Rory McIlroy holds the British Open Claret Jug trophy on the Old Trafford pitch during half-time of Manchester United’s   Premier League match against Swansea City at Old Trafford. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Rory McIlroy’s bucket list is getting smaller but one unfulfilled wish is to win the FedExCup Series and therefore be crowned the PGA Tour champion(...)

 Graeme McDowell: “I’m optimisitic about the way I’m playing, I’m optimisitc about my chances of finishing in the automatic spots and I’d be farily optimistic of the chances of a pick. I am not really too worried about it.”

Graeme McDowell ran up a horror show on the Par 4 13th hole in the third round of the US PGA Championship, as a quadruple bogey eight - which included(...)

Shane Lowry of Ireland celebrates holing a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the  BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Shane Lowry believes he is ready to mix it with the best players in the world after completing a dream 48 hours in Surrey by winning the qualifier for(...)

Shane Lowry celebrates holing a birdie putt on the 18th green to earn second place on his own and a cheque for €527,000 at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

For a long time, as the drama unfolded on the West Course, it looked as if Shane Lowry had pulled the handle down on a one-arm bandit and that all the(...)

Rory McIlroy  tees off on the 17th hole, where he would make another birdiie and eventually claim victory in the    BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Perhaps the stars were aligned in his favour. In a final round of unscripted drama in the European Tour’s showpiece event, Rory McIlroy – and the rest(...)

Rory McIlroy  throws his ball to the crowd after holing a winning birdie putt on the 18th green on the final day  of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images.

Rory McIlroy’s capacity to confound knows no bounds. After arriving to play the BMW PGA Championship only out of a sense of duty to appear in the E(...)

Rory McIlroy  throws his ball to the crowd after holing a birdie putt on the 18th green that secured him the  BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

A week which began with personal heartache ended in professional triumph as Rory McIlroy came from seven shots behind to claim a remarkable victory in(...)

Ireland’s Shane Lowry with Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn  during day three of the BMW PGA Championships at  Wentworth. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA

He might have preferred otherwise, but Shane Lowry was given a front row seat to a quite remarkable putting show from Thomas Bjorn as the great Dane t(...)

Thomas Bjorn of Denmark gets his ball back after holing his bunker shot on the 15th hole during day two of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images.

It rained cats and dogs for much of yesterday’s second round of the BMW PGA Championship here at Wentworth, which wasn’t entirely a bad thing. For one(...)

Ireland’s Shane Lowry after his birdie at the last yesterday.

There is a free-spiritedness about Shane Lowry that is compulsively engaging. Yesterday the 27-year-old played his way to a share of the midway lead –(...)