Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates his one-stroke victory on the 18th green with his caddie J.P. Fitzgerald during the final round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy is entitled to strut as he walks down the fairway. He is entitled to twirl the club in his hands, his trademark reaction to a perfectl(...)

Leinster’s 24-18 defeat against Harlequins at The Stoop rounded off a mixed weekend for the provinces in europe
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • December 8, 2014, 08:35

Lacklustre Leinster The provinces enjoyed decidedly mixed fortunes as they returned to European competition this weekend. On Sunday Matt O’(...)

 Tiger Woods walks off the third tee during the final round of the Hero World Challenge at the Isleworth Golf & Country Club  in Windermere, Florida. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Jordan Spieth capped off a second consecutive runaway victory with a six-under 66 on Sunday to win the Hero World Challenge by 10 strokes at Isleworth(...)

 Jordan Spieth salutes the crowd after holing  a long birdie putt on the 18th green to shoot a nine-under-par 63 in  the third round of the Hero World Challenge at the Isleworth Golf & Country Club  in Windermere, Florida. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Young American Jordan Spieth was on course to satisfy his 2014 season’s objectives by storming to a seven-shot lead at the Hero World Challenge, whil(...)

Patrick Reed (left) and Tiger Woods walks off the third tee during the second round of the Hero World Challenge at the Isleworth Golf & Country Club   in Windermere, Florida. Photograph:  Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Tiger Woods looked to have turned a corner in the second round of the Hero World Challenge at the Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Florida, but a (...)

Tiger Woods is propping up the leaderboard after carding a five over par opening round of 77 at the Hero World Challenge on his return form injury
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • December 5, 2014, 08:35

World Cup bid The Rugby World Cup is less than a year away and hopes of an Irish victory are higher than ever. But, if Joe Schmidt’s men fall s(...)

Tiger Woods feeling the heat on the third tee during the first round the Hero World Challenge at the Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Windermere, Florida. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Tiger Woods may have pronounced himself fit but he looked far from ready for his return to action at the Hero World Challenge, after a four-month abse(...)

Rory McIlroy shows off the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 British Open  at Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake. Photograph: Getty

When the clock ticks over to midnight on December 31st, as Auld Lang Syne rings out from the pubs and while people are hugging, kissing, and making so(...)

US President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Freedom to former professional golfer Charles Sifford. He was the first African-American to earn a PGA card.   Photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

In the East Room of the White House on November 24th, President Barack Obama draped the Presidential Medal of Freedom around the neck of 92-year-old C(...)

Tiger Woods has announced he is fit to playfour months on from his last appearance in the US PGA

Tiger Woods pronounced himself fit for a return to competitive golf while acknowledging the ravages of age on Tuesday as he prepared to tee it up for(...)