Ryder Cup star Graeme McDowell continued to set the pace on the second day of the £5.4milllion WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire.

Ireland’s Graeme McDowell continued to set the pace on the second day of the £5.4milllion WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai on Friday. McDowell, wh(...)

 Joost Luiten of The Netherlands (right) celebrates after his 6&5 victory over Pablo Larrazabal of Spain (left) during the quarter-final matches of the Volvo World Match Play Championship at The London Club   in Ash, United Kingdom. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

South Africa’s George Coetzee could turn a last-minute call-up into the Volvo World Match Play Championship into easily the biggest payday of his car(...)

 Defending champion Graeme McDowell  plays from deep rough into the 18th green in his World Match Play against Joost Luiten of the Netherlands. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Defending champion Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry both lost for a second day to end their participation at the Volvo World Match Play Championship a(...)

Overnight, this course built on the sand hills of North Carolina, lost its teeth. Like a chameleon, it changed. Hey presto, just like that! And the up(...)

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy during day two of the BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Club. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Rory McIlroy went from flirting with a third consecutive missed cut to a place inside the top 10 in the BMW PGA Championship on Friday. With a swirlin(...)

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley admits he is concerned about the loss of form which has seen Ryder Cup talisman Ian Poulter drop out of the automatic qualifying places for Gleneagles. Photograph:   Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

European captain Paul McGinley admits he is concerned about the loss of form which has seen Ryder Cup talisman Ian Poulter drop out of the automatic q(...)

Jonas Blixt of Sweden finished joint-second at Augusta National. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Paul McGinley has offered further encouragement to Jonas Blixt by admitting the Swede is “maybe nailed-on” to play for Europe in the Ryder Cup(...)

Bubba Watson  poses with the green jacket after winning the 2014 Masters  by a three-stroke margin  at Augusta National.  Photograph:  Rob Carr/Getty Images 1:36

Bubba Watson was quick to play down his achievement of winning a second Masters title in three years as Jordan Spieth declared himself ready to(...)

Bubba Watson reacts after a birdie on the ninth hole during the final round of the Masters  at Augusta National. Photograph: Reuters 1:36

The golfing gods had a choice between two players who regularly frequent bible study on tour: one already with a near-as-new green jacket of hi(...)

US golfer Jordan Spieth (left) walking over the bridge at the 13th hole with his caddie Michael Greller during the third round of the Masters at Augusta National. Photograph: Mike Blake / Reuters

Jordan Spieth intends to channel his nerves on the final day at Augusta as he bids to make history by becoming the youngest winner of the Maste(...)