The absence of Tiger Woods from this US Masters in Augusta, Georgia, is an opportunity for Adam Scott to claim top spot in the world rankings.
The former world number one golfer has elected to spend the time with his family as part of a plan to cut back on his touring schedule this year.
Phil Mickelson has won the British Open for the first time at Muirfield - one month after his heartbreak at the US Open.
SA's Charl Schwartzel has piled up 10 birdies in a seven-under par 65 to take the first-round lead at the US PGA Tour's Memorial tournament.
Ernie Els is hoping to score a win at this year's Memorial Tournament, despite Tiger Woods being a clear favourite.
Former US Open champion Rory McIlroy is set to split with his Irish-based management company and organise his own business affairs, says a friend.
Tiger Woods has not responded to calls to withdraw from the Masters after being given a two-stroke penalty for an improper drop at the 15th hole.
Sweden's Carl Pettersson set the early pace as the 77th Masters gets underway with all eyes on Tiger Woods.
Tiger Woods sees himself much like retired NBA legend Michael Jordan, and if his second act in golf rivals that of Jordan, it promises to be great.
Jack Nicklaus says 14-time major winner Tiger Woods needs to win this week's Masters or it will be "a lot tougher for him" to beat his record.
Tiger Woods has reclaimed the world No 1 spot for the first time since his career was derailed by a sex scandal and a string of injuries.
Thomas Aiken of South Africa led from start to finish on the final day to win the $2.3-million Avantha Masters by three shots in India.
Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula says the income generated from the Tshwane Open will greatly benefit local tourism and help develop the sport.
Tiger Woods has said world number one Rory McIlroy should choose his words more carefully after Ireland's golfer withdrew from the Honda Classic.
Englishman Lee Westwood is hoping to become the first to win three consecutive titles in the upcoming Nedbank Golf Challenge invitation tournament.
Tim Clark has confirmed his participation at the Nelson Mandela Championship at Royal Durban Golf Club from December 6 to 9.
Local favourite Adam Scott has won the $1-million Australian Masters , beating Briton Adam Poulter by four strokes.
George Coetzee made nine birdies and an eagle on his way to a course record nine-under par 63 in the third round of the South African Open.
One would have to visit a football ground rather than a golf course to discover the source of the inspiration behind Poulter's Ryder Cup love affair.