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Rory McIlroy sets relentless pace on return to share lead with Shane Lowry at DP World Tour Championship

McIlroy’s eagerness to get going was written all over his social media accounts. On Instagram he posted his muscled self-bench pressing 275lb, while on Twitter he said “excited is an understatement”. Just to raise the pulse further, on the first tee were his Claret Jug and his Wanamaker Trophy. McIlroy went through the first five […]

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Tiger Woods warned not to rush recovery from back surgery after setting return date in just eight weeks time

DeLaet underwent a microdiscectomy – which is typically performed because of a herniated disc and involves a small portion of the bone over the nerve root being removed – in January 2011 and his own website’s statement at the time was similar to that of Woods in its positive tone. “We were optimistic that I’d […]

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Tour Confidential: Bubba’s Return, Olympic Golf and a Tiger-less Match Play

Getty Images Bubba Watson shot 64-64 on the weekend at Riviera to capture the Northern Trust Open title, his first since the 2012 Masters. Every Sunday night, Golf.com conducts an e-mail roundtable with writers from Sports Illustrated and Golf Magazine. Check in every week for the unfiltered opinions of our writers and editors and join […]

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Adam Scott makes hero’s return to Australia for four big tournaments

Getty Images Adam Scott and his green jacket posed for a portrait on the Gold Coast as he finally got back home to celebrate his breakthrough victory at the Masters last spring. BRISBANE, Australia – Adam Scott is playing in Australia for the first time since his breakthrough win at the Masters in April, as […]

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Henrik Stenson rested, but wrist not recovered, in BMW Masters return

Getty Images Henrik Stenson plays the BMW Masters looking to become the first player to win the FedExCup on the PGA Tour and the Race to Dubai on the European Tour in the same season. SHANGHAI – Henrik Stenson had pain in his right wrist and still won the richest prize in golf at the […]

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Senior Open 2013: Fred Couples welcomes the return to ‘normal’ golf following ‘concrete’ of Muirfield

The 53-year-old completed a credible tied 32nd at The Open correct final week at Muirfield and has headed south to take on his peers with the aim of emulating his success final year at Turnberry. But in these last couple of days he has been forced to re-acclimatise himself to “normal” golf. “Last week was […]

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Woods will return to Begay’s charity occasion for fourth time in late August

Getty Images Tiger Woods will make his fourth commence in the NB3 Foundation Challenge, the charity occasion hosted by Notah Begay III, his former teammate at Stanford. VERONA, N.Y.  — Tiger Woods is returning once more to play a charity event hosted by Notah Begay III, his former teammate at Stanford. Woods will play in […]

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Vijay Singh nevertheless facing ban for use of deer antler spray regardless of return at AT&T Championship at Pebble Beach

A farce only started to describe it. The world No eight Lee Westwood – who shot an encouraging four-beneath 68 in the higher-ranking pro-am – and his father, John, located themselves unwitting bystanders in the intrigue, as they were drawn with Singh and his partner, the Adobe chief executive, Shantanu Narayen. On Tuesday, Mitch Ross, […]

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Johnson wins FedEx St. Jude Classic, second begin because return from injury

Getty Pictures Dustin Johnson’s win at the FedEx St. Jude Classic is the sixth of his profession, giving him a lot more wins than any other player in his 20s. MEMPHIS, Tenn. — For a man who could not swing a golf club for six weeks, Dustin Johnson confident knows how to return to winning form […]

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Darren Clarke welcomes return of the Irish Open to his house course for the initial time in 65 years

Only one particular Open has ever been staged in Northern Ireland, with Max Faulkner achieving victory at Portrush in 1951, but a profitable Irish Open, held this summer from June 28 to July 1, could help to persuade the Royal &amp Ancient as to the viability of a second. Future Open venues have been decided […]

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