Alexander Levy of France talks with   media after  the third round of the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club  in Shanghai, China. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

France’s Alexander Levy was surprised by his own brilliant form after claiming a commanding lead in the BMW Masters in pursuit of a third win of the (...)

Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium tees off on the 17th hole during the second round of the BMW Masters 2014   at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai. Photograph: Aly Song / Reuters

Nicolas Colsaerts revealed how he was inspired by Europe’s Ryder Cup victory at Gleneagles after taking the halfway lead in the BMW Masters in Shangha(...)

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland tees off on the ninth hole during the first round of the BMW Masters 2014   at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai. Photograph: Aly Song / Reuters

Graeme McDowell is two off Alexander Levy’s lead at the BMW Masters in Shanghai. McDowell, who won the French Open at Le Golf National earlier this(...)

 Justin Rose  in action during the Pro Am prior to the start of the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club  in Shanghai, China. Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty

Justin Rose wants to end the year as the world number two and is targeting the European Tour’s ‘Final Series’ to climb the rankings, starting with the(...)

 Graeme McDowell  in action during the pro-am prior to the start of the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club  in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy will be an interested spectator as the first event of the European Tour’s Final Series gets under way in China on Thursday.McIlroy holds (...)

 Defending champion Graeme McDowell  plays from deep rough into the 18th green in his World Match Play against Joost Luiten of the Netherlands. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Defending champion Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry both lost for a second day to end their participation at the Volvo World Match Play Championship a(...)

Victor Dubuisson looks on as Shane Lowry  misses a putt to extend their match on the 16th green at the Volvo World Matchplay Championship at The London Club  in Ash, Kent. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Defending champion Graeme McDowell suffered just his third ever defeat in the Volvo World Match Play Championship on Thursday, as Ryder Cup team-mate (...)

 Shane Lowry  on the seventh tee during  his  first-round match of the World Match Play Championship at The London Club yesterday. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

I got a snapshot of my past on Tuesday as I arrived into the London Club, driving back through the gates down by the 10th and the 18th holes where I w(...)

 Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium lines up a putt for a 59 on the 18th green at the Portugal Masters held at the Oceanico Victoria Golf Course. Photograph:  Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Nicolas Colsaerts narrowly failed to record the European Tour’s first round of 59 as he made a blistering start at the Portugal Masters.The Belgian al(...)

Defending champion  David Lynn of England plays a chip shot on the 15th hole during the Portugal Masters ProAm held at the Oceanico Victoria Golf Course. Photograph:  Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Defending champion David Lynn is looking for some inspiration as he returns to the scene of his last victory. Since winning the Portugal Masters at t(...)