Michael Hoey shot a 66. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

American Kevin Stadler celebrated Independence Day by claiming a three-shot lead in the Alstom Open de France, despite a dreaded shank on the final ho(...)

 Kevin Stadler of USA walks off the course after finishing his first round during the Alstom Open de France. Photograph:  Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Kevin Stadler said all the right things after carding a flawless 64 to claim the lead after the opening round of the Alstom Open de France at Le Golf(...)

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, (...)

Michael Hoey’s round contained nine birdies. Photograph: Paul Thomas/Getty Images

Shane Lowry carded two birdies in his final three holes to card a four-under 68 on another day of low scoring at the BMW International Open in Cologne(...)

 Ruaidhri McGee of Ireland tees off during the Lyoness Open  at the Diamond Country Club  in Atzenbrugg, Austria. Photo:  Paul Thomas/Getty Images

England’s Lee Slattery shrugged off a shoulder injury caused by a soft pillow to move into contention for a second European Tour title in the Lyoness (...)

Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez plays his tee shot at the 17th during his opening round at the Nordea Masters in Malmo, Sweden. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Shane Lowry got off to a steady start at the Nordea Masters in Malmo as he carded a one-under-par 71 in his opening round.The Irish golfer has had a h(...)

 Thomas Pieters of Belgium hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during the third round of the Spanish Open   at PGA Catalunya in Girona. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Belgium’s Thomas Pieters will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Spanish Open after home favourite Miguel Angel Jimenez’s charge faltere(...)

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(...)

Rory McIlroy competing in last weekend’s Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow.

Where once his head was driven demented by figuring out a way to conquer the TPC at Sawgrass, Rory McIlroy’s maturity – now an older and wiser 25-year(...)