Dustin Johnson has announced he is to take a break from golf, effective immediately, and will seek “professional help for personal challenges I have faced.”

American Dustin Johnson has announced he is to take a break from golf, effective immediately, and will seek “professional help for personal challenges(...)

Lee Westwood  in action during the final round of the Maybank Malaysian Open at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Lee Westwood bounced back from his third-round blip to win the Maybank Malaysian Open by seven strokes after a storm-delayed final round. (...)

Lee Westwood  in action during the third round of the  Maybank Malaysian Open at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Lee Westwood has a fight on his hands to claim a 13th win in Asia and 41st of his career after seeing a commanding lead almost wiped out by fel(...)

Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal jumps into a water hazard in an attempt to avoid attacking hornets at the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club. Photograph: Getty Images

Lee Westwood took command of the Maybank Malaysian Open on Friday after Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal survived the scariest moment of his career in (...)

Michael Hoey of Northern Ireland in action during round one of the 2014 Maybank Malaysian Open at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club in Malaysia. Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

Lee Westwood shook off the disappointment of another missed major opportunity with a superb opening round in the Maybank Malaysian Open on Thur(...)

Matt Every plays a   shot during the first round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Florida. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

The prospect of Pádraig Harrington earning an unlikely spot at the US Masters appeared as remote as ever as his struggles continued in the firs(...)

Tiger Woods hits a shot on the 10th fairway on his way to carding a 79 in the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines South  in La Jolla, California. Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images

Gary Woodland will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego after difficult conditions saw(...)

Europe’s Nicolas Colsaerts tees off on the 10th tee during his singles match against Asia’s Liang Wenchong at the Royal Trophy  at Dragon Lake Golf Club  in Guangzhou, China. Photograph: Victor Fraile/Getty Images

Europe won five of the last six singles matches for a stunning 8.5-7.5 comeback win over Asia to reclaim the Royal Trophy in China on Sunday and give (...)

Nicolas Colsaerts plays a shot on the 9th hole during the second day’s play at the Royal Trophy. Photograph: Victor Fraile/Getty Images
Asia in command at Royal Trophy
  • Golf
  • December 21, 2013, 13:03

Asia require three-and-a-half points from Sunday’s eight singles matches against Europe to defend the Royal Trophy after the teams split Saturday’s f(...)

Gregory Bourdy and Mikko Ilonen of the European team celebrate with champagne after winning the Seve Trophy at Golf de Saint-Nom-la-Breteche  in Paris. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Continental Europe won the Seve Trophy for the first time in 13 years on Sunday, Francesco Molinari keeping his cool to edge out Great Britain and Ire(...)