Alexander Levy of France talks with   media after  the third round of the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club  in Shanghai, China. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

France’s Alexander Levy was surprised by his own brilliant form after claiming a commanding lead in the BMW Masters in pursuit of a third win of the (...)

Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium tees off on the 17th hole during the second round of the BMW Masters 2014   at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai. Photograph: Aly Song / Reuters

Nicolas Colsaerts revealed how he was inspired by Europe’s Ryder Cup victory at Gleneagles after taking the halfway lead in the BMW Masters in Shangha(...)

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland tees off on the ninth hole during the first round of the BMW Masters 2014   at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai. Photograph: Aly Song / Reuters

Graeme McDowell is two off Alexander Levy’s lead at the BMW Masters in Shanghai. McDowell, who won the French Open at Le Golf National earlier this(...)

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(...)

 Alexander Levy of France poses with the trophy after winning the Portugal Masters at the Oceanico Victoria Golf Course in Albufeira, Portugal. Photograph:  Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Alexander Levy has won the Portugal Masters after the event was reduced to 36 holes as more rain battered the Oceanico Victoria Golf Club. The tournam(...)

Bernd Wiesberger of Austria lines up a putt during the third day of the Portugal Masters. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Frenchman Alexander Levy will head into the final round of the weather-hit Portugal Masters with a three-stroke lead after Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts c(...)

 Simon Dyson putts on the third green during day two of the Portugal Masters. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

The Portugal Masters has been reduced to 54 holes after heavy rain caused lengthy delays in Vilamoura on Friday with only six players, including leade(...)

 Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium lines up a putt for a 59 on the 18th green at the Portugal Masters held at the Oceanico Victoria Golf Course. Photograph:  Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Nicolas Colsaerts narrowly failed to record the European Tour’s first round of 59 as he made a blistering start at the Portugal Masters.The Belgian al(...)

Joost Luiten of the Netherlands sprays champagne following his victory at the  Wales Open at Celtic Manor. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Ireland’s Shane Lowry missed out on a chance to land another European Tour title as Dutchman Joost Luiten recovered from a poor start and overcame a n(...)