Michael Hoey is congratulated after  his first round victory over Maximilian Kieffer  in the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay at Murcar Links  in Aberdeen. Photo:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty

Aberdeen’s football defeat to Kairat Almaty was the only blot on an otherwise perfect day for Paul Lawrie as the tournament which bears his name enjoy(...)

 Stephanie Meadow: will fly the flag for Ireland in the British Open at  Trump Turnberry Resort in Scotland. Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Women’s British Open: When is a career Grand Slam not a Grand Slam? That is the question for world number one Inbee Park ahead of the Women’s Briti(...)

 Padraig Harrington posted a second round 73 to stay in contention at the Irish Open. Photograph: PA

Pádraig Harrington was frustrated not to be in a commanding position to win a second Irish Open title as tournament host Rory McIlroy missed the cut f(...)

Rory McIlroy will play with Rickie Fowler in the first round of the Irish Open. Photograph: Getty

World number one Rory McIlroy will play with Rickie Fowler and Martin Kaymer in the pick of the draw at the Irish Open. Walker Cup rivals turne(...)

France’s Alexander Levy  looks on after plays a shot during the day three of the Volvo China Open at Tomson Shanghai Pudong Golf Club. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Golf round-up: Defending champion Alexander Levy squandered a brilliant start to leave the destiny of the Volvo China Open wide open heading into Sund(...)

 Richie Ramsay of Scotland poses with the trophy after winning the Trophee Hassan II Golf at Golf du Palais Royal  in Agadir, Morocco. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Ireland’s Kevin Phelan secured his second top-five finish in the space of a month at the Trophee Hassan in Morocco as Scotland’s Richie Ramsay recover(...)

Ireland’s Kevin Phelan drives on  the 18th hole during the third round of the Trophee Hassan II Golf at Golf du Palais Royal  in Agadir, Morocco. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

George Coetzee staged a superb fightback to keep his hopes of qualifying for the Masters alive in the Hassan Trophy at Golf du Palais Royal.Coetzee ne(...)

George Coetzee of South Africa hits his tee shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the Trophee Hassan II Golf at Golf du Palais Royal in Agadir, Morocco. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

George Coetzee and Tommy Fleetwood remained in contention to secure a place in the Masters as Andy Sullivan, Alexander Levy, Marcel Siem and Ross Fish(...)

Rory McIlroy plays his tee shot at the par four 16th hole during the first round of the  DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Shane Lowry may not be able to lift 275lb weights as world number one Rory McIlroy did in a gym session in Dubai earlier this week but the affable Of(...)

An emotional Oliver Wilson  celebrates on the 18th green after winning the  Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course  in St Andrews, Scotland. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

An emotional Oliver Wilson admitted he could be “drunk for a while” following his win in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, after starting the wee(...)