Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump makes an appearance prior to the start of play and speaks with golfer Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course. Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

It’s probably no shock to learn that most US golfers tend to vote Republican – but the strength of ill feeling towards Hillary Clinton is perhaps mor(...)

Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods during the Pro-Am prior to the 2007 Wachovia Championship held at Quail Hollow Country Club. Photo: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

If you ever have a spare couple of hours, may I recommend a hilarious novella called The Underminer: Or, The Best Friend Who Casually Destroys Your L(...)

A view of the 18th fairway at Royal Troon during a media day ahead of the British Open’s staging at the venue in July. Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Royal Troon will definitely not be a mixed gender club before hosting this year’s Open Championship, although the club is on course to vote on the con(...)

The Claret Jug in front of Royal Troon’s Postage Stamp. Photograph: Getty

Spectators at this year’s Open Championship will get a unique view of one of the most famous holes in golf, tournament officials have announced. A wi(...)

Tiger Woods has played his first holes of golf since August. Photograph: Getty

Tiger Woods played what he said were his first holes of golf since August on Monday, but has yet to set a date for his return to competitive action. (...)

The detailed analysis provided by 15th Club has been used by Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke, Lee Westwood and the new Masters champion Danny Willett. Photo: Getty Images

When the celebrations following his Masters victory had subsided, along with the headache from an epic all-nighter, Danny Willett tweeted a number of (...)

 Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his second shot on the 11th hole during the third round  at Augusta National. Photo:  David Cannon/Getty Images

Nobody needs to tell Rory McIlroy how hard it is to win a career Grand Slam. Only five players have ever completed the feat - Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan,(...)

 Ernie Els did not have a good day with the putter in the first round at the 2016 Masters in Augusta. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

Meltdown! Nightmare! Humiliation! The instant global reaction to the 50 seconds of golf hell endured by Ernie Els on the first hole of the Masters rem(...)

At 45, Mickelson has played without any of the serious back pain that has plagued many of his contemporaries.  Photo:  Harry How/Getty Images

In his 24th Masters, Phil Mickelson is an evangelist spreading the gospel according to Ernest Jones, whose 1937 book, Swing the Clubhead Method, is M(...)

Jordan Spieth of the US reacts after sinking his putt on the twelfth hole during the first round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Photo: Erik Lesser/PA

A little after 9.30am, 90 minutes or so after Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus clacked their drives down the first fairway in the ceremonial opening, the(...)