Andy Sullivan of England after holing his winning putt during the play-off against Charl Schwartzel of South Africa in the final round of the South African Open at Glendower Golf Club  in Johannesburg. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

England’s Andy Sullivan won his first European Tour title on Sunday after home favourite Charl Schwartzel suffered a dramatic collapse in the South Af(...)

 Andy Sullivan of England plays a shot during the second round of the South African Open at Glendower Golf Club   in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

England’s Andy Sullivan has one local major champion hot on his heels at the halfway stage of the South African Open, but surprisingly another dropped(...)

South Africa’s Ernie Els playing a shot during the first round of the South African Open at Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

Tournament host Ernie Els set about making amends for a winless 2014 at the earliest possible opportunity with an excellent start to his bid for a six(...)

 Ernie Els  plays an approach shot during the first round of the   South African Open at Glendower Golf Club  in Johannesburg. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Tournament host Ernie Els set about making amends for a winless 2014 at the earliest possible opportunity with an excellent start to his bid for a six(...)

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

The familiar spring was still in his step as he marched towards the scorers’ hut, with a one-under par round of 69 safely banked on his return to work(...)

 Sergio Garcia: “I’m very happy to see that we’ve reached a middle ground which should help make us all happy.” Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

It would seem that player power has had its say, with the PGA European Tour – bowing to the inevitable in (...)

 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

The European Tour will review the qualifying rules for its Final Series after three of the circuit’s most notable golfers failed to compete in the sea(...)