Rory McIlroy in action in Dubai. Playing each half of the course in 32 shots illustrated the consistency in his game. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

So much for distraction. If the sense that Rory McIlroy’s professional pursuits have not been harmed by the imminent nature of a court case with his (...)

Brooks Koepka during the final round of the 2014 Turkish Airlines Open at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Europe’s rookie of the year award was launched in 1960 and had never been won by an American until Peter Uihlein took the prize 12 months ago -- now i(...)

 Kevin Phelan  needs a golfing miracle to save his tour card in Perth. Photograph:  Stanley Chou/Getty Images
Sinking Phelan for Kevin in Perth
  • Golf
  • October 25, 2014, 11:07

Ireland’s Kevin Phelan could only manage a level par, third round, 72, and as a result his chances of saving his tour card are now on the distant side(...)

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano of Spain plays a shot on the seventh hole during the final round of the BMW Masters  at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai. Carlos Barria/Reuters

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano survived a nervous finish to claim his seventh European Tour title on Sunday, victory in the BMW Masters in Shanghai taking (...)

Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell stand together on the 15th hole during the first round of the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

American Luke Guthrie left a quartet of former world number ones trailing in his wake with a blistering start to the BMW Masters in Shanghai today, fi(...)

Stepping over a pool of vomit in Frenchman’s Lane, Vinny Fitzpatrick pulled his hoodie over his baldy bonce, dug his flabby paws deep inside his jean (...)

Scott Jamieson of Scotland reacts after narrowly missing a chip shot for birdie and a 59 on the 18th hole as his caddie Ritchie Blair looks on during the third round of the Portugal Masters at Oceanico Victoria Golf Course in Faro. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Scotland’s Scott Jamieson came agonisingly close to recording the first ever 59 on the European Tour as he charged into contention in the Portugal Mas(...)

David Howell with pro-am playing partner Hugh Grant (left) celebrates winning the 2013 Alfred Dunhill Links Championships at St Andrews. Photograph : David Cheskin/PA

Ireland’s Shane Lowry let a chance to claim the biggest victory of his professional career slip by at St Andrews on Sunday as David Howell claimed his(...)

Shane Lowry  hits his tee shot on the 13th hole during the third round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at  Carnoustie. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

A bogey on the 18th hole stopped Shane Lowry setting a new course record at Carnoustie as he played his way right into contention at the Alfred Dunhil(...)

American Peter Uihlein came agonisingly close to the first ever 59 on the European Tour on Friday, but will now hope history repeats itself in the Alf(...)