Shane Lowry: will require a top-two finish in the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren if he is to overtake Rory McIlroy in the Race to Dubai standings. Photo: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

World number three Rory McIlroy will be an interested spectator as the third event of the European Tour’s Final Series gets under way in China today. (...)

Groundstaff remove water from the first green after torrential rain forced play to be suspended during the second round of the British Open golf championship on the Old Course in St. Andrews. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Heavy rain has forced the suspension of play on the second day of the 144th Open Championship. Rain lashed the event’s home at St Andrews in Fife ove(...)

George Coetzee of South Africa hits his tee shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the Trophee Hassan II Golf at Golf du Palais Royal in Agadir, Morocco. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

George Coetzee and Tommy Fleetwood remained in contention to secure a place in the Masters as Andy Sullivan, Alexander Levy, Marcel Siem and Ross Fish(...)

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(...)

 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(...)