Rory McIlroy  in action at the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play at the Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas. Photo:  David Cannon/Getty Images

You don’t always need an A-game, sometimes it is perseverance – and a confident strut – that will get the job done. And Rory McIlroy, if not exactly f(...)

Rory McIlroy will play Thorbjorn Olesen, Kevin Na and Smylie Kaufman in the WGC Matchplay in Texas. Photograph: Getty

Defending champion Rory McIlroy will face Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen and American pair Kevin Na and Smylie Kaufman at this week’s WGC-Dell Match Play.(...)

Paul Lawrie makes his way up the 18th hole during his third round at the Qatar Masters in Doha. Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Former British Open champion Paul Lawrie enhanced his reputation as a bad-weather specialist to remain firmly on course for an unprecedented third vic(...)

Paul Lawrie has the lead in the Qatar Masters after a second round 67. Photograph: Getty

Former Open champion Paul Lawrie rolled back the years to put himself in pole position for a third victory in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters on Thu(...)

Paul Dunne drives off the 16th tee during final round of the 2015 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course on in St Andrews, Scotland. Photo: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Paul Dunne exited the recorder’s hut after his fourth day of work unaware that his payday amounted to €47,530. “I’m not worried about money, it is no(...)

Paul Dunne of Ireland walks down the second fairway with his caddie during the third round of the 2015 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at the Championships Links on October 3, 2015 in Carnoustie, Scotland. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Paul Dunne’s enthralling introduction to life as a professional golfer continued at Carnoustie today, although the 22-year-old couldn’t quite repeat h(...)

Paul Dunne is a shot off the lead after a second round 70 at St Andrews in the Dunhill Links. Photograph: Getty

Paul Dunne continued his fine start to life as a professional golfer as he carded a second round 70 to move to 10 under par and sit a shot off the lea(...)

Thomas Pieters of Belguim celebrates with the trophy after winning the D+D Real Czech Masters at the Albatross Golf Resort,  Czech Republic. Photo: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Belgium’s Thomas Pieters made history as he claimed his maiden European Tour title, clinching the Czech Masters in Prague with a three-shot victory. T(...)

Thomas Pieters of Belguim drives  on the ninth hole during the third round of the  Czech Masters at Albatross Golf Resort  in Prague. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Belgium’s Thomas Pieters will take a one-shot lead into the final day of the Czech Masters in Prague after he carded a seven-under-par 65 on Saturday.(...)

 Matthew Fitzpatrick reacts after missing a birdie chance on the 17th hole during the second round of the    Czech Masters at Albatross Golf Resort  in Prague, Czech Republic. Photograph:  Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Sheffield’s Matthew Fitzpatrick completed a second bogey-free round to claim a share of the halfway lead at the Czech Masters in Prague. The 20-year-o(...)