Roope Kakko of Finland smiles prior to receiving the trophy after winning the Madeira Islands Open - Portugal - BPI at Club de Golf do Santo da Serra. Photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Finland’s Roope Kakko fired a sparkling final-round 63 to secure the European Tour Madeira Islands(...)

 Scott Henry of Scotland tees off on the  the fourth  hole during the third round of the  Madeira Islands Open  at Club de Golf do Santo da Serra  in Funchall. Photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Pontus Widegren’s birdie on the final hole gave the Swede the outright lead heading into the final day of the rescheduled Madeira Islands Open. Widegr(...)

Michael Hoey of Northern Ireland tees off on the par four 6th hole in his match against Gregory Havret of France during the third round of the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay at Murcar Links Golf Course. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

(...) from the European Tour physio. “It’s a niggling muscle spasm down the side of my shoulder blade and I(...)

Golfing twins, Leona and Lisa Maguire. “As sisters they will always be close,” says their mother, Breda. “But that doesn’t mean they will always be together.” Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

(...) simmering achievement into one robust enough to face hardened tour professionals. At the beginning of July(...)

A fire  started by striking French ferry workers caused further delays to traffic on the French side. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

(...) in London on returning to Britain from a tour of southeast Asia. Describing the situation in Calais(...)

Paul Lawrie of Scotland with fellow Scit Chris Doak (left) on the 18th green after Lawrie lost to Doak on the final hole on the second day of the Paul Lawrie Matchplay at Murcar Links Golf Club in Aberdeen, Scotland. Photograph by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images.

Robert Karlsson next after the former European number one beat Alejandro Canizares. Local favourite(...)

Bono holds up a peace sign at the unveiling of a giant tapestry in honour of John Lennon on Ellis Island. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

(...) + Experience tour on Friday, ending a run of shows at Madison Square Garden in New York. The European leg of(...)

Tiger Woods prepares to drive off the 8th tee during the first round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia. Photo: Shawn Thew/PA
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Golf
  • July 31, 2015, 08:24

(...) 1pm. There’s European Tour action from the Paul Lawrie Matchplay on Sky Sports 4 at 2pm. That(...)

Migrants who managed to pass the police block on the Eurotunnel site race towards the boarding docks in Coquelles near Calais, northern France, on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

France. Speaking in Vietnam during a tour of southeast Asia, Mr Cameron said Britain was “not a safe(...)

 Michael Hoey is congratulated after  his first round victory over Maximilian Kieffer  in the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay at Murcar Links  in Aberdeen. Photo:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty

Lawrie as the tournament which bears his name enjoyed a successful European Tour debut yesterday. A(...)