Rory McIlroy emerged triumphant at the end of a testing final round to win the British Open title at Hoylake Sunday to claim his third major.
He has been at his side for all three of Rory McIlroy's major wins, but Sunday's British Open triumph may well have been the sweetest yet for the Northern Irishman's father Gerry.
Tiger Woods was kissing the Claret Jug at Hoylake eight years ago but there was to be no fairytale return to the Royal Liverpool Golf Club for the former world No. 1 this week.
The British Open is Rory McIlroy's to lose.
It's been a year of up and down form for Rory McIlroy, but could major championship winning consistency finally be on the horizon?
Has Gary Player found the secret to eternal life?
Rory McIlroy led an assault by the world's best golfers on a toothless Hoylake Thursday to claim the early lead at the British Open.
"Hoylake, blown upon by mighty winds, breeder of mighty champions." -- Bernard Darwin (1876-1961 - golf writer and grandson of British naturalist Charles Darwin)
Tiger Woods didn't need to be coached says fellow golf legend Gary Player .
Rory McIlroy has a smile on his face again, and it is all to do with a new love in his life -- golf.
Old habits die hard.
Mo Martin produced the performance of her life to secure her first major title with victory at the Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale Sunday.
Rory McIlroy's topsy-turvy form continued at the Scottish Open as the former World No. 1 prepares for the British Open next week.
After winning the BMW PGA Championship in England in late May, Rory McIlroy missed the cut at his next European event, the Irish Open, last month.
Rory McIlroy is off to a good start at the Scottish Open. He's hoping for a good finish, too, after missing the cut at the Irish Open.
In the world of golf, the next generation of stars just keeps on getting younger.
When George McNeill went to bed Saturday, he didn't envision the round of his life the next day at The Greenbrier Classic. He had a lot on his mind.
He was Spain's ultimate matador and golf's greatest escape artist.
With the British Open just around the corner, Justin Rose is hitting form at exactly the right time.
Tiger Woods may need to reappraise his schedule after his hopes of getting in four rounds of competitive golf ahead of the British Open were dashed Friday.
Tiger Woods is back -- but it was a bit of a struggle after three months on the sidelines .
The week started with all focus on golf's latest child prodigy, but it has ended with a former wonder kid finally fulfilling her great promise.
Michelle Wie clung on to a share of the lead at the U.S. Women's Open Saturday as the former teenage prodigy bids for her first major title after a series of near misses.
She's got nerves of steel, golf talent beyond her tender years, and a precocious flair for eye-catching fashion: 11-year-old Lucy Li, the youngest qualifier in U.S. Women's Open history, looked entirely at home as she teed-off at Pinehurst No. 2.
He's been out of competitive action for most of 2014, but Tiger Woods will return to golf next week.
The World Cup has provided a festival of football and color in Brazil, and its intoxicating nature has had an effect far away from the shores of the Copacabana.
Germany's greatest golfer tried time and time again to conquer the U.S. Open, and failed.
A golf cart driver at the U.S. Open was arrested and charged after authorities say he slammed into a state trooper.
Martin Kaymer drained a crucial birdie putt on the 18th green Saturday to hold a commanding five-shot lead going into the final round of the U.S. Open in North Carolina.
Martin Kaymer stretched his lead at the top of the U.S. Open leaderboard with a second successive round of 65 at Pinehurst No. 2 Friday.
Former world No. 1 Martin Kaymer produced a scintillating opening round at the 114th U.S. Open Thursday.
This time last year Jordan Spieth barely registered on golf's radar, now it seems merely a matter of time before he assumes the mantle of major champion.
Justin Rose is looking to repeat the feat of golfing legend Ben Hogan as he defends his U.S. Open title at Pinehurst's No.2 course this week.
Phil Mickelson beat the storms to stake an early claim for victory at the St. Jude Classic in Memphis Thursday, the final warmup event for the U.S. Open.
Five-time major champion Phil Mickelson denied involvement in an alleged insider trading fraud Saturday, saying he is fully cooperating with the investigation.
A second consecutive round of 66 fired Paul Casey to the top of the Memorial Tournament leaderboard in Dublin, Ohio.
There's nothing worse than seeing your ex on top of the world while you're down in the dumps.
For the second golf major in a row, Tiger Woods will be missing.
He racked up two within the space of a month in 2008, but six years on Padraig Harrington will once again find himself watching a major from afar.
Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott showed they were rolling into top form ahead of next month's U.S. Open with impressive victories on either side of the Atlantic Sunday.
Danish veteran Thomas Bjorn carded six straight birdies on the back nine at Wentworth to revive his third round in spectacular fashion and take a five-shot lead into the final round of the European Tour's flagship event at Wentworth.
It's tight at the top after day two of the PGA Championship with overnight pace-setter Thomas Bjorn tied for the lead at 10-under-par with Ireland's Shane Lowry.
One of sport's most high-profile couples are no more.
Golfing prodigies just keep getting younger.
More than 8 million American children live in food-insecure households, according to the USDA. That essentially means those kids might not know where their next meal will be coming from. They are at risk of hunger.
Miguel Angel Jimenez becomes the first man over the age of 50 to win on the European Tour after his victory at the Spanish Open Sunday.
Louis Oosthuizen shot a six-under par round of 64 to claim a share of the lead at the Byron Nelson Championship on Saturday.
Former U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell misses emotional return to Pinehurst after withdrawing from this year's event.
Should a sporting event be allowed to continue if a key participant dies during competition?
Martin Kaymer overcame adverse weather and fading light to secure his first tour triumph since 2011 at The Players Championship at TCP Sawgrass.
Golf's new star Jordan Spieth drew level with Martin Kaymer at the top of the Players Championship leader board Saturday.
Martin Kaymer built upon his record equaling opening round of 63 at Sawgrass Friday to head the Players Championship at the halfway stage.
Germany's Martin Kaymer ripped through his final nine holes in a record breaking 29 shots to take the first round lead with a course record tying 63 in the Players Championship at Sawgrass Thursday.
The world of golf is eager to know when Tiger Woods will return to action after back surgery, yet not even the man himself can set a date.
There could be few who would begrudge JB Holmes his eventual victory in the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Sunday.
New Zealand's Lydia Ko has the world of golf at her feet after winning her third event on the LGPA tour and first as a pro at the age of just 17.
South Korea's Seung-Yul Noh recorded his maiden PGA Tour victory despite a sustained challenge from a clutch of Americans at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans.
Why play one sport when you can play two at the same time?
A third consecutive unblemished round fired Korea's Noh Seung-yul into the lead of the Zurich Classic in New Orleans on Saturday.
It's a sport made up of birdies and eagles, so perhaps it's no surprise that a large South American flightless bird has found a home away from home at a rural English golf club.
Eagles may be thin on the ground for most golfers at the Bear Trace course at Harrison Bay. But up in the treetops, it's a different matter.
Up until Sunday, Matt Kuchar had been the PGA Tour's "nearly man" this season.
It's been a while between celebrations for Lee Westwood, but the English golfer feels he is regaining the form that took him to the top of the world rankings.
Luke Donald leads the way with 18 holes to play at the RBC Heritage tournament in South Carolina.
Heavy rain halted play on the second day of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Friday.
When someone tells you to go jump in a lake, sometimes it's best to take their advice.
If Matt Kuchar is feeling any ill effects of his Masters mishap it didn't show in the opening round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Thursday.
Bubba Watson will take a three-shot lead heading into the final two rounds of the Masters at Augusta National after firing a four-under par 68 on Friday.
He won his first major at Augusta, played several rounds there with the President of the United States and racked up a record 50 consecutive Masters appearances -- but that's not what leaps to Arnold Palmer's mind when he reflects on the Georgia course.
Stomach for the fight, matched by a stomach for waffles and hash browns.
Solheim Cup veteran Carin Koch has been given the responsibility of extending Europe's dominance in the prestigious women's golf competition.
Nerves for Adam Scott as the defending champion at the Masters? Not so.
Here's a look at what you need to know about the Masters, one of golf's four major tournaments, along with the U.S. Open, the British Open and the PGA Championship. It is held annually at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
Bubba Watson turned on the style to win his second U.S. Masters title in three years after a final round 69 gave him a three-shot victory in the opening major of the 2014 season.
Storylines won't be lacking entering the final round of golf's Masters.
Inspired by the Masters? Playing these courses will make you feel like a pro, even if you don't swing like one.
"Can you possibly let me have, at any rate, five hundred dollars to keep us out of the poor house?"
Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia has played host to the Masters since 1934.
It is a well known fact in golf -- nobody who wins the Par 3 contest at Augusta goes on to win the Masters in the same week.
Spring has sprung and as far as golf fans are concerned, that means only one thing -- it's time for the Masters.
Adam Scott, bidding to become just the second man in more than two decades to win the Masters in back-to-back years, kicks off his title defense in the company of Jason Dufner and Matthew Fitzpatrick.
The scene: Muirfield's short-game practice area last July. It's Open Championship week and a boy who looks about 14 is playing from the bunker next to Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald. Only his girlfriend is watching him: all cameras are focused on the two British stars.
American teenager Lexi Thompson has sealed her first major victory at the Kraft Nabisco Championship in California.
When Matt Jones missed a six-foot putt last year, it cost him a coveted place at the Masters.
His old rival Tiger Woods is missing the Masters, but three-time champion Phil Mickelson should be teeing off at Augusta next week after allaying fears about his fitness.
Tiger Woods will not play in next week's Masters after undergoing successful back surgery, the world No. 1 announced Tuesday.
It may have taken 260 years but the home of golf is finally preparing to allow women to join its ranks.
Eight years after he attempted to take his own life, Steven Bowditch is heading to the Masters.
Tiger Woods is dealing with a back injury and doesn't know if he'll be able to play at the Masters next month. He may not be the only multiple major winner from the U.S. struggling to be ready for Augusta.
The PGA Tour has been littered with surprise winners in 2014. Last week Matt Every became the latest unexpected champion, claiming his first title at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
They carry a bag for a living but these men can bring home six-figure incomes. They often spend more time with their bosses than their wives, and their working "marriages" can end in a messy divorce.
Tiger Woods has not given up hope of teeing off at the Masters later this month.
Even though he was ill, Adam Scott could do little wrong in the early rounds at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Adam Scott's lead may have more than halved but the Australian remains in control heading into Sunday's final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida.
Adam Scott has extended his lead to seven shots at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida after posting a second round four-under par 68.
There's an old saying in golf -- "beware the injured golfer."
Tiger Woods has raised fears he may be forced to miss the U.S. Masters at Augusta after withdrawing from the Arnold Palmer Invitational.