World number one Rory McIlroy plays out of the rough on the ninth at the Australian Golf Club, the hole which saw his third round unravel and leave him out of contention at the Australian Open

Rory McIlroy’s hopes of retaining his Australian Open title look to have sunk without trace after a woeful third round left him well adrift of the lea(...)

 Peter Lawrie in action on day one of The Championship at Laguna National in Singapore. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Peter Lawrie has given himself every chance of ending his miserable run of form on the European Tour after shooting a four-under par round of 68 on th(...)

Alexander Levy celebrates after winning the 2014 Volvo China Open. The Frenchman says the pressure is off now, ahead of  The Championship at Laguna National in Singapore. Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

The European Tour’s latest winner believes the pressure is now off as he seeks back-to-back victories at The Championship at Laguna National. Frenchm(...)

 Michael Hoey of Northern Ireland lines up a putt on the 16th hole during day three of the Perth International at Lake Karrinyup Country Club. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images

A level-par third round of 72 by Peter Lawrie kept him on track to retain his card at the Perth International in Australia, but David Higgins will nee(...)

Thomas Bjorn. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn has confirmed his 16th appearance at the British Open as he and nine others qualified after securing exemptions.The 42-year-ol(...)

Shane Lowry at the launch for this year’s Irish Open, to be staged at Carton House, Co. Kildare. Photograph: Inpho

When you wander across the fairways of the Montgomerie course on your way to the stately Carton House you get a sense of what the 1st Duke of Leinster(...)

 Brett Rumford  shakes hands with Jamie Donaldson  after winning his match  on day two of the Volvo World Match Play Championship at Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort in Kavarna, Bulgaria. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell advanced to the last 16 of the Volvo World Match Play championship with a win over Stephen Gallacher today, while Ian Poulter suffe(...)

Rory McIlroy looking forward to Sawgrass. Chris Keane/Reuters

Rory McIlroy is hopeful he can put a poor finish at Quail Hollow behind him and take the positives into this week’s The Players’ Championship (...)

Brett Rumford of Australia (centre) holding the winner’s trophy  with caddies after winning the final round of the Volvo China Open at 2013 Binhai Lake Golf Course  in Tianjin, China. Photograph: by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Australia’s Brett Rumford admitted it was “quite surreal” to have won his second tournament in eight days on the European Tour with a commandin(...)

Brett Rumford in action at the Volvo China Open at Binhai Lake Golf Course in Tianjin. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Australia’s Brett Rumford will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Volvo China Open as he chases back-to-back wins on the European(...)