Shane Lowry is in San Antonio this week for the Valero Texas, his last tournament before the US Masters. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

To be brutally blunt, that missed cut in Bay Hill was the kind of kick up the arse that I needed. I hadn’t missed a cut on tour – either in Europe or (...)

Shane Lowry of Ireland plays his second shot at the par three, 13th hole, during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course on March 8th. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images.

Life goes on, the earth keeps spinning and a bogey-bogey finish in a big tournament like the WGC-Cadillac Championship doesn’t take long to get over. (...)

Graeme McDowell in action on the golf course

For a guy who spends half the year on the road, Graeme McDowell is not a huge fan of travel. His ultimate ambition is to avoid airplane travel alto(...)

Henrik Stenson of Sweden (left) during the third round of the 2013 DP World Tour Championship on the Earth Course at the Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Henrik Stenson remains on course to become European number one for the first time, although a typically confident Ian Poulter has not given up hope of(...)

Henrik Stenson lines up a putt on the 17th green during the first round of the DP World Tour Championship. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Spain’s Alejandro Canizares claimed the lead after a first round of the DP World Tour Championship that did little to change the battle to end the sea(...)

 Tiger Woods  hits his tee shot on the 16th hole during the second round of the Turkish Airlines Open at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Course in  Antalya, Turkey. Photo:  Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

The marketing gurus couldn’t have planned it any better. As the sun replaced the opening morning’s thunderstorms, the gathering of the sport’s elite h(...)