Padraig Harrington shot a five over par round of 75 in his first round at the St Jude Classic. Photograph: Getty

Padraig Harrington’s hopes of gaining an unlikely place at the US Open took a serious hit as he limped to an opening round 75 in the Fed-Ex St Jude(...)

European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke will join Peter Lawrie, Kevin Phelan and Gareth Maybin in Johannesburg. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

South Africa’s Richard Sterne will attempt to win the Joburg Open for the third time in its nine-year history to make amends for a “horrendous” spell (...)

South Africa’s Ernie Els playing a shot during the first round of the South African Open at Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

Tournament host Ernie Els set about making amends for a winless 2014 at the earliest possible opportunity with an excellent start to his bid for a six(...)

 Ernie Els  plays an approach shot during the first round of the   South African Open at Glendower Golf Club  in Johannesburg. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Tournament host Ernie Els set about making amends for a winless 2014 at the earliest possible opportunity with an excellent start to his bid for a six(...)

Spain’s Eduardo de la Riva  reacts after he hits his tee shot on the seventh hole during the first round  of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Ireland’s Damien McGrane is two shots off the lead after the opening round of the Joburg Open after carding a five-under-par 66 over the East Course a(...)

Seve Benson and his caddie walk down the second fairway during practice at the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

South African Charl Schwartzel is looking to pip compatriot Richard Sterne to an unprecedented hat-trick of Joburg Open titles this week.The former US(...)

 Rory McIlroy  and Tiger Woods  shake hands on the ninth green, their 18th hole, during the first round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the Majlis course at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy emphatically lived up to his billing as pre-tournament favourite with a stunning opening round of 63 that left playing partner Tiger Wood(...)

Tiger Woods  shakes hands with Richard Sterne  on the 18th green after securing the winning point at  Muirfield Village yesterday. Photograph: Photograph:   Matt Sullivan/Getty Images.

The United States won the Presidents Cup for the eighth time on Sunday, beating the Internationals 18½ to 15½ at Muirfield Village Golf Club after Tig(...)

United States team captain Fred Couples laughs on the 18th green during the Saturday fourball matches at the  Presidents Cup tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Photograph: Chris Keane/Reuters

Drawing inspiration from last year’s amazing comeback by the Europeans at the Ryder Cup, Nick Price’s international side are hoping to produce their (...)

Late afternoon sunlight falls onto the 14th green during the opening fourball matches in   the 2013 Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Photograph:Jeff Haynes/Reuters

The United States needed a par on the final hole to retain the overall lead over the Internationals on the first day of the Presidents Cup after almos(...)