Shane Lowry improved his opening round score by seven shots on Friday as he carded a 67 at the BMW PGA Championship. Photo:   Adam Davy/PA

How to declutter your mind? Some quiet moments of reflection did the trick for Shane Lowry. After all the hours spent on the range, all the time spen(...)

World number one Rory McIlroy will turn his attention to the Irish Open after a disappointing performance in the PGA Championship. Photograph: PA

Rory McIlroy’s love/hate relationship with the BMW PGA at Wentworth took on another twist here as the world number one – defending a title he won las(...)

Defending champion  Rory McIlroy looks for his ball in a bush after a wayward  drive on the 11th hole during the second round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photo:   Andrew Boyers/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Defending champion Rory McIlroy crashed out of the BMW PGA Championship on Friday, missing the cut for the third time in four years in the European(...)

 Rory McIlroy  tees off on the 9th hole during day one of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photo:  Warren Little/Getty Images

An Italian job of sorts was carried out on the West Course as Francesco Molinari stepped into Rory McIlroy’s spotlight. Just this once, it seemed, he (...)

Thriving on the intimidation factor: Rory McIlroy holds press court at Wentworth on Wednesday. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Rory McIlroy is very comfortable in his own skin. That much is obvious. On the 18th green here at Wentworth yesterday, his final act of the pro-am was(...)

Rory McIlroy will be joined by Ryder Cup hero Jamie Donaldson, as well as Martin Kaymer for the first two rounds of the BMW PGA Championsip at Wentworth. Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy will begin his defence of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Thursday alongside European Ryder Cup team-mates Martin Kaymer and (...)

Rory McIlroy is four off the lead at the Players Championship after a second round 71 left him at four under par. Photograph: Getty

The fighting Irish seems an appropriate metaphor to describe the battling qualities of world number one Rory McIlroy (71), Graeme McDowell (70) and Pa(...)

Rory McIlroy: “It was nice to get the job done, really satisfying . . . now we move on to The Players at Sawgrass and try to do it again.” Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

Not one for living in anyone’s shadow, Rory McIlroy – who has occupied the world number one spot for the past nine months and seems likely to carry t(...)

Rory McIlroy will face Billy Horschel for a place in the last-16 at the WGC Cadillac after beating Brandt Snedeker two up  in his second round in San Francisco. Photograph: Getty

World number one and top seed Rory McIlroy beat Brandt Snedeker on Thursday, setting up a showdown with FedExCup champion Billy Horschel for a place i(...)

Shane Lowry  hits his tee shot on the fifth hole during round two of the World Golf Championship Cadillac Match Play at TPC Harding Park  in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Robert Laberge/Getty Images

The great escape from Rickie Fowler, with Shane Lowry as the fall guy! The biggest sucker-punch of a remarkable match came at the end, as Lowry – some(...)