Luke Donald  plays his approach shot to the sixth green during the third round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, South Africa. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Luke Donald maintained his place at the top of the leaderboard after the third round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, but compatriot Danny Willett was h(...)

  Luke Donald of England  waits to play into the 17th green during the second round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club  in Sun City, South Africa. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Luke Donald enjoyed a spectacular second round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge to race to the top of the leaderboard. The Englishman had an average open(...)

Shane Lowry of Ireland tees off at the first hole during the opening round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, South Africa. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Shane Lowry is six off Ross Fisher’s lead going into the second round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge after he carded a 72 in Sun City, South Africa. Fi(...)

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 (...)

  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland has won his second Race to Dubai title.  Photograph:  Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Some more boxes were ticked, as Brooks Koepka – an American who is not adverse to criss-crossing time zones – won the Turkish Airlines Open today, his(...)

Shane Lowry of Ireland shot a 72 to remain on eight under after three rounds of   the 2014 Turkish Airlines Open at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal  in Antalya, Turkey. Photograph:   Ian Walton/Getty Images

Shane Lowry didn’t hold back on self-criticism after a disappointing third round in the Turkish Airlines Open. “My course management was poor, I was t(...)

Shane Lowry: recovered from a ‘comedy of errors’ to shoot five successive birdies and sign for a two-under-par 70. Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

The Mechanic clicked into top gear, the Clotheshorse strutted his stuff and Shane Lowry – forced to demonstrate his resilience – battened down the hat(...)

Sergio Garcia’s slim chance of overtaking Rory McIlroy at the top of the Race to Dubai seem to have dissappeared at the Turkish Airlines Open

Sergio Garcia’s slim chance of preventing Rory McIlroy being crowned European number one for the second time in two years looked to have disappeared a(...)

Sergio Garcia in action during the pro-am for the Turkish Airlines Open at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal in Antalya. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Jamie Donaldson, Sergio Garcia and Marcel Siem will have to achieve something only Rory McIlroy himself has done this season to deny the world number (...)

 Graeme McDowell: finished third behind Bubba Watson at the  WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai and has now moved up to 15th in the latest world rankings. Photo:   Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

He’s still not back, not yet at any rate, although Rory McIlroy’s absence – missing out on the two big-money tournaments in China – doesn’t seem to ha(...)