Michael Hoey tees off on the 12th hole during the second round of the  Lyoness Open at the Diamond Country Club  in Atzenbrugg, Austria. Photo: Paul Thomas/Getty Images

Frenchman Gregory Bourdy believes a “special” opening nine holes laid the foundations for him to extend his lead after the second round of the Lyoness(...)

England’s  David Horsey plays an iron shot during his first round at the  the Lyoness Open  at the Diamond Country Club  in Atzenbrugg, Austria. Photo: Paul Thomas/Getty Images

Frenchman Gregory Bourdy’s precise iron play saw him take a two-shot lead in the first round of the Lyoness Open in Austria but he was still not satis(...)

Sweden’s Mikael Lundberg: “I am definitely one of those guys who can click straight away in terms of form and confidence.” Photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images

Defending champion Mikael Lundberg hopes a return to Austria will rekindle the form that saw him end a six-year drought 12 months ago. The Swede’s vic(...)

Pádraig Harrington: calculated a couple of weeks ago that he would need 25 world ranking points to make it into the top 60 and secure a place at Chambers Bay. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Pádraig Harrington will chase a coveted spot in the field of the 115th US Open when he tees it up on Thursday in this week’s PGA Tour event, the FedE(...)

Alex Noren of Sweden plays his second shot on the second hole on day four of the Nordea Masters at the PGA Sweden National. Photo: Harry Engels/Getty Images

Sweden’s Alex Noren put last year’s injury misery firmly behind him after cruising to his second Nordea Masters title at a windswept PGA Sweden Nation(...)

Swedish amateur Marcus Kinhult  plays his second shot on the 11th hole during the second round of the   Nordea Masters at the PGA Sweden National in Malmo. Photo: Harry Engels/Getty Images

Swedish teenager Marcus Kinhult became the first amateur to lead at the halfway stage of a European Tour event since Shane Lowry in 2009 after another(...)

Graeme McDowell:  It was “a baptism of fire”, he said of the Irish Open at Royal County Down. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The magic formula of how best to prepare for a Major championship varies from player to player, although the build-up to the US Open at Chambers Ba(...)

Peter Lawrie finished with a 74 for 290, which left him in tied-59th place at the BMW PGA Championship at  Wentworth. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Once upon a time, Paul McGinley and Pádraig Harrington formed a potent partnership in team golf, winning the World Cup and being partners-in-arms for(...)

George Coetzee of South Africa hits his tee shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the Trophee Hassan II Golf at Golf du Palais Royal in Agadir, Morocco. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

George Coetzee and Tommy Fleetwood remained in contention to secure a place in the Masters as Andy Sullivan, Alexander Levy, Marcel Siem and Ross Fish(...)

Germany’s Marcel Siem  hits his tee shot on the first hole during the opening  round of the Trophee Hassan II Golf at Golf du Palais Royal in Agadir, Morocco. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

George Coetzee and Marcel Siem kept their hopes of qualifying for the Masters very much alive on the opening day of the Hassan Trophy at Golf du Palai(...)