Shane Lowry: “Yes, I used some bad language, and I’m not going to condone that, but nobody got hurt.” Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

I can’t believe the amount of coverage – and social media comment – that my few choice words, uttered in the heat of the moment during the Honda Class(...)

“ Playing golf is what Rory McIlroy does better than anyone else in the world and, in case it has been forgotten, a trip to the US Masters in April could see him touch greatness as he seeks to become just the sixth man in the modern era of professional golf to claim a career grand slam.”  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The empty bench in court number one told its own story. Rory McIlroy wasn’t present to hear the official confirmation of his hefty financial settlemen(...)