When Phil Mickelson, a key target for the Saudi Arabia-backed Super Golf League, performed his media podium duties after an opening round of 64 at the Wells Fargo Championship, two of the four questions posed related to his use of a two-wood. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

People often ask about the difference in media approach between top-level footballers and golfers. The widespread understanding would be that football(...)

Shane Lowry walks up the 18th at Portrush en-route to British Open victory. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/Getty/AFP

Shane Lowry has always been blessed with a candour that makes his depiction of trying to cross the line at a British Open no surprise. “It’s not a nic(...)

The R&A should have put a public line through Sandwich in its standard slot long before now.

We have been left to guess what, precisely, the Royal & Ancient is limping towards. This huge golfing institution, presiding over one of the stapl(...)

Jordan Spieth: “I think big picture you still had the right champions every single time. And that’s what you want to do in Majors, you want to separate who is playing the best from who’s not.”  Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

Time will tell whether Jordan Spieth’s defence of the United States Golf Association proves a rarity this week at Pebble Beach. The support offered by(...)

PGA Tour rules official Stephen Cox looks at the ball of Bryson DeChambeau during the Sony Open In Hawaii. Photograph: Kevin C Cox/Getty

The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am never fails to rattle Darius Rucker’s nerves. This year though, Rucker, the three-time Grammy Award winning musician(...)

Pádraig Harrington was disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard at Abu Dhabi Championship in 2011. (Photo by Victor Fraile/Getty Images)

Golfers will no longer be disqualified for failing to include penalty strokes on their scorecards, when unaware of the violation, in one of a number o(...)

The Royal & Ancient and the United States Golf Association have decided to allow the use of smart phones by players on course to access weather forecasts.

The chitchat among golfers on the first tee is set to take on a whole new dimension from January 1st.As well as jealously eyeing up the latest line of(...)

Keegan Bradley, US PGA champion in 2011, is one of the best known exponents of anchored putting. Photograph: Getty Images.

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews and the United States Golf Association are expected to ban anchored putting strokes today. (...)