Rory McIlroy has  won the Race to Dubai and topped the PGA Tour money list, as well as winning the Open Championship and US PGA Championship as he reclaimed the world number one spot. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Rory McIlroy has been named the 2014 Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Year after a stunning season on both sides of the Atlantic. The (...)

 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(...)

Stephanie Meadow smiles  on the second hole during the third round of the 69th US Women’s Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, North Carolina. Photograph:  Scott Halleran/Getty Images

On the third Sunday in June, history was made. As Martin Kaymer’s coronation as the new US Open champion was played out with all the assuredness of G(...)

  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 in action during a practise round for the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club on Wednesday. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Off-the-back of 13 straight cuts, posting five top-10 finishes, and cementing his place within the world’s top 50, Shane Lowry is in as good a posi(...)

 Sergio Garcia  in action during the pro-am for the Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya.  “I think Rory did something quite extraordinary this season.” Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

The man once known as ‘El Nino’ in his younger days doesn’t see any need for winds of change, or any requirement to fiddle with the system. Nor does L(...)

Bubba Watson  chips in from a greenside bunker on the 18th hole to make a play-off during the final round of the WGC-HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell’s bid to hold off a world-class field for all four days of the WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai came unstuck in the final round a(...)

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland hits his second shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the WGC - HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club  in Shanghai. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell insisted he was relishing the challenge after his domination of the WGC-HSBC Champions came under serious threat in Shanghai. Two ahea(...)

 Graeme McDowell  plays his second shot in to the ninth hole during the first round of the WGC - HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China. Photoghraph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Patrick Reed hit the headlines for the wrong reasons in Shanghai on the opening day of the WGC-HSBC Champions event. While playing partner Graeme McDo(...)

Australian Adam Scott plays out of the rough during the pro-am at Sheshan International Golf Club Shanghai yesterday ahead of today’s WGC-HSBC Champions tournament. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

World number two Adam Scott is ready to take advantage of the absence of Rory McIlroy at the $8.5 million (€6.8 million) WGC-HSBC Champions tournam(...)