Ernie Els of South Africa walks alongside caddie Colin Byrne on the 12th hole during the final round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club yesterday in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Despite defections the FedEx Cup has afforded players the chance to alter their careers

US president Barack Obama watches his putt on the first green during a round of golf at the Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts.

My boss Ernie Els gave it his best shot in last week’s The Barclays but the high-class field failed to come back to us

A rules official waits on a rain-soaked ninth green during the weather-delayed final round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on August 10th. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

No thanks to the PGA as players and caddies left out in the deluge

A non-golfer offers two golfers the best lesson they would ever get: switch the brain off and ease off on the technical stuff

Ernie Els, watched by caddie Colin Byrne,   hits an approach shot during his practice round yesterday prior to the  143rd British Open at Royal Liverpool  in Hoylake. Photograph:  Warren Little/R&A/R&A via Getty Images

Readjusting to the changing conditions vital for British Open success

Fabrizio Zanotti of Paraguay on his way to victory at  the BMW International Open at  Gut Larchenhof GC in Cologne last weekend.

Reality in top golf, as with any other sport, is that it is increasingly narrow margins that separate best from rest

Rory McIlroy in action during the Irisn Open at Fota Island: “He is a modern Irishman in the hopeless situation of publicly taking sides in a divide that, in truth, never existed in his modern Irish world.” Photo: Brian Lawless/PA

But his personal golfing future in no way compromised by his decision to plump for Ireland

 Annika Sorenstam (L) poses with Jack and Barbara Nicklaus following the memorial induction ceremony prior to the Memorial Tournament  at Muirfield Village Golf Club  in Dublin, Ohio. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Native American curse vanishes at Muirfield Village leading to a relaxed weekend and a tribute to Annika Sorenstam

Caddie Ian McGregor: “Farewell Mac . . .  You left too soon but touched the tour with your raconteuring and camaraderie.”

Value of life should have been put before the amusement of a golf tournament

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