Rory McIlroy has struggled to get up and running at Fota on the first day. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Pre-tournament favourite Rory McIlroy blamed a “sloppy” short game for an opening round of 74 which left him facing a battle to avoid another early ex(...)

Ireland’s Shane Lowry hits from the rough during day one of the BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Club, Surrey. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

A stunning back nine left Ireland’s Shane Lowry in second position at Wentworth. Having carded six birdies and no bogeys down the straight before bad (...)

  George Coetzee of South Africa hits his tee shot at the 18th in the final round of the Joburg Open . Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Home favourite George Coetzee produced a closing 66 to claim the Joburg Open by three shots on Sunday afternoon. Fellow countryman Justin Walters had (...)

South Africa’s Justin Walters a hits his tee shot on the third hole during the third round of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

South African pair Thomas Aiken and Justin Walters moved top of the leaderboard after the third round of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg & K(...)

Spain’s Eduardo de la Riva  reacts after he hits his tee shot on the seventh hole during the first round  of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Ireland’s Damien McGrane is two shots off the lead after the opening round of the Joburg Open after carding a five-under-par 66 over the East Course a(...)

 Tiger Woods  hits his tee shot on the 16th hole during the second round of the Turkish Airlines Open at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Course in  Antalya, Turkey. Photo:  Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

The marketing gurus couldn’t have planned it any better. As the sun replaced the opening morning’s thunderstorms, the gathering of the sport’s elite h(...)

Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 16th hole during the second round of the Turkish Airlines Open. Photogrtaph:  Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Tiger Woods showed precisely why he is the world’s number one golfer, posting a stunning tournament-best 63 to burst into title contention after the s(...)

Ireland’s Shane Lowry  looks dejected after he hits his tee shot on the 17th hole during the second round of the Portugal Masters at Oceanico Victoria Golf Course. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

A bogey at the par-five 17th ended Shane Lowry’s defence of his Portugal Masters title in Vilamoura on Friday as the English duo of Paul Waring and (...)

 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(...)