Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen celebrates winning the Perth International at Lake Karrinyup Country Club. Photograph: Richard Wainwright/EPA

Thorbjorn Olesen sealed his second career European Tour title on Sunday with a final-round 71 to see off the challenge of French Ryder Cup star Victor(...)

 Kevin Phelan  needs a golfing miracle to save his tour card in Perth. Photograph:  Stanley Chou/Getty Images
Sinking Phelan for Kevin in Perth
  • Golf
  • October 25, 2014, 11:07

Ireland’s Kevin Phelan could only manage a level par, third round, 72, and as a result his chances of saving his tour card are now on the distant side(...)

Peter Lawrie, playing in Australia has lost his Tour card after a disappointing second round 77. The Irishman combined 152 puts him well outside the cut line. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Two Irish golfers have lost their Tour cards for next season. Peter Lawrie and Gareth Maybin fell short in Australia and will return to Qualifying Sch(...)

Anthony Wall of England and Oliver Goss of Australia walk past a group of ducks on day one of the 2014 Perth International at Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Perth, Australia. Photograph:  Paul Kane/Getty Images

The three Irish fighting for their Tour cards at the ISPS Handa Perth International have it all do after slow starts in Western Australia. With the l(...)

 Kevin Phelan: hoping to build on his third-place finish in the  Hong Kong Open – but he needs to finish in at least fourth place this week to retain his card. Photo:  Stanley Chou/Getty Images

It is the time of year when many players are forced to consider their futures on tour with the final showdown having started in Western Australia this(...)

Peter Lawrie needs to win in Perth to secure his Tour card. Photograph: Reuters
Irish trio up against it Down Under
  • Golf
  • October 20, 2014, 19:41

The numbers game is one which leaves absolutely no room to manoeuvre, which at least means Gareth Maybin, Kevin Phelan and Peter Lawrie – who, as thi(...)

Ireland’s Kevin Phelan is 129th in the Race to Dubai rankings. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Ireland’s Kevin Phelan has left himself a chance of securing his European Tour card for next season with a third-place finish behind winner Scott Hen(...)

South Africa’s  Ernie Els  receives a birthday cake during the  Hong Kong Open at Fanling. Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

Former world number one Ernie Els celebrated his 45th birthday by shooting a five-under-par 65 to take the lead in the Hong Kong Open at the halfway s(...)

Belgium’s  Nicolas Colsaerts plays from a bunker  during the first round of the  The Hong Kong Open at Fanling. Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

Former Asia number one Jyoti Randhawa wielded a hot putter to grab the opening round lead at the Hong Kong Open on Thursday while Nicolas Colsaerts a(...)

Defending champion  David Lynn of England plays a chip shot on the 15th hole during the Portugal Masters ProAm held at the Oceanico Victoria Golf Course. Photograph:  Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Defending champion David Lynn is looking for some inspiration as he returns to the scene of his last victory. Since winning the Portugal Masters at t(...)