Bubba Watson of USA plays a shot during the pro-am prior to the start of the Shenzhen International at Genzon Golf Club on Wednesday. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images.

Bubba Watson will look to make amends for a disappointing defence of his Masters title by claiming a second European Tour title in China.Watson won th(...)

Australian golfer Robert Allenby, seen here playing in the first round of the   Sony Open in Hawaii, says he was was kidnapped, beaten, robbed and dumped in a park in Honolulu on Friday night.  Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Australian golfer Robert Allenby was left with facial injuries after he said he was kidnapped, beaten, robbed and dumped in a park in Honolulu on Fri(...)

Shane Lowry of Ireland tees off at the first hole during the opening round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, South Africa. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Shane Lowry is six off Ross Fisher’s lead going into the second round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge after he carded a 72 in Sun City, South Africa. Fi(...)

Bubba Watson  chips in from a greenside bunker on the 18th hole to make a play-off during the final round of the WGC-HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell’s bid to hold off a world-class field for all four days of the WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai came unstuck in the final round a(...)

 Ryder Cup star Graeme McDowell continued to set the pace on the second day of the £5.4milllion WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire.

Ireland’s Graeme McDowell continued to set the pace on the second day of the £5.4milllion WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai on Friday. McDowell, wh(...)

 Rory McIlroy:  “After my second Major at Kiawah I kicked on for another six months and played really well. I want be to be the guy who goes on and wins Majors regularly and wins tournaments.” Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

He’s back, and – as he seeks to become golf’s dominant player – at one of Tiger Woods’s favoured haunts to boot! Rory McIlroy, just over a week on fro(...)

Tim Clark of South Africa reacts after making a par putt to win the RBC Canadian Open at the Royal Montreal Golf Club on Sunday, in  Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Photograph:  Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

South Africa’s Tim Clark shot a final-day 65 to snatch a victory away from Jim Furyk at the Canadian Open and earn his second PGA title.Furyk led by t(...)

An Aerial view of Dubai, which Taoiseach Enda Kenny visited this week. Photograph: Gabriela Maj/Bloomberg

The bigger the better seems to be the way of thinking here in Dubai. The United Arab Emirates has the world’s tallest building, largest shopping centr(...)

Middle Eastern airline Emirates plans to double the number of flights on its Dublin-Dubai route later this year. Photograph: Getty

Middle Eastern airline Emirates plans to double the number of flights on its Dublin-Dubai route later this year to cater for growing demand for the se(...)

UAE-based Emirates Airlines is to double its service on the Dublin to Dubai route. Photo: Bloomberg

UAE-based Emirates Airlines is to double its service on the Dublin to Dubai route.Emirates chief executive Tim Clark, who met Taoiseach Enda Kenny at (...)