Iain Carter

Golf correspondent

Analysis and opinion from our golf correspondent

About Iain

Iain has been the BBC's Golf Correspondent since 2003. ... Read more about Iain Carter

Since then he has led commentary teams for 5 live at major championships and Ryder Cups. Accruing hundreds of thousands of airmiles each year, Iain travels the golfing globe to provide reports, blogs and tweets from all of the game's most important tournaments.

In his spare time Iain desperately tries to cling on to a single-figure handicap.

A sports journalist since the mid-1980s, he also commentates on rugby union and tennis.

Arnold Palmer

'Bay Hill field fit to honour Palmer despite ludicrous schedule'

Read full article on Arnold Palmer Invitational: McIlroy, Day & Stenson among those to honour 'The King'

On the day Arnold Palmer passed away, Rory McIlroy collected such riches in prize money that the knock-on effect was a "tsunami" of cash tumbling into the bank account of his caddie.

That's how JP Fitzgerald described his feelings after checking his balance and finding financial rewards for helping his boss win the Tour Championship and with it the lucrative FedEx Cup last September.

Dustin Johnson

Johnson head and shoulders above Masters rivals

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Rarely has there been so much exciting young talent at the top of men's golf, but there is no question who stands head and shoulders above this extraordinary crop.

And this is not only because Dustin Johnson is an imposing 6ft 4 in athlete, built as much for explosive pursuits such as volleyball and basketball as he is for the modern power game of golf.

Luke Donald

Golf pondering significant rule changes

Read full article on Golf: R&A and USGA propose significant rule changes

Proposals have been unveiled for the biggest shake-up of the rules of golf "in a generation".

If the Royal and Ancient and United States Golf Association plans are adopted, golfers will see significant shifts in how the sport is played.

Tyrrell Hatton

Hatton keeping it simple on US mission

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Having climbed into the world's top 20, Tyrrell Hatton is exporting his uncomplicated approach to golf to discover if it can bring success in the United States.

This week, the 25-year-old from Buckinghamshire begins what he is calling his "American adventure" when he tees off in the Honda Classic at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Fans at the Phoenix Open

'Golf's Glastonbury shows value of variety'

Read full article on Phoenix Open: Golf's 'Glastonbury' shows new approach can bring big crowds

Golf ditches its blazer and loosens its top button when the PGA Tour stops off in Scottsdale. Informality rules, and record crowds pitch up for the raucous Phoenix Open.

No fewer than 204,904 fans were present on Sunday as Hideki Matsuyama continued his astonishing season with victory at the most highly attended tournament on the planet.

Jon Rahm & Tiger Woods

Golf's emerging talents will test Tiger

Read full article on Jon Rahm equals Tiger Woods feat and could overshadow 14-time major winner's return

While Tiger Woods inevitably generates a frenzy of interest during his return to the European Tour, the continent has already got plenty to be excited about thanks to a new Spanish superstar in the making.

Jon Rahm's status as one of Europe's most exciting prospects was confirmed by a fine victory on the PGA Tour at Torrey Pines last Sunday.

Golf scoreboard

'Golf must adapt to attract new fans'

Read full article on Golf must speed up to attract new fans - and a 54-hole cut can help

Watching Tommy Fleetwood smashing a three-wood to the home green, imploring it to reach its distant target to help him clinch a prestigious title, was outstanding sporting theatre.

Here was a 26-year-old English star confirming his golfing renaissance by seizing the moment in champion style. He held off major winners Dustin Johnson and Martin Kaymer and it was stirring stuff.