France’s Alexander Levy  looks on after plays a shot during the day three of the Volvo China Open at Tomson Shanghai Pudong Golf Club. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Golf round-up: Defending champion Alexander Levy squandered a brilliant start to leave the destiny of the Volvo China Open wide open heading into Sund(...)

Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal jumps into a water hazard in an attempt to avoid attacking hornets at the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club. Photograph: Getty Images

Lee Westwood took command of the Maybank Malaysian Open on Friday after Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal survived the scariest moment of his career in (...)

 Rory McIlroy  and Tiger Woods  shake hands on the ninth green, their 18th hole, during the first round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the Majlis course at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy emphatically lived up to his billing as pre-tournament favourite with a stunning opening round of 63 that left playing partner Tiger Wood(...)

Ireland’s  David Higgins finished in a tie for second place at the Italian Open in Turin. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Kerry’s David Higgins claimed the best result of his career on the European Tour as he finished joint runner-up to France’s Julien Quesne at the Itali(...)

Ireland’s Damien McGrane hits his tee shot on the first hole during the third round of the KLM Open at Kennemer GC in Zandvoort. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Meath’s Damien McGrane defied the miserable conditions to card a superb 67 that left him two shots adrift of hometown leader Joost Luiten after the t(...)

 Thomas Levet in action during the first round of the Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Ryder Cup fans today got a glimpse of what lies in store in five years time as Le Golf National had some of the world’s top players scrambling to reco(...)