Matthew Nixon

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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(...)

Michael Hoey: carded a three under par 69  on the testing Stadium Course at PGA Catalunya to move up 23 places to joint 39th. Photograph: Kevin Scott/Presseye/Inpho

Michael Hoey made a 25-footer for par at the last and goes into the sixth and final round of the European Tour Qualifying School with a fighting chan(...)

 Graeme McDowell hits his approach shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the  Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club near Edinburgh. Photograph:   Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Former US Open champion Graeme McDowell enjoyed a welcome return to form on the opening day of the Scottish Open on Thursday. McDowell’s sole top-10 f(...)

 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 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(...)

Charl Schwartzel is joint leader of the South African Open at Glendower Golf Club. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images)

Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel held a share of the lead at the midway point of the South African Open thanks to a blistering front nine in h(...)

Ernie Els plays his second shot into the 10th green during the first round of the BMW International Open at Golfclub Munchen Eichenried. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Open champion Ernie Els believes an opening 63 at the BMW International in Munich sets him up to target another long-awaited victory. The South Africa(...)