A scorer looks on as Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks on the 9th green during the First Round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

The cynics with no hearts will tell you that sympathy can be found in a dictionary. At Royal County Down on Thursday Rory McIlroy found it in a differ(...)

 Jamie Donaldson of Wales poses with the trophy after winning the D+D Real Czech Masters   at Albatross Golf Resort  in Prague. Photograph:  Tony Marshall/Getty Images
Donaldson secures Ryder Cup place
  • Golf
  • August 24, 2014, 18:03

Jamie Donaldson secured his place in Europe’s team for next month’s Ryder Cup at Gleneagles with a storming final round to win the Czech Masters at th(...)

Pádraig Harrington believes the new structure will entice a stronger entry into the Irish Open.

 The decision of the R&A to scrap the annual international qualifying for the British Open and to restructure the qualification structure for golf(...)

France’s Gregory Bourdy celebrates a birdie on the 18th to win the Wales Open at Celtic Manor. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA.

France’s Gregory Bourdy set his sights on a Ryder Cup place after producing a stunning closing hat-trick of birdies to win the first qualifying event (...)

 Thomas Levet in action during the first round of the Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Ryder Cup fans today got a glimpse of what lies in store in five years time as Le Golf National had some of the world’s top players scrambling to reco(...)

Leader  Oscar Floren of Sweden had his putter working well at Carton House on day one of the Irish Open. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images.

Just like one swallow doesn’t make a summer, Oscar Floren – who played the best golf of all on a day which doused the Montgomerie Course with regular (...)