Pádraig Harrington  waves to the gallery  during the  Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Golf Club  in Lahaina, Hawaii. Photo:  Tom Pennington/Getty Images

No tip-toeing from Pádraig Harrington, whose sixth place finish behind Jordan Spieth in the Tournament of Champions more than kick-started his year’s(...)

Sweden’s  Henrik Stenson  plays his second shot on the 17th hole from a bunker during day one of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Gary Player CC  in Sun City, South Africa. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Henrik Stenson turned a five per cent chance of playing into a share of the lead after the first round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge as Danny Willett (...)

Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark plays his second shot on the ninth hole during the second round of the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai, China. The Dane will take a three shot lead into the final two rounds. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard set an imposing clubhouse target as overnight leader Sergio Garcia stumbled in the second round of the BMW Masters in Shan(...)

Sergio Garcia tees off at ninth on his way to an opening round of 64 to lead the BMW Masters. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Ryder Cup star Sergio Garcia claimed a one-shot lead after the first round of the BMW Masters in Shanghai, while Shane Lowry ground out a round of 70 (...)

Thongchai celebrates holing the winning putt on the 18th hole with his coach during the final round of the Porsche European Open at Golf Resort Bad  Griesbach in Passau, Germany. Photo: Adam Pretty/Getty Images

Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee produced a flawless final round to claim victory at the Porsche European Open in Germany ahead of Englishman Graeme Storm.(...)

Charl Schwartzel of South Africa acknowledges the applause of the crowd   during the second round of the Porsche European Open at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach  in Passau, Germany. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel carded a second consecutive 66 to claim a share of the halfway lead in the Porsche European Open in Germany. (...)

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(...)

Germany’s Marcel Siem  hits his tee shot on the first hole during the opening  round of the Trophee Hassan II Golf at Golf du Palais Royal in Agadir, Morocco. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

George Coetzee and Marcel Siem kept their hopes of qualifying for the Masters very much alive on the opening day of the Hassan Trophy at Golf du Palai(...)

Alejandro Canizares is out to reclaim the Trophee du Hassan II. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Alejandro Cañizares will return to Morocco this Thursday looking to become the first player to defend the Trophée Hassan II title since it became a pa(...)

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(...)