Henrik Stenson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler  with golf boards at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, vunue for  the  HSBC Golf Champinoship  in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Photo:  Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

It does not require Hercule Poirot to determine where focus will be diverted during the opening two days of the HSBC Championship in Abu Dhabi. The g(...)

 Rory McIlroy (far right) tries out a ’Golfboard’ along with Henrik Stenson, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler ahead of the   Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Adam Scott believes taking time off is more appealing and Rory McIlroy appears lukewarm about golf’s return to the Olympics, but Martin Kaymer and Hen(...)

Sergio Garcia: in the hunt again in Thailand following his win in the Ho Tram Open in Vietnam last week. Photograph: Khalid Redza/AFP/Getty

Jamie Donaldson fired a bogey-free 63 to open up a three-shot lead after the opening round of the Thailand Golf Championship. The Welshman, who has (...)

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(...)

 Peter Lawrie is hoping to regain his European Tour card  at the Portugal Masters. Photo:   Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Peter Lawrie will go into this week’s Portugal Masters knowing that only strong finish - possibly in the top five - will see him avoid another trip to(...)

Rikard Karlberg poses with the trophy after winning the 72nd Open d’Italia at Golf Club Milano in Monza, Italy. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Sweden’s Rikard Karlberg defeated Martin Kaymer in a play-off to win his first European Tour title after the two-time major winner squandered a thr(...)

Martin Kaymer of Germany and his caddie Craig Connelly line up a putt on the second hole during the third round of the 72nd Open d’Italia at Golf Club Milano  in Monza, Italy. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Two-time major winner Martin Kaymer lived up to his billing as pre-tournament favourite by surging into a share of the lead heading into the final rou(...)

Ireland’s five Walker Cup winners Gavin Moynihan, Paul Dunne, Cormac Sharvin, Gary Hurley and Jack Hume with Britain and Ireland captain Nigel Edwards after their triumph at Royal Lytham & St Annes. Photograph: David Cannon/R&A/via Getty Images

One day you are playing golf for fun and the next you are playing for your living. So how is the transition and what does it mean for three of the (...)

Martin Kaymer: “I’ve  been playing really well since the French Open, although I haven’t won”. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Two-time major winner Martin Kaymer will look to turn the loss of his full playing privileges on the PGA Tour to his advantage with his first victory (...)

Dustin Johnson hits his tee shot on the sixth hole during the first round of the US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

For those graced with early tee times, this 97th edition of the US PGA Championship offered a chance to post a score and to sit back and listen to (...)