Stephen Gallacher  five off the early pace at the Italian Open.   Photgraph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Stephen Gallacher is the only player who controls his Ryder Cup destiny, but it was Francesco Molinari who did most to boost his chances of making the(...)

Greenkeepers  push water off the first fairway during the second round of the PGA Championship  at Valhalla GC  in Louisville. Photograph: Jeff Roberson/AP

Friday’s second round of the US PGA Championship is set to be an endurance test for players and supporters alike with torrential spells of rain foreca(...)

Edoardo Molinari of Italy hits his tee shot on the fourth hole on his way to a four-under-par 68 on the opening day of the  143rd British Open  at Royal Liverpool  in Hoylake.  His brother Francesco also shot 68. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Edoardo Molinari has an unusual nickname which, it transpires, has nothing to do with the extinct bird. He is called “Dodo”, a name which has stuck si(...)

Mikko Ilonen waves to yesterday’s large crowd after his victory in the Irish Open at Fota Island. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A flying Finn, not unlike the Vikings of old, made a daring raid on the Irish Open. But as Mikko Ilonen walked away with the booty, his fourth career (...)

Finland’s Mikko Ilonen  tees off from the 10th hole during the final round of the Irish Open at  Fota Island  in Cork. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Inspired by Martin Kaymer’s wire-to-wire US Open triumph, Finland’s Mikko Ilonen followed in his footsteps by claiming his fourth European Tour title (...)

That birdie putt on the 18th green to secure second place in the PGA Championship at Wentworth. “I still don’t know whether to laugh or to cry. If ever there is a thin line between winning and losing, I have just discovered it.” Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Sunday evening, May 25th Nearly an hour has gone by. I am back in the locker room at the Wentworth Club, up the hill from the 18th green where all the(...)

 Pádraig Harrington will contest US Open qualifying at Walton Heath for the first time on Monday. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Three-time Major winner Pádraig Harrington will contest US Open qualifying for the first time on Monday.Harrington has played in every US Open since 2(...)

Caddies react to the tragic news of caddie Ian McGregor’s sudden death from a heart attack during the Madeira Open last weekend. Photograph: Octavio Passos/Reuters

There are some big names here at the PGA Catalunya for the Spanish Open, always one of the most popular events on the European Tour. However, most of (...)

South Africa’s Justin Walters a hits his tee shot on the third hole during the third round of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

South African pair Thomas Aiken and Justin Walters moved top of the leaderboard after the third round of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg & K(...)

Italy’s  Edoardo Molinari  hits his tee shot on the 18th hole during day two of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Former Ryder Cup player Edoardo Molinari and Scotland’s Craig Lee head into the weekend at the head of the field at the Joburg Open.With three places (...)