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(...)

Pádraig Harrington outside the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin at the launch of ‘An Evening With Padraig Harrington’ in aid of ISPCC and The Pádraig Harrington Charitable Foundation. The event takes place at the Gaiety on Tuesday, January 20th. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

A trawl through 2014 with Pádraig Harrington seems a doomed enterprise even before we start. One top 10 finish all year – the fewest of his career. Th(...)

Henrik Stenson of Sweden (right) beat  George Coetzee of South Africa in the semi-final   of the Volvo World Match Play Championship at The London Club. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Henrik Stenson will face Mikko Ilonen in the final of the Volvo World Match Play Championship on Sunday after the pair came through two hard-fought se(...)

 Joost Luiten of The Netherlands (right) celebrates after his 6&5 victory over Pablo Larrazabal of Spain (left) during the quarter-final matches of the Volvo World Match Play Championship at The London Club   in Ash, United Kingdom. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

South Africa’s George Coetzee could turn a last-minute call-up into the Volvo World Match Play Championship into easily the biggest payday of his car(...)

  England’s David Howell has been named as the final member of the selection panel to choose Europe’s next Ryder Cup captain. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

England’s David Howell has been named as the final member of the selection panel to choose Europe’s next Ryder Cup captain.The Englishman, who was a m(...)

Graeme McDowell  and Victor Dubuisson celebrate on the 14th hole after their 5&4 foursomes victory over Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker at the Ryder Cup in Gleneagles. Photograph:  Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Oh, how the Americans must detest those alternate shot formats. For a second day running, Europe dominated the foursomes to strengthen their grip on t(...)

 Patrick Reed after making his putt to win the 13th hole. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

The fat lady ain’t ready to sing just yet, as Saturday’s first session in the Ryder Cup – fourballs which produced records and drama – contrived to b(...)

Europe’s Sergio Garcia  and Rory McIlroy react on the 17th green after the World No 1 sunk a long birdie putt on the 17th in the Ryder Cup foursomes match against Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker. Photograph:  Andrew Milligan/PA

Europe claimed a 5-3 lead after the first two sessions of the 40th Ryder Cup, despite their star trio of Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulte(...)