Lee Westwood of England lifts the trophy after winning the Thailand Golf Championship at Amata Spring Country Club. Photograph: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Lee Westwood hit an impressive final-round 67 to win the Thailand Golf Championship by one shot on Sunday.The English golfer moved into contention on(...)

Tiger Woods feeling the heat on the third tee during the first round the Hero World Challenge at the Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Windermere, Florida. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Tiger Woods may have pronounced himself fit but he looked far from ready for his return to action at the Hero World Challenge, after a four-month abse(...)

Jordan Spieth of the USA poses with the Stonehaven Cup after winning the 2014 Australian Open  at The Australian Golf Course  in Sydney. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy got a stark reminder that his dominance of world golf will not go without its challengers as American prodigy Jordan Spieth closed out hi(...)

Rory McIlroy  in action during the pro-am event prior to the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates  in Dubai. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty

Ian Poulter will look to salvage his season with a first victory for two years in the DP World Tour Championship, a win which would be worth almost(...)

Rory McIlroy: will pick up prizemoney of over €1 million for his Race to Dubai victory. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

There’s the feel of a “dead rubber” about this season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. The king has already been crowned, as it were; the (...)

 Graeme McDowell: finished third behind Bubba Watson at the  WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai and has now moved up to 15th in the latest world rankings. Photo:   Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

He’s still not back, not yet at any rate, although Rory McIlroy’s absence – missing out on the two big-money tournaments in China – doesn’t seem to ha(...)

Bubba Watson  chips in from a greenside bunker on the 18th hole to make a play-off during the final round of the WGC-HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell’s bid to hold off a world-class field for all four days of the WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai came unstuck in the final round a(...)

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland hits his second shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the WGC - HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club  in Shanghai. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell insisted he was relishing the challenge after his domination of the WGC-HSBC Champions came under serious threat in Shanghai. Two ahea(...)

 Ryder Cup star Graeme McDowell continued to set the pace on the second day of the £5.4milllion WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire.

Ireland’s Graeme McDowell continued to set the pace on the second day of the £5.4milllion WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai on Friday. McDowell, wh(...)

Australian Adam Scott plays out of the rough during the pro-am at Sheshan International Golf Club Shanghai yesterday ahead of today’s WGC-HSBC Champions tournament. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

World number two Adam Scott is ready to take advantage of the absence of Rory McIlroy at the $8.5 million (€6.8 million) WGC-HSBC Champions tournam(...)