Peter Lawrie is hoping to regain his European Tour card  at the Portugal Masters. Photo:   Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Peter Lawrie will go into this week’s Portugal Masters knowing that only strong finish - possibly in the top five - will see him avoid another trip to(...)

Alex Noren of Sweden plays his second shot on the second hole on day four of the Nordea Masters at the PGA Sweden National. Photo: Harry Engels/Getty Images

Sweden’s Alex Noren put last year’s injury misery firmly behind him after cruising to his second Nordea Masters title at a windswept PGA Sweden Nation(...)

Rory McIlroy will play with Rickie Fowler in the first round of the Irish Open. Photograph: Getty

World number one Rory McIlroy will play with Rickie Fowler and Martin Kaymer in the pick of the draw at the Irish Open. Walker Cup rivals turne(...)

Jordan Spieth hits his tee shot on the 4th during round one of the World Golf Championship Cadillac Match Play at TPC Harding Park on April 29th, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Robert Laberge/Getty Images

Masters champion Jordan Spieth and world number one Rory McIlroy enjoyed comfortable victories on the opening day of the WGC-Cadillac Match Play, a(...)

Rory McIlroy will play Jason Dufner, Brandt Snedeker and Billy Horschel in his pool at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship. Photograph: Getty

Top seed and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy has been handed a tough draw for the new-look WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship in San Francisco a(...)

Wu Ashun of China receives the golden jacket next to the trophy after winning the Volvo China Open  in Shanghai. Photo:  Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Wu Ashun became the first Chinese player to win a European Tour event on home soil on Sunday as David Howell bogeyed the 72nd hole of the Volvo China (...)

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(...)