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(...)

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland tees off on the ninth hole during the first round of the BMW Masters 2014   at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai. Photograph: Aly Song / Reuters

Graeme McDowell is two off Alexander Levy’s lead at the BMW Masters in Shanghai. McDowell, who won the French Open at Le Golf National earlier this(...)

Victor Dubuisson looks on as Shane Lowry  misses a putt to extend their match on the 16th green at the Volvo World Matchplay Championship at The London Club  in Ash, Kent. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Defending champion Graeme McDowell suffered just his third ever defeat in the Volvo World Match Play Championship on Thursday, as Ryder Cup team-mate (...)

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland plays into the first green during his  match against Alexander Levy of France at the Volvo World Matchplay Championship at The London Club  in Ash. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell outlined a renewed commitment to the game and some ambitious career targets after making an ideal start to the defence of his Volvo Wo(...)

 Alexander Levy of France poses with the trophy after winning the Portugal Masters at the Oceanico Victoria Golf Course in Albufeira, Portugal. Photograph:  Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Alexander Levy has won the Portugal Masters after the event was reduced to 36 holes as more rain battered the Oceanico Victoria Golf Club. The tournam(...)

Bernd Wiesberger of Austria lines up a putt during the third day of the Portugal Masters. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Frenchman Alexander Levy will head into the final round of the weather-hit Portugal Masters with a three-stroke lead after Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts c(...)

 Simon Dyson putts on the third green during day two of the Portugal Masters. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

The Portugal Masters has been reduced to 54 holes after heavy rain caused lengthy delays in Vilamoura on Friday with only six players, including leade(...)