmy Walker: “The better I play, the more responsibility I feel to keep that up. I love playing and it’s fun to be up around the top and having a chance.”  Photo:  Donald Miralle/Getty Images

FedEx Cup leader Jimmy Walker may be the man in form this season but he is not getting complacent.The 36-year-old has registered one win and three oth(...)

Shane Lowry: posted an impressive seventh-place finish in his first appearance of the new season at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California. Photo: Todd Warshaw/Getty

No dillydallying from Shane Lowry, who – on his first appearance of the season – hit the ground running in the Farmer’s Insurance Open in San Diego. (...)

Shane Lowry lines up a putt on the 12th green on the north course during the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, California. Photograph: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images

Shane Lowry completed his opening tournament of 2015 with an impressive closing 68 at Torrey Pines on Sunday to earn his first top-ten finish in the U(...)

 Shane Lowry of Ireland plays a shot from the bunker on the first hole during the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines South  in La Jolla, California. Photograph:  Todd Warshaw/Getty Images

Brain surgery survivor JB Holmes joined overnight leader Harris English atop the Farmers Insurance Open leaderboard following the third round at Torr(...)

Phil Mickelson found the going tough at Torrey Pines and missed the  Farmers Insurance Open cut in his home town ofSan Diego, California. Photograph:  Todd Warshaw/Getty Images

Local favourite Phil Mickelson has joined Tiger Woods as a weekend casualty as the five-time major winner failed to make the cut at the Farmers Insura(...)