David Howell plays out of a bunker on to the second green during the first round of the Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National in Paris. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell’s bid for a hat-trick of French Open titles looks like it will have to be done the hard way after a weather-disrupted opening day in P(...)

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(...)

Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal celebrates a birdie during his final round on the way to winning  the BMW International Open in Germany. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images

Pablo Larrazabal attributed his second BMW International Open title to a flying start as he carded a final-day 66 to see off the challenge of Henrik S(...)

England’s James Morrison gestures towards the crowd on the 18th green during the third round of the BMW International Open  at the Eichenried Golf Club  in Munich. Photo: Paul Thomas/Getty Images

Surrey’s James Morrison knows he has to maintain his consistent low scoring this week to stand a chance of winning his second European Tour title in s(...)

 Michael Hoey tees off on the 12th hole during the second round of the  Lyoness Open at the Diamond Country Club  in Atzenbrugg, Austria. Photo: Paul Thomas/Getty Images

Frenchman Gregory Bourdy believes a “special” opening nine holes laid the foundations for him to extend his lead after the second round of the Lyoness(...)

England’s  David Horsey plays an iron shot during his first round at the  the Lyoness Open  at the Diamond Country Club  in Atzenbrugg, Austria. Photo: Paul Thomas/Getty Images

Frenchman Gregory Bourdy’s precise iron play saw him take a two-shot lead in the first round of the Lyoness Open in Austria but he was still not satis(...)

Sweden’s Mikael Lundberg: “I am definitely one of those guys who can click straight away in terms of form and confidence.” Photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images

Defending champion Mikael Lundberg hopes a return to Austria will rekindle the form that saw him end a six-year drought 12 months ago. The Swede’s vic(...)

Pádraig Harrington: calculated a couple of weeks ago that he would need 25 world ranking points to make it into the top 60 and secure a place at Chambers Bay. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Pádraig Harrington will chase a coveted spot in the field of the 115th US Open when he tees it up on Thursday in this week’s PGA Tour event, the FedE(...)

Alex Noren of Sweden plays his second shot on the second hole on day four of the Nordea Masters at the PGA Sweden National. Photo: Harry Engels/Getty Images

Sweden’s Alex Noren put last year’s injury misery firmly behind him after cruising to his second Nordea Masters title at a windswept PGA Sweden Nation(...)

Swedish amateur Marcus Kinhult  plays his second shot on the 11th hole during the second round of the   Nordea Masters at the PGA Sweden National in Malmo. Photo: Harry Engels/Getty Images

Swedish teenager Marcus Kinhult became the first amateur to lead at the halfway stage of a European Tour event since Shane Lowry in 2009 after another(...)