Jonathan Caldwell of Northern Ireland tees off on the second hole during the first round of the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucia Masters at Real Club Valderrama  in Sotogrande. Photograph: Luke Walker/Getty Images

Scotland’s Connor Syme will be hoping it is a case of third time lucky as he chases a maiden European Tour title in the Andalucia Masters. Syme held (...)

Collin Morikawa has made every cut in his professional career since his debut at the Canadian Open. Photograph: Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images

Kids, eh? Just don’t know their place any more, showing no respect. Where once upon a time there was a fear factor in whippersnappers stepping out on(...)

 Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa plays his second shot to the 18th during the first round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images
Things fall into place for Oosthuizen
  • Golf
  • November 14, 2019, 15:36

South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen battled through the pain barrier to take a three-shot lead after the opening round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Su(...)

Kurt Kitayama is one of the six players who successfully retained their cards in 2019, and he did so in some style. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Back in the day, Philip Walton used to refer to a visit to the European Tour’s Final Qualifying School as akin to invitation to a “torture chamber,” s(...)

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open host Paul McGinley pictured beside the  The Rampant Goat bronze at Lahinch Golf Club, host of next week’s event. Photograph:   Brian Arthur

The symbol most associated with Lahinch Golf Club is that of the “Rampant Goat.” It is on the club crest, and a wonderfully crafted statue of the anim(...)

 Leona Maguire enjoyed a career-best pro finish of fifth on the Symetra Tour in Florida on Sunday. Photograph:    Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

It’s good to have friends in high places, and Leona Maguire – who has enjoyed a busy playing schedule of late with a five-week straight run of tournam(...)

 John-Ross Galbraith: shot an opening round of 71 in the South of Ireland at Lahinch.  Photograph:  Tom Dulat/R&A/Getty Images

The early bird catches the worm even at the seaside and before fresh southwest winds made life tough for the afternoon starters, 21-year-old Newlands(...)