Peter Lawrie in action at the  BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth yesterday. “This is the biggest one and I’m knuckling down and we’ll see how it goes.” Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty

You could call it karma, his reward for good deeds. Peter Lawrie, without a full tour card, wasn’t in the field for this BMW PGA Championship when he(...)

 Rory McIlroy  tees off on the 9th hole during day one of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photo:  Warren Little/Getty Images

An Italian job of sorts was carried out on the West Course as Francesco Molinari stepped into Rory McIlroy’s spotlight. Just this once, it seemed, he (...)

Thriving on the intimidation factor: Rory McIlroy holds press court at Wentworth on Wednesday. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Rory McIlroy is very comfortable in his own skin. That much is obvious. On the 18th green here at Wentworth yesterday, his final act of the pro-am was(...)

  Broadcaster Chris Evans talks to Graeme McDowell  during the Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.  Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

The juggler. One eye on the PGA Tour, another on the European Tour. Graeme McDowell, one of those players seeking to placate two masters, calls it “a(...)

 Rory McIlroy  and his caddie J.P. Fitzgerald pose with the trophy after his win  at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo:  Jeff Gross/Getty Images

In his prime, there was an intimidating presence about Tiger Woods. The same thing is happening now with Rory McIlroy. On Sunday, after his second wi(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland warms up on the practice range ahead of the final round at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club. Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

It’s just as well Rory McIlroy is something of a gym rat, for the world number one ripped one record after another apart in claiming the Wells Farg(...)

Rory McIlroy watches his shot from a sand trap on the fifth hole during the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte. Photo: Chuck Burton/Getty/Images

The secret? “I just aimed at the flags, it’s as simple as that . . . I was taking dead aim a little bit more,” said Rory McIlroy of his latest wonder(...)

Portmarnock Golf Club are to consult current members about admitting female members. Photograph: Inpho

An awareness that tournaments like the Irish Open would remain out of its reach if the club’s male-only membership criteria were to continue is believ(...)

Rory McIlroy: “It was nice to get the job done, really satisfying . . . now we move on to The Players at Sawgrass and try to do it again.” Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Not one for living in anyone’s shadow, Rory McIlroy – who has occupied the world number one spot for the past nine months and seems likely to carry t(...)

Shane Lowry  hits his tee shot on the fifth hole during round two of the World Golf Championship Cadillac Match Play at TPC Harding Park  in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Robert Laberge/Getty Images

The great escape from Rickie Fowler, with Shane Lowry as the fall guy! The biggest sucker-punch of a remarkable match came at the end, as Lowry – some(...)