Pádraig Harrington: calculated a couple of weeks ago that he would need 25 world ranking points to make it into the top 60 and secure a place at Chambers Bay. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Pádraig Harrington will chase a coveted spot in the field of the 115th US Open when he tees it up on Thursday in this week’s PGA Tour event, the FedE(...)

 Rory McIlroy  reacts to a putt on the sixth green during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational  at the Bay Hill Club in Orlando, Florida. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Golf round-up: Rory McIlroy’s bid to go into the Masters with a second victory of the season under his belt suffered a major blow after a poor finish (...)

 Michael McGeady has made it to   European Tour final qualfying after finishing in a tie for 12th spot at El Saler in Valencia. Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

Michael McGeady proved the only successful Irish entrant to make it through the second stage of European Tour qualifying in Spain on Monday.The Nort(...)

Niall Kearney is in a tie for sixth place at the European Tour’s second qualifying stage at Lumine Beach in Tarragona . Photograph:  Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Niall Kearney and Michael McGeady are best placed of the eight Irish golfers battling out for a place at European Tour final qualifying going into the(...)

Jamie Donaldson in action during day two of the Czech Masters at Albatross Golf Resort in Prague, Czech Republic. Photo: Tony Marshall/Getty

Jamie Donaldson remained on course to secure his place in the European Ryder Cup team with a 69 in the second round of the Czech Masters yesterday.(...)

 Ruaidhri McGee: four off the pace and best of the Irish following an opening 70 at the Czech Masters at Albatross Golf Resort.  Photo:  Paul Thomas/Getty Images

Ruaidhri McGee proved best of the Irish as he registered an opening two-under-par 70 to trail leader Jamie Donaldson by four shots at the Czech Maste(...)

Defending champion Joost Luiten will take a two-shot lead over home favourite Bernd Wiesberger into the final round of the Lyoness Open, with much mo(...)

 Ruaidhri McGee of Ireland tees off during the Lyoness Open  at the Diamond Country Club  in Atzenbrugg, Austria. Photo:  Paul Thomas/Getty Images

England’s Lee Slattery shrugged off a shoulder injury caused by a soft pillow to move into contention for a second European Tour title in the Lyoness (...)

Simon Wakefield of England plays a tee shot during the fifth round of European Tour qualifying school final stage at PGA Catalunya . Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Kevin Phelan’s chances of securing a European Tour card for next season are still alive after another impressive round in the final stage qualifying e(...)

Stuart Manley of Wales lines up a putt during the fourth round of European Tour qualifying school final stage at PGA Catalunya. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Kevin Phelan, David Higgins and Ruaidhri McGee have made the cut and are still in the hunt for a European Tour Card after Day Four of the final stage (...)