Northern Irishman golfer Graeme McDowell poses with his trophy after winning the 2014 Alstom Open de France on. Photo: Thomas Sampson/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell is hoping a couple of factors will combine at this week’s French Open to belatedly kick-start his season. Firstly, the Northern Irishm(...)

Darren Clarke watches a shot during the first round of the Tshwane Open at Pretoria Country Club. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Denmark’s Morten Orum Madsen shot a hole-in-one in a remarkable eagle-eagle finish to claim a share of the lead at the Tshwane Open in South Africa. E(...)

Rory McIlroy: “It’s just to try and stay as fresh as possible and give myself the best possible chance each and every week that I tee up, the best possible chance to play well.” Photo: Brendon thorne/Getty

The old adage that “less is more” would appear to have struck a chord with the world’s two best golfers, as Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson kick-star(...)

  Joost Luiten of the Netherlands hits a shot on the ninth hole during the KLM Open ProAm held at De Kennemer Golf and Country Club  in Zandvoort,Netherlands. Photo:   Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Defending champion Joost Luiten will look to put the disappointment of missing out on the Ryder Cup behind him in the KLM Open this week.Luiten was o(...)

Rory McIlroy holds the British Open Claret Jug trophy on the Old Trafford pitch during half-time of Manchester United’s   Premier League match against Swansea City at Old Trafford. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Rory McIlroy’s bucket list is getting smaller but one unfulfilled wish is to win the FedExCup Series and therefore be crowned the PGA Tour champion(...)

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(...)