Rory McIlroy in action in Dubai. Playing each half of the course in 32 shots illustrated the consistency in his game. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

So much for distraction. If the sense that Rory McIlroy’s professional pursuits have not been harmed by the imminent nature of a court case with his (...)

Rory McIlroy sits on top of the leaderboard in the Dubai Desert Classic after he shot an eight under par 64 in his second round. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

World number one Rory McIlroy’s peerless power and precision has put him in pole position at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.The Northern Irishman prod(...)

South Africa’s  Branden Grace  celebrates with the winner’s trophy after his victory in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at Doha Golf Club. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

South Africa’s Branden Grace won his sixth European Tour title and second of this season as he finished one shot clear of Scotland’s Marc Warren at th(...)

Scotland’s  Marc Warren in action during the third round of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at the Doha Golf Club. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Scotland’s Marc Warren was one of four players to claim a share of the lead heading into the final day of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.Warren sho(...)

Rory McIlroy: will pick up prizemoney of over €1 million for his Race to Dubai victory. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

There’s the feel of a “dead rubber” about this season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. The king has already been crowned, as it were; the (...)

Joost Luiten of the Netherlands sprays champagne following his victory at the  Wales Open at Celtic Manor. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Ireland’s Shane Lowry missed out on a chance to land another European Tour title as Dutchman Joost Luiten recovered from a poor start and overcame a n(...)

A delighted Marc Warren of Scotland after winning the Made In Denmark title in Aalborg yesterday on day four of the event. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images.

Scotland’s Marc Warren produced a nerveless final round to win his first European Tour title for seven years at the inaugural Made in Denmark event ye(...)

 Marc Warren of Scotland hits his tee shot on the ninth hole during day two of the NH Collection Open held at La Reserva de Sotogrande Club de Golf  in Cadiz, Spain. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Scotland’s Marc Warren set the clubhouse target on the second day of the weather-affected inaugural NH Collection Open at La Reserva de Sotogra(...)

Europe’s Nicolas Colsaerts tees off on the 10th tee during his singles match against Asia’s Liang Wenchong at the Royal Trophy  at Dragon Lake Golf Club  in Guangzhou, China. Photograph: Victor Fraile/Getty Images

Europe won five of the last six singles matches for a stunning 8.5-7.5 comeback win over Asia to reclaim the Royal Trophy in China on Sunday and give (...)

Nicolas Colsaerts plays a shot on the 9th hole during the second day’s play at the Royal Trophy. Photograph: Victor Fraile/Getty Images
Asia in command at Royal Trophy
  • Golf
  • December 21, 2013, 13:03

Asia require three-and-a-half points from Sunday’s eight singles matches against Europe to defend the Royal Trophy after the teams split Saturday’s f(...)