Peter Lawrie finished with a 74 for 290, which left him in tied-59th place at the BMW PGA Championship at  Wentworth. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Once upon a time, Paul McGinley and Pádraig Harrington formed a potent partnership in team golf, winning the World Cup and being partners-in-arms for(...)

Máire Godfrey: “I can’t believe it’s me. It’s like it’s all happening to somebody else, but I’m getting a great kick from it all.”     Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

What would you do if you were hurtling towards your 100th birthday and still had many new experiences to try? Máire Godfrey, who lives in Donnybrook,(...)

World number one Rory McIlroy got off to a mixed start at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth this afternoon. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy had a battle on his hands just to keep his emotions in check as he looked to get into contention to defend his BMW PGA Championship ti(...)

Pádraig Harrington is hopeful he can recover from a shoulder injury in time for tomorrow’s first round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photo: Erik Lesser/PA

Three-time major winner Pádraig Harrington is optimistic he will recover from injury in time to compete in the BMW PGA Championship, which gets under (...)

Rory McIlroy will be joined by Ryder Cup hero Jamie Donaldson, as well as Martin Kaymer for the first two rounds of the BMW PGA Championsip at Wentworth. Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy will begin his defence of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Thursday alongside European Ryder Cup team-mates Martin Kaymer and (...)

Rory McIlroy tees off at the second hole at Quail Hollow during his second round of the Wells Fargo Championship. Photo: Jeff Gross/Getty Images

World number one Rory McIlroy kept his word as he moved within one stroke of the early clubhouse lead in the second round of the €6.2 million Wells F(...)

Rory McIlroy plays his approach shot to the third hole during his first round at the Wells Fargo Championship, Quail Hollow. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

For Rory McIlroy the third event in his ongoing five week stretch of tournament golf is one that will always bring back fond memories having captured (...)

Rickie Fowler seals victory with a birdie putt on the  17th green at TPC Sawgrass  to beat fellow American Kevin Kisner after four play-off holes at the   The Players’ Championship. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Days after being labelled “overrated” by his fellow players in a magazine poll, Rickie Fowler produced the perfect response by winning the Players Cha(...)

Rory McIlroy drives  from the fourth tee during round three of The Players Championship at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium course  in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

A day after snapping his putter in half in frustration, Sergio Garcia fought back into contention for a second Players Championship title at Sawgrass.(...)

Former world number one Tiger Woods makes cut with a birdie on his closing hole. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

The fighting Irish seems an appropriate metaphor to describe the battling qualities of world number one Rory McIlroy (71), Graeme McDowell (70) and Pa(...)