Michael McGeady has made it to   European Tour final qualfying after finishing in a tie for 12th spot at El Saler in Valencia. Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

Michael McGeady proved the only successful Irish entrant to make it through the second stage of European Tour qualifying in Spain on Monday.The Nort(...)

Niall Kearney is in a tie for sixth place at the European Tour’s second qualifying stage at Lumine Beach in Tarragona . Photograph:  Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Niall Kearney and Michael McGeady are best placed of the eight Irish golfers battling out for a place at European Tour final qualifying going into the(...)

Rory McIlroy competing in last weekend’s Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow.

Where once his head was driven demented by figuring out a way to conquer the TPC at Sawgrass, Rory McIlroy’s maturity – now an older and wiser 25-year(...)

Ireland’s  Kevin Phelan has qualified for the final  round of Q-School. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Ruaidhri McGee and Kevin Phelan moved closer to securing a European Tour card when both qualified from their respective second stage events in Spain (...)

 Niall Kearney carded a 69 and is in a tie for 24th spot at the second stage of European Tour qualifying at Las Colinas near Alicante in Spain. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Ruaidhri McGee kept up his brilliant showing in European Tour school by moving into a share of fifth position following the third round of the secon(...)

Pádraig Harrington believes the new structure will entice a stronger entry into the Irish Open.

 The decision of the R&A to scrap the annual international qualifying for the British Open and to restructure the qualification structure for golf(...)

Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger in action during the first round of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Austria’s Bernd Weisberger closed with two birdies to take the early clubhouse lead during the first round of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Glene(...)

Michael Hoey of Northern Ireland leads by five at Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Michael Hoey had mixed emotions yesterday after his 67 left him two shots off the Russian Open lead, lamenting after 15 birdies in 36 holes that he sh(...)

Michael Hoey of Northern Ireland in action during the first round of the M2M Russian Open at Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club near Moscow, Russia. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Simon Dyson produced a bogey-free round to sit among three players tied for the lead on the opening day of the M2M Russian Open at Tseleevo Golf &(...)

 Graeme McDowell plays into the 15th green during the third round of the Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National  in Paris, France. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell, who has either won or missed the cut in each of his last seven events, has the chance to maintain that odd streak in the final round (...)