Henrik Stenson of Sweden lines up a putt at the first during the Nordea Masters Pro-Am day at the PGA Sweden National on Wednesday in Malmo. Photograph: Harry Engels/Getty Images.

World number four Henrik Stenson believes he is finally fit and healthy as he targets a first European Tour title on home soil to kickstart a stron(...)

‘As the telly beamed out pictures of the throng gathered in Dublin Castle, Vinny felt a sense of pride in the steps taken by the ordinary folk of little ol’ Ireland.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

As he was wheeled in to Foley’s on Sunday afternoon, Vinny Fitzpatrick felt a lump rise in his throat. He couldn’t miss the large banner draped from t(...)

Rory McIlroy will play with Rickie Fowler in the first round of the Irish Open. Photograph: Getty

World number one Rory McIlroy will play with Rickie Fowler and Martin Kaymer in the pick of the draw at the Irish Open. Walker Cup rivals turne(...)

Jordan Spieth hits his tee shot on the 4th during round one of the World Golf Championship Cadillac Match Play at TPC Harding Park on April 29th, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Robert Laberge/Getty Images

Masters champion Jordan Spieth and world number one Rory McIlroy enjoyed comfortable victories on the opening day of the WGC-Cadillac Match Play, a(...)

Shane Lowry: posted an impressive seventh-place finish in his first appearance of the new season at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California. Photo: Todd Warshaw/Getty

No dillydallying from Shane Lowry, who – on his first appearance of the season – hit the ground running in the Farmer’s Insurance Open in San Diego. (...)

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(...)