Fabrizio Zanotti of Paraguay is attended to by medical staff after being struck with a ball during Day One of the KLM Open at De Kennemer Golf and Country Club in Zandvoort. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Two leading players questioned why there was no ambulance on site after Fabrizio Zanotti was struck on the head by a ball in the KLM Open on Thursday(...)

The main scoreboard showing the final result of the British Open. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Round 1 – Thursday, July 17thThere’s an old adage about the luck of the draw; there’s another about making your own luck: in the first round, Rory McI(...)

Rory McIlroy  chips onto the 15th green during the first round of the British Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake. Photo: Toby Melville/Reuters

There are certain indicators which confirm all is dandy in Rory McIlroy’s on-course world. There is a bounce in his step. The club twirls in his hands(...)

Edoardo Molinari of Italy hits his tee shot on the fourth hole on his way to a four-under-par 68 on the opening day of the  143rd British Open  at Royal Liverpool  in Hoylake.  His brother Francesco also shot 68. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Edoardo Molinari has an unusual nickname which, it transpires, has nothing to do with the extinct bird. He is called “Dodo”, a name which has stuck si(...)

Rory McIlroy: will be hoping to make a big impact in his first visit to Fota Island, venue for this year’s Irish Open. Photo: David Cannon/Getty

Samuel Taylor Coleridge once observed that “he who is best prepared can best serve his moment of inspiration”. He’s unlikely to have been thinking ab(...)

 Pádraig Harrington will contest US Open qualifying at Walton Heath for the first time on Monday. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Three-time Major winner Pádraig Harrington will contest US Open qualifying for the first time on Monday.Harrington has played in every US Open since 2(...)

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy during day two of the BMW PGA Championship at the Wentworth Club. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Rory McIlroy’s bid for a first, and rather unlikely, BMW PGA Championship title suffered an early blow as the second round got under way at Wentworth (...)

 Rory McIlroy celebrates his eagle on the seventh, where he holed-out with a pitching wedge from 130 yards in yesterday’s opening round of the BMW PGA Championship at  Wentworth.

The weather gods did their damnedest to thwart the first round of the BMW PGA Championship, the European Tour’s €4.75 million flagship tournament, but(...)

Justin Rose with his mother Margaret and wife Kate as they attend the European Tour Players’ Awards ahead of the BMW PGA Championship. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Justin Rose admits the BMW PGA Championship is one of the tournaments he would love to tick off his career “bucket list.”Rose claimed his first major(...)

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley admits he is concerned about the loss of form which has seen Ryder Cup talisman Ian Poulter drop out of the automatic qualifying places for Gleneagles. Photograph:   Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

European captain Paul McGinley admits he is concerned about the loss of form which has seen Ryder Cup talisman Ian Poulter drop out of the automatic q(...)