Rory McIlroy hits a tee shot during a practice round ahead of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy believes he may only have two chances to win an Olympic medal unless there is a change in attitude to the sport’s return to the Games. A(...)

Danny Willett after hitting a shot during day two of the Maybank Championship golf tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photograph: Vincent Thian/AP

Danny Willett battled with fatigue before claiming a share of the clubhouse lead on day two of the inaugural Maybank Championship Malaysia on Friday. (...)

 Darren Clarke, Team Europe captain,  during the practice round ahead of the Eurasia Cup 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo:  Arep Kulal/Getty Images

When Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood were making grand plans for 2016, it can surely be assumed that the Eurasia Cup didn’t feature highly in their thou(...)

Ireland’s Christy O’Connor Jnr in action on the 2nd tee at the 2000 Open Golf Championship at St Andrews in Scotland. One of the biggest stars of Irish golf, has died. Photo:  Rebecca Naden/PA Wire

There were a few embellishments to Christy O’Connor jnr, like the trademark white flat cap from under which his silver locks escaped. Always, too, the(...)

Kristoffer Broberg celebrates with his caddy after winning the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Sweden’s Kristoffer Broberg was almost lost for words after claiming his first European Tour title in style by defeating American Ryder Cup star Patri(...)

Sergio Garcia of Spain hits his tee-shot on the 15th hole during the third round of the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Sergio Garcia was delighted to haul himself back into contention for a 12th European Tour title in the BMW Masters in Shanghai on Saturday. Garcia beg(...)

Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark plays his second shot on the ninth hole during the second round of the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai, China. The Dane will take a three shot lead into the final two rounds. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard set an imposing clubhouse target as overnight leader Sergio Garcia stumbled in the second round of the BMW Masters in Shan(...)

Sergio Garcia tees off at ninth on his way to an opening round of 64 to lead the BMW Masters. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Ryder Cup star Sergio Garcia claimed a one-shot lead after the first round of the BMW Masters in Shanghai, while Shane Lowry ground out a round of 70 (...)

Shane Lowry is one of only two Irishmen in the limited field in the BMW Masters, along with Paul McGinley who is playing on a sponsor’s invitation. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

The legacy of his mid-summer ankle injury is still a factor, but only as Rory McIlroy cannot yet seem to put four tournaments together in a row. So, (...)

Rikard Karlberg poses with the trophy after winning the 72nd Open d’Italia at Golf Club Milano in Monza, Italy. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Sweden’s Rikard Karlberg defeated Martin Kaymer in a play-off to win his first European Tour title after the two-time major winner squandered a thr(...)