World number one Rory mcIlroy made a hole-in-one on the 15th as he climbed the leaderboard in the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. (Photograph: KARIM SAHIBKARIM SAHIB Getty Images)

Rory McIlroy made the first professional hole-in-one of his career as he closed the gap at the top of the leader board in the Abu Dhabi Golf Champions(...)

Rory McIlroy: “It’s just to try and stay as fresh as possible and give myself the best possible chance each and every week that I tee up, the best possible chance to play well.” Photo: Brendon thorne/Getty

The old adage that “less is more” would appear to have struck a chord with the world’s two best golfers, as Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson kick-star(...)

  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 tees off at the first hole during the opening round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, South Africa. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Shane Lowry is six off Ross Fisher’s lead going into the second round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge after he carded a 72 in Sun City, South Africa. Fi(...)

Shane Lowry was five-under through 14 before dangerous weather brought play to a close in the second round of the Turkish Airlines Open

Shane Lowry was one of the few players who didn’t want to hear the siren, as a “dangerous” weather front moved into the area during the second round o(...)

Shane Lowry: recovered from a ‘comedy of errors’ to shoot five successive birdies and sign for a two-under-par 70. Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

The Mechanic clicked into top gear, the Clotheshorse strutted his stuff and Shane Lowry – forced to demonstrate his resilience – battened down the hat(...)

Sergio Garcia’s slim chance of overtaking Rory McIlroy at the top of the Race to Dubai seem to have dissappeared at the Turkish Airlines Open

Sergio Garcia’s slim chance of preventing Rory McIlroy being crowned European number one for the second time in two years looked to have disappeared a(...)

Eventual winner Marcel Siem of Germany and his caddie Guy Tilson are joined by a dog  as he prepares to play his second shot on the 18th hole during the final round of the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club  in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Germany’s Marcel Siem claimed his fourth European Tour title in dramatic fashion after a three-man play-off for the BMW Masters in Shanghai on Sunday.(...)

South Africa’s  Ernie Els  receives a birthday cake during the  Hong Kong Open at Fanling. Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

Former world number one Ernie Els celebrated his 45th birthday by shooting a five-under-par 65 to take the lead in the Hong Kong Open at the halfway s(...)

Belgium’s  Nicolas Colsaerts plays from a bunker  during the first round of the  The Hong Kong Open at Fanling. Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

Former Asia number one Jyoti Randhawa wielded a hot putter to grab the opening round lead at the Hong Kong Open on Thursday while Nicolas Colsaerts a(...)