Rory McIlroy  reacts on the fifth hole during the final round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photograph: Kamran Jebreili/AP

Golf’s rule book is there to protect players, even if Rory McIlroy might feel victimised by the harshness of the two stroke penalty which – essentiall(...)

 Rory McIlroy is watched by Phil Mickelson as he plays his   second shot to the par-5 18th hole during the second round of the  Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on Friday. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy had British Open champion Phil Mickelson reaching for the superlatives after storming into contention for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship(...)

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(...)

Tommy Fleetwood drives from the first tee in the final round of the  Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

England’s Tommy Fleetwood won his first European Tour title after a play-off with Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher and Argentina’s Ricardo Gonzalez in the(...)

Tommy Fleetwood of England during the third round of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

England’s Tommy Fleetwood shrugged off the disappointment of a last-hole bogey to share the lead going into the final round of the Johnnie Walker Cham(...)

 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(...)