The best golf images of 2017
There are few more sports more pleasing to the eye than golf, as the following 15 images highlight beautifully.
From powerful backdrops and even more powerful emotions, to historic moments captured for posterity, each of those photographs has something special to say.
Jeunghun Wang strikes a pose at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
Justin Thomas celebrates shooting 59 at the Sony Open
Dustin Johnson announces his last minute withdrawal from the Masters
The moment Sergio Garcia finally won his first major at the Masters
Charley Hoffman in silhouette at the Hero World Challenge
A young fan gets up close and personal with the Claret Jug
A tearful Jason Day withdraws from the WGC-Dell Match Play over his ill mother
Sergio meets a koala in Australia
A dramatic shot of Russell Henley during the final round of the US Open at Erin Hills
Tiger Woods meets Obama at the Presidents Cup
Team USA take a selfie after winning the Presidents Cup
What victory looks like at the Solheim Cup
Ian Poulter meets the locals at the Nedbank Challenge
A victory shower for Branden Grace
Justin Rose and his caddie Mark Fulcher celebrate victory at the WGC-HSBC Champions
Romain Langasque equals course record to lead Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
The Frenchman recovered from an early bogey with two eagles and eight birdies to reach 11 under par.
Rory McIlroy bemoans ‘ugly year’ and seeks solution to divide in golf world
The arrival of Saudi-backed LIV Golf series has fractured the game in 2022.
On this day in 2014 – Europe retain Ryder Cup with Gleneagles victory
The Gleneagles victory was Europe’s eighth win in 10 matches.
‘Is this where I am going to die?’ Nicolas Colsaerts on kidney disorder battle
The Belgian is the focus of attention this week as he belatedly defends the Cazoo Open de France title he won three years ago.
On this day in 2008: Ryder Cup misery in Louisville for Nick Faldo’s Europe team
Faldo was heavily criticised for his tactics in the closing singles.
Open champion Cameron Smith wins first LIV trophy in just second start
The world number two is the highest-ranked player to join the rebel series.
Robert MacIntyre beats Matt Fitzpatrick in play-off to win Italian Open
MacIntyre birdied the first extra hole at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, the venue for next year’s Ryder Cup.
Matt Fitzpatrick holds narrow lead ahead of final round at Italian Open
Rory McIlroy and Aaron Rai are one shot off the pace.
Rory McIlroy picks up the pace to claim lead ahead of Matt Fitzpatrick in Rome
McIlroy’s group looked unlikely to complete their second rounds after taking three hours to play nine holes.
Matt Fitzpatrick leads way at Italian Open despite ‘inconsistent’ display
The US Open champion held a one-shot lead over fellow Englishman Tom Lewis,