Newly named Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke misses the cut after three bogeys on the back nine in the Joburg Open in South Africa. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Just a week after the euphoria of being named Europe’s 2016 Ryder Cup captain, Darren Clarke missed the cut at the Joburg Open following a sloppy seco(...)

Ireland’s Kevin Phelan plays his second shot into the 18th green during the second round of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Waterford golfer Kevin Phelan put himself in a strong position at the Joburg Open, carding a four-under 68 to move to eight under and within four sho(...)

Rory McIlroy  tees off on the seventh hole during his final round on his way to victory in the  Dubai Desert Classic. Photograph:  Fadi Al-Assaad/Reuters

World number one Rory McIlroy admitted he was looking for the solid rather than the spectacular as he won the Dubai Desert Classic for a second time.T(...)

Ernie Els  after winning the BMW International
Els takes the title in Munich
  • Golf
  • June 23, 2013, 17:00

Ernie Els claimed a wire-to-wire victory in the BMW International Open in Munich by one shot from Thomas Bjorn as he continued his preparations to def(...)

Joint leader Ernie Els acknowledges the crowd during the third round of the BMW International Open. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images
Bjorn comes into the equation
  • Golf
  • June 22, 2013, 20:18

Thomas Bjorn fired a stunning round of 65 to put himself firmly in contention for a third BMW International Open title in Munich today.The Dane, who w(...)

Ernie Els plays his second shot into the 10th green during the first round of the BMW International Open at Golfclub Munchen Eichenried. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Open champion Ernie Els believes an opening 63 at the BMW International in Munich sets him up to target another long-awaited victory. The South Africa(...)

Brett Rumford of Australia celebrates after holing an eagle putt at the first play-off hole to win  the Ballantine’s Championship at Blackstone Golf Club in Icheon, South Korea. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Australian Brett Rumford eagled the first play-off hole to beat compatriot Marcus Fraser and Peter Whiteford of Scotland to win the European To(...)

Alexander Noren of Sweden hits his tee shot on the seventh hole during the third round of the Ballantine’s Championship at Blackstone Golf Club  in Icheon, South Korea. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Sweden’s Alex Noren will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Ballantine’s Championship after a slow third day labelled “an absolut(...)