Germany’s Marcel Siem  hits his tee shot on the first hole during the opening  round of the Trophee Hassan II Golf at Golf du Palais Royal in Agadir, Morocco. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

George Coetzee and Marcel Siem kept their hopes of qualifying for the Masters very much alive on the opening day of the Hassan Trophy at Golf du Palai(...)

Alejandro Canizares is out to reclaim the Trophee du Hassan II. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Alejandro Cañizares will return to Morocco this Thursday looking to become the first player to defend the Trophée Hassan II title since it became a pa(...)

 Rory McIlroy  reacts to a putt on the sixth green during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational  at the Bay Hill Club in Orlando, Florida. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Golf round-up: Rory McIlroy’s bid to go into the Masters with a second victory of the season under his belt suffered a major blow after a poor finish (...)

Trevor Fisher Jnr of South Africa celebrates a putt on the 11th green during the final round of the Africa Open at East London Golf Club. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

South Africa’s Trevor Fisher Jnr maintained the 100 per cent record of home players in the Africa Open by winning his first European Tour title with a(...)

Kevin Phelan has slipped to fourteenth place in the Africa Open. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Kevin Phelan, who shared the overnight lead at the Africa Openwith England’s Matt Ford, could only add a 72 to his opening 67 to remain five under at (...)

 Kevin Phelan tees off on the 11th hole during the first round of the Africa Open at East London Golf Club. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Ireland’s Kevin Phelan carried on from where he left off last week by carding an opening 67 to claim a share of the lead in the Africa Open at East Lo(...)

Kevin Phelan of Ireland tees off on the second during the final round of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Kevin Phelan’s career-best finish as a professional in the Joburg Open proved to be a case of “so near yet so far” on the double for the Waterford man(...)

South Africa’s  Wallie Coetsee  tees off on the second hole during the third round of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

World number 509 Wallie Coetsee, who has recorded one top-10 finish in 37 European Tour events, will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the (...)

Ireland’s Kevin Phelan plays his second shot into the 18th green during the second round of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Waterford golfer Kevin Phelan put himself in a strong position at the Joburg Open, carding a four-under 68 to move to eight under and within four sho(...)

South Africa’s  Nic Henning  plays his second shot to  the 15th green during the first round of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

South Africa’s Nic Henning claimed a narrow lead after the opening round of the Joburg Open as home players dominated the top of the leaderboard at Ro(...)