Defending champion  David Lynn of England plays a chip shot on the 15th hole during the Portugal Masters ProAm held at the Oceanico Victoria Golf Course. Photograph:  Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Defending champion David Lynn is looking for some inspiration as he returns to the scene of his last victory. Since winning the Portugal Masters at t(...)

 Gareth Maybin  in action at the  Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s Gareth Maybin is two off the lead of the Omega European Masters at the breathtaking Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in the Swiss Alps af(...)

Rory McIlroy grimaces as he hits from the fairway to 16th green during the pro-am of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, NC. Photograph: AP Photo

Former US Open champion Webb Simpson is banking on home advantage at this week’s $6.9 million (€4.9m) Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Car(...)

Darren Clarke: “I couldn’t have done it without a lot of help from a lot of people — they know who they are and I thank them enormously for it.”

Darren Clarke and David Lynn will have extra reasons to enjoy the 78th US Masters when it gets under way at Augusta National on Thursday. (...)

David Lynn of England hits his second shot on the fifth hole during the final round of the Portugal Masters at Oceanico Victoria  in Faro. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

England’s David Lynn surged through the field to claim his second European Tour title and climb back into the world’s top 50 in the Portugal Masters (...)

Scott Jamieson of Scotland reacts after narrowly missing a chip shot for birdie and a 59 on the 18th hole as his caddie Ritchie Blair looks on during the third round of the Portugal Masters at Oceanico Victoria Golf Course in Faro. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Scotland’s Scott Jamieson came agonisingly close to recording the first ever 59 on the European Tour as he charged into contention in the Portugal Mas(...)

Ireland’s Shane Lowry  looks dejected after he hits his tee shot on the 17th hole during the second round of the Portugal Masters at Oceanico Victoria Golf Course. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

A bogey at the par-five 17th ended Shane Lowry’s defence of his Portugal Masters title in Vilamoura on Friday as the English duo of Paul Waring and (...)

Chris Wood of England hits his tee-shot on the 13th hole during the first round of the Portugal Masters at Oceanico Victoria Golf Course  in Faro, Portugal. Photograph:   Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Ireland’s Simon Thornton shares the clubhouse lead after the first round of the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura. The Bradford-born golfer carded a 31 o(...)

Gregory Bourdy and Mikko Ilonen of the European team celebrate with champagne after winning the Seve Trophy at Golf de Saint-Nom-la-Breteche  in Paris. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Continental Europe won the Seve Trophy for the first time in 13 years on Sunday, Francesco Molinari keeping his cool to edge out Great Britain and Ire(...)

Gonzalo Fernandez Castano and Nicolas Colsaerts of the European team line up a putt during the third day’s morning foursomes at the Seve Trophy at Golf de Saint-Nom-la-Breteche  in Paris. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

David Lynn held his nerve to complete Great Britain and Ireland’s comeback as they drew level with Continental Europe at 9-9 at the end of day three o(...)