Rory McIlroy plays a shot during the first round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai. Photograph: Photograph: Ali Haider/EPA

The most effective way for Ernie Els to prevent Rory McIlroy from matching a record of three Dubai Desert Classic victories is by lifting the giant t(...)

Rickie Fowler  hits his second shot to the  18th hole during the final day of the  Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

Golf’s aristocracy has been enlarged to a quartet. Cynics once claimed Rickie Fowler could not be classed among the elite, that colour and character (...)

Rickie Fowler produced two moments of magic to win the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Sunday and climb to fourth in the world rankings. After complet(...)

Rory McIlroy ended his delayed second round in Abu Dhabi with a birdie and eagle to sit two shots off the lead. Photograph: Getty

World number three Rory McIlroy made up for more lost time with a spectacular finish to his second round in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Saturda(...)

Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler on the 12th hole during the Abu Dhabi Golf championship. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

Jordan Spieth hailed a “masterclass” from Rory McIlroy after the world number three won their first duel of the year at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championshi(...)

Henrik Stenson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler  with golf boards at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, vunue for  the  HSBC Golf Champinoship  in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Photo:  Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

It does not require Hercule Poirot to determine where focus will be diverted during the opening two days of the HSBC Championship in Abu Dhabi. The g(...)

 Rory McIlroy (far right) tries out a ’Golfboard’ along with Henrik Stenson, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler ahead of the   Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Adam Scott believes taking time off is more appealing and Rory McIlroy appears lukewarm about golf’s return to the Olympics, but Martin Kaymer and Hen(...)

Jamie Donaldson could return to action as early as next week after injuring his finger on a chainsaw. Photograph: PA

Ryder Cup star Jamie Donaldson could return to action as early as next week after escaping serious injury following a mishap with a chainsaw. Donalds(...)

Marc Leishman watches his second shot on the 2nd hole during the final round on day four of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Gary Player CC in Sun City, South Africa. Photo: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Australia’s Marc Leishman cruised to victory in the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City to claim his first European Tour title and complete an Australi(...)

Keegan Bradley plays an approach to the ninth green during day three of the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City, South Africa. Photo: Jan Kruger/Getty Images
Leishman hits the front in Sun City
  • Golf
  • December 5, 2015, 16:04

Australia’s Marc Leishman will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge after Henrik Stenson lost his cool in swelterin(...)