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(...)

 Sebastien Gros of France tees off on the 12th hole   at Golf Club Gut Larchenhof. Photo: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Frenchman Sebastien Gros coped best with testing windy conditions to take the lead after the first day of the BMW International Open. With more than (...)

Rafa Cabrera-Bello leads the Hong Kong Open after he eagled the last to sign for a 64. Photograph: Getty/Warren Little

Paul Dunne is firmly in the hunt in the Hong Kong Open after he shot an opening 68 to sit just four strokes off the first round lead of Rafa Cabrera-B(...)

Rory McIlroy  hits a bunker shot on the 16th  hole during the first round of The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club  in Dubln, Ohio. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Aware that the upcoming US Open at Oakmont will feature some of the speediest greens in golf, Rory McIlroy has decided to switch back to a conventiona(...)

Charl Schwartzel of South Africa in action at the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Golf Club. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel won the Alfred Dunhill Championship by four shots at Leopard Creek Country Club yesterday to clinch the first t(...)

 Peter Lawrie of Ireland tees off from the 9th hole during the first round of the Madeira Islands Open. The Irish man shot a level par round of 70. (Photograph:  Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

Spain’s Antonio Hortal stole the Madeira Islands Open lead from compatriot Nacho Elvira with a nine under par opening round. The 26-year-old claimed e(...)