Pádraig Harrington and Shane Lowry share a laugh on the seventh hole during a final practice round ahead of the British Open at Royal St George’s in Sandwich, Kent. Photograph:  Oisín Keniry/Getty Images

Old habits die hard and all of that. In the case of Darren Clarke and Rory McIlroy, the ritual has traditionally involved an early-morning practice ro(...)

Shane Lowry leaves the seventh green during day one of The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Mount Juliet Golf Club. Photo: Warren Little/Getty Images

The old proverbial saying of having his ball on a string applied to Shane Lowry for much of his opening round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Mou(...)

Patrick Reed during day three of the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates. Photograph: Getty Images

Patrick Reed will take a share of the lead in to the final day of the DP World Tour Championship but he faces a stiff challenge as he looks to become (...)

France’s  Victor Perez  plays his second shot on the 18th hole during the first round  of the DP World Tour Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates  in Dubai. Photograph: Francois Nel/Getty Images

France’s Victor Perez jumped into pole position to win the Race to Dubai after day one of the €6.6 million DP World Tour Championship. Perez carded a(...)