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.(...)

 Honorary Starters Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus of the United States wait alongside Gary Player of South Africa on the first tee during the first round of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Tradition struck again at the Masters with three giants of golf -- Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player -- hitting the first shots on Thursda(...)

Rory McIlroy could become only the sixth person to complete a clean sweep of major championships at the Masters. Photo: Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP

In the coming days, Rory McIlroy could be the only person not contemplating the significance should he take his career to a level that even some of th(...)

Lydia Ko won the women’s Australian Open, but what’s in her bag? (Photograph: ESTHER LIM/AFP/Getty Images)

USA put trust in Love for the second timeWhoever is organising the finer things of life for the respective captains at next year’s Ryder Cup in Hazelt(...)

Ironically enough, it was an American, a pretty famous one at that, who once remarked: “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a(...)

 Ryder Cup captain José María Olazábal and vice-captains Miguel Ángel Jiménez and Darren Clarke ahead of their departure to the 2012 staging of the event at Medinah. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The Ryder Cup hiatus, which has stretched to almost five months, will end on Wednesday when the European team captain for next year’s clash with the U(...)

Phil Mickelson’s questioning of the captaincy of  Tom Watson during the Ryder Cup  was seen by many as crass. Photograph:  David Davies/PA

Phil Mickelson comes into the 2015 season facing two challenges – one he has not faced in over a decade and another he has not come up against before (...)

Jimmy Walker:  was edged out by Ryder Cup team-mate Patrick Reed in sudden death at the Tournament of Champions  in  Maui. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

American Jimmy Walker is looking to bounce back quickly from a play-off defeat as he defends his Sony Open title in Hawaii.The 35-year-old was edged o(...)

2014 Ryder Cup winning captain Paul McGinley has said he is yet to decide who to recommend for the 2016 captaincy. (Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan)

Paul McGinley insists he is yet to decide who he will be recommending to be Europe’s 2016 Ryder Cup captain but says a new man will be appointed in th(...)

Captain Paul McGinley (top right) holds the Ryder Cup as Team Europe golfers pose for a group photograph after the closing ceremony of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland. Photograph: Phil Noble / Reuters

The American fight came when it was too late. Europe - under Paul McGinley’s captaincy - had outplayed the USA where it mattered, on the golf course, (...)