The Players

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Northern Ireland’s Shane Lowry  plays his shot from the 18th tee during the first round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 25t in Connecticut. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images

Another week of silence, with again no crowds allowed at the PGA Tour’s latest stop for the Workday Charity Open at Muirfield Village in Ohio, but a t(...)

Hideki Matsuyama of Japan during the first round at TPC Sawgrass. Photograph: EPA

For one day only, the roars of the galleries greeted shot-making at The Players. For the next three days at the TPC Sawgrass outside Jacksonville in(...)

Rory McIlroy watches his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Florida on Sunday. Photograph: Phelan M Ebenhack/AP

A milestone of sorts, given he is just the third player in the history of the world rankings to reach three digits, but Rory McIlroy’s defence of the (...)

Rory McIlroy  during his final round of the WGC Mexico Championship in Mexico City. Photograph:  EPA/Jose Mendez

Even though Rory McIlroy has opted to take a week’s rest, deciding not to play this week’s PGA Tour stop, the Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens, the(...)

 Rory McIlroy  plays his shot from the eighth tee during the final round of The Players Championship on The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass  in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

No luck of the Irish required, no rub of the green. In making it a St Patrick’s Day to remember, Rory McIlroy created all of his own good fortune with(...)

 Rory McIlroy during the first round of The Players at TPC Sawgrass. Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

For his five-iron approach to the ninth green, Rory McIlroy’s finishing hole, the Northern Irishman watched as the ball’s perfect trajectory took it e(...)

The clubhouse at the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Photograph: Chris Condon/Getty Images

No, it’s not! Year after year after year, the debate resurfaces about the status of The Players. Should it be a Major? Why isn’t it a Major? Doesn’t (...)

 Rory McIlroy returns to action this week at The Players. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images

Defending champion Jason Day plays with past champions Rickie Fowler and Henrik Stenson, while world number one Dustin Johnson tees it up with Rory M(...)

Rory McIlroy on the 12th green during the final round of The Players Championship at the Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Making up the numbers simply doesn’t do it for Rory McIlroy. He’s a winner, but, so far this season, a victory on tour – either in Europe or the Unite(...)

 Rory McIlroy has three successive top-10 finishes in Sawgrass. Photograph: Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Where once the mere mention of Sawgrass was probably sufficient for him to break into a cold sweat, Rory McIlroy’s acceptance that the driver would, (...)