Dermot McElroy: delivered a very tidy short game and holed out well with his putter. Photograph: Inpho/Presseye/Philip Magowan

You could call it raw golf as players at times ducked behind umbrellas for some respite, but Dermot McElroy – preferring to carry his own bag and not (...)

Ireland’s  Pádraig Harrington acknowledges the crowd on the 12th green during the first round of the  D+D REAL Czech Masters at Albatross Golf Resort  in Prague, Czech Republic. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Pádraig Harrington made an encouraging start to the Czech Masters in Prague on Thursday, carding a bogey-free six-under 66 to sit two shots off the le(...)

  Paul Dunne of Ireland plays his second shot on the 3rd during day three of the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Germany’s Marcel Siem set his sights on emulating compatriots Bernhard Langer and Martin Kaymer after reaching the semi-finals of the Paul Lawrie Mat(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland puts his first shot on the 18th tee into the rough during day two of the AAM Scottish Open at Dundonald Links Golf Course. Photo: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

A frustrated Rory McIlroy heads into next week’s Open Championship on the back of a third missed cut in four events after his poor form continued in t(...)