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(...)

Marc Warren of Scotland starts his defence of the Made in Denmark title he won last year. Photograph: Getty.

Scotland’s Marc Warren will launch his defence of the Made in Denmark title alongside home favourite Soren Kjeldsen and Sweden’s Robert Karlsson when (...)

 Matt Jones holed this 50-foot putt   on the eighth green during the completion of the weather-delayed second round of the US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits on Saturday. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Unheralded Australian Matt Jones birdied two of his last six holes to seize a two-shot lead when the storm-delayed second round of the US PGA Champion(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a shot from the rough during the second round of the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Perhaps the soaring heat had something to do with it, as John Daly – proving as madcap as his loud clothing – threw a club into Lake Michigan and Eddi(...)

Rory McIlroy jogs across a bridge during the first round of the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

No dodgy ankle. No rust. Nothing. Just the same old Rory McIlroy, striding down the fairways with a pep in his step. And the world number one stood t(...)

The man to beat: Jordan Spieth won the Masters and the US Open and came close to getting into a play-off at the British Open. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

On the highway from Milwaukee out to the town of Kohler, which owes its name to the family that gave the world designer porcelain toilets before mo(...)

Pedro scored the winner for Barcelona in the Super Cup final just hours after it was announced he had asked to leave the club. Photograph: Getty
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Golf
  • August 12, 2015, 08:28

Harrington and Clarke back Lowry for Major The US PGA Championship begins at Whistling Strait tomorrow with Shane Lowry looking to pick up where he le(...)

Sergio García plays a practice round prior to the start of 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

The wise old heads are nodding in his direction, not at all surprised at Shane Lowry’s rise in the golfing world. Darren Clarke, who has ticked the bo(...)

Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke has backed world number one Rory McIlroy to win the US PGA Championship on his return to action. Photograph: Getty

Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke believes Rory McIlroy can contend for a fifth major title this week, despite his long injury lay-off. McIlroy’s last c(...)