Jordan Spieth:  “Colonial is a place that’s special to me. I’ve played it a couple of years, had success here.” Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty

Masters champion Jordan Spieth will have the benefit of home support when he looks to bounce back from missing the cut in The Players Championship wit(...)

 Rory McIlroy  and his caddie J.P. Fitzgerald pose with the trophy after his win  at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo:  Jeff Gross/Getty Images

In his prime, there was an intimidating presence about Tiger Woods. The same thing is happening now with Rory McIlroy. On Sunday, after his second wi(...)

Rickie Fowler celebrates with his mother Lynne Fowler after winning a three-way playoff at the  the Players Championship at Sawgrass. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Rickie Fowler’s mother and sister held reservations on a commercial flight from Jacksonville International to San Diego that was scheduled to leave o(...)

Large crowds attended the final day of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Florida, where Sergio Garcia finished tied for second spot following a play-off. Photo:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

The desperation to hide golf’s obvious troubles should be well known by now. Discrimination on the basis of race or gender was given the blind-eye tre(...)

Rory McIlroy drives  from the fourth tee during round three of The Players Championship at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium course  in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

A day after snapping his putter in half in frustration, Sergio Garcia fought back into contention for a second Players Championship title at Sawgrass.(...)

Former world number one Tiger Woods makes cut with a birdie on his closing hole. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

The fighting Irish seems an appropriate metaphor to describe the battling qualities of world number one Rory McIlroy (71), Graeme McDowell (70) and Pa(...)

Rory McIlroy is four off the lead at the Players Championship after a second round 71 left him at four under par. Photograph: Getty

The fighting Irish seems an appropriate metaphor to describe the battling qualities of world number one Rory McIlroy (71), Graeme McDowell (70) and Pa(...)

Tiger Woods kept his one hundred percent record of making the cut at the Players Championship alive with a one under par second round of 71. Photograph: EPA

Former world number one Tiger Woods looked set to keep a proud record alive after a battling second round in the Players Championship on Friday.Two-ti(...)

Tiger Woods during practice at Sawgrass. “These three days, May 3rd though the 5th, today, is just brutal on me. And then obviously with what happened on Sunday, it just adds to it.” Photo: Tannen Maury/EPA

In a rare public offering of emotion, Tiger Woods has admitted the strain of his split from Lindsey Vonn, added to the anniversary of his father’s de(...)

Tiger Woods split from his Olympic skiier girlfriend Lindsey Vonn on Sunday. Photo: Reuters

Former world number one Tiger Woods admits he has had a “brutal” three days following the split with girlfriend Lindsey Vonn. On Sunday the high-profi(...)