Bernd Wiesberger

Peter Lawrie's Bavarian Rhapsody

Fighting off wild animals armed with nothing more than a nail clippers is considered foolhardy — a bit like Peter Lawrie trying to regain his tour card with a stick of deodorant, a toothbrush and a spare pair of underpants.

Peter Lawrie's Bavarian Rhapsody

Irish off their greens as Wiesberger hits career best

Three of Ireland's four strong challenge went completely off their greens in the third round of the Maybank Malaysian Open in Kaula Lumpur.

Irish off their greens as Wiesberger hits career best

McDowell just one behind McIlroy on 2015 debut

Graeme McDowell made a hugely positive start to the 2015 season when he opened with an immaculate 67 in the Dubai Desert Classic that left him just one stroke adrift of world No 1 Rory McIlroy.

McDowell just one behind McIlroy on 2015 debut

One leader

When Rory McIlroy tees off in the final round of the US PGA at Vahalla later today, it's quite possible he won't be leading given that there are another 17 players within six shots of him. It hardly matters.

One leader

Tasty! Second helpings for brilliant Lowry

Shane Lowry shares a laugh with the head chef at the Tivoli Victoria following his win in the Portugal Masters at Vilamoura. Photo Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.ieShane Lowry, roared on by a huge Irish contingent in the Vilamoura crowd, finally tasted victory as a professional with a thrilling one-shot win in the Portugal Masters.

Lowry in the mix as Harrington fades

Shane Lowry plays his second shot to the 18th in the third round of the Portugal Masters. Picture by Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.ieShane Lowry remained on course for his first victory as a professional as Padraig Harrington went into reverse in the Portugal Masters at Oceânico Victoria Golf Course.

Lowry claims best pro finish in Austria

Shane Lowry caught fire in the final round in the Lyoness Open, carding a 66 to finish tied second for the best result of his professional career. Picture: golfsupport.nl / www.newsfile.ieMore than three years after claiming the Irish Open as an amateur in his first European Tour start, Shane Lowry recorded the best finish of his professional career when he closed with a six under 66 to finish tied for second behind Bernd Wiesberger in Austria.

McGinley looks to Irish Open as Wiesberger wins Ballantine's

Paul McGinley is feeling positive about the season ahead after finishing seventh in Korea for his first top-10 finish since last September’s KLM Open. Picture Jenny Matthews/www.golffile.iePaul McGinley clinched his biggest tour cheque for more than two and half years as Bernd Wiesberger sealed a dominant maiden European Tour victory at the Ballantine’s Championship in Korea.

McGinley's 65 nullified by brilliant Wiesberger

With friend and former professional Simon Hurd on his bag this week, Paul McGinley shot a seven under par 65 to move into contention at the Ballantine’s Championship in Korea. Photo Jenny Matthews/www.golffile.ieIf Paul McGinley was a great putter instead of just a good putter, he’d have double digit European Tour wins instead of just five.

Who knows, he might also have saved some wear and tear on his knees, given the untold number of times we have seen the three-time Ryder Cup winner do his knee-flex of frustration every time another seemingly perfect putt burned the edge of the hole on its way past. We’re just kidding, of course, but even the Dubliner would admit that it’s been frustrating at times.