Justin Thomas   in action during the Pro Am event prior to the start of The Northern Trust at Ridgewood CC,   in   New Jersey. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Defending FedEx Cup champion Justin Thomas believes he will need to win one of the playoff events to achieve something even Tiger Woods never managed.(...)

 Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy after finishing their final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio. Photograph: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

A misfiring Rory McIlroy was forced to endure a role as front-row observer to a grinding masterclass from Justin Thomas as the American - a week befor(...)

Defending champion  Shane Lowry speaks to the media prior to the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitationalon at Firestone Country Club South course in Akron, Ohio.  Photograph: Getty Images

Rory McIlroy believes European players who have opted to contest the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational instead of the French Open “might regret it”, but ac(...)

Rory McIlroy at the US Masters this month. “It will be great to be part of the centennial edition of the French Open.” Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

Right now his focus is on building up for the US Open at Oakmont in June, but by deciding to play the 100th Open de France instead of the clashing WG(...)

Members of Esker Hills Golf Club celebrate Shane Lowry’s win at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Photograph:  INPHO/Donall Farmer.

Renditions of The Offaly Rover rang out over Esker Hills on Sunday night as golfer Shane Lowry’s win at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was celebrate(...)

Troy Merritt plays a shot during a practice round for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club  in Akron, Ohio. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

British Open champion Zach Johnson is relishing returning to action on one of his favourite courses in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron. Joh(...)

Rory McIlroy: had to undergo a mandatory drugs test following his third round at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron.

An irony of sorts came on Saturday evening, as Rory McIlroy got the proverbial tap on the shoulder to undergo a mandatory drugs test. That McIlroy, th(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland lines up a putt on the sixth green during the second round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course on Friday.  Photograph:  y Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Sergio Garcia produced a stunning nine-under-par 61 at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational over the South course at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio(...)

 Rory McIlroy:  “After my second Major at Kiawah I kicked on for another six months and played really well. I want be to be the guy who goes on and wins Majors regularly and wins tournaments.” Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

He’s back, and – as he seeks to become golf’s dominant player – at one of Tiger Woods’s favoured haunts to boot! Rory McIlroy, just over a week on fro(...)