Michael Hoey tees off on the 12th hole during the second round of the  Lyoness Open at the Diamond Country Club  in Atzenbrugg, Austria. Photo: Paul Thomas/Getty Images

Frenchman Gregory Bourdy believes a “special” opening nine holes laid the foundations for him to extend his lead after the second round of the Lyoness(...)

England’s  David Horsey plays an iron shot during his first round at the  the Lyoness Open  at the Diamond Country Club  in Atzenbrugg, Austria. Photo: Paul Thomas/Getty Images

Frenchman Gregory Bourdy’s precise iron play saw him take a two-shot lead in the first round of the Lyoness Open in Austria but he was still not satis(...)

Sweden’s Mikael Lundberg: “I am definitely one of those guys who can click straight away in terms of form and confidence.” Photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images

Defending champion Mikael Lundberg hopes a return to Austria will rekindle the form that saw him end a six-year drought 12 months ago. The Swede’s vic(...)

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 will play with Rickie Fowler in the first round of the Irish Open. Photograph: Getty

World number one Rory McIlroy will play with Rickie Fowler and Martin Kaymer in the pick of the draw at the Irish Open. Walker Cup rivals turne(...)

 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 (...)

 Mitch Darling returned from international duty and played a major role in Three Rock Rovers’ comeback win over Lisnagarvey. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Three Rock Rovers became the first men’s side to qualify for the semi-finals of the Irish Hockey League as they beat Lisnagarvey 4-2 in Hillsborough (...)

Peter Lawrie missed out on his European Tour card by one shot after a closing 71 left him on six under at PGA Catalunya in Spain. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Peter Lawrie’s bid to win back his European Tour card agonisingly came up short by just one stroke on the final day of Tour School in Spain.The 40(...)

Former Spanish Open winner Peter Lawrie is this morning preparing himself for his most significant round of the year as he attempts to regain his Euro(...)

Peter lawrie is a shot off a Tour card heading into the final round of the European Tour qualifying school in Catalunya

Former Open de Espana winner Peter Lawrie is preparing himself for his most significant round of the year as he attempts to regain his European Tour (...)