Rory McIlroy celebrates after he holed out from the bunker at the 18th hole during the first round of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Photo: Paul Childs/Reuters

A tale of two Irishmen with different stories to relate, as the Race to Dubai dream unravelled for Shane Lowry while Rory McIlroy – conjuring up power(...)

Shane Lowry is one of only two Irishmen in the limited field in the BMW Masters, along with Paul McGinley who is playing on a sponsor’s invitation. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

The legacy of his mid-summer ankle injury is still a factor, but only as Rory McIlroy cannot yet seem to put four tournaments together in a row. So, (...)

South Korea’s YE Yang in action  during the second round of the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club  in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Danny Willett’s impressive form carried on in the Swiss Alps as he claimed an one-shot lead on a weather-interrupted second day of the Omega European (...)

17-year-old Lydia Ko became the youngest winner of the Australian Open. (Photograph: Esther Lim/AFP/Getty Images)

Padraig Harrington’s interest in the Northern Trust Open is over after he carded a four over par 75 in his third roud at the Riviera Country club.Harr(...)

Peter Lawrie sits tied for 12th place in the Hero India Open after he carded a level par 71 in his third round at Delhi Golf Club. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Peter Lawrie stalled on day three at the Hero Indian Open as he carded a level par 71 in hs third round at Delhi Golf Club.Lawrie dropped two shots an(...)

 Lee Westwood of England lifts the trophy after winning the Thailand Golf Championship at Amata Spring Country Club. Photograph: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Lee Westwood hit an impressive final-round 67 to win the Thailand Golf Championship by one shot on Sunday.The English golfer moved into contention on(...)

Ireland’s Kevin Phelan is 129th in the Race to Dubai rankings. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Ireland’s Kevin Phelan has left himself a chance of securing his European Tour card for next season with a third-place finish behind winner Scott Hen(...)

Henrik Stenson lines up a putt on the 17th green during the first round of the DP World Tour Championship. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Spain’s Alejandro Canizares claimed the lead after a first round of the DP World Tour Championship that did little to change the battle to end the sea(...)

Ireland’s  David Higgins finished in a tie for second place at the Italian Open in Turin. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Kerry’s David Higgins claimed the best result of his career on the European Tour as he finished joint runner-up to France’s Julien Quesne at the Itali(...)

David Higgins of Ireland plays a tee shot during   the third round of the Italian Open at Circolo Golf in Turin, Italy. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Australia’s Marcus Fraser will take a slender lead into the final round of the Italian Open on Sunday, but Francesco Molinari remains firmly in conten(...)