Michael Hoey of Northern Ireland tees off on the par four 6th hole in his match against Gregory Havret of France during the third round of the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay at Murcar Links Golf Course. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat came from three down after four holes to end Michael Hoey’s involvement in the inaugural in the Saltire Energy Paul La(...)

 Paul Dunne talks to his caddie Alan Murray as they walk up the 16th fairway. Photograph: AFP Photo 3:08

Before We all had our own ways of getting to St Andrews. I know Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson were among those who hopped on the charter fligh(...)

Rory McIlroy will play with Rickie Fowler in the first round of the Irish Open. Photograph: Getty

World number one Rory McIlroy will play with Rickie Fowler and Martin Kaymer in the pick of the draw at the Irish Open. Walker Cup rivals turne(...)

David Howell of England putts on the 18th green during the third round of the Open de Espana at Real Club de Golf el Prat in Barcelona. Photo: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Michael Hoey’s hopes of claiming a sixth European Tour title fell away on Saturday after the Northern Ireland golfer carded a three-over 75 to fall fi(...)

Wu Ashun of China receives the golden jacket next to the trophy after winning the Volvo China Open  in Shanghai. Photo:  Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Wu Ashun became the first Chinese player to win a European Tour event on home soil on Sunday as David Howell bogeyed the 72nd hole of the Volvo China (...)

France’s Alexander Levy  looks on after plays a shot during the day three of the Volvo China Open at Tomson Shanghai Pudong Golf Club. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Golf round-up: Defending champion Alexander Levy squandered a brilliant start to leave the destiny of the Volvo China Open wide open heading into Sund(...)

Kevin Phelan has slipped to fourteenth place in the Africa Open. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Kevin Phelan, who shared the overnight lead at the Africa Openwith England’s Matt Ford, could only add a 72 to his opening 67 to remain five under at (...)

 Kevin Phelan tees off on the 11th hole during the first round of the Africa Open at East London Golf Club. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Ireland’s Kevin Phelan carried on from where he left off last week by carding an opening 67 to claim a share of the lead in the Africa Open at East Lo(...)

Kevin Phelan of Ireland tees off on the second during the final round of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Kevin Phelan’s career-best finish as a professional in the Joburg Open proved to be a case of “so near yet so far” on the double for the Waterford man(...)

South Africa’s  Wallie Coetsee  tees off on the second hole during the third round of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

World number 509 Wallie Coetsee, who has recorded one top-10 finish in 37 European Tour events, will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the (...)