Rory McIlroy celebrates after he holed out from the bunker at the 18th hole during the first round of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Photo: Paul Childs/Reuters

A tale of two Irishmen with different stories to relate, as the Race to Dubai dream unravelled for Shane Lowry while Rory McIlroy – conjuring up power(...)

Rory McIlroy says he was ‘taken aback’ by the appointment by Davis Love III of Tiger Woods as a vice-captain for next year’s Ryder Cup. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy was taken aback to learn that Tiger Woods has been named a vice-captain for next year’s Ryder Cup, admitting it raises further questions (...)

Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark plays his second shot on the ninth hole during the second round of the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai, China. The Dane will take a three shot lead into the final two rounds. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard set an imposing clubhouse target as overnight leader Sergio Garcia stumbled in the second round of the BMW Masters in Shan(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hands his putter to his caddie JP Fitzgerald during the second round of the WGC - HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Scotland’s Russell Knox continued to make the most of his late entry into the final World Golf Championship event of the season as a frustrated Rory M(...)

Rory McIlroy  in action during the third round of the Turkish Airlines Open at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Club  in Antalya. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Trick or treat? Nothing ghoulish from Rory McIlroy, just more Turkish delight as the world number three shot a third consecutive round of 67 – for 201(...)

Ian Poulter was forced into a frantic journey to compete in last week’s UBS Hong Kong Open. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Ian Poulter believes the European Tour must maintain its membership criteria, even though they almost cost him a place in next year’s Ryder Cup. Poult(...)

Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark hits a shot during the third round of the Hong Kong Open. Photograph: Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images

Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard has the chance to banish the memories of the worst day of his career after staging a thrilling duel with world number seve(...)

Kevin Phelan is set to miss the cut after a second round 76 at the Hong Kong Open. Photograph: Getty

Kevin Phelan’s hopes of securing at least a sixth-place finish at the Hong Kong Open and with it a full European Tour card for 2016 are over after he (...)

Ian Poulter celebrates with the Ryder Cup trophy after Europe won it at Gleneagles last year. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Ian Poulter is making a last-minute dash from Florida to Hong Kong in order to maintain his European Tour membership and remain eligible for next year(...)

Shane Lowry  putts on the 10th green during the thrid round of the British Masters at Woburn Golf Club. Photo: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

A second consecutie 69 saw Shane Lowry remain in contention at the British Masters on Saturday. The Offaly man sits three shots behind joint leaders M(...)