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 (...)

Rory McIlroy plays his tee shot at the par four 16th hole during the first round of the  DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Shane Lowry may not be able to lift 275lb weights as world number one Rory McIlroy did in a gym session in Dubai earlier this week but the affable Of(...)

Rory McIlroy  acknowledges the crowd at the par 5, 18th hole after holing out for a six under par 66 and a share of the lead during the first round of the 2014 DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy could not contain his excitement at getting back into competitive action after a six-week lay-off, although his competitors probably did (...)

Rory McIlroy  in action during the pro-am event prior to the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates  in Dubai. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty

Ian Poulter will look to salvage his season with a first victory for two years in the DP World Tour Championship, a win which would be worth almost(...)

Rory McIlroy: will pick up prizemoney of over €1 million for his Race to Dubai victory. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

There’s the feel of a “dead rubber” about this season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. The king has already been crowned, as it were; the (...)

  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland has won his second Race to Dubai title.  Photograph:  Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Some more boxes were ticked, as Brooks Koepka – an American who is not adverse to criss-crossing time zones – won the Turkish Airlines Open today, his(...)

South Africa Gael’s Mayo captain Steven Malinga lifts a cup after being presented with it by President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins following a Gaelic football match in Pretoria, South Africa. Photograph: Department of Foreign Affairs Twitter.

It was a GAA final like no other. The winning team was of mixed gender, nearly all were black but, and most extraordinarily, all wore Mayo’s red and g(...)

Shane Lowry in action during the WGC-HSBC Champions in China last week. Photograph:  Scott Halleran/Getty Images.

I’m not going to lie. I’m not like an ostrich who buries his head in the sand. I know what’s going on. I’m aware of where I stand in every ranking tha(...)

James Whelton: “ I was never recognised as being high-achieving or academic at school. It was frustrating as I was really good at programming but getting my ass kicked by my pass maths teacher.” Photograph: The Guardian

When James Whelton was 18, he turned down €100,000 for a 10 per cent stake in his company Social Force in order to develop CoderDojo. While it was a h(...)