Michael Hoey is congratulated after  his first round victory over Maximilian Kieffer  in the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay at Murcar Links  in Aberdeen. Photo:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty

Aberdeen’s football defeat to Kairat Almaty was the only blot on an otherwise perfect day for Paul Lawrie as the tournament which bears his name enjoy(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Shane Lowry is at the top of the leaderboard and in the clubhouse on the second day of the Dunhill Links. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Shane Lowry and Pádraig Harrington will start the third round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship just one shot off the lead of Frenchman Raphael(...)

Ireland’s Shane Lowry  looks dejected after he hits his tee shot on the 17th hole during the second round of the Portugal Masters at Oceanico Victoria Golf Course. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

A bogey at the par-five 17th ended Shane Lowry’s defence of his Portugal Masters title in Vilamoura on Friday as the English duo of Paul Waring and (...)

Ernie Els looks on with caddie Colin Byrne during the second round of the  Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Golf Links in Inverness, Scotland. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

British Open champion Ernie Els today said he was glad to make an early exit from the Scottish Open, just days before the defence of his title at Muir(...)