It's become as much an integral part of the annual golfing calendar as any tournament.
Phil Mickelson's hopes of a first victory since January were derailed by his struggles at "the Green Mile" on Sunday, as rookie Derek Ernst earned his maiden PGA Tour title in a playoff at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Brett Rumford is well placed to secure back to back victories by taking a one-shot lead into the final round of the China Open Sunday.
Two-time major winner Rory McIlroy showed glimpses of the form which shot him to the top of the world rankings by hitting a five-under-par round of 67 to share the lead after the opening round of the Wells Fargo Open.
China's young golfers mixed the rough with the smooth on an historic day at the China Open on Thursday.
Prepare to meet the young apprentices to China's Masters sensation Guan Tianlang.
The sponsor of a top golf tournament in South Korea insists it is safe to go ahead despite two American players pulling out due to security fears.
Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell won the Heritage Tournament after a sudden death playoff.
Having played the same hole 10 times in one day, you'd think Raphael Jacquelin would be sick of the sight of the 18th at Valencia's Parador de El Saler.
A golfer's bid to raise money for the victims of the Boston bombings was given an unlikely boost when a record-equaling 91 players made the halfway cut at the PGA Tour tournament in South Carolina.
From teary-eyed teenager to the proud owner of a green jacket, Adam Scott's transformation from best of the rest to major winner has involved a fair amount of heartache.
Chinese golf prodigy Guan Tianlang will have another chance to shine at a top professional tournament after being invited to play in a PGA Tour event in New Orleans next week.
A nice glass of wine, a puff on a cigar and a few clubs.
Adam Scott -- the lanky, easy-going 32-year-old golfer who made history by becoming the first Australian to win the U.S. Masters -- not only has to contend with national hero status at home but also the role of golf's latest sex symbol.
Adam Scott produced the performance of his life to win the Masters on Sunday and finally exorcise the demons of last year's British Open.
The wearing o' the green has Australian eyes smiling.
Tiger Woods was penalized two strokes Saturday after a rules committee deemed he violated one of golf's ball-drop rules during Friday's play, an official with the Masters Tournament said.
Former champion Angel Cabrera and America's Brandt Snedeker are tied for the lead after the third round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.
He was born in the year of the Tiger -- and China's Guan Tianlang will be hoping to mix it with a certain Mr Woods once again after rewriting the history books at Augusta.
Australian golfer Jason Day leads the Masters, with Tiger Woods and Tianlang Guan still in contention.
The sporting world will turn its gaze towards Augusta as the best golfers on the planet compete for The Masters and CNN gives you a guide around some of the lesser known facts of this great tournament.
Australia's Marc Leishman and Sergio Garcia of Spain were the leaders after the first day of play at the Masters in Augusta.
Sergio Garcia and Marc Leishman lead the Masters golf tournament after play wrapped up Thursday on the first day at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.
The legendary Jack Nicklaus may have won the most titles, a 21-year-old Tiger Woods may have been the youngest champion and Gary Player may have made the most appearances, but a little-known Chinese golfer will be added to the illustrious list of Masters record-holders on Thursday.
Europe's golfers are bidding to end a 14-year drought when they begin their quest for Masters glory at Augusta Thursday.
My first visit to Augusta National was in 2005 when I was reporting for Ireland's national television channel RTE. As you can imagine, it was the realization of a lifelong dream.
Chinese amateur golfer Guan Tianlang was not even born when Tiger Woods won the Masters for the first time in 1997.
For the South Korean who picked up the second major title of her career to move up to second in the world rankings, it was a walk in the Park.
While Rory McIlroy was steadily playing himself into form for this week's Masters, an unexpected challenger came through to earn a place at Augusta with a shock win at the Texas Open on Sunday.
Some athletes respond to a proverbial kick up the backside, but Rory McIlroy seems to have found inspiration from the prick of a cactus thorn.
Rory McIlroy says he's not listening to any of his critics in the buildup to the Masters, as the world No. 2 reflects on his troubled start to 2013.
Leading golfers Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, Luke Donald, Dustin Johnson, Brandt Snedeker and Keegan Bradley are all "Dufnering".
Rory McIlroy has apologized after putting his need for more competitive golf action ahead of a planned humanitarian visit to Haiti next week -- and said his caddy had played a big part in the decision.
Rory McIlroy says he needs to cut out his "stupid mistakes" if he is rediscover his form ahead of the Masters at Augusta in two weeks' time.
Rory McIlroy says he is happy to go into next month's Masters "under the radar" after losing his world No. 1 spot to Tiger Woods.
Nearly two-and-a-half years after losing the title, Tiger Woods reclaimed the world No. 1 golf ranking when winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational tournament on Monday.
As a swimmer, his countless hours of training paid off handsomely -- earning him a record 18 Olympic gold medals.
Tiger Woods' bid to regain the world No. 1 golf ranking has been delayed by thunder storms which have pushed the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational tournament to Monday.
He's known as "Asian golf's John Daly" but Kiradech Aphibarnrat made a name for himself with his first European Tour victory on Sunday.
Tiger Woods will head into the final day of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Orlando with a two-shot lead and the opportunity to regain his World No.1 ranking.
Luke Donald is adamant he will be back in form for next month's U.S. Masters at Augusta despite his failure to make the halfway cut at the Malaysia Open Saturday.
The recent focus may have been on his new relationship with world champion skier Lindsey Vonn but Thursday saw the start of Tiger Woods' quest to reclaim golf's world No. 1 ranking.
If Tiger Woods fails in his double bid to retain the Bay Hill title and regain his world No. 1 ranking this weekend, then it's a fair bet he'll be ruing his late lapses on the opening two days.
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn released news of their relationship to limit paparazzi intrusion on their romance, the world's No. 2 golfer said Wednesday.
Thomas Aiken became the sixth South African to win a European Tour event this year after claiming victory at the Ayantha Masters in India Sunday.
Tiger Woods tuned up perfectly for the forthcoming Masters with a two-shot victory at the WGC Championship in Florida as he edged closer to overhauling the world No. 1 Rory McIlroy.
Tiger Woods won the World Golf Championship tournament at Doral's Blue Monster course in Florida on Sunday, boosting his comeback just weeks before next month's Masters.
Tiger Woods remains on course to win the World Golf Championship tournament at Doral's Blue Monster course in Florida after a five-under par round of 67 on Saturday.
Tiger Woods probably wishes every tournament could be played on Doral's Blue Monster course and after a second round 65 Friday he is headed for his fourth win at the iconic venue.
Rory McIlroy's well documented struggles continued at the WGC Championship at Doral -- but he did complete his round this time.
The coach of four-time major winner Ernie Els has urged golf's governing bodies to come to a quick decision on the proposed banning of anchored putting.
Rory McIlroy is aiming for better luck at the WGC Cadillac Championship Thursday after apologizing for walking out on last week's Honda Classic.
Oh, oh, oh -- golf's very own version of the "Fab Four" are back with a bang.
The European Tour confirmed its support for a ban on belly putters Monday -- potentially placing it at odds with its rival U.S. PGA Tour.
Michael Thompson claimed the first PGA title of his career after winning the Honda Classic Sunday.
In a season of lows, golf's No.1 Rory McIlroy hit a new low as he walked off the course after a disastrous start to the second round of the Honda Classic.
Golf's forgotten man, Colombia's Camilo Villegas, gave the galleries a reminder of his prodigious talent with a six-under-par 64 to lead the Honda Classic Thursday
Rory McIlroy has urged the world of golf to come together and unite over the controversial rule changes on putting.
To belly putt or not to belly putt, that is the question.
Another day, another big name crashes out of the World Golf Championship event at Dove Mountain.
When Nike signed a multi-million dollar deal to add Rory McIlroy to their ranks they must have salivated at the thought of the world's top player going head-to-head with stablemate Tiger Woods.
Players reacted with a mix of bemusement and amusement as the opening day of the Accenture World Match Play in Arizona was suspended by heavy snow.
There were high-profile tournaments on both the PGA and European Tours this weekend, yet the most talked about round of golf was undoubtedly shared by Tiger Woods and President Obama.
Darren Fichardt claimed victory at the Africa Open in South Africa Sunday, despite suffering a late scare.
Teenage sensation Lydia Ko followed up her record-breaking round of 10-under-par on day one of the Women's Australian Open with a score of 69, but it wasn't enough to retain the overall lead.
She's the latest teen prodigy to emerge from golf's conveyor belt and if she keeps producing stellar performances like this 15-year-old Lydia Ko may well shelve her plans to stay an amateur.
The planet's most in-form golfer won't be lining up at Dove Mountain this month, but Tiger Woods has committed to playing the first of the season's World Golf Championship events.
Europe's Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter is in no doubt as to who rules the roost of golf at present: "Sneds is officially the best golfer on the planet right now."
Richard Sterne had spent a lot of time watching his fellow South Africans make it big on the world golf scene.
He overcame his nerves on Saturday, but Trevor Fisher Jnr. will have to do it all again if he wants to win his first European Tour title.
Inspired by Psalm 103 verse 11 -- "For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward those that fear him" -- two men with lofty ambitions in a midwestern town of the United States have finally realized them after months of endeavor -- and then some.
Every day Phil Mickelson was on the verge of making PGA Tour history. Every day he fell just a little bit short.
Phil Mickelson continued to dominate the Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on Friday, following up a stunning opening round 60 with a six-under par 65 to leave him four shots clear of nearest challenger Bill Haas.
It's not often that a golfer shoots an 11-under-par 60 but finishes his round with a tinge of disappointment.
Former World No.1 Vijay Singh says he has been left '"shocked" and "angry" after the revelation that he used a spray which may have contained a banned substance under the PGA TOUR Anti-Doping Policy.
South African Richard Sterne almost did the "impossible" as a ten-under-par 62 left him just one shot outside the course record set by Ernie Els.
Tiger Woods won his 75th PGA Tour title at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Monday to ensure his 2013 season started in fine fashion.
When Chris Wood turned professional in 2009, he came agonizingly close to winning a major title in his rookie season -- but it's been tough going since then.
Tiger Woods kick started his 2013 season on his favorite golf course with a seven-under 65 Friday at Torrey Pines lifting him to the top of the leader board in the Farmers Insurance Open.
Justin Rose couldn't miss when he was part of Europe's triumphant Ryder Cup team last year but his putter let him down when his time came to force a playoff at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.
Justin Rose will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship after posting a four-under par 68 on Saturday.
Just days after signing a bumper multi-year deal with Nike, Rory McIlroy made an embarrassing early exit in Abu Dhabi along with stablemate Tiger Woods.
Rory McIlroy says he is desperate to get back on track in Abu Dhabi after a disappointing first round of the new season.
Martin Kaymer says he's ready for the challenge of playing on the U.S. PGA following his heroics at the Ryder Cup last year.
World No.1 Rory McIlroy has ended months of speculation by confirming a sponsorship deal with Nike that could net him between $200-250 million according to media reports.
Colin Montgomerie might have masterminded Europe's charge to wrest the Ryder Cup back from the United States in 2010 but a hat-trick of the continent's best players are adamant he should not be allowed to reprise his role.
He is the heir apparent to Tiger Woods, on the course and off it. By the end of Monday, Rory McIlroy's bank balance will take a step closer to matching that of the most marketable star the sport has ever seen.
While the sporting world awaits confirmation of his mega-money new sponsorship deal with Nike, Rory McIlroy has deflected attention to one of the other big stories on golf's horizon this week -- the naming of the next European Ryder Cup captain.
Scott Jamieson knows all about struggling in golf's lower echelons, but the Scotsman has been living the dream in the past month.
Louis Oosthuizen enjoyed a dream day in Durban after landing a brand new excavator for his farm.
Nicolas Colsaerts unleashed his full power at the Durban Country Club to leave his rivals in a state of shock.
Dustin Johnson clinched the opening PGA Tour title of 2013 after holding off a final round challenge from fellow American Steve Stricker at the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.
A wind of change blew through Hawaii Monday and thankfully it was gentle enough to allow the PGA's Tournament of Champions to finally get under way.
Charlie Beljan ended 2012 on an incredible high after a fairytale first victory on the PGA Tour, but his hopes of capitalizing on that breakthrough win have been blown away in the season-opener in Hawaii.