Sergio Garcia plays his second shot on the 14th hole during day one of the Open de Espana at Real Club Valderrama  in Sotogrande, Spain. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Tournament host Sergio Garcia admitted he was suffering from mental fatigue after struggling to an opening 74 in the Spanish Open at Valderrama. Garc(...)

Thomas Pieters of Belguim celebrates with the trophy after winning the D+D Real Czech Masters at the Albatross Golf Resort,  Czech Republic. Photo: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Belgium’s Thomas Pieters made history as he claimed his maiden European Tour title, clinching the Czech Masters in Prague with a three-shot victory. T(...)

David Horsey drives  during the third round of the Tshwane Open at Pretoria Country Club, South Africa. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

England’s David Horsey and Scotland’s Craig Lee are part of a six-way tie for the lead after the third round of the Tshwane Open in South Africa.Lee c(...)

South Africa’s Justin Walters a hits his tee shot on the third hole during the third round of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

South African pair Thomas Aiken and Justin Walters moved top of the leaderboard after the third round of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg & K(...)

Italy’s  Edoardo Molinari  hits his tee shot on the 18th hole during day two of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Former Ryder Cup player Edoardo Molinari and Scotland’s Craig Lee head into the weekend at the head of the field at the Joburg Open.With three places (...)

Spain’s Eduardo de la Riva  reacts after he hits his tee shot on the seventh hole during the first round  of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Ireland’s Damien McGrane is two shots off the lead after the opening round of the Joburg Open after carding a five-under-par 66 over the East Course a(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland in action during the final round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club  in the United Arab Emirates. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy has reason to regard the Abu Dhabi Championship as a cursed event. Two years ago, the Northern Irishman was pipped to first place by a st(...)

Rory McIlroy plays his approach on the ninth hole during the third round. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

Rory McIlroy was left to rue an incorrect drop early in his round today as it cost him two shots and second place at the Abu Dhabi Championship. McIlr(...)

 Rory McIlroy is watched by Phil Mickelson as he plays his   second shot to the par-5 18th hole during the second round of the  Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on Friday. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy had British Open champion Phil Mickelson reaching for the superlatives after storming into contention for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship(...)

 Rory McIlroy  drives  on the ninth hole during the third round of the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

American Luke Guthrie finally surrendered the outright lead at the BMW Masters on a day which saw one of his rivals disqualified before play began in (...)