Golf

McIlroy's payback 'gift'

Rory McIlroy, pictured playing a practice round at Hazeltine, is the form player heading into the Ryder Cup.

Form golfer wants to repay captain with Ryder Cup win at Hazeltine.

Woods gets harsh reminder he's not playing

Vice captain Tiger Woods mistakenly lined up for a team photo at the Ryder Cup.

Doh! Embarrassing moment as Woods lines up for team photo at Ryder Cup.

Pleading Bubba named vice captain

Bubba Watson will be at the Ryder Cup team as a vice captain.

Not wanted as a player, the big-hitter will join the crew of vice captains at the Ryder Cup.

Raise a glass for Arnold Palmer

Some sports greats have a trophy named in their honour. Others, a spiffy stadium or a playing surface. Arnold Palmer's ...

When life gives you lemons mix them with some iced tea. That was Arnold Palmer's way.

How Arnie's putter came to NZ video

2014 Arnold Palmer trophy winner Monte Burmester putts with the same club Palmer himself once used.

New Plymouth golfer who once found Arnold Palmer in the phonebook got astonishing gift to show for it.

Reason: Blue-collar Arnie and his Tintin quiff video

Arnold Palmer smashed the ball with a terrible fury.

OPINION: You can breeze into any American bar and order an Arnold Palmer. That is fame.

'He was the king of our sport' video

Golf legend Arnold Palmer pictured at the Masters in April 2016.

Rival and friend Jack Nicklaus says Arnold Palmer transcended golf.

Stunning surge for $16m win video

Rory McIlroy celebrates victory in a playoff at the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta.

Scorching eagle sets up late charge for victory in a playoff to secure Rory McIlroy an incredible payday.

The man who made golf cool video

Tataurangi described the experience of playing with Arnold Palmer as being like 'playing with your grandfather - someone ...

Kiwi golfer Phil Tataurangi pays tribute to Arnold Palmer as a man who made golf cool.

McIlroy fires into contention

Kevin Chappell, left, signals that Dustin Johnson's tee shot on the 17th tee during the third round of the Tour ...

Dustin Johnson falters as Rory McIlroy swings into the action in US PGA's Tour Championship.

US golf call a 'colossal mistake'

Davis Love III, United States Ryder Cup captain, speaks during a press conference for team announcements in New York.

Davis Love's claim that the current US side "is the best golf team maybe ever assembled" might come back to haunt him and the team.

NZ sixth at Eisenhower Trophy

Waikato's Luke Toomey was New Zealand's best golfer at the Eisenhower Trophy in Mexico this week.

Good result for Kiwi golfers at World Amateur Team Championships.

Steven Alker's eagle dance video

Steven Alker reacts to his eagle in the 16th fairway during the second round of the Web.com Tour Nationwide Children's ...

Kiwi golfer introduces a new dance to the folks of southeastern Ohio as he eyes a PGA Tour card.

Johnson leads, Day out

Dustin Johnson waves on the eighteenth green during the second round of the tour championship at East Lake Golf Club.

Dustin Johnson leads the Tour championship, but world No 1 Jason Day has pulled out.

America has to win the Ryder Cup

The Americans don't want to watch the likes of Martin Kaymer, pictured at Gleneagles in 2014, celebrating at the Ryder Cup.

OPINION: The longer Europe's dominance in the biennial showpiece continues, the greater the risk of US golf fans losing interest altogether, writes Oliver Brown.

Johnson keeps right on rolling

Dustin Johnson is tied for the lead after the opening round at East Lake.

DJ tied for the Tour Championship lead after his sixth straight round of 68 or lower.

Voke leads Kiwi charge

Luke Toomey was upstaged by New Zealand team-mate Nick Voke on the first day of the world amateur teams golf ...

Nick Voke goes under par as NZ amateur men's golf team struggle on first day of Eisenhower world tournament.

Golf is losing its marbles

Rory McIlroy will be among those playing for the US$10 million payday at the FedEx Cup finale.

OPINION: It is strange world where US$10 million means so little to those playing for it or those watching, writes James Corrigan.

Anyone but Phil, pleads Johnson

Dustin Johnson doesn't want to be paired with Phil Mickelson at Hazeltine.

Big-hitting American golfer has just one request on partners for next week's Ryder Cup.

Golf in Olympics long-term: PGA Tour boss

Tim Finchem says the success of golf at Rio, won by Justin Rose, pictured, may have cemented the sport's place in the ...

IOC president was blown away by galleries at golf, says Tim Finchem.

Alker shoots crucial 62

New Zealand's Steven Alker is fighting hard to earn a place on the PGA Tour for 2017.

Brilliant final round in Idaho gives Kiwi golfer hope of regaining US PGA Tour card.

No win, but Ko celebrates

Lydia Ko and Canada's Brooke Henderson crack the Champagne to help In Gee Chun celebrate her Evian Championship win.

Kiwi golfer finished well back at Evian Championship, but had a special surprise for winner In Gee Chun.

Ko no show in France

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 15:  Lydia Ko of New Zealand plays a shot during the first round of The Evian ...

Lydia Ko won't be repeating her Evian Championship success in France after a disappointing third round.

'Beef' Johnston takes lead

England's Andrew Johnston holds the lead midway through the Boise Open.

Kiwi golfer Tim Wilkinson moves up the field but still seven shots back from English leader.

Ko solid but well adrift

Lydia Ko plays a shot during the second round of the Evian Championship in Evian-les-Bains, France.

Defending champion off the pace after two rounds of the Evian Championship despite solid 68.

Solids starts for Alker, Wilkinson

Tim Wilkinson shot a two-under 69 in the opening round of the Boise Open.

Kiwi golfers start well in bid to earn PGA Tour cards.

Ko starts slow in France

Lydia Ko in action during the first round of The Evian Championship in Evian-les-Bains, France.

World No 1 can't match blistering pace on the opening day of her defence of the Evian Championship in France.

Spiranac's golf warm-up antics

Paige Spiranic

Controversial American produces a pre-shot routine to rival Aussie hurdler Michelle Jenneke's antics.

Carter or McCaw? Lydia Ko decides

Lydia Ko gave her thoughts on what was better across a number of topics.

Kiwi golfing ace admits it's a tough call but she's made her mind up.

Cambo's not a fan of the cold

Daniel Hillier, left, looks on during a coaching session in Porirua with golfing legend Michael Campbell.

New Zealand golfer Michael Campbell is back in his home country for a flying visit, but isn't a fan of New Zealand spring weather.

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