Golf

Bubba bags second Masters title with three-shot victory at Augusta

By Gary Anderson

April 13 - Bubba Watson secured his second Green Jacket in three years after winning the US Masters at Augusta ©Getty Images American Bubba Watson shot a final round 69 to claim his second US Masters title in three years at Augusta National Golf Club, holding off the challenge of debutants Jordan Speith and Sweden's Jonas Blixt on his way to victory.

Watson struggles on penultimate day of US Masters as Spieth moves into share of lead

By Paul Osborne

Bubba Watson shot a disappointing 74 to share a lead with youngster Jordan Spieth going into the final round of the Masters ©Harry How/Getty ImagesApril 12 - Former champion Bubba Watson was pegged back to five under par on the penultimate day of the Masters as he and debutant Jordan Spieth take a one shot lead going into the final day at the Augusta National Golf Club.

Watson birdie spree puts him in pole position going into weekend at Augusta

By Gary Anderson

April 11 - Bubba Watson sank five consecutive birdies on day two at Augusta to lead the US Masters going into the weekend ©Getty Images American Bubba Watson holds a three-shot lead at the halfway point of this year's US Masters after a blistering run of five straight birdies on the back nine saw the 2012 champion post a round of 68 and put himself in pole position to claim a second title at the Augusta National Golf Club.

Defending champion Scott one shot off lead after first round at Augusta

By Gary Anderson

April 10 - Defending champion Adam Scott lies one shot off the lead after the first round of the US Masters ©Getty Images Australia's Adam Scott lies just one shot off the lead held by American Bill Haas after the first round of the US Masters, as he seeks to become the first man to defend the title since Tiger Woods in 2002.

Australian Open returns to Sydney's Australian Golf Club

By Gary Anderson

April 4 – Adam Scott will be hoping to triumph at this year's Australian Open which will be staged at Sydney's Australian Golf Club ©Getty Images The 2014 Emirates Australian Open will take place at Sydney's Australian Golf Club, marking a first return to the venue since the tournament was staged there in 2007.

Irish Open to return to Northern Ireland in 2015 and 2017

By Gary Anderson

April 3 – Royal County Down will host next year's Irish Open golf tournament ©Getty Images The European Tour has today confirmed that the Irish Open golf tournament will return to Northern Ireland with Royal County Down Golf Club hosting next year's event, while the 2017 edition will take place at the Lough Erne Resort in County Fermanagh.

Woods pulls out of US Masters due to back injury

By Gary Anderson

April 1 - Tiger Woods will miss the US Masters for the first time in his career following back surgery this week ©Getty Images World number one Tiger Woods will miss the first golf major of the year after announcing that he has pulled out of the US Masters in Augusta next week due to a back injury.

Fear Rio 2016 will not be ready to host test golf event because so far behind in preparations

By Nick Butler

Peter Dawson speaking earlier in 2014 ahead of his criticism of the Rio 2016 golf course today ©Getty ImagesMarch 26 - Rio 2016 is unlikely to be ready to host a proposed test event on its new golf course a year before the Olympics, International Golf Federation President Peter Dawson has warned. 

British Sports Minister welcomes move to abolish men-only policy at Royal and Ancient Golf Club

By Gary Anderson

March 26 - The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St Andrews looks set to allow women to become members ©Getty Images British Sports Minister Helen Grant has welcomed the possibility that women will be allowed to join the Royal and Ancient Golf Club.
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