Dermot McElroy is the new West of Ireland champion  after a dramatic final day of golf at County Sligo Golf Club in Rosses Point yesterday. Photograph: Inpho

Dermot McElroy is new West of Ireland golf champion after a dramatic final day of golf at County Sligo Golf Club in Rosses Point yesterday. McE(...)

Sergio Garcia: defeated  Finland’s Mikko Ilonen in an epic play-off at the Doha Golof Club last year. Photo:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Defending champion Sergio Garcia kicks off his return to action in 2015 in Doha, a place where he feels particularly at home.The Spaniard has recorded(...)

  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(...)

 Kevin Phelan: hoping to build on his third-place finish in the  Hong Kong Open – but he needs to finish in at least fourth place this week to retain his card. Photo:  Stanley Chou/Getty Images

It is the time of year when many players are forced to consider their futures on tour with the final showdown having started in Western Australia this(...)

Finland’s Mikko Ilonen beat Henrik Stenson 3&1 to lift World MatchPlay title at   The London Golf Club, Kent. Photograph; Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Mikko Ilonen became the first Finnish player to win the Volvo World Match Play Championship on Sunday after a hard-fought victory over top seed Henrik(...)

Henrik Stenson of Sweden (right) beat  George Coetzee of South Africa in the semi-final   of the Volvo World Match Play Championship at The London Club. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Henrik Stenson will face Mikko Ilonen in the final of the Volvo World Match Play Championship on Sunday after the pair came through two hard-fought se(...)

 Joost Luiten of The Netherlands (right) celebrates after his 6&5 victory over Pablo Larrazabal of Spain (left) during the quarter-final matches of the Volvo World Match Play Championship at The London Club   in Ash, United Kingdom. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

South Africa’s George Coetzee could turn a last-minute call-up into the Volvo World Match Play Championship into easily the biggest payday of his car(...)

 Defending champion Graeme McDowell  plays from deep rough into the 18th green in his World Match Play against Joost Luiten of the Netherlands. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Defending champion Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry both lost for a second day to end their participation at the Volvo World Match Play Championship a(...)

Victor Dubuisson looks on as Shane Lowry  misses a putt to extend their match on the 16th green at the Volvo World Matchplay Championship at The London Club  in Ash, Kent. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Defending champion Graeme McDowell suffered just his third ever defeat in the Volvo World Match Play Championship on Thursday, as Ryder Cup team-mate (...)

Graeme McDowell  in action during the pro-am for the Volvo World Matchplay at The London Club  in Ash, England. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Title holder Graeme McDowell is a man on a mission this week – to restore much-needed lustre to the World Matchplay Championship at the London Club. T(...)