Shane Lowry  stands with his caddie Dermot Byrne during the final round of the British Masters at Woburn Golf Club. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

If a cold putter led to a large dose of frustration for Shane Lowry, there were still many positives for him to take away from a runner-up finish to M(...)

 Shane Lowry  plays off the second tee during the final practice round of the  Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland. Photo:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

Ireland’s Shane Lowry has reset his goals as he looks to build on the biggest win of his career, with a spot on Darren Clarke’s Ryder Cup team to take(...)

Thongchai celebrates holing the winning putt on the 18th hole with his coach during the final round of the Porsche European Open at Golf Resort Bad  Griesbach in Passau, Germany. Photo: Adam Pretty/Getty Images

Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee produced a flawless final round to claim victory at the Porsche European Open in Germany ahead of Englishman Graeme Storm.(...)

Charl Schwartzel of South Africa acknowledges the applause of the crowd   during the second round of the Porsche European Open at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach  in Passau, Germany. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel carded a second consecutive 66 to claim a share of the halfway lead in the Porsche European Open in Germany. (...)

Graeme McDowell is four shots off the lead of Australia’s Richard Green after posting an opening round 68 in Bavaria. Photograph: Epa

Graeme McDowell posted an opening round 68 at the Porsche European Open to leave him four shots off the lead and in with a fighting chance of achievin(...)

The silhouettes of attendees are seen during an event at the IBM Watson headquarters in New York. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Irish elite sports firm Orreco is to partner with IBM on its billion-dollar super computer Watson to build an app that will help sports teams to make(...)

Jack Hume of Naas and The Island’s  Gavin Moynihan in action for Britain  and Ireland during day one of the Walker Cup at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

If past Ryder Cup captains have seen Graeme McDowell as their terrier-like player at the bottom of the order, then Gavin Moynihan is emerging as anoth(...)

Rory McIlroy has struggled to make a move at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston. Photograph: Getty

It was like watching the tennis superstar Roger Federer practice hours before a night match at the United States Open, only every stroke that Rory McI(...)

 Matt Jones holed this 50-foot putt   on the eighth green during the completion of the weather-delayed second round of the US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits on Saturday. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Unheralded Australian Matt Jones birdied two of his last six holes to seize a two-shot lead when the storm-delayed second round of the US PGA Champion(...)

Rory McIlroy jogs across a bridge during the first round of the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

No dodgy ankle. No rust. Nothing. Just the same old Rory McIlroy, striding down the fairways with a pep in his step. And the world number one stood t(...)