Germany’s Martin Kaymer plays his tee shot to the par-three 15th hole during the  third round of the Open de Espana at Valderrama Golf Club. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Martin Kaymer insisted Valderrama was the one course he would play for the rest of his life, despite the Spanish Open heading for the first over-par w(...)

Pablo Larrazabal reacts to a shot on the par-five 17th hole during second round of the Spanish Open Golf Championship at Valderrama yesterday. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal hailed one of the best rounds of his career after claiming the halfway lead in the Spanish Open at a testing Valderrama. A (...)

 Sergio Garcia plays his second shot on the 14th hole during day one of the Open de Espana at Real Club Valderrama  in Sotogrande, Spain. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Tournament host Sergio Garcia admitted he was suffering from mental fatigue after struggling to an opening 74 in the Spanish Open at Valderrama. Garc(...)

 Paul Dunne of Ireland has pulled out of the South African Open due to illness. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Paul Dunne has been forced to withdraw from his first tournament of 2016 after being struck down by a bout of food poisoning. The BMW South African(...)

Paul Dunne of Ireland tees off on the 10th hole during day one of the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Golf Club in Malelane, South Africa. Photo: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Ireland’s Paul Dunne struggled to a one over par 73 on his debut as a full European Tour memeber at the Alfred Dunhill Championship. After(...)

Players walk off a tee box in the morning mist at the European Tour Qualifying School Final in Girona. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Peter Lawrie expelled from Tour School
  • Golf
  • November 16, 2015, 18:20

Peter Lawrie kept his pencil in his pocket yet drew line under his season when he refused to sign his card and disqualified himself from the Final Sta(...)

Ruaidhri McGee had a day to forget in Girona on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

Nowhere are the twin imposters of success and failure more in evidence than at the Final Stage of the Qualifying School where Rosapenna’s Ruaidhri McG(...)

Players warm up on the practise range before the first round of the European Tour Qualifying School Final at PGA Catalunya Resort on November 14, 2015 in Girona, Spain. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
McGee makes fast start in card bid
  • Golf
  • November 14, 2015, 19:44

Rosapenna’s Ruaidhri McGee got his bid for a European Tour card off to a sensational start on what was a good day for Paul Dunne, Damien McGrane and S(...)

Paul Dunne: “I don’t know if I will have any invites next year, not for definite, so I am just going to see how Q-School goes.” Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty

British Open Championship hero Paul Dunne refuses to dream of what might be as he joins another six Irishmen for the first round of the gruelling E(...)

What a chilling and abrupt landing it is for some of our Irish Walker Cup heroes who were riding high a couple of months ago?  Photo: David Cannon/Getty

I am getting a much clearer picture now, as winter struggles to settle in well into November, about why so many good golfers have chosen different (...)