A relieved  Shane Lowry embraces his caddie Dermot Byrne on the 18th green after the finishing his final round of the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates  in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

How do I explain this? The sense of relief I felt on that 18th green of the Jumeirah Golf Estates’ The Earth course in Dubai on Sunday was something n(...)

The funny thing is that most of the talk among players this week – at least so far – has been about Billy Horschel and how he isn’t in the American team. He wins the FedEx Cup. He goes second-first-first in the last three weeks. And he, like most of us, will be watching on television. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

Tuesday morning. 3.40am. The alarm goes off. It’s gas in a way that this week is the shortest flight out of Dublin airport I will do all year and it b(...)

Michael Hoey  during the final round of the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in Switzerland. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

American David Lipsky won his first European Tour title on Sunday after an extraordinary finish to the Omega European Masters in Switzerland.Lipsky al(...)

 Shane Lowry  in action during the BMW International Open at Golf Club Gut Larchenhof . Photograph:  Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s Michael Hoey has shot a six under par, 66, in the opening round of the BMW International Open in Cologne. He is two strokes behind (...)

Graeme McDowell in action  during the final round of the Open de France

Graeme McDowell today claimed his third win of the season, and third in eight events, with a hard-fought victory in the Alstom Open de France. McDowel(...)

Shane Lowry during the  final round of the Irish Open at Carton House. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The kid has evolved into a man. He’s proven it, for sure. Shane Lowry carried the heavy burden of expectation into the weekend – playing on his own do(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland bends his driver after his tee shot on the 11th during the second round of the Irish Open at Carton House. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

To paraphrase Oscar Wilde’s Lady Bracknell, ‘to lose one major winner might be regarded as misfortune but to lose four is downright careless.’ Rory M(...)

Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry share a joke on the third tee during the first round of the Irish Open at Carton House.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Rory McIlroy admitted to feeling “a little lost” as he struggled to a first round of 74 in the Irish Open that left him eight shots off the lead and b(...)

Gareth Maybin of Northen Ireland during the first round of the Trophee du Hassan II Golf at Golf du Palais Royal in Agadir, Morocco. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Germany’s Marcel Siem surged into a first-round lead at the Hassan II Trophy in Morocco with an eight-under-par 64 to boost his Masters hopes. (...)