Yuka Saso of the Philippines hits her tee shot on the ninth hole in the playoff against Nasa Hataoka of Japan at the 76th US Women’s Open Championship at The Olympic Club  in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Sean M Haffey/Getty Images

Yuka Saso – the 19-year-old Philippines golfer who lifted the US Women’s Open – has formed a pre-bedtime habit of watching Rory McIlroy’s swing on You(...)

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(...)

 Hideki Matsuyama of Japan poses with the Masters trophy during the Green Jacket ceremony. Photograph: Getty Images

Hideki Matsuyama overcame a potentially ruinous moment to become the first Japanese man to win a major championship with a one-shot Masters victory ov(...)

Rory McIlroy  skips a ball across the pond on the 16th hole during a practice round prior to the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club. Photograph:  Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy will begin his latest bid to complete the career Grand Slam at the Masters alongside new father Jon Rahm and Xander Schauffele, teeing of(...)

Neither Jack Nicklaus nor Tiger Woods ever managed to win at Riviera. File photograph: Getty Images

Purse: €7.75 million (€1.4m to the winner) Where: Los Angeles, California The course: Riviera Country Club - 7,322 yards Par 71 - is a classic course (...)

Xander Schauffele during the Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona. Photograph: EPA

Xander Schauffele fired a superb seven-under 64 to take a one-shot lead over Steve Stricker and Keegan Bradley in the second round of the Waste Manage(...)

Jon Rahm will debut his new Callaway clubs at this week’s  Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. Photograph:  Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The points freeze is over. In the sunny climes of Hawaii, where the Sentry Tournament of Champions this week restarts the PGA Tour schedule, those Eur(...)

Rory McIlroy resumed his first round on Friday and signed for a 75. Photograph: Matt Slocum/AP

Rory McIlroy’s bid to win the Masters and complete the career grand slam looks to be over for another year after he struggled to an opening 75 at Augu(...)

 Rory McIlroy preparest to play a practice at Augusta National on Tuesday. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

His emotions very much kept in check, meditative almost, Rory McIlroy exuded an almost zen-like demeanour; a sense of inner calm before whatever storm(...)

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