Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts  tees off at the 17th during the first round of the  Wales Open at Celtic Manor. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Nicolas Colsaerts outshone the Ryder Cup players competing in the Wales Open, but admitted to pangs of jealousy at missing out on a second appearance (...)

Portugal’s  Ricardo Santos discusses club selection with his caddie before playing his second shot on the ninth hole during the first round of the Africa Open at East London Golf Club in  South Africa. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Portugal’s Ricardo Santos carded a flawless 62 to claim the lead after a day of low scoring in the Africa Open in East London on Thursday. (...)

Graeme McDowell of Ireland chips out of a bunker during day three of the World Cup of Golf at Royal Melbourne. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

Australia’s Jason Day shot to the individual lead of the World Cup of Golf at Royal Melbourne, as he eyes the lucrative prize on offer. Day shot a thi(...)

Graeme McDowell of Ireland chips out of the bunker during day two of the World Cup of Golf at Royal Melbourne. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry fell further off the pace at the World Cup today as Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn took charge. Bjorn was a model of consisten(...)

Graeme McDowell chips out of a greenside bunker on the 18th hole at Royal Melbourne, where he made a double bogey to finish with a one-over par 72 in the opening round of the World Cup. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

Ireland’s Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry made inauspicious starts to their World Cup campaigns this morning at the American Kevin Streelman and Thoma(...)

Portugese prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho said his government would have to introduce “important cuts” in expenditure on social security, health and education. Photograph: Reuters/José Manuel Ribeiro

Portugal’s prime minister has promised further cuts in government spending after the country’s constitutional court rejected austerity measures(...)