Rory McIlroy drives on the 18th hole  during the second round of the 2019 US Championship at  Bethpage Black  in Farmingdale, New York. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

It was almost as if Rory McIlroy caught himself on in midstream. Like a conductor who, to his horror, discovered the orchestra playing grunge music, o(...)

Tiger Woods on the 17th hole during the first round of the US PGA Championship Bethpage Black. Photograph: Brad Penner-USA Today Sports

The rumour mill didn’t get to spin too long. A bit like a game of Chinese whispers which gathered legs, someone told someone who told someone that Tig(...)

Rory McIlroy tees off during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bethpage Black, Long Island on Wednesday. Photograph: Charles Krupa/AP

At one point during his final preparations ahead of this 101st edition of the US PGA Championship, Rory McIlroy engaged in a playful distraction with (...)

Rory McIlroy  signs autographs during a practice round prior to the 2019 PGA Championship at the Bethpage Black course in Long Island, New York, on Monday. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

The problem for Rory McIlroy is one of having to walk on eggshells. Damned if you do; damned if you don’t. In reaffirming his original intention to re(...)

 Tiger Woods   looks on during a practice round prior to the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black  in Bethpage, New York. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Tiger Woods has numbers in his sights, again. There’s 18: that’s the record of career Majors held by Jack Nicklaus, which is back in play for Woods wh(...)

Tiger Woods:  “At the beginning of the year I told Jim I want to be a part of the team, not just as a vice-captain but as a player.” Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Tiger Woods has reiterated his desire to crown his year of redemption by winning a place on the US Ryder Cup team. Woods is preparing to feature in th(...)

Tiger Woods reacts after making a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the 100th PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri. Photo: Erik S Lesser/EPA

For someone who detests losing, Tiger Woods – double fist-pumping the air as birdie putts dropped in the 100th US PGA Championship – was more than a l(...)

 Tiger Woods  plays his shot from the 17th tee during the third round of the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club  in St Louis on Saturday. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

A curious aside to the actual quest for the Wanamaker Trophy unfolded during the US PGA Championship. As the last counting tournament to earning an au(...)

Justin Thomas poses with the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship at  Quail Hollow. Photograph: Chris O’Meara/AP

The future was foretold a number of years ago, when a keen-eyed photographer snapped two budding young players, in short trousers and kitted out in g(...)

 Rory McIlroy  plays his shot from the third tee during the final round of the US PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club  in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy’s on-going rib injury is proving to be more than just a pain. Already with an injury-disrupted season, that complaint has since spread to(...)

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