He finished joint last in an 18-strong elite field at a tournament he hosts and has won five times.
Sick Tiger Woods endures a feverish comback in Florida but cards his best round of the weekend despite sickness.
Birdies are one thing but baboons on the golf course are not quite so welcome as Luke Donald finds out...
In short, it wasn't the return Tiger Woods had hoped for.
Tiger Woods is back on the prowl -- and this time he's after a journalist who has had the temerity to poke fun at him.
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.
He has a habit of producing the goods at the season's finale, and 2014 was no different for Henrik Stenson as he successfully defended his DP World Tour Championship Sunday.
Bubba Watson secured his first World Golf Championship title and first win outside of the United States Sunday -- but in typical fashion took his own very individual route to an unlikely victory.
It's an all too familiar feeling for the high handicap golfer.
Rory McIlroy was confirmed as winner of the Race to Dubai Sunday despite not lifting a club in anger for six weeks.
Even a sleep expert gets tired sometimes.
Golf can be a frustrating game -- just ask Patrick Reed.
Joe Miller is devouring his second steak of the day and the clock has barely nudged 2pm.
American Presidents have come and gone -- but one club tends to unite them all.
There have been many dark days for golfer Oliver Wilson, but European Tour's unluckiest loser is finally riding upward swing of his career roller coaster.
While most professional golfers pride themselves on using the latest whiz-bang equipment, deep within the Scottish countryside a very different tournament is taking place -- one where the players are happily swinging antiques.
What can a pod of dolphins teach golfers? Quite a lot according to Paul Azinger, the last man to captain the United States to victory in the Ryder Cup, back in 2008.
Michelle Wie may be the reigning U.S. Women's Open champion, but golf isn't her only passion. This American star is a budding, and brooding, artist.
After Europe thumped the U.S. in the Ryder Cup, here are five things we learned from the 2014 competition.
Europe withstood an early fightback from the U.S. to retain the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles and secure an eighth win in the last 10 stagings of the team event.
A 10-6 scoreline in the Ryder Cup can be dangerous — just ask Davis Love III.
European momentum endures at the Ryder Cup, despite a brief reality check.
"That match is the main event in the first round. You know that and I know that."
Rory McIlroy loves making birdies, but he's partial to the odd selfie too -- and that can continue during the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
The Ryder Cup is a thrilling spectacle with much at stake, and CNN's Shane O'Donoghue argues it's more than just a game of golf.
A spot of shopping, the odd spa day and some serious flag waving.
Tom Watson has learned plenty in the 21 years since he was last captain of the United States' Ryder Cup golf team.
Martin Kaymer reflects on his winning putt at the 2012 Ryder Cup which helped to kickstart his flagging career.
Europe's Ryder Cup selections endured largely disappointing finishes to the final build-up tournament before the biennial clash gets underway later this week as Dutchman Joost Luiten won the Wales Open Sunday.
Pressure is inescapable in golf's Ryder Cup cauldron -- pressure and ping pong. Rickie Fowler is one of the U.S. team who beats stress via table tennis.
Rickie Fowler has unveiled a "USA" haircut ahead of this week's Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland.
Another landmark decision has been made on the day Scotland decides on independence as the Royal & Ancient Golf Club vote in favor of female membership.
Greg Norman says he is lucky to still have his left hand after a chainsaw accident in Florida.
The Royal & Ancient golf club is voting to end a 260-year ban on female members Thursday but is there still a place for single-gender clubs?
After a hole-in-one at the KLM Open in Amsterdam, golfer Andy Sullivan has won a prize that is truly out of this world.
Billy Horschel is $11.4m richer after getting the better of world number one Rory McIlroy and fellow American Jim Furyk to win the Tour Championship Sunday and clinch the FedEx Cup.
A two-shot swing on the final hole of the final women's major of the season saw South Korean teenager Hyo-Joo Kim clinch a remarkable victory in the Evian Championship at the expense of Karrie Webb of Australia Sunday.
Rory McIlroy and Billy Horschel are in pole position to pocket the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup $10 million jackpot after finishing the third round tied for the lead at the season finale Tour Championship.
It's a big dilemma: Be with your wife for the birth of your first child, or stay at work with the hope of an $11 million payday.
She's just 19 but Hyo Joo Kim is already showing she's ready for the big time after recording the lowest ever round at a major championship.
You would think that fans watching a golf tournament on site would be more susceptible to being hit by an errant ball than a golfer but that wasn't the case at the KLM Open in the Netherlands on Thursday.
A $10 million payout is not bad for four days' work.
Two late bogeys left Rory McIlroy a frustrated figure in Colorado but the four-time major winner was hoping a spot of gridiron would help lift his spirits.
First came relief for Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson. Then thoughts turned to redemption.
The U.S. will come face to face with the man who helped inspire the "Miracle of Medinah" once more when it faces Europe at the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
Inspired by the Masters? Playing these courses will make you feel like a pro, even if you don't swing like one.
Tiger Woods has split with his longtime coach Sean Foley after not winning a major during their four-year tenure.
She'd spent all year hoping to win her first British Open, but Inbee Park has bounced back from last month's crushing disappointment.
Tiger Woods, who quit a recent PGA Tour event because of back spasms, withdrew Wednesday from consideration for the United States Ryder Cup team, the golfer announced on his website.
Success just keeps on coming for Rory McIlroy, but the world's No. 1 golfer is already targeting more.
Rory McIlroy battled back from a poor start to claim his second straight major title in the fading gloom of Valhalla Sunday with a one-shot victory over Phil Mickelson in the PGA Championship.
Rory McIlroy set the early halfway pace at the PGA Championship after a second round 67 for nine-under 135.
It would have been unthinkable a matter of months ago, but could Tiger Woods be set to miss out on the 2014 Ryder Cup?
Rory McIlroy held his nerve to maintain the lead on day three of the PGA Championship at the Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky.
He was in, then he was out, then he was in again.
Tiger Woods has not only declared himself fit to play at this week's PGA Championship, after playing nine holes of practice at Valhalla on Wednesday, but he's also eying a fifth title.
Jeremiah Pauley remembers all too vividly the moment that shrapnel from a roadside bomb in Iraq tore into him and left his right arm hanging by its side.
You are the one hitting the shots, but the man standing over your shoulder could hold the key to your golfing destiny.
Rory McIlroy is once again top of golf's world rankings and, on the evidence of his current form, the Northern Irishman is set for a long stay at the summit.
Tiger Woods suffered a fresh injury setback Sunday after he was forced to pull out of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio, midway through the final round. Woods appeared to jar his back playing an awkward shot out of the bunker on the second hole.
The PGA Tour has issued a denial over reports that American golfer Dustin Johnson is serving a suspension for failing a drugs test.
American golfer Dustin Johnson has announced he is to take a break from the sport and will seek "professional help" to improve his mental health.
Few places on earth do pride better than Merseyside; pride in the region, pride in its people, and pride in its sport.
You can tell when Tiger Woods is stalking a major championship.
Rory McIlroy had won two majors before Sunday, but none in front of his dear old mum.
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.