Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland hits his second shot on the 10h hole during the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course on Thursday. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images.

Everyone is looking for an edge. A driver, a hybrid, a putter: any club researched, developed and tested to the nth degree. Or something else, legal (...)

Pádraig Harrington sounds the same in timbre but the tone appears different, one of a man who understands the value of pausing, however briefly, to ce(...)

 Adam Scott practising for the Cadillac Championship at Doral: “I’ve putted lots of different ways, it’s been feeling good. It’s not that big a deal . .  Photo:  David Cannon/Getty Images

New baby. New caddie. New putter. It’s all change for Adam Scott, who makes a belated start to his season. “Everything was getting a little boring, (...)

Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry: ‘I played with him in Pebble Beach  and he wasn’t playing that great,” said Lowry. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s helicopter was parked in its spot by the 18th, a giant US flag in all its glory flying atop a nearby pole. Seemingly oblivious to such(...)

 ‘Bad boy’ Bubba Watson. Photograph:  Scott Halleran/Getty Images

It’s all about the W, as the absent Tiger Woods puts it of getting wins on board. But, if Bubba Watson were to finish second in the WGC-Cadillac Champ(...)

Kevin Phelan of Ireland tees off on the second during the final round of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Kevin Phelan’s career-best finish as a professional in the Joburg Open proved to be a case of “so near yet so far” on the double for the Waterford man(...)

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(...)

Darren Clarke shows his emotion after his memorable singles win over Zach Johnson during the 2006 Ryder Cup at The K Club. It came just weeks after the death of his wife Heather. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty

Far removed from the decision-making in Wentworth, Darren Clarke – in South Africa where he is competing in the Dimension Data pro-am on the Sunshi(...)

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(...)

Darren Clarke celebrates Europe’s Ryder Cup win over the USA at The K Club in Kildare in 2006. Photograph:    Morgan Treacy/Inpho

He could have been a rugby player, you know. But instead of scrimmaging or plucking a lineout ball out of the air, it was golf which transfixed Darren(...)