Lawrie, Maybin and Thornton lose Tour cards — Phelan hanging tough

Lawrie, Maybin and Thornton lose Tour cards — Phelan hanging tough

Kevin Phelan lived to fight another two days (at least) but Peter Lawrie and Gareth Maybin missed the cut in the ISPS Perth International and must now go through the agony of a visit to the Final Stage of the Qualifying School to regain their European Tour cards.

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Hoey in contention at 54-hole Portugal Masters

Hoey in contention at 54-hole Portugal Masters

Michael Hoey has won five times on tour since 2009 and he's in with a chance of making it six after picking up four birdies in the weather suspended second round of the Portugal Masters in Vilamoura.

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McIlroy makes his move

McIlroy makes his move

Rory McIlroy cruised to an effortless looking 64 to move into contention for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship as Pádraig Harrington and Shane Lowry saw their title chances suffer a reverse.

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Lowry putts them in the shade

Lowry putts them in the shade

Shane Lowry — armed with a new putter from his huge collection — tops a star-studded leaderboard at the halfway stage of the ISPS Handa Wales Open after a flawless second round 65 at The Celtic Manor Resort, but admitted his position was something of a surprise, writes the European Tour.

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