Joint leader SSP Chawrasia of India plays a shot during the first round of the Hero India Open Golf at Delhi Golf Club. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

India’s SSP Chawrasia made an ideal start to his bid for a third European Tour victory on home soil by claiming a share of the lead following the firs(...)

Michael Hoey slipped down the leaderboard on the second day of the Thailand Classic at Black Mountain. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Michael Hoey failed to capitalise on his strong start in the Thailand Classic as he dropped down the leaderboard after his level par second round at B(...)

Shane Lowry: posted an impressive seventh-place finish in his first appearance of the new season at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California. Photo: Todd Warshaw/Getty

No dillydallying from Shane Lowry, who – on his first appearance of the season – hit the ground running in the Farmer’s Insurance Open in San Diego. (...)

Phoenix Open winner Brooks Koepka has been “picking the brain” of “unbelievable” McIlroy. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Chances are, when he gets time to get around to it, Rory McIlroy will bend Brooks Koepka’s ear about the possibility of playing in the Irish Open at (...)

Rory McIlroy is confident going into the Dubai Desert Classic, in which he has finished in the top 10 every year since winning it in 2009. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

When the putter works, is there anyone better? Rory McIlroy is next to unbeatable. And the world number one – who returns to a favoured hunting gro(...)

Peter Lawrie of Ireland had a promising second round at the first round of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at the Doha Golf Club. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Peter Lawrie is the leading Irish man at the Qatar Masters after a second-round score of 68. Lawrie now sits joint-fourth on the leaderboard just thre(...)

 England’s Oliver Fisher drives on the ninth hole during the first round of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at Doha Golf Club. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

England’s Oliver Fisher fired a first-round 65 to lead the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters by a shot.Fisher carded eight birdies, including three in a r(...)

Sergio Garcia: defeated  Finland’s Mikko Ilonen in an epic play-off at the Doha Golof Club last year. Photo:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Defending champion Sergio Garcia kicks off his return to action in 2015 in Doha, a place where he feels particularly at home.The Spaniard has recorded(...)

 Martin Kaymer of Germany holds a six-shot lead after the third round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at the Abu Dhabi Golf Cub. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Martin Kaymer is on the brink of a fourth HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship after an impressive third round. The German carries a six-shot advantage go(...)

 Branden Grace of South Africa plays into the ninth green during the second round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Golf Club  in Malelane, South Africa. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

South African Branden Grace continued his domination of the Leopard Creek Country Club course to establish a healthy lead at the Alfred Dunhill Champ(...)