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 (...)

 Graeme McDowell tees off at the 14th during the second round of the Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National in Paris, France. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell has turned his attention from simply making the cut to winning his third title of the year in the Alstom Open de France. McDowell arri(...)

England’s  Paul Casey celebrates an eagle on the 18th hole on his way to winning the Irish Open at Carton House, Co Kildare. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA

The forgotten man, as Paul Casey had become, provided further proof of the old cliche: if form is temporary, class is permanent. Yesterday, the Englis(...)