Anthony Kim of the USA celebrates with an American flag after the USA 16 1/2 - 11 1/2 at the 2008 Ryder Cup in Kentucky. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

On the first tee of the opening singles match on Sunday at the 2008 Ryder Cup, Anthony Kim assured the American captain Paul Azinger, “I’m gonna whup (...)

Australia’s Robert Allenby fired his caddie mid-round after an argument during the first day of the Canadian Open. Photograph: Getty

Australian Robert Allenby had a day to forget as he fired his caddie mid-round then shot a nine-over 81 at the Canadian Open. The 44-year-old felt the(...)

Rory McIlroy is four off the lead at the Players Championship after a second round 71 left him at four under par. Photograph: Getty

The fighting Irish seems an appropriate metaphor to describe the battling qualities of world number one Rory McIlroy (71), Graeme McDowell (70) and Pa(...)

 Rory McIlroy   congratulates Bradley Neil  after the Scottish amateur chipped in from the fairway during a practice round on Monday ahead of the Masters. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Just over a quarter of Rory McIlroy’s fellow professionals think the world number one will complete the career grand slam by winning the Masters this (...)

Rory McIlroy is confident going into the Dubai Desert Classic, in which he has finished in the top 10 every year since winning it in 2009. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

When the putter works, is there anyone better? Rory McIlroy is next to unbeatable. And the world number one – who returns to a favoured hunting gro(...)

Australian golfer Robert Allenby claims he was kidnapped, beaten, robbed and dumped in a car park in Hawaii last Friday. (Photograph: REUTERS/Hugh Gentry)

The inevitability attached to a battered and bruised Robert Allenby lighting up social media was matched only by suspicion as to the golfer’s version (...)

Jimmy Walker celebrates with the winner’s trophy after the final round of the Sony Open In Hawaii at Waialae Country Club. (Photograph by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Australian golfer Robert Allenby reported no major injuries and thanked a homeless woman for saving his life after what he described as an “unfortunat(...)

Australian golfer Robert Allenby, seen here playing in the first round of the   Sony Open in Hawaii, says he was was kidnapped, beaten, robbed and dumped in a park in Honolulu on Friday night.  Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Australian golfer Robert Allenby was left with facial injuries after he said he was kidnapped, beaten, robbed and dumped in a park in Honolulu on Fri(...)

Overnight, this course built on the sand hills of North Carolina, lost its teeth. Like a chameleon, it changed. Hey presto, just like that! And the up(...)