Confident Day is over his fear of failure

Matt Murnane 7:59 PM   The fear of failure is a "security blanket" Jason Day is finally prepared to shed as he embraces the expectation he will become Australia's second US Masters winner.

Aussies fall in golf world rankings

Jason Day is Australia's top-ranked golfer.

5:56 PM   Australia's top two golfers, Jason Day and Adam Scott, have both slipped one place in the world rankings while Rory McIlroy continues to maintain a healthy lead at the top.

Walker wins Texas Open

Jimmy Walker poses with the Valero Texas Open trophy.

Jimmy Walker has won his hometown Texas Open, becoming the first two-time winner on the US PGA Tour this season.

Jimmy Walker on top in home event

Jimmy Walker watches his drive off the 16th tee during the third round of the Texas Open on Saturday.

Local favourite Jimmy Walker fired a five-under-par 67 to take a one-stroke lead over compatriot Charley Hoffman and Australia’s Aaron Baddeley at the halfway stage of the Texas Open.

Ko closes in on LPGA record

Close to the record: Lydia Ko.

New Zealand's world No.1 Lydia Ko has extended her LPGA Tour under-par streak to 27 rounds.

Woods will fall outside world's top 100 on Monday

On the slide: Tiger Woods.

Bernie McGuire   Former world number one Tiger Woods will on Monday drop outside the top 100 in the rankings for the first time in more than 18 years.

Tiger Woods extends absence

Tiger Woods (centre) loads his car after withdrawing during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament in San Diego on February 5, 2015.

Steve DiMeglio   Tiger Woods hasn't played on the PGA Tour in 50 days. Tack on at least another 12.

Day 'great chance' of winning Masters: Norman

Icon: Greg Norman on the practice range at the NSW Golf Club.

Adam Pengilly   Two years after Adam Scott's groundbreaking US Masters win, Greg Norman is envisaging another Australian donning the green jacket at Augusta.

Baddeley leads Tour after miracle birdie

Aaron Baddeley during round one of the Valero Texas Open.

Aaron Baddeley is the talk of the US PGA Tour after a scarcely believable birdie made him clubhouse leader in the Texas Open.

Ko eyes golf major title breakthrough

There's been little wrong with Ko's form this year.

World No.1 Lydia Ko feels she's on the right track as she targets a maiden women's golf major championship victory.

Greg Norman starts $96m Great White Shark Investment Fund

Keeping the ball rolling: Former champion golfer Greg Norman has started his own investment fund.

Michael Buteau   Greg Norman is branching out from golf course design and wine to start his own asset-based debt-lending fund with $US75 million ($96 million) in capital.

Critics write off Tiger Woods at their peril

Tiger Woods.

James Corrigan   Woods' form may have taken a dive but if he can cure his chipping yips he can be a major force again.

Aussie Bowditch looks to overcome slump

Australia's Steven Bowditch.

Steven Bowditch has been energised ahead of his Texas Open defence by seeing American Matt Every bust out of a slump to defend the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Tensions heat up between caddies and PGA

Duane Bock (right) in the offending shorts.

A rift between caddies for some of golf's greatest players and US PGA Tour officials, which has resulted in a lawsuit by the bagmen, appears to be growing wider.

Hyo Joo Kim wins LPGA's Founders Cup

Hyo Joo Kim poses with the LPGA Founders Cup trophy.

South Korean teenager Hyo Joo Kim has birdied five of the last eight holes to outlast American Stacy Lewis and win the LPGA Tour's Founders Cup.

Jones third as Every wins on US PGA Tour

Matt Every of the United States.

Australian Matt Jones produced a late birdie burst to claim third place as American Matt Every won the Arnold Palmer Invitational for the second straight year.

Henrik Stenson leads by two strokes at Bay Hill

Henrik Stenson of Sweden.

Swede Henrik Stenson picked up four shots in the final four holes to charge to a two-stroke lead after the third round at the $6.3 million Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida on Saturday.

Scott one from the lead in US PGA event

"At times this course has been set up so difficult with firm greens and long rough that when you're playing bad, I embarrass myself out here": Adam Scott.

Adam Scott wasn't quite as good as his record-tying start a year ago at Bay Hill. Then again, he's more interested in the finish of the PGA Tour's Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Arnold Palmer says Tiger Woods needs confidence

SAN DIEGO, CA - FEBRUARY 04: Tiger Woods tees off on the fourth hole of the North Course during the Farmers Insurance Open Pro Am at Torrey Pines Golf Course on February 4, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods needs to regain his early career confidence if he is to find his way back to the pinnacle of golf, according to Arnold Palmer.

McIlroy the new face of virtual golf

Rory McIlroy is the new face of virtual golf.

Danielle Burger   Now that Rory McIlroy has dethroned Tiger Woods as the world's top-ranked golfer, he is claiming his rightful place as No. 1 in the world of virtual tournaments.