Ireland’s  Paul Dunne of Ireland tees off on the 16th hole on the East Course during day one of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Welshman Rhys Davies was delighted to card an opening 66 in the Joburg Open as he tries to revive his career on the European Tour. Davies won the Has(...)

 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(...)

 Paul Dunne: “ I know if my game keeps going in the direction it has been over the last few years that the results will come in time.” Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

After a stomach-aching, dreadful couple of days, things are getting better for Paul Dunne. The 23-year-old rookie set off to South Africa earlier thi(...)

 Paul Dunne of Ireland has pulled out of the South African Open due to illness. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Paul Dunne has been forced to withdraw from his first tournament of 2016 after being struck down by a bout of food poisoning. The BMW South African(...)

Players walk off a tee box in the morning mist at the European Tour Qualifying School Final in Girona. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Peter Lawrie expelled from Tour School
  • Golf
  • November 16, 2015, 18:20

Peter Lawrie kept his pencil in his pocket yet drew line under his season when he refused to sign his card and disqualified himself from the Final Sta(...)

Ruaidhri McGee had a day to forget in Girona on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

Nowhere are the twin imposters of success and failure more in evidence than at the Final Stage of the Qualifying School where Rosapenna’s Ruaidhri McG(...)

Players warm up on the practise range before the first round of the European Tour Qualifying School Final at PGA Catalunya Resort on November 14, 2015 in Girona, Spain. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
McGee makes fast start in card bid
  • Golf
  • November 14, 2015, 19:44

Rosapenna’s Ruaidhri McGee got his bid for a European Tour card off to a sensational start on what was a good day for Paul Dunne, Damien McGrane and S(...)

What a chilling and abrupt landing it is for some of our Irish Walker Cup heroes who were riding high a couple of months ago?  Photo: David Cannon/Getty

I am getting a much clearer picture now, as winter struggles to settle in well into November, about why so many good golfers have chosen different (...)

 Paul Dunne carded a five-under-par 66 to move up the leaderboard at Lumine Golf & Beach Club in the second stage of European Tour qualifying school. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Paul Dunne put his slow start behind him at the second stage of European Tour qualifying school in Spain on Saturday with a five-under-par round of 66(...)

 Scott Henry of Scotland tees off on the  the fourth  hole during the third round of the  Madeira Islands Open  at Club de Golf do Santo da Serra  in Funchall. Photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Pontus Widegren’s birdie on the final hole gave the Swede the outright lead heading into the final day of the rescheduled Madeira Islands Open. Widegr(...)