Ireland's Paul Dunne plays his second shot to the sixth green during the first round of the 2015 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Kingsbarns in Scotland. Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Paul Dunne’s first day at the office as a professional proved to be a thrilling one as he carded a hole-in-one on his way to taking a share of the lea(...)

 Shane Lowry  plays off the second tee during the final practice round of the  Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland. Photo:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

Ireland’s Shane Lowry has reset his goals as he looks to build on the biggest win of his career, with a spot on Darren Clarke’s Ryder Cup team to take(...)

Charl Schwartzel of South Africa acknowledges the applause of the crowd   during the second round of the Porsche European Open at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach  in Passau, Germany. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel carded a second consecutive 66 to claim a share of the halfway lead in the Porsche European Open in Germany. (...)

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(...)

Martin Kaymer of Germany and his caddie Craig Connelly line up a putt on the second hole during the third round of the 72nd Open d’Italia at Golf Club Milano  in Monza, Italy. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Two-time major winner Martin Kaymer lived up to his billing as pre-tournament favourite by surging into a share of the lead heading into the final rou(...)

Thomas Pieters of Belgium is presented with the trophy after winning the KLM Open. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Belgium’s Thomas Pieters claimed a second successive European Tour victory as Lee Slattery bogeyed the final hole at the KLM Open in Holland. Slattery(...)

Rafa Cabrera-Bello of Spain in action during the third day of the KLM Open at the Kennemer Golf & Country Club in Zandvoort, The Netherlands. Photo: Koen Soyuk/PA

Lee Slattery is looking to capture back-to-back European Tour victories after a seven-under-par 63 earned the Englishman a share of the lead in the th(...)

Bradley Dredge of Wales chips out of a bunker on the 18th hole on day two of the M2M Russian Open at Skolkovo Golf Club  in Moscow. Photograph: Harry Engels/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy closed with two bogeys to take the shine off his opening round at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston as he carded a one-under 70 in(...)

 Rory McIlroy   returns to action at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Friday. Photograph:  Kevin C Cox/Getty Images

Where once it looked as if Rory McIlroy’s ownership of the world number one spot would be long-term, with the potential to rival the longevity of T(...)

 Matthew Fitzpatrick reacts after missing a birdie chance on the 17th hole during the second round of the    Czech Masters at Albatross Golf Resort  in Prague, Czech Republic. Photograph:  Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Sheffield’s Matthew Fitzpatrick completed a second bogey-free round to claim a share of the halfway lead at the Czech Masters in Prague. The 20-year-o(...)