Northern Irishman golfer Graeme McDowell poses with his trophy after winning the 2014 Alstom Open de France on. Photo: Thomas Sampson/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell is hoping a couple of factors will combine at this week’s French Open to belatedly kick-start his season. Firstly, the Northern Irishm(...)

 A  view from the 16th hole during the  Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale in  Arizona. Clubstohire.com will offer services to tourist visiting the course. (Photograph:  Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Clubstohire. com, an Irish-based golf club rental business run by former Mount Juliet executive Tony Judge, will next week enter the lucrative US mar(...)

Rory McIlroy was named Golfer of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year at the the European Tour Players’ Awards. Photo: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

Rory McIlroy was honoured as Golfer of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year at the the European Tour Players’ Awards on Tuesday evening.The world (...)

 Jason Day of Australia hits his approach shot on the first hole during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club. Photograph:   Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Jason Day rediscovered the form that saw him win the Farmers Insurance Open after a four-way play-off at Torrey Pines last weekend to move back into c(...)

Paul McGinley of Ierland was the victim of a car robbery while in California. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Ryder Cup charity mementos belonging to Europe captain Paul McGinley have been stolen from his car, along with his golf clubs. The San Francisco Chron(...)

Peter Lawrie is tied for fourth spot in the Malaysian Open after he carded a faultless second round 66 in Kuala Lumpur. (Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Peter Lawrie soared up the leaderboard in the Malaysian Open after he carded a six under par second round of 66 to leave him on seven under par overal(...)

Phoenix Open winner Brooks Koepka has been “picking the brain” of “unbelievable” McIlroy. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Chances are, when he gets time to get around to it, Rory McIlroy will bend Brooks Koepka’s ear about the possibility of playing in the Irish Open at (...)

 Tiger Woods: “Rory McIlroy is  one of the longest hitters in the world, and it looks like Tiger has got that back. That’s going to be a big asset for him.”  Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

The world of golf is looking for a player to step up to the plate and challenge Rory McIlroy for supremacy this year and that certain someone could be(...)

Europe Ryder Cup winning team captain Paul McGinley  back in September. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The Olympic Council of Ireland has unveiled the Team Ireland leaders for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and an “honoured” European Ryder Cup captain Paul(...)

Eventual winner Marcel Siem of Germany and his caddie Guy Tilson are joined by a dog  as he prepares to play his second shot on the 18th hole during the final round of the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club  in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Germany’s Marcel Siem claimed his fourth European Tour title in dramatic fashion after a three-man play-off for the BMW Masters in Shanghai on Sunday.(...)