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(...)

 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 (...)

 Shane Lowry  on the seventh tee during  his  first-round match of the World Match Play Championship at The London Club yesterday. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

I got a snapshot of my past on Tuesday as I arrived into the London Club, driving back through the gates down by the 10th and the 18th holes where I w(...)

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland plays into the first green during his  match against Alexander Levy of France at the Volvo World Matchplay Championship at The London Club  in Ash. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell outlined a renewed commitment to the game and some ambitious career targets after making an ideal start to the defence of his Volvo Wo(...)

England’s  Paul Casey putts on the eighth green on the way to equalling the course record  of 62 during the third round of the  KLM Open  at De Kennemer Golf and Country Club  in Zandvoort, Netherlands. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

France’s Romain Wattel will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the KLM Open on Sunday as he seeks his first European Tour title.Wattel, me(...)

 Shane Lowry of Ireland hits his second shot on the seventh hole during round two   of the KLM Open held at De Kennemer Golf and Country Club  in Zandvoort, Netherlands. Photograph:  Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal carded a course-record 62 to claim a two-shot lead at the halfway stage of the KLM Open on Friday. Larrazabal admitted shoot(...)

Defending champion Phil Mickelson of the USA lines up a putt before securing an eagle on the fifth green at Hoylake. Photograph: Gerry Penny / EPA

One hand still on the old Claret Jug, but with an ever-loosening grip, Phil Mickelson at least survived into the weekend. And, yet, on this lin(...)

 Fabrizio Zanotti of Paraguay with the trophy after winning the BMW International Open in Colgne. Photograph:  Rolf Vennenbernd/EPA

Shane Lowry admitted his delight at securing qualification for the British Open at Royal Liverpool next month after a closing five-under 67 left him i(...)