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(...)

Cormac Sharvin has booked his place in the final stage of European Tour Qualifying School. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Ireland’s Cormac Sharvin and Dermot McElroy are through to the final stage of the European Tour Qualifying School while Ruaidhrí McGee is close to boo(...)

Darren Fichardt of South Africa holds the trophy as he celebrates winning The Joburg Open  at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

South Africa’s Darren Fichardt held his nerve to win a fifth European Tour title and continue home dominance of the Joburg Open, which had been reduce(...)

 A major storm suspends play for the day in the third round of the Joburg Open in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Darren Fichardt and Paul Waring were tied at the top of the leaderboard at the Joburg Open as a thunderstorm wiped out most of Saturday’s play and re(...)