Lee Westwood celebrates with the Race to Dubai Trophy. Photograph: Getty Images

A second victory at the season-ending Tour Championship was not enough for Matthew Fitzpatrick to prevent Lee Westwood from creating history in Dubai (...)

Rory McIlroy brought his consistency to a new level through the year. Photograph: Keyur Khamar/PGA Tour via Getty Images

Their work for the season done, Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy plan on packing away the clubs for much of the winter before returning to competition on(...)

Shane Lowry   during a practice round for the DP World Tour Championship  at Jumeirah Golf Estates  in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The shoot-out will be just that, as the finale to the PGA European Tour’s season has given five players – Bernd Wiesberger, Tommy Fleetwood, Jon Rahm,(...)

 Shane Lowry in action during the  Turkish Airlines Open   in Antalya, Turkey. He is one of those in the frame for the overall grand prize in  Dubai next week as  the winner there will get a whopping 2,000 points. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Shane Lowry has one eye on the grand prize. So too Rory McIlroy. For the reality of the way next week’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship has b(...)

 Danny Willett during the third round of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Danny Willett and Patrick Reed threatened to turn the DP World Tour Championship into a ‘Masters’ event as the 2016 champion and the incumbent title h(...)

 Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood during day one of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

England’s Jordan Smith and Spain’s Adrian Otaegui sat atop the leaderboard of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, both compiling six-under-par 66(...)

Shane Lowry of Ireland prepares to play a shot during the final round of the DP World Tour Golf Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. Photo: Karim Sahib/Getty Images

Patience is indeed a virtue, as Shane Lowry has discovered. A year that frustrated for the main part – as he slipped down the world rankings – was dra(...)

 Ireland’s Shane Lowry  on the 18th   during the final round of the DP World Tour Championship  in Dubai. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

In a long campaign on the road this year which has taken him to all corners of the globe, Shane Lowry reserved his best until last. The 30-year-old Of(...)

Shane Lowry’s second shot on the 7th hole during the final round of the Turkish Airlines Open  in Antalya, Turkey. Photograph:   Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

If not quite a case of mission accomplished, with his quest for a fourth career tour win rebuked, Shane Lowry at least headed for the air charter from(...)

Shane Lowry plays out of  a bunker  during a pro-am round ahead of the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

The nights might be closing in at home, with a bit of a chill coming into the air, but not so much out on tour. That’s the thing with professional tou(...)

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