Rory McIlroy   returns to action at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Friday. Photograph:  Kevin C Cox/Getty Images

Where once it looked as if Rory McIlroy’s ownership of the world number one spot would be long-term, with the potential to rival the longevity of T(...)

Thomas Pieters of Belguim drives  on the ninth hole during the third round of the  Czech Masters at Albatross Golf Resort  in Prague. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Belgium’s Thomas Pieters will take a one-shot lead into the final day of the Czech Masters in Prague after he carded a seven-under-par 65 on Saturday.(...)

 Matthew Fitzpatrick reacts after missing a birdie chance on the 17th hole during the second round of the    Czech Masters at Albatross Golf Resort  in Prague, Czech Republic. Photograph:  Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Sheffield’s Matthew Fitzpatrick completed a second bogey-free round to claim a share of the halfway lead at the Czech Masters in Prague. The 20-year-o(...)

 Darren Clarke  putts on the 16th hole during the second round of the Made in Denmark at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort  in Aalborg, Denmark. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

England’s David Horsey opened up a three-shot lead at the Made in Denmark tournament after shooting a four-under-par second-round 67 in Farso. The 30-(...)

 Peter Lawrie carded a five-under 66 in the first round of the Made in Denmark tournament in Farso. Photograph: Paul Thomas/Getty Images

England’s David Horsey shot a course record 63 to claim the first-round lead at the Made in Denmark tournament in Farso. Horsey carded seven birdies a(...)

Graeme McDowell: since finishing third in last year’s HSBC Champions event in China, he has often struggled just to make the cut. Photograph: Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

In this instance, the numbers don’t lie. Graeme McDowell heads into this week’s $9.25 million WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and next week’s $10 millio(...)

South Korea’s YE Yang in action  during the second round of the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club  in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Danny Willett’s impressive form carried on in the Swiss Alps as he claimed an one-shot lead on a weather-interrupted second day of the Omega European (...)

Bernd Wiesberger of Austria jumps up to see the flag on the green at the 12th hole during the first round of the Omega European Masters  in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Photograph: Peter Klaunzer/EPA

Michael Hoey carded an early hole-in-one as he opened his Omega European Masters campaign with a five-under 65 to lie two shots off first-round leader(...)

 Graeme McDowell hits his approach shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the  Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club near Edinburgh. Photograph:   Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Former US Open champion Graeme McDowell enjoyed a welcome return to form on the opening day of the Scottish Open on Thursday. McDowell’s sole top-10 f(...)

Bernd Wiesberger  celebrates with his caddy after winning the Alstom Open de France  in Paris. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger added his name to the illustrious list of Alstom Open de France champions thanks to a brilliant closing 65 at Le Golf Natio(...)