Head greenkeeper Pat Foy cutting greens at daybreak at Corballis Golf Links in Donabate. The public course is one of hundreds of Irish clubs that have been forced to shut their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

For golf clubs, a different kind of waiting game is on the cards. Following on from the news that an initial 5km travel limit will be in place for tho(...)

Rory McIlroy believes the world rankings should be used to decide the European Ryder Cup team if not enough events can be played ahead of September’s tournament at Whistling Straits. Photograph:  Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

If all the signs are that golf at the Olympics will be given a mulligan this year (with Australia and Canada already making known their intent on keep(...)

 Rory McIlroy with temporary caddie Niall O’Connor during practice prior to the DP World Tour Championship Dubai. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy cannot end his week as the Race to Dubai winner for a fourth time but he is perfectly at ease with the scenario even if it is one that ma(...)

Shane Lowry   during a practice round for the DP World Tour Championship  at Jumeirah Golf Estates  in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The shoot-out will be just that, as the finale to the PGA European Tour’s season has given five players – Bernd Wiesberger, Tommy Fleetwood, Jon Rahm,(...)

England’s  Tommy Fleetwood  poses with the trophy after winning the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Counrty Club  in Sun City, South Africa. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Tommy Fleetwood believes it would be “beautiful” to win the Race to Dubai for a second time after putting himself in contention with a surprise victor(...)

 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(...)

 Shane Lowry in action during the  Turkish Airlines Open   in Antalya, Turkey. He is one of those in the frame for the overall grand prize in  Dubai next week as  the winner there will get a whopping 2,000 points. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Shane Lowry has one eye on the grand prize. So too Rory McIlroy. For the reality of the way next week’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship has b(...)

Shane Lowry after finishing his  second round of the Turkish Airlines Open at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal in Antalya. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Shane Lowry didn’t have to look too far to see how golf can give with one hand and take with the other on Friday. One of his playing partners, Pablo L(...)

Shane Lowry of Ireland and his caddie Bo Martin during day one of the Turkish Airlines Open at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

One of those days. Shane Lowry couldn’t buy a putt. If they were giving them away for free, he’d have found a way to miss out. “I literally couldn’t g(...)

 Shane Lowry is targeting the Race to Dubai title to cap a brilliant year. Photograph:  Wu Hong/EPA

Shane Lowry believes becoming European number one will be the “icing on the cake” of a season which has already produced his first Major title. Lowry(...)

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