Golf returned to the Olympics in 2016 after a 112-year absence but Tiger Woods, who dominated the sport in the first decade of the 21st century, missed its return through injury.
Italy's Francesco Molinari became the first European and only the fourth player ever to go 5-for-5 in a Ryder Cup.
Jordan Spieth shot a superb six-under-par 65 in benign conditions on Saturday to catapult himself up the leaderboard.
Patrick Reed captured his first major title on Sunday, grinding out a one-shot victory at Augusta National.
Rory McIlroy, who leads a host of the sport's biggest names to have withdrawn in controversial circumstances from next month's Rio Olympics, is bidding to win his fifth major and second Open after his victory at Hoylake in 2014
Jordan Spieth's choice not to travel to Brazil means none of the world's top four golfers will be competing in Rio after Jason Day, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy had previously pulled out due to Zika virus fears
Jordan Spieth's withdrawal means the golf tournament at 2016 Rio Olympics will be without the world's top players including Jason Day, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlory
Jordan Spieth's US compatriot, third-ranked US Open winner Dustin Johnson, said he intends to participate in the Rio Olympics while fourth-ranked Rory McIlroy said he will not go to Brazil due to Zika
Jason Day, who is the current world number one, is all set to battle Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy in the 2016 US Open which begins from next week.
Sergio Garcia held his nerve as he pipped Brooks Koepka to win the Bryan Nelson PGA championship. Jordan Spieth finished third.
Jordan Spieth stayed two strokes behind leader Brooks Koepka in the Bryan Nelson PGA tournament while Sergio Garcia remained in third place.
Jordan Spieth finished one stroke behind the lead in the US PGA Bryon Nelson tournament in what was his first game after suffering a meltdown during the Augusta Masters.
Danny Willett wins Augusta Masters in sensational style after Jordan Spieth squandered a five-shot lead to collapse on the final day of the tournament.
Bernhard Langer, 58-years-old, is just two shots behind Jordan Spieth in the Augusta Maters and he has a chance to become the oldest major champion in golf history.
Jordan Spieth tumbled on the final hole but still managed to hold on to a slender one-shot lead in the Augusta Masters.
Jordan Spieth and his group were timed for being out of position in the Augusta Masters, leading to criticism from the defending champion.
Jordan Spieth nearly squandered his lead as Rory McIlroy bounced back in style to close the gap at the Augusta Masters
Jordan Spieth got off to a great start in the Augusta Masters while his rivals, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy ended the first day well behind.