Ireland’s Séamus Power of Ireland plays a shot from a bunker on the sixth hole during the final round of the Sony Open in Hawaii at Waialae Country Club  in Honolulu, Hawaii. Photograph: Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy has praised Séamus Power’s “amazing achievement” in breaking into the world’s top 50 as the Irishman bids to secure a Major championship (...)

Séamus Power of Ireland plays a shot from a bunker on the sixth hole during the final round of the Sony Open in Hawaii at Waialae Country Club  in Honolulu, Hawaii. Photograph: Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images

Séamus Power’s upward trending on all the standings that matter most to him – the FedEx Cup, the world rankings – are set to ensure a rescheduling of (...)

Ireland’s Seamus Power  during his  final round of the  World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Photograph:   Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The upward trending is more than a box-ticking exercise for Séamus Power’s continued rise – up to a career-best 89th in the world rankings and to 36th(...)

Rory McIlroy reacts after saving par on the 15th hole during the third round of the  US Open at Torrey Pines. Photograph:  Harry How/Getty

A decade after winning his maiden major title in the US Open, Rory McIlroy stormed into contention for another victory at Torrey Pines. McIlroy cruis(...)

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(...)

Hideki Matsuyama hugs his caddie Shota Hayafuji on the 18th green after winning the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday. Photograph: Kevin C Cox/Getty Images

With Hideki Matsuyama, it was never a case of if but, rather, when. That his breakthrough Major win came in the Masters tournament, after an apprentic(...)

A view of the clubhouse during a practice round prior to the Masters at Augusta. Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

The second weekend in April brings the Masters and with it all manner of pressing questions. Like whether Rory McIlroy just might, if Lee Westwood rea(...)

 Ian Woosnam   on the sixth green during a practice round prior to the US Masters at Augusta National Golf Club  in Augusta, Georgia. Photograph:  Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

No question about who is the most lightly-raced golfer in the field this week, with Ian Woosnam – 30 years on from his only Major victory – playing co(...)

Bryson DeChambeau has brought the power-hitting game to a new level. Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

A couple of months ago when Rory McIlroy finished his pre-tournament press conference ahead of the Phoenix Open he looked around the room at the repor(...)

Writer Tom Coyne made 103 room reservations and over 40 tee times. By the end of the trip he had hit 4,531 shots, lost 129 balls and visited 196 pubs. Photograph: Inpho

At first it was a crazy idea. A trip from the United States to Ireland to play every links course on the island - with a few parkland along the way - (...)

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