France’s Alexander Levy  looks on after plays a shot during the day three of the Volvo China Open at Tomson Shanghai Pudong Golf Club. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Golf round-up: Defending champion Alexander Levy squandered a brilliant start to leave the destiny of the Volvo China Open wide open heading into Sund(...)

Henrik Stenson has been joined by Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and Paul Casey in missing next month‘s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and Paul Casey will all miss next month‘s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, the European Tour have said.Th(...)

Bubba Watson of USA plays a shot during the pro-am prior to the start of the Shenzhen International at Genzon Golf Club on Wednesday. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images.

Bubba Watson will look to make amends for a disappointing defence of his Masters title by claiming a second European Tour title in China.Watson won th(...)

George Coetzee of South Africa hits his tee shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the Trophee Hassan II Golf at Golf du Palais Royal in Agadir, Morocco. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

George Coetzee and Tommy Fleetwood remained in contention to secure a place in the Masters as Andy Sullivan, Alexander Levy, Marcel Siem and Ross Fish(...)

Germany’s Marcel Siem  hits his tee shot on the first hole during the opening  round of the Trophee Hassan II Golf at Golf du Palais Royal in Agadir, Morocco. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

George Coetzee and Marcel Siem kept their hopes of qualifying for the Masters very much alive on the opening day of the Hassan Trophy at Golf du Palai(...)

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland hits his second shot on the 10h hole during the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course on Thursday. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images.

Everyone is looking for an edge. A driver, a hybrid, a putter: any club researched, developed and tested to the nth degree. Or something else, legal (...)

Shane Lowry of Ireland tees off at the first hole during the opening round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, South Africa. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Shane Lowry is six off Ross Fisher’s lead going into the second round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge after he carded a 72 in Sun City, South Africa. Fi(...)

Eventual winner Marcel Siem of Germany and his caddie Guy Tilson are joined by a dog  as he prepares to play his second shot on the 18th hole during the final round of the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club  in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Germany’s Marcel Siem claimed his fourth European Tour title in dramatic fashion after a three-man play-off for the BMW Masters in Shanghai on Sunday.(...)

  Alexander Levy of France talks with   media after  the third round of the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club  in Shanghai, China. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

France’s Alexander Levy was surprised by his own brilliant form after claiming a commanding lead in the BMW Masters in pursuit of a third win of the (...)

Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium tees off on the 17th hole during the second round of the BMW Masters 2014   at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai. Photograph: Aly Song / Reuters

Nicolas Colsaerts revealed how he was inspired by Europe’s Ryder Cup victory at Gleneagles after taking the halfway lead in the BMW Masters in Shangha(...)