Europe’s Graeme McDowell during a practice session at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire.  Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA

These practice days shouldn’t be taken too seriously. On the par five ninth hole yesterday, Graeme McDowell’s tee shot plunged into heavy rough down (...)

Paul Casey: “The fact I threw in a few birdies early on was key, took the pressure off, and then it got tight at the end. It’s a very difficult stretch coming in and I am very, very happy the way I balanced having fun on the golf course but being focused and got the job done.”  Photo:  Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

England’s Paul Casey celebrated the recent birth of his first child by claiming the KLM Open this afternoon.Casey, whose fiance Pollyanna Woodward gav(...)

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(...)

 England’s Luke Donald narrowly missed out on a Ryder Cup place. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire.

European captain Paul McGinley revealed Lee Westwood had “slightly pipped” Luke Donald to a Ryder Cup wild card after completing his team for Gleneag(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and his caddie JP Fitzgerald prepare at the fifth tee during the third round of The Barclays at The Ridgewood Country Club  in Paramus, New Jersey. Photograph:  Darren Carroll/Getty Images

Jason Day and Jim Furyk are tied for the lead heading into the final day of The Barclays while an inconsistent third-round performance left world numb(...)

Pádraig Harrington finished four over at the Wyndham Championship to miss the cut in North Carolina. Photograph:  Todd Warshaw/Getty Images

Pádraig Harrington has lost his PGA Tour card for next year after missing the cut at the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in North C(...)

Italian Francesco Molinari hits his tee shot during the final round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla last week. He plays in North Carolina this week. Photograph: Getty

Stephen Gallacher and Francesco Molinari will look to boost their Ryder Cup hopes in the final regular event of the PGA Tour season in the Wyndham Cha(...)

 Shane Lowry  watches his tee shot off the second  during the third round of the BMW International Open at Golf Club Gut Larchenhof  in Cologne. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Pablo Larrazabal continued his impressive form at the BMW International Open to open up a three-shot lead heading into the final day in Cologne.The Sp(...)

Shane Lowry, playing alongside Paul Casey and Graeme McDowell, puts on the 13th green during day two of the Irish Open. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Graeme McDowell hopes it will be 13th time lucky in the Irish Open at Fota Island this weekend as Rory McIlroy made an early exit from the event for t(...)

Rory McIlroy: will be hoping to make a big impact in his first visit to Fota Island, venue for this year’s Irish Open. Photo: David Cannon/Getty

Samuel Taylor Coleridge once observed that “he who is best prepared can best serve his moment of inspiration”. He’s unlikely to have been thinking ab(...)