England’s Andy Sullivan tees off at the 18th hole during the second round Abu Dhabi Championship. He finished the day leading on 10 under par.  Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters.

If the forging of a strong relationship with the captain is key to Ryder Cup selection, Andy Sullivan’s quest to board a plane to Hazeltine in Septem(...)

Henrik Stenson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler  with golf boards at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, vunue for  the  HSBC Golf Champinoship  in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Photo:  Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

It does not require Hercule Poirot to determine where focus will be diverted during the opening two days of the HSBC Championship in Abu Dhabi. The g(...)

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 (...)

 Danny Willett: “This next year I’ll be knuckling down to playing in Europe and trying to get another couple of wins.” Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Danny Willett is relishing a change of status as he looks to defend his Nedbank Golf Challenge title and take a massive step towards securing a Ryder (...)

Graeme McDowell: But for a self-inflicted error on the first hole of Saturday’s third round, McDowell would have finished in a share of second. Photograph: AP Photo

Although he failed to make it back-to-back wins on the PGA Tour, Graeme McDowell finished third behind Kevin Kisner in the RSM Classic, formerly known(...)

Graeme McDowell poses with the trophy after his victory in the Mayakoba Classic in Mexico. Photograph: Alonso Cupul/EPA

Fate has a peculiar way of giving back. Having endured a horrible season, encapsulated by his failure to even make it to Race to Dubai in the desert,(...)

Graeme McDowell   poses with the trophy after winning the three man play-off in the final round of the OHL Classic in Mexico. Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Graeme McDowell secures PGA Tour win
  • Golf
  • November 16, 2015, 15:25

Graeme McDowell won his first PGA Tour title since April 2013 with victory at the first play-off hole in the OHL Classic in Mexico. The 2010 US Open w(...)

Graeme McDowell elected to finish the par-5 13th when the horn sounded to suspend play because of darkness. He made birdie. Photograph: AP

Graeme McDowell and Scotland’s Russell Knox were in a share of the final-round lead in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Mexico on Sunday before play was(...)

Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell missed out on the Race to Dubai finale in Europe this year. Photograph: Getty Images.

Scotland’s Russell Knox will continue his globetrotting start to the season in Mexico this week as he looks to capitalise on his breakthrough victo(...)

Dundalk’s Richie Towell celebrates with the FAI Cup. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • November 9, 2015, 08:20

Soccer John O’Shea may still play for Ireland in Monday’s Euro 2016 play-off second leg with Bosnia and Herzegovina, despite Sunderland Sam All(...)