Shane Lowry: “A win would top off the year superbly and kickstart my 2015 campaign as well.” Photo: Yoshua Arias/EPA

This is the part of the golfing year which Ernie Els once euphemistically labelled as “wheelbarrow time” for the hugely obscene amounts of greenbacks(...)

Irish man Shane Lowry embraces caddie Dermot Byrne on the 18th green during the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Lowry secured fifth place and will now be able to play in the Masters in Augusta. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

It was almost fitting that a silent prayer – or possibly something more profane – flashed through Shane Lowry’s mind as his drive drifted towards the (...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off during the final round of the World Tour Championship golf tournament at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photograph: Yoshua Arias / EPA

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson successfully defended a title for the first time in his career after a thrilling finish to the DP World Tour Championship on S(...)

 Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland  during the third round of the World Tour Championship golf tournament at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photograph: Yoshua Arias / EPA

Defending champion Henrik Stenson remained on course to achieve a personal milestone worth more than €1.6 million as Rory McIlroy suffered a nightmare(...)

 Sergio Garcia  in action during the pro-am for the Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya.  “I think Rory did something quite extraordinary this season.” Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

The man once known as ‘El Nino’ in his younger days doesn’t see any need for winds of change, or any requirement to fiddle with the system. Nor does L(...)

 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(...)

“We’re about to ramp up the installation of water meters on the northside, specifically the working-class areas, which you drive through every day,” said Tabitha.   Photograph: Alan Betson

For the seven o’clock rendezvous with Tabitha Tregoning in Stoker’s wine bar in Fairview on Monday, Vinny Fitzpatrick was early, which was not unusual(...)

 Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen celebrates winning the Perth International at Lake Karrinyup Country Club. Photograph: Richard Wainwright/EPA

Thorbjorn Olesen sealed his second career European Tour title on Sunday with a final-round 71 to see off the challenge of French Ryder Cup star Victor(...)

 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(...)

 Defending champion Graeme McDowell  plays from deep rough into the 18th green in his World Match Play against Joost Luiten of the Netherlands. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Defending champion Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry both lost for a second day to end their participation at the Volvo World Match Play Championship a(...)