Graeme McDowell: “It’s early in the season, only tournament number four for me. It is not the start I wanted, but you have to just keep chipping away.” Photo:  Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

It’s never a good sign to be finished your work early on a Sunday. Luke Donald was wheeling his golf bag out of the locker room. Zach Johnson was bus(...)

Rory McIlroy in action during the final round of the   World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course in  Florida. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Even the rich are superstitious. “Thirteen’s an unlucky number, I want you to have 14 clubs,” quipped billionaire businessman Donald Trump – owner of (...)

Rory McIlroy continued to struggle on day two at Doral.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Rory McIlroy’s roller-coaster ride continued in the €8 million WGC-Cadillac Championship as he went in pursuit of leader JB Holmes, as the world numbe(...)

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland hits his second shot on the 10h hole during the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course on Thursday. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images.

Everyone is looking for an edge. A driver, a hybrid, a putter: any club researched, developed and tested to the nth degree. Or something else, legal (...)

 Kevin Phelan tees off on the 11th hole during the first round of the Africa Open at East London Golf Club. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Ireland’s Kevin Phelan carried on from where he left off last week by carding an opening 67 to claim a share of the lead in the Africa Open at East Lo(...)

Shane Lowry: “I’ve only played two tournaments so far this season, played quite well and hopefully I can keep doing it next week in the WGC-Cadillac championship in Doral.” Photograph Scott Halleran/Getty Images

I could give you a million guesses as to where I was on a wet, gloomy day in Dublin on Tuesday last and I don’t think anyone would come up with the ri(...)

Shane Lowry: posted an impressive seventh-place finish in his first appearance of the new season at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California. Photo: Todd Warshaw/Getty

No dillydallying from Shane Lowry, who – on his first appearance of the season – hit the ground running in the Farmer’s Insurance Open in San Diego. (...)

Tiger Woods was visibly in distress and withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open after just 12 holes of his first round. Photograph: Lenny Ignelzi/AP Photo

Analysis of the failings of Tiger Woods was inevitable after a career low point of 82 shots at the Phoenix Open last weekend. One strand was missing (...)

  The names of Ian Poulter of England, Stephen Gallacher of Scotland and Lee Westwood of England are positioned in the final line-up of the European team as European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley of Ireland announces his three captain’s picks during a press conference at Wentworth. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
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  • September 2, 2014, 13:53

RORY McILROY (Northern Ireland). Age 25. Caps 2 (2010, 2012). Record Won 4 Lost 3 Halved 2. Majors 4 (2011 US Open, 2012 US PGA, 2014 Open, 2014 US (...)

Tiger Woods is focusing on ‘the next 10 or 15 years, not the next 10 weeks’, according to his agent. Photo by Chris Trotman / Getty Images

World number one Tiger Woods is taking a long-term view of his return to action and is thinking about “the next 10 or 15 years, not the next 1(...)

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