• FILE: Dustin Johnson of the United States reacts on the 18th green after winning the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on 15 November 2020 in Augusta, Georgia. Picture: AFP

    Sponsor RBC drops Johnson, McDowell over LIV defection

    The Royal Bank of Canada ended its sponsorship of golfers Dustin Johnson and Graeme McDowell on Wednesday after they were included in the field for the first event of the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series event in England.

  • Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays his shot from the sixth tee during the first round of the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club on 19 May 2022 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Picture: Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

    McIlroy seizes PGA lead as Tiger, Spieth struggle

    Seventh-ranked McIlroy, chasing his first major title since the 2014 PGA, fired a five-under-par 65 to grab a one-stroke lead over Americans Will Zalatoris and Tom Hoge with Americans Justin Thomas and Matt Kuchar and Mexico's Abraham Ancer on 67.

  • (L-R) Ron Cross, Chief Events Officer of LIV Golf, Atul Khosla Chief Operating Officer of LIV Golf and former Australian golfer Greg Norman, Chief Executive of LIV Golf, hold a press conference for the forthcoming LIV Golf event at The Centurion Club in St Albans, north of London, on 11 May 2022. Picture: GLYN KIRK/AFP

    Questions swirl over Saudi-backed breakaway golf tour

    The LIV Golf Invitational Series plans eight events this year but no player names have yet been announced. There is also uncertainty over broadcast deals and whether ranking points will be on offer.

  • Kyoung-Hoon Lee of South Korea plays his shot from the third tee during the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship at TPC Potomac Clubhouse on 8 May 2022 in Potomac, Maryland. Picture: Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images/AFP

    Lee holds off Spieth for second straight Byron Nelson crown

    South Korea's Lee, who won his first US tour title at the tournament in suburban Dallas last year, made his second victory a successful defence as he erased a four-shot overnight deficit to build a 26-underßpar total of 262 and beat three-time major winner Jordan Spieth by one stroke.

  • FILE: Jon Rahm of Spain reacts after making birdie on the third green during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on 10 April 2022 in Augusta, Georgia. Picture: Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

    Second-ranked Rahm hangs on to win Mexico Open

    Rahm held or shared the lead after every round, but it was far from easy for the Spaniard, who had to salvage a par at the par-five finishing hole to finish on 17-under 267 - a stroke in front of Brandon Wu, Tony Finau and Kurt Kitayama.

  • Tiger Woods of the United States looks on from the ninth tee during a practice round prior to the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on 4 April 2022 in Augusta, Georgia. Picture: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

    Woods defies the odds in quest for sixth Masters title

    The 46-year-old, who has slumped to 973rd in the world rankings, couldn't even confirm until Tuesday that he planned to tee it up, but make no mistake, Woods has his sights set on a record-equalling sixth Masters victory.