Rory McIlroy  reacts to a putt on the sixth green during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational  at the Bay Hill Club in Orlando, Florida. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

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 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(...)

 David Horsey of England tees off at the second on day one of the Russian Open at Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club. Photograph: Harry Engels/Getty Images

David Horsey recovered from a shaky start to extend his overnight lead to four shots after the second round of the Russian Open in Moscow. Late birdie(...)

Rory McIlroy plays from the greenside bunker at the 17th hole during day two of the Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen.  Photograph: Kenny Smith/PA Wire.

Rory McIlroy could do without this familiar Friday feeling. Second-round struggles for the Northern Irishman are becoming worryingly predictable. With(...)

Australia’s Andrew Dodt poses with two golfs balls after he scored a hole in one on the seventh and 11th holes in the second round of the   Nordea Scandinavian Masters  in Stockholm, a first in European Tour history. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

European golf’s man of the moment Matteo Manassero shot a second-round 65 to take a two shot lead at the Nordea Masters in Sweden on a day when Irelan(...)

Brett Rumford of Australia (centre) holding the winner’s trophy  with caddies after winning the final round of the Volvo China Open at 2013 Binhai Lake Golf Course  in Tianjin, China. Photograph: by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Australia’s Brett Rumford admitted it was “quite surreal” to have won his second tournament in eight days on the European Tour with a commandin(...)

Brett Rumford of Australia celebrates after holing an eagle putt at the first play-off hole to win  the Ballantine’s Championship at Blackstone Golf Club in Icheon, South Korea. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Australian Brett Rumford eagled the first play-off hole to beat compatriot Marcus Fraser and Peter Whiteford of Scotland to win the European To(...)