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Patrick Reed during day three of the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates. Photograph: Getty Images

Patrick Reed will take a share of the lead in to the final day of the DP World Tour Championship but he faces a stiff challenge as he looks to become (...)

Rory McIlroy  laughs with his wife Erica during the par-3 contest at the 2018 US Masters at Augusta National. Photograph: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

The pre-tournament par-3 contest at this year’s Masters has been cancelled, tournament officials have announced. “The fun and excitement of watching (...)

Darren Clarke will get the British Open underway on Thursday at Portrush. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Darren Clarke played a big part in the British Open’s return to his adopted home links, and the 2011 champion has been given the honour of hitting the(...)

Pádraig Harrington on the 14th tee during the second round of the British Open at in 2002. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

The legendary National Hunt jockey AP McCoy used to have a great quote about complacency. “There is no place for arrogance or complacency in racing be(...)

Justin Rose has become the 22nd world number one. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Nobody could possibly begrudge Justin Rose his rise to the pinnacle as far as the official world rankings are concerned. He has more than served his d(...)

Justin Thomas of the US putts on the 17th green during the second day of practice for the 2018 Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Photto: Mike Segar/Reuters

It’s probably the most recognisable course in the world , the back nine particularly so at Augusta National. However, some of the toughest holes on th(...)

Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston during the third round of the British Open at Royal Birkdale. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Kevin Na. On television, his methodical approach to the game of golf shakes Butch Harmon to his very core. Harmon, confidante to the stars as a swing(...)

Shane Lowry failed to make the cut at Augusta. Photograph: Erik Lesser/Epa

1: There’s a touch of class about everything here, even if the weather contrived so that the azaleas weren’t blooming. It was particularly evident i(...)

The 13th green at TPC Sawgrass. Photograph: Epa

There are 12 days of Christmas, seven dwarves and four major championships. It has always been thus and any gratuitous addition to golf’s major set do(...)

A final day 67 saw Danny Willett win the US Masters. Photograph: Getty

Danny Willett insisted “fate” played a crucial part in him becoming the first Englishman since Nick Faldo in 1996 to win the Masters and only the sec(...)

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