Defending champion  Rory McIlroy looks for his ball in a bush after a wayward  drive on the 11th hole during the second round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photo:   Andrew Boyers/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Defending champion Rory McIlroy crashed out of the BMW PGA Championship on Friday, missing the cut for the third time in four years in the European(...)

 Peter Lawrie in action at the  BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth yesterday. “This is the biggest one and I’m knuckling down and we’ll see how it goes.” Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty

You could call it karma, his reward for good deeds. Peter Lawrie, without a full tour card, wasn’t in the field for this BMW PGA Championship when he(...)

 Rory McIlroy  tees off on the 9th hole during day one of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photo:  Warren Little/Getty Images

An Italian job of sorts was carried out on the West Course as Francesco Molinari stepped into Rory McIlroy’s spotlight. Just this once, it seemed, he (...)

An opening round 65 has put Trevor Fisher at the top of the leaderboard during the early stages of the Spanish Open. Photo: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Pre-tournament favourite Sergio Garcia gave himself a mountain to climb to challenge for a second Open de Espana title after a poor opening round o(...)

Michael Hoey carded a one under par 71 in the second round at the Shenzhen International. Photograph: Getty

Michael Hoey produced a much improved second round at the Shenzhen International but still sits 10 shots off the nine under par lead of America’s Pete(...)

Bubba Watson is two under par after the opening round of the Shenzhen International at Genzon Golf Club. Photograph: Getty

Damien McGrane was the pick of the Irish contingent on the opening day of the Shenzhen International as he carded a one over par 73 to sit seven shots(...)

George Coetzee of South Africa hits his tee shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the Trophee Hassan II Golf at Golf du Palais Royal in Agadir, Morocco. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

George Coetzee and Tommy Fleetwood remained in contention to secure a place in the Masters as Andy Sullivan, Alexander Levy, Marcel Siem and Ross Fish(...)

Germany’s Marcel Siem  hits his tee shot on the first hole during the opening  round of the Trophee Hassan II Golf at Golf du Palais Royal in Agadir, Morocco. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

George Coetzee and Marcel Siem kept their hopes of qualifying for the Masters very much alive on the opening day of the Hassan Trophy at Golf du Palai(...)

Alejandro Canizares is out to reclaim the Trophee du Hassan II. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Alejandro Cañizares will return to Morocco this Thursday looking to become the first player to defend the Trophée Hassan II title since it became a pa(...)

 Rory McIlroy  reacts to a putt on the sixth green during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational  at the Bay Hill Club in Orlando, Florida. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Golf round-up: Rory McIlroy’s bid to go into the Masters with a second victory of the season under his belt suffered a major blow after a poor finish (...)