David Lipsky holds a one-shot lead after a second round of 66 at the Alfred Dunhill Champioship at Leopard Creek. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

David Lipsky fired a 66 to take a one-shot lead on day two of the Alfred Dunhill Championship but he had four Scotsmen breathing down his neck at Leop(...)

Ireland’s  Gavin Moynihan: A change in the exemption categories for next season means that Moynihan needs a top-10 finish to improve on the dozen starts he will already get on the European Tour in 2018. File photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Gavin Moynihan is just three shots away from his goal but Ruaidhri McGee, Cormac Sharvin and Dermot McElroy face a battle to make the 72-hole cut at (...)

 Ruaidhri McGee: despite carding his worst score of the competition – 71 – the Irish star cruised through on 276, tied for sixth with Frenchman Mathieu Fenasse. Photograph:  Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Ruaidhri McGee hit a one-under 71 in the final round at Panoramica to secure qualification to the final stage of the European Tour Qualifying School. (...)

Ruaidhri McGee had a day to forget in Girona on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

Nowhere are the twin imposters of success and failure more in evidence than at the Final Stage of the Qualifying School where Rosapenna’s Ruaidhri McG(...)

Brooks Koepka holds the trophy after winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Brooks Koepka, who won his maiden PGA Tour title on Sunday in Phoenix, said failing to earn a PGA Tour card in 2012 and going to play in Europe instea(...)

 Kevin Phelan  needs a golfing miracle to save his tour card in Perth. Photograph:  Stanley Chou/Getty Images
Sinking Phelan for Kevin in Perth
  • Golf
  • October 25, 2014, 11:07

Ireland’s Kevin Phelan could only manage a level par, third round, 72, and as a result his chances of saving his tour card are now on the distant side(...)

Peter Lawrie, playing in Australia has lost his Tour card after a disappointing second round 77. The Irishman combined 152 puts him well outside the cut line. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Two Irish golfers have lost their Tour cards for next season. Peter Lawrie and Gareth Maybin fell short in Australia and will return to Qualifying Sch(...)

Anthony Wall of England and Oliver Goss of Australia walk past a group of ducks on day one of the 2014 Perth International at Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Perth, Australia. Photograph:  Paul Kane/Getty Images

The three Irish fighting for their Tour cards at the ISPS Handa Perth International have it all do after slow starts in Western Australia. With the l(...)

Peter Lawrie needs to win in Perth to secure his Tour card. Photograph: Reuters
Irish trio up against it Down Under
  • Golf
  • October 20, 2014, 19:41

The numbers game is one which leaves absolutely no room to manoeuvre, which at least means Gareth Maybin, Kevin Phelan and Peter Lawrie – who, as thi(...)