Ireland’s Kevin Phelan plays his second shot into the 18th green during the second round of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Waterford golfer Kevin Phelan put himself in a strong position at the Joburg Open, carding a four-under 68 to move to eight under and within four sho(...)

South Africa’s  Nic Henning  plays his second shot to  the 15th green during the first round of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

South Africa’s Nic Henning claimed a narrow lead after the opening round of the Joburg Open as home players dominated the top of the leaderboard at Ro(...)

European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke will join Peter Lawrie, Kevin Phelan and Gareth Maybin in Johannesburg. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

South Africa’s Richard Sterne will attempt to win the Joburg Open for the third time in its nine-year history to make amends for a “horrendous” spell (...)

Lydia Ko won the women’s Australian Open, but what’s in her bag? (Photograph: ESTHER LIM/AFP/Getty Images)

USA put trust in Love for the second timeWhoever is organising the finer things of life for the respective captains at next year’s Ryder Cup in Hazelt(...)

Joint leader SSP Chawrasia of India plays a shot during the first round of the Hero India Open Golf at Delhi Golf Club. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

India’s SSP Chawrasia made an ideal start to his bid for a third European Tour victory on home soil by claiming a share of the lead following the firs(...)

  Andy Sullivan of England after holing his winning putt during the play-off against Charl Schwartzel of South Africa in the final round of the South African Open at Glendower Golf Club  in Johannesburg. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

England’s Andy Sullivan won his first European Tour title on Sunday after home favourite Charl Schwartzel suffered a dramatic collapse in the South Af(...)

 Charl Schwartzel of South Africa plays a bunker shot on the 10th hole during the third round of the South African Open at Glendower Golf Club   in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel will take a commanding lead into the final round of the South African Open and admits victory in his native (...)

South Africa’s Ernie Els playing a shot during the first round of the South African Open at Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

Tournament host Ernie Els set about making amends for a winless 2014 at the earliest possible opportunity with an excellent start to his bid for a six(...)

 Ernie Els  practising prior to the  South African Open at Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Four-time major winner Ernie Els admits time is against him, but has not given up hope of a “Cinderella” victory in the Masters in April. Els f(...)

Peter Lawrie during the second round of the European Tour qualifying school final stage in November in Girona, Spain.Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

The harsh reality of surviving as a tour professional without a tour card will likely be a motivating 15th club in the bag for Peter Lawrie, who will (...)