Byeong-Hun An of South Korea celebrates victory with his caddie on the 18th green during day 4 of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Sometimes, it isn’t all about actually winning. Rarely, for sure, but - this time - his failure to get his hands on the BMW PGA Championship trophy wa(...)

Miguel Angel Jimenez  celebrates his hole-in-one on the second hole during the third round  of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

As roars reverberated around the Wentworth estate to signal albatrosses and holes-in-one, Shane Lowry felt as if he was missing out on the party. Tha(...)

 Shane Lowry improved his opening round score by seven shots on Friday as he carded a 67 at the BMW PGA Championship. Photo:   Adam Davy/PA

How to declutter your mind? Some quiet moments of reflection did the trick for Shane Lowry. After all the hours spent on the range, all the time spen(...)

World number one Rory McIlroy will turn his attention to the Irish Open after a disappointing performance in the PGA Championship. Photograph: PA

Rory McIlroy’s love/hate relationship with the BMW PGA at Wentworth took on another twist here as the world number one – defending a title he won las(...)

 Rory McIlroy shows his frustration on the 16th hole during day two of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. The Irishman posted a 78 and missed the cut.  Photo:  Warren Little/Getty Images

The poster boy of the sport departed, the only reminder of his presence being a giant photo image behind the 18th green grandstand. And, as Rory McIlr(...)

 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(...)