Jordan Spieth hits his tee shot on the 4th during round one of the World Golf Championship Cadillac Match Play at TPC Harding Park on April 29th, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Robert Laberge/Getty Images

Masters champion Jordan Spieth and world number one Rory McIlroy enjoyed comfortable victories on the opening day of the WGC-Cadillac Match Play, a(...)

Shane Lowry is in San Antonio this week for the Valero Texas, his last tournament before the US Masters. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

To be brutally blunt, that missed cut in Bay Hill was the kind of kick up the arse that I needed. I hadn’t missed a cut on tour – either in Europe or (...)

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(...)