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(...)

Peter Lawrie needs to win in Perth to secure his Tour card. Photograph: Reuters
Irish trio up against it Down Under
  • Golf
  • October 20, 2014, 19:41

The numbers game is one which leaves absolutely no room to manoeuvre, which at least means Gareth Maybin, Kevin Phelan and Peter Lawrie – who, as thi(...)

Rory McIlroy hits off the 14th tee during the first round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

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 Thomas Aiken of South Africa won the   Africa Open at East London Golf Club after a play-off with England’s Oliver Fisher.  Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Thomas Aiken kept the Africa Open in South African hands by defeating England’s Oliver Fisher in a play-off to claim his third European Tour ti(...)

Henrik Stenson of Sweden poses with his trophies after winning the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Photo: Caren Firouz/Reuters

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Graeme McDowell in action during practice prior to the start of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

By his own admission, Rory McIlroy has had far more to occupy his mind this year than his closeness to Graeme McDowell. Still, an apparent cooling of (...)

Charl Schwartzel of South Africa poses with the winner’s trophy after the final round of the Nanshan China Masters golf tournament. Photograph: Paul Lakatos/AP Photo/OneAsia

Former US Masters champion Charl Schwartzel came from behind to win the Nanshan China Open by one shot on Sunday after a costly late slip by Northern (...)

United States team captain Fred Couples laughs on the 18th green during the Saturday fourball matches at the  Presidents Cup tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Photograph: Chris Keane/Reuters

Drawing inspiration from last year’s amazing comeback by the Europeans at the Ryder Cup, Nick Price’s international side are hoping to produce their (...)

Late afternoon sunlight falls onto the 14th green during the opening fourball matches in   the 2013 Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Photograph:Jeff Haynes/Reuters

The United States needed a par on the final hole to retain the overall lead over the Internationals on the first day of the Presidents Cup after almos(...)