Rory McIlroy is four clear going into the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic after he carded a six under par 66 in his third round. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Rory McIlroy will take a four-shot lead into the final day of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic after shooting a 66 on Saturday — but it looked for a whi(...)

  Paul Dunne of Greystones is one of five Irish golfers  named in a 20-man Walker Cup squad for September’s match against the USA. Photograph:   Peter Byrne/PA

Five Irish golfers have been named in an initial 20-man Walker Cup squad for September’s clash against the USA at Royal Lytham & St Annes.Great Br(...)

 Ernie Els  practising prior to the  South African Open at Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Four-time major winner Ernie Els admits time is against him, but has not given up hope of a “Cinderella” victory in the Masters in April. Els f(...)

Alfred Dunhill Championship winner Branden Grace is sprayed with champagne by fellow South African Louis Oosthuizen  at Leopard Creek Country Golf  in Malelane, South Africa. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

South African Branden Grace cruised to a seven-shot wire-to-wire victory on home soil at the Alfred Dunhill Championship after his main rivals failed (...)

Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark after a birdie at the 18th during the third round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Golf Club in Malelane, South Africa. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Lucas Bjerregaard birdied the last three holes to move to within one shot of leader Branden Grace going into Sunday’s final round of the Alfred Dunhil(...)

 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(...)

  Danny Willett of England plays into the first green during the final round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club  in Sun City, South Africa. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Danny Willett landed six birdies and the biggest win of his career as he claimed the $1.25 million first prize at the Nedbank Challenge following a fa(...)

 Luke Donald  plays his approach shot to the sixth green during the third round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, South Africa. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Luke Donald maintained his place at the top of the leaderboard after the third round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, but compatriot Danny Willett was h(...)

Michael Hoey  during the final round of the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in Switzerland. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

American David Lipsky won his first European Tour title on Sunday after an extraordinary finish to the Omega European Masters in Switzerland.Lipsky al(...)

Justin Rose hits his tee shot on the 13th hole at Valhalla. Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Former US Open champion Justin Rose made the most of his late-night heroics when play resumed in the US PGA Championship at a soggy Valhalla.Rose bir(...)