Darren Clarke watches a shot during the first round of the Tshwane Open at Pretoria Country Club. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Denmark’s Morten Orum Madsen shot a hole-in-one in a remarkable eagle-eagle finish to claim a share of the lead at the Tshwane Open in South Africa. E(...)

South Africa’s  Ernie Els  receives a birthday cake during the  Hong Kong Open at Fanling. Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

Former world number one Ernie Els celebrated his 45th birthday by shooting a five-under-par 65 to take the lead in the Hong Kong Open at the halfway s(...)

 Rory McIlroy embraces his father and playing partner Gerry McIlroy on the 18th green after finishing his third round in the 2014 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course  in St Andrews. Photograph:  Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

England’s Oliver Wilson will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, but world number one Rory McIlroy (...)

Ireland’s Shane Lowry is at the top of the leaderboard and in the clubhouse on the second day of the Dunhill Links. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Shane Lowry and Pádraig Harrington will start the third round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship just one shot off the lead of Frenchman Raphael(...)

 Darren Clarke  drives off the 18th tee during the first round of the  Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course  in St Andrews. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Former Ryder Cup player Oliver Wilson outshone the four members of last week’s winning team in the field on the opening day of the Alfred Dunhill Link(...)

Pádraig Harrington of Ireland alongside stand-in caddy Pat Cashman at the  par four  17th at Durban Country Club on Friday.  Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

A spectacular albatross helped Holland’s Joost Luiten claim a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the Volvo Golf Champions at Durban Country Cl(...)

Darren Clarke hits a putt during the first round of the Volvo Golf Champions. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

After two years without a single top-10 finish on the European Tour, a newly slim Darren Clarke reaped the benefits of an intense fitness regime on th(...)

 Victor Dubuisson of France celebrates his birdie on the 17th hole on the way to victory in  the  Turkish Airlines Open at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Course  in Antalya, Turkey. Photo: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

One by one, the sling-shots were thrown in his direction. Time and time again, Victor Dubuisson fended off his pursuers and, in the end, the 23-year-o(...)

David Higgins leads the Irish challenge at the Italian Open on five under.  Photograph:   Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Ryder Cup star Nicolas Colsaerts had his mother to thank as he claimed a share of the lead after the first round of the Italian Open in Turin. Colsaer(...)

 Thomas Levet in action during the first round of the Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Ryder Cup fans today got a glimpse of what lies in store in five years time as Le Golf National had some of the world’s top players scrambling to reco(...)