The  par-three at TPC Scottsdale, host to this week’s Phoenix Open. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

From swing analysis machines to laser distance-measuring devices, golfers have always tended to be ahead of the curve when it comes to using technolog(...)

Rory McIlroy has said he would love to see Tiger Woods return to fitness and compete at the top once again. Photograph: Getty

Two years ago this very week, Tiger Woods remained in his commercial prime. He could claim a substantial appearance fee to appear in the Dubai Desert (...)

Rory McIlroy  plays a bunker shot during a practice round for the 2016 Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club  in Dubai, UAE, yesterday. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Step by step, tournament by tournament, all roads will eventually lead Rory McIlroy to Augusta National in April where he will get another chance to c(...)

The Gallery Room in Adare Manor, Co Limerick, prior to its forthcoming refurbishment which is estimated to take 18 months. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

It has hosted former US president Bill Clinton, Hollywood actor Michael Douglas, rock star Bruce Springsteen and champion golfer Tiger Woods, but the (...)

Jordan Spieth poses on the 18th green with his mom Chris, father Shawn, sister Ellie and girlfriend Annie Verret after winning the Hyundai Tournament of Champions on the PGA Tour at the Plantation Course at Kapalua Golf Club in Lahaina, Hawaii. Photo: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Jordan Spieth’s latest triumph has only heightened the sense of comparison with Tiger Woods. And still the 22-year-old Texan is uncomfortable with suc(...)

Jordan Spieth finished 30 under par to win the Tournament of Champions by eight strokes. Photograph: Getty

Jordan Spieth strolled to a seventh PGA Tour title with a eight-shot victory in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, which saw him come clos(...)

 Jordan Spieth tees off on the 18th hole during his second round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course at Kapalua Golf Club in Lahaina, Hawaii. Photograph: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

World number one Jordan Spieth delivered a putting masterclass on the way to a flawless nine-under-par 64 that took him four shots clear at the halfwa(...)

 What once looked inevitable now looks impossible, especially when the man himself concedes any future success would be a bonus. Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

What once looked inevitable now looks impossible, especially when the man himself concedes any future success would be a bonus. In recent years, Tige(...)

Tiger Woods throws a ball during a Golf Clinic to promote Bridgestone America’s Golf Cup at Altar a la Patria in Mexico City. Photo: Hector Vivas/LatinContent/Getty Images

Tiger Woods is looking forward to 2016, outlining his desire to make America’s Ryder Cup team and to get back in the mix for major titles. Woods turn(...)

A view shows the sign after the removal of the Trump International Golf Club lettering  in Dubai. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

A Dubai real estate firm building a $6 billion (€5.5 billion) golf complex with Donald Trump on Thursday stripped the property of his name and image (...)