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(...)

Martin Kaymer lines up a putt on the 11th hole during the second round of the US Open. Photograph: EPA

Martin Kaymer carried on where he left off in the first round when the 114th US Open resumed at Pinehurst this morning.Kaymer’s opening 65 was the lo(...)

Rory McIlroy plays his second shot on the 14th hole during the second round of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club  in Dublin, Ohio. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Overnight leader Rory McIlroy experienced a stunning free-fall down the leaderbaord after carding three consecutive double-bogeys in the second round(...)

Rory McIlroy keeps a close eye on his tee shot on the first hole during the first round of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio yesterday. 0:59

The confident strut is well and truly back in Rory McIlroy’s step, even if – for a time during the opening round of the Memorial tournament at Muirfie(...)

 Martin Kaymer of Germany hits a tee shot during the second round at  TPC Four Seasons Resort  in Irving, Texas. Photograph:   Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Paul Casey came within one stroke of the PGA Tour scoring record for nine holes when he stormed home in 27 shots to vault into an early share of the l(...)

 Alexander Levy receives the traditional  champagne reception from his French colleagues after winning  the 2014 Volvo China Open at Genzon Golf Club in Shenzhen. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Golf round-up: Frenchman Alexander Levy claimed his first European Tour title on (...)

 Colin Montgomerie on his way to victory in the 2001 Irish Open at Fota Island.

From Pinehurst number two in North Carolina to Fota Island in Cork, a distance of 3,580 miles! With an announcement imminent that the Co Cork venue is(...)

Rory McIlroy playing at the Irish Open at Carton House last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Pretax losses at the four-star hotel resort that hosted last year’s Irish Open fell 11 per cent to €1.83 million in 2012.Accounts filed for 2012 and 2(...)