Northern Ireland’s Michael Hoey lines up a putt in the first round of the 2014 Volvo China Open at Genzon Golf Club. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images Michael Hoey leads Irish challenge in China

The Northern Ireland golfer two off the lead after the opening round following a 69

Tiger Woods is focusing on ‘the next 10 or 15 years, not the next 10 weeks’, according to his agent. Photo by Chris Trotman / Getty Images Tiger Woods patient and playing the long game

Agent does not know when world number intends to return to competitive action

Matt Kuchar celebrates on the 18th green on his way to victory in the  RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links  in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Photograph:  Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Three winners with their own brand of different

Just when you thought the clones were taking over the multi-talented mavericks give the individual heroic status

Ian Poulter of England during the pro-Am of the 2014 Volvo China Open at Genzon Golf Club yesterday in Shenzhen, China. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images Ryder Cup side shaping up nicely, says Ian Poulter

Europe’s Medinah hero believes McGinley will be happy players are running into form

Billy Horschel reacts after making a putt for birdie on the 18th hole during the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana last year.  Photograph:  Chris Graythen/Getty Images Ernie Els hopes to bounce back in The Big Easy

South African has ‘tidy scoring average of around 68’ at Zurich Classic of New Orleans

Jack Hume: “It would have been easy to let the head drop but to be able to stick it out and get over the line and get a win like this means a lot.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho Determined Jack Hume digs deep to claim West of Ireland title

Pupil turns the tables on his fitness trainer Robbie Cannon to prevail in an exciting final

Reeve Whitson (pictured) is set to challenge Robbie Cannon in the West of Ireland Amateur Open semi-finals. Cannon roars into semi-finals in West of Ireland Amateur Open

Winner of two amateur championships in Ireland takes on Mourne’s Reeve Whitson

Matt Kuchar celebrates after holing a bunker shot on the 18th as he won the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Photograph: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Matt Kuchar holes bunker shot at final hole to win Heritage

Luke Donald misses out yet again at Hilton Head

Reeve Whitson completes brave comeback to make the last 16 in the West of Ireland Championship

Leading qualifier comes from two down with two to play to pip Eddie McCormack on the 19th