Michael hoey finished 31st in the Thailand Classic, eight shots off tournament winner Andrew Dodt. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Michael Hoey drifted to a 31st place finish in the Thailand Classic after he carded a final round score of 71 to ened the tournament on eight under pa(...)

Michael Hoey struggled in his third round in the Thailand Classic at Black Mountain. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Michael Hoey’s hopes of victory in the Thailand Classic have disinregrated after he carded a one over par 73 in his third round at Black Mountain.Ho(...)

Michael Hoey slipped down the leaderboard on the second day of the Thailand Classic at Black Mountain. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Michael Hoey failed to capitalise on his strong start in the Thailand Classic as he dropped down the leaderboard after his level par second round at B(...)

Shane Lowry: posted an impressive seventh-place finish in his first appearance of the new season at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California. Photo: Todd Warshaw/Getty

No dillydallying from Shane Lowry, who – on his first appearance of the season – hit the ground running in the Farmer’s Insurance Open in San Diego. (...)

  Anirban Lahiri of India is presented with the trophy by president of Malaysia Abdul Razak after victory in the Maybank Malaysian Open at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Indian Anirban Lahiri secured his breakthrough European Tour title by overhauling Austrian Bernd Wiesberger in a dramatic final round of the Malaysian(...)

Conor Ridge of Horizon Sports Management leaving the Four Courts after reaching a settlement with golfer Rory McIlroy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The old adage sometimes proves to be true. The acorn that Conor Ridge planted when he left Drury’s in 2005 to set up his own agency, to be called Hori(...)

Phoenix Open winner Brooks Koepka has been “picking the brain” of “unbelievable” McIlroy. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Chances are, when he gets time to get around to it, Rory McIlroy will bend Brooks Koepka’s ear about the possibility of playing in the Irish Open at (...)

Rory McIlroy is confident going into the Dubai Desert Classic, in which he has finished in the top 10 every year since winning it in 2009. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

When the putter works, is there anyone better? Rory McIlroy is next to unbeatable. And the world number one – who returns to a favoured hunting gro(...)

South Africa’s  Branden Grace  celebrates with the winner’s trophy after his victory in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at Doha Golf Club. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

South Africa’s Branden Grace won his sixth European Tour title and second of this season as he finished one shot clear of Scotland’s Marc Warren at th(...)

Scotland’s  Marc Warren in action during the third round of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at the Doha Golf Club. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Scotland’s Marc Warren was one of four players to claim a share of the lead heading into the final day of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.Warren sho(...)