Co-leader Peter Whiteford of Scotland is “not confident at all”. Photograph:   Harry Engels/Getty Images

Scotland’s Peter Whiteford will hope to turn his season around when he goes head-to-head with Englishman David Horsey in the final round of the Rus(...)

Justin Rose  hits his tee shot on the seventh hole during the final round of the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland. Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images

Nothing tastes as good as a win, and nothing makes you greedier for more than the taste of success. Justin Rose, with a sense of near-perfect timing, (...)

 Padraig Harrington of Ireland plays a shot from the bunker on the ninth hole during the final round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship at the TPC Four Seasons on May 18, 2014 in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

If there was a time that the last place Pádraig Harrington would want to tee up a ball in search of momentum at this time of year was the West Co(...)

Shane Lowry made a bogey on his closing two holes in a second round of 74 at the Spanish Open at PGA Catalunya Resort in Girona. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Shane Lowry is set to make his first cut in four attempts despite dropping shots on his final two holes during the second round at the Spanish Open on(...)

Shane Lowry: “I don’t think I’ve ever been more in control of my actual golf game but, for some reason, my scores are not reflecting it.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Shane Lowry yesterday eyed up the sleek BMW coupe positioned behind the lake that frames the 18th green at Fota Island, the prize for a hole-in-one at(...)

Alexander Levy celebrates after winning the 2014 Volvo China Open. The Frenchman says the pressure is off now, ahead of  The Championship at Laguna National in Singapore. Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

The European Tour’s latest winner believes the pressure is now off as he seeks back-to-back victories at The Championship at Laguna National. Frenchm(...)

Rory McIlroy’s spring hibernation, such as it was, has come to an end. In being very selective in when and where he has played so far this yea(...)

Alejandro Canizares of Spain holds the winners trophy after the final round of the Trophee Hassan II Golf at Golf du Palais Royal   in Agadir, Morocco. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Spain’s Alejandro Canizares was quick to target further success after cruising to a wire-to-wire victory in the Hassan Trophy on Sunday, his f(...)

Maybe, just maybe, Pádraig Harrington can start believing that his luck is changing for the better. The last acti(...)

 George Coetzee of South Africa leads the Qatar MAsters after a 64 in the first round. Photograph: Getty Images
Michael Hoey four off Qatar lead
  • Golf
  • January 22, 2014, 15:55

Northern Ireland’s Michael Hoey was four shots off George Coetzee’s lead after the opening round of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters on Wednesday, b(...)