Shane Lowry: is competing in the no-cut 30-man field in South Africa with a chance to earn precious Ryder Cup points. Photograph: Ali Haider/EPA

Ernie Els, it was, who once caught some flak for how he saw this time of year as a time to load up on greenbacks. As the Big Easy put it, “the(...)

Padraig Harrington, Three Time Major winning golfer, on the Sport Stage during Day 2 of the 2015 Web Summit in the RDS. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Web Summit

He is one of Ireland’s most complex sportsmen and he is one of Ireland’s most interesting sportsmen. But perhaps it is that complexity which sparks su(...)

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland in action on the 1st tee during the third round of the Turkish Airlines Open last week. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

There is no “panic button,” as Graeme McDowell puts it himself. Frustration, for sure. But no panic. Yet, as Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry - number one(...)

Justin Thomas of the United States poses with his trophy after winning the CIMB Classic golf tournament at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. Photograph: Joshua Paul/AP

Justin Thomas secured his first PGA Tour title on Sunday with a one-shot victory over Adam Scott in the CIMB Classic at Kuala Lumpur Golf Club. The 22(...)

Padraig Harrington watches his shot during the Golf PGA Tour, CIMB Asia Pacific Classic tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photograph: EPA

Justin Thomas shot a course-record 61 to take the lead at the halfway stage in the PGA Tour’s CIMB Classic at Kuala Lumpur Golf Club. The American car(...)

Padraig Harrington shot a 68 in the opening round of the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur. Photograph: Getty

Padraig Harrington fired his way to an opening round of 68 in the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur. The three-time Major winner got off to a flying start (...)

Pádraig Harrington was disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard at Abu Dhabi Championship in 2011. (Photo by Victor Fraile/Getty Images)

Golfers will no longer be disqualified for failing to include penalty strokes on their scorecards, when unaware of the violation, in one of a number o(...)

Ian Poulter celebrates with the Ryder Cup trophy after Europe won it at Gleneagles last year. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Ian Poulter is making a last-minute dash from Florida to Hong Kong in order to maintain his European Tour membership and remain eligible for next year(...)

Jamie Donaldson in action on the 17th hole during the Irish Open at Royal Portrush. Photo: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

The telltale signs of positive tidings were everywhere at Royal Portrush yesterday. A crammed car park, a crowded press briefing room. TV cameras and (...)

Darren Clarke  at Royal Portrush Golf Club, County Antrim. “Nobody could foresee that coming about during the bad old days . .”  Photo:  PA Wire

A replica of the Claret Jug, the most prized trophy in golf, currently lies on display in a cabinet in the Royal Portush clubhouse. It was donated to (...)