Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and his girlfriend Erica Stoll pose with the Race to Dubai Trophy after the final round of DP World Tour Championship European Tour Golf tournament  in Dubai, United Arab Emirates Photograph: Ali Haider/EPA

Rory McIlroy survived a dramatic lapse in concentration to end his injury-hit season in style with victory in the DP World Tour Championship to claim (...)

 Shane Lowry  stands with his caddie Dermot Byrne during the final round of the British Masters at Woburn Golf Club. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

If a cold putter led to a large dose of frustration for Shane Lowry, there were still many positives for him to take away from a runner-up finish to M(...)

 Rory McIlroy: plans to stay loyal to European Tour.  Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy admits he has to take a “selfish view” of his special exemption to remain in the Race to Dubai, despite the repercussions for other playe(...)

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Costa del Sol  With about 300 days of sunshine a year, the Costa del Sol’s enduring popularity amongst golfers is a combination of cl(...)

Shane Lowry of Ireland in action during a practise round for the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club on Wednesday. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Off-the-back of 13 straight cuts, posting five top-10 finishes, and cementing his place within the world’s top 50, Shane Lowry is in as good a posi(...)

A relieved  Shane Lowry embraces his caddie Dermot Byrne on the 18th green after the finishing his final round of the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates  in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

How do I explain this? The sense of relief I felt on that 18th green of the Jumeirah Golf Estates’ The Earth course in Dubai on Sunday was something n(...)

Shane Lowry of Ireland acknowledges the crowd on the 18th green during the third round of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Ireland’s Shane Lowry has moved up to 47th in the updated official World Golf Rankings, all-but securing a Masters Tournament debut for the Irish man (...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off during the final round of the World Tour Championship golf tournament at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photograph: Yoshua Arias / EPA

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson successfully defended a title for the first time in his career after a thrilling finish to the DP World Tour Championship on S(...)

 Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland  during the third round of the World Tour Championship golf tournament at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photograph: Yoshua Arias / EPA

Defending champion Henrik Stenson remained on course to achieve a personal milestone worth more than €1.6 million as Rory McIlroy suffered a nightmare(...)

Ireland’s Shane Lowry  celebrates his hole in one on the par-three 13th during the second round of the DP World Tour Championship at the Jumeirah Golf Estates  in Dubai. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry, who despite his first hole-in-one in tournament play, endured frustrating second days at the DP World Tour championship (...)