SUDIPTO GANGULY - ReutersSpain's Pablo Larrazabal was forced to dive into a lake to avoid a swarm of hornets during second round play at the Malaysian Open.
KJ Choi wielded a hot putter to vault into the clubhouse lead during the second round at the RBC Heritage.
Lydia Ko has slipped down the field despite another solid round at the LPGA Tour's Lotte Championship in Hawaii.
ANDREW BOTH - ReutersMatt Kuchar shrugged off his Masters near-miss last week to surge into the clubhouse lead at the RBC Heritage.
PATRICK JOHNSTON - ReutersEngland's Lee Westwood shrugged off jet lag and an opening bogey to fire a superb seven-under-par 65 to lead the field after his first round at the European Tour's Malaysian Open.
Lydia Ko is tied for 14th after the first round of the LPGA Lotte Championship in Hawaii after an even-par 72.
BEN STANLEY - © Fairfax NZ NewsKiwi golfing sensation Lydia Ko will be hoping third time's a charm with her newest caddie in Hawaii.
MATT RICHENS - © Fairfax NZ NewsGolfer Lydia Ko dodged any curly questions about the controversial government funding request on her behalf.
The Players Championship is changing this year to a three-hole aggregate playoff involving the closing holes at the TPC Sawgrass.
BEN EVERILL - AAPJason Day's troublesome left thumb has been placed in a cast as he tries to efficiently overcome his injury-plagued start to the year.
Rory McIlroy ended a frustrating Masters on a high with his best round of the tournament on Sunday.
MARK REASON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Time seems to move slower for golfing phenom Jordan Spieth. It may be that he's not real, or that America invented him.
For all the crazy stunts Bubba Watson does for fun, the green jacket was off limits.
MARK LAMPORT-STOKES - ReutersBubba Watson withstood an inspired early challenge from playing partner Jordan Spieth to clinch the Masters for a second time in three years with a three-shot victory at Augusta.
LARRY FINE - ReutersGary Woodland roared into Masters contention in the third round by posting 30 on the front nine.
SIMON PLUMB - © Fairfax NZ NewsRetirement and Steve Williams have been well discussed in recent months.
BEN EVERILL - AAPThree first-up birdies in second round put Australian golfer in outright lead - only for him to later miss the cut.
LARRY FINE - ReutersBubba Watson made five birdies in a row to snatch the halfway lead at the 78th Masters as some of golf's biggest names, including Phil Mickelson, failed to make it past the second round.
MARK LONG - APStars, heckling, food and photos don't come without red tape for golf fans at the Masters.
After two early bogeys, Australian golfer fires an impressive four-under-par 68 in Masters second round.
Three-time champion Phil Mickelson has missed his first cut at the Masters in 17 years, the victim of another whopping bad hole at Augusta National.
TONY SMITH - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: NZ Golf's application for a bigger government handout for Lydia Ko the pro should spark a serious debate.
LARRY FINE - ReutersPhil Mickelson blamed a bad "mental" day and a lack of tournament sharpness for a four-over-par 76.
MARK LAMPORT-STOKES - ReutersTwelve months after succumbing to the pressure of trying to retain his Masters title, Bubba Watson delivered a near-flawless display.
MARK LAMPORT-STOKES - ReutersRory McIlroy got back into contention for the year's opening major with an impressive display of patience.
With dad in his ear, Bill Haas turned in the best round of his Masters career in the opening round.
Golfer Lydia Ko asks for more taxpayer money as a pro than she got as an amateur.
TONY JIMENEZ - ReutersAmerican Ryan Moore won the event that no one wants to win when he triumphed in the annual eve-of-Masters par-three contest.
JULIAN LINDEN - ReutersBilly Payne hinted he would vote to support a move to include female members to the R&A Golf Club of St Andrews.
TONY JIMENEZ - ReutersAdam Scott does not want to be known as a one-hit wonder and says he is desperate to become a multiple winner.
LARRY FINE - ReutersTiger Woods is missing the Masters for the first time in 20 years, but the 38-year-old American still commands attention at Augusta National, site of the year's first major championship.
JULIAN LINDEN - ReutersRory McIlroy is living proof that time has a way of healing almost everything.
MATT RICHENS - © Fairfax NZ NewsSteve Williams is confident Adam Scott can become the first player to win back to back Masters since Tiger Woods.
LARRY FINE - ReutersUS Open champion Justin Rose has been a forgotten man since his major title breakthrough last year.
TONY JIMENEZ - ReutersAdam Scott has to pinch himself every time he watches replays of his 2013 Masters win.
MARK LAMPORT-STOKES - ReutersAdam Scott will launch his title defence at the Masters in the company of PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner and US amateur champion Matthew Fitzpatrick.
BEN STANLEY IN PALM SPRINGS - © Fairfax NZ NewsKiwi caddie Duncan French is on Michelle Wie's team that is on the hunt for an LPGA major title.
PAUL NEWBERRY - APKevin Stadler might be playing in the Masters for the first time, but he's already showing his old man a thing or two.
MARK LAMPORT-STOKES - ReutersOnly two hours of Masters practice was possible before play was called off due to the threat of lightning, but Jim Furyk saw that as a potential advantage.
BEN STANLEY IN PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA - © Fairfax NZ NewsLydia Ko is looking for a new caddie - her third of the LPGA Tour season.
BEN STANLEY, IN PALM SPRINGS - © Fairfax NZ NewsKiwi Lydia Ko has finished her first major as a professional, ending at two-over overall.
DOUG FERGUSON - APMatt Jones told his caddy he was about to make a 38-metre chip-in on the first playoff hole at the Houston Open.
BEN EVERILL - AAPAdam Scott isn't ready to give back his green jacket as he deals with his emotional return to Augusta National.
NATHAN BURDON - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Southland women's golf team were planning a few quiet drinks and a nice meal to celebrate their fifth win in six years at the New Zealand masters championships in Rotorua.
BEN STANLEY IN PALM SPRINGS - © Fairfax NZ NewsLydia Ko sitting at even par after her third round at the Kraft Nabisco Champ.
MARK LAMPORT-STOKES - ReutersSergio Garcia faltered as Matt Kuchar took command of the Houston Open with a four-stroke lead.
BEN STANLEY IN PALM SPRINGS - © Fairfax NZ NewsLydia Ko's new co-coach believes there is nothing stopping her from being the best ever.
MARK REASON - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: On behalf of all middle-aged athletes, I would like to thank Tiger Woods for making us feel almost young again.
BEN STANLEY IN PALM SPRINGS - © Fairfax NZ NewsKiwi Lydia Ko has climbed to a tie for 20th on the leader board of the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
MARK LAMPORT-STOKES - ReutersTiger Woods could be sidelined from competitive golf for at least three months after undergoing back surgery, casting doubt over his participation in the US Open.
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