Tournaments

Injured Jason Day out of Australian Open

The Australian Open has lost one of its biggest drawcards, with world No.8 Jason Day confirming he will miss the prestigious tournament in Sydney.

Ryder Cup: Sir Alex Ferguson called in to fire up Europe team

In elite company: Alex Ferguson pictured with The European Ryder Cup team on Tuesday.

James Corrigan European Ryder Cup manager calls in Manchester United's famous former manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, to motivate the Europe team.

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Rough ride in store for Ryder Cup teams

Jim Furyk of the US chips out of a bunker on the sixteenth green on Tuesday.

European and US Ryder Cup players got acquainted with the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles on Tuesday with both sides saying they were surprised how thick the rough was.

I'm not the big dog, I'm just having fun, says Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson played down his newly-acquired "big dog" epithet on Tuesday and said he was ready to curb his exuberance if he felt it could help his American team deal with what is likely to be a...

Golf

Royal Canberra undecided about future tournaments

David Polkinghorne Royal Canberra is in a ''state of limbo'' on whether to host another elite tournament.

US PGA Tour loses autumn tournaments

The US PGA Tour has lost at least one tournament from its Autumn Series because of the economy, with another tournament still up in the air.

O'Hern out of Australian tournaments

Nick O'Hern has been forced out of all three of Australia's big summer golf tournaments as he undergoes thumb surgery.

USA in 'Full Metal Jacket' mode for Ryder Cup

Tom Watson.

Oliver Brown From the thuggish haircut of Rickie Fowler to steely words of Tom Watson, the visitors have arrived exuding menace, writes Oliver Brown from Gleneagles

Rickie Fowler cuts a dash with "USA" hairstyle for Ryder Cup

Rickie Fowler shows of his new haircut

Tony Jimenez Rickie Fowler has a new "USA" haircut and his Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson thinks it's terrific.

Ryder Cup: Rory McIlroy set to be targeted by the United States, says Colin Montgomerie

Feeling good: Rory McIlroy appeared relaxed at Gleneagles on Monday.

World number one Rory McIlroy will have a metaphorical target on his back at this week's Ryder Cup in the same way Tiger Woods did in his heyday, according to Europe's triumphant 2010 captain Colin...

Tom Watson told: find and break Rory McIlroy in Ryder Cup

Rory McIlroy.

James Corrigan Tom Watson has been advised by the only winning US captain this century to "find and break Rory McIlroy" at this week's Ryder Cup at Gleneagles and to "go all William Wallace on his ass".

Women to join Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews

A St. Andrews souvenir golf ball.

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews on Thursday voted to allow women members for the first time in its 260-year history.

St Andrews' vote to permit women golfers at club receives widespread praise

ST ANDREWS, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 01:  Paula Creamer of USA performs a cartwheel on the 18th fairway during the Pro-Am prior to the 2007 Ricoh Women's British Open held on the Old Course at St Andrews on August 1, 2007 in St Andrews, Scotland.  (Photo by Warren Little /Getty Images)

Danielle Rossingh Sponsors and women golfers, including four-time major champion Laura Davies of Britain, welcomed a move by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews in Scotland to allow female members.

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews allows women members after strong 'yes' vote

Mitch Phillips After 260 years of exclusion, women will be allowed to join the Royal and Ancient golf club after an overwhelming members' vote on Thursday opened the doors to the famous St Andrews clubhouse and a...

Rory McIlroy finds the trees and spectator's pocket at Tour Championship

Rory McIlroy

Mark Lamport-Stokes A bizarre bounce of his ball into a spectator's pocket and an unexpected birdie-birdie finish helped Rory McIlroy surge into contention for the Tour Championship with a sizzling display in Friday's...

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Scotland's St. Andrews may allow women golfers after vote

Sweden's Annika Sorenstam tees off from the 18th during a Pro Am event at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews, Scotland in 2007.

Two years after Augusta National Golf Club in the U.S. let women in as members, the all-male Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews in Scotland may follow suit.

Adam Scott splits with caddie Steve Williams

Adam Scott of Australia talks to his caddie Steve Williams

Adam Scott has parted ways with caddie Steve Williams, the bagman who helped him claim the World No.1 spot.

Rory McIlroy named PGA of America player of the year

A year to remember: Rory McIlroy during his final round at Atlanta on Monday.

Rory McIlroy won recognition for his stellar campaign on Tuesday when he was named winner of the 2013-14 PGA of America Player of the Year award and the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average.

Greg Chalmers walking PGA tightrope

Greg Chalmers.

Greg Chalmers has one more week to defend a return to the US PGA Tour while 11 other Australians need to come from the clouds if they are to move to the big show for the 2014-15 season

Billy Horschel, golf's $12.65 million man

Billy Horschel

American Billy Horschel won the US PGA's season-ending Tour Championship and captured the playoff points crown Sunday, firing a final-round 68 to defeat Jim Furyk and Rory McIlroy by three strokes.