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.(...)

Shane Lowry in action during a practice round  for the EurAsia Cup  at Glenmarie Golf & Country Club on in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photograph: Arep Kulal/Getty Images

Shane Lowry insists the EurAsia Cup is not just a dry run for this year’s Ryder Cup as Europe look to make amends for squandering a massive lead in th(...)

 Pádraig Harrington  waves to the gallery  during the  Hyundai Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Golf Club  in Lahaina, Hawaii. Photo:  Tom Pennington/Getty Images

No tip-toeing from Pádraig Harrington, whose sixth place finish behind Jordan Spieth in the Tournament of Champions more than kick-started his year’s(...)

Marc Leishman watches his second shot on the 2nd hole during the final round on day four of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Gary Player CC in Sun City, South Africa. Photo: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Australia’s Marc Leishman cruised to victory in the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City to claim his first European Tour title and complete an Australi(...)

Sergio Garcia tees off at ninth on his way to an opening round of 64 to lead the BMW Masters. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Ryder Cup star Sergio Garcia claimed a one-shot lead after the first round of the BMW Masters in Shanghai, while Shane Lowry ground out a round of 70 (...)

Victor Dubuisson: shot a closing 66 for a 22-under-par tally, and a one stroke win over runner-up Jaco Van Zyl  in the Turkish Airlines Open.Photograph: Mark Runnackles/Getty

As mercurial a Frenchman as they come, Victor Dubuisson also possesses that joie de vivre so typical of his countrymen. Especially so yesterday. Afte(...)

Victor Dubuisson of France plays a bunker shot to the 18th green during the third round of the Turkish Airlines Open at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Club. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Grown men do cry, as Victor Dubuisson proved in an emotional win in the Turkish Airlines Open on The Mongomerie course at MaxxRoyal. In taking the ti(...)

Rory McIlroy  in action during the third round of the Turkish Airlines Open at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Club  in Antalya. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Trick or treat? Nothing ghoulish from Rory McIlroy, just more Turkish delight as the world number three shot a third consecutive round of 67 – for 201(...)

Shane Lowry: the Offaly man is seeking to improve on his fifth place in the Race to Dubai standings at the Turkish Airlines Open. Photograph:  Jan Kruger/Getty Images

In just over a fortnight, the world’s political leaders will gather here in Antalya for the G20 Summit. Those politicos will naturally have far weight(...)