Rory McIlroy in action at the  2014 Irish Open at Fota Island Resort, Cork, where he missed the cut. Photograph: Inpho

His eye is on a Claret Jug, to the extent Rory McIlroy has returned to play this week’s Scottish Open – for the first time since 2009 – in an effort (...)

 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(...)

 Crowds gather around the 7th green at Fota Island yesterday to watch Padraig Harrington, Rory McIlroy and Stephen Gallacher  during the second round of the Irish Open yesterday. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images.

As the poster boy of global golf departed, Rory McIlroy’s fate sealed by an overhanging tree branch which ricocheted his ball into the wilderness down(...)

Henrik Stenson leaves the 18th green after his third round of 64 at the Nordea Masters at the PGA Sweden National. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

World number two Henrik Stenson shared the lead with England’s world number 346 Eddie Pepperell after the third round at the Nordea Masters in Malmo.(...)

Ireland’s Shane Lowry  plays a bunker shot at the 18th green during the Nordea Masters at the PGA Sweden National yesterday. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Alvaro Quiros carded the best round of the second day of the Nordea Masters in Malmo to take a share of the lead with Victor Dubuisson and Eddie Peppe(...)

 Padraig Harrington of Ireland plays a shot from the bunker on the ninth hole during the final round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship at the TPC Four Seasons on May 18, 2014 in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

If there was a time that the last place Pádraig Harrington would want to tee up a ball in search of momentum at this time of year was the West Co(...)

 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(...)