Ernie Els

Els and Garcia added to star-studded Irish Open field

With precisely 100 days to go until this year’s Irish Open hosted by The Rory Foundation, two more legends of the game – four-time Major-winner Ernie Els and Ryder Cup talisman, Sergio Garcia – have become the latest superstars to add their names to what is fast becoming one of the strongest fields in the tournament’s recent history, writes the European Tour.

Els and Garcia added to star-studded Irish Open field

McDowell bows to clinical Dubuisson at Dove Mountain

Graeme McDowell had no problem admitting that his luck probably ran out as he lost to Victor Dubuisson of France in the quarter-finals of the WGC-Accenture Match Play at Dove Mountain.

McDowell bows to clinical Dubuisson at Dove Mountain

Garcia joins Els in Dubai snub: "They're putting a lot of pressure on us"

Sergio Garcia in action in last week’s WGC- HSBC Champions in Shanghai. Picture: Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.ieTiger Woods will give the organisers full value for their money when he opens proceedings in the Turkish Airlines Open by becoming the first golfer to hit balls from Europe into Asia over Istanbul’s iconic Bosphorus Bridge. But while the 14-time grand slam title winner will then take on Europe’s finest at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal course in Belek, he won’t have to beat the resting Graeme McDowell or Rory McIlroy, or the conspicuously absent Sergio Garcia or Ernie Els at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal course in Belek.

Irish Open boost for Lowry

Shane Lowry drives on the 18th in Munich on Sunday. Picture: Eoin Clarke www.golffile.ieShane Lowry gave his confidence a boost ahead of the Irish Open when he closed with a seven under 65 in the BMW International Open in Munich.

Higgins on the straight and narrow

Ernie Els is tied for the lead in Munich. Picture © Getty ImagesSuper straight David Higgins knows that will a little more luck on the greens he could be even further up the leaderboard in the BMW International Open in Munich.

Irish lurking as Els purrs

Ernie Els is in the driving seat the BMW International Open. Picture courtesy Getty ImagesA mid-round double bogey did little to upset the Rolls Royce that is Ernie Els as he purred his way into a one-stroke lead at the BMW International Open.

Class act Rose breaks Mickelson's heart at Merion

Justin Rose poses with the U.S. Open trophy after the final round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Sunday, June 16, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Joel Kowsky) Justin Rose put on a display of sheer class as a golfer and a sportsman to consign his early career struggles to history and capture his first major championship with a two-stroke US Open victory over eternal bridesmaid Phil Mickelson and Australian’s Jason Day at a punishing Merion last night.

Merion in the mire: "It's going to be very sloppy now"

Members of the maintenance staff work to squeegee standing water off the 11th fairway during a practice round at the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. on Monday, June 10, 2013. (Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll) If it hadn’t been for woof of opening umbrellas and the sloshing of wellies you could almost hear the sound of Rory McIlroy’s US Open odds tumbling in the leafy loveliness at Merion.

Ernie on Rory: "I look back, I did a lot of silly things"

Ernie Els regrets not stopping Rory McIlroy walking off the course. Photo Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.ieErnie Els regrets not making more of an effort to talk Rory McIlroy out of his shocking decision to walk out at the Honda Classic.

Harrington sacrifices rankings for PGA Grand Slam

Padraig Harrington is happy to sacrifice world ranking points for another chance to win the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. Picture by golffile.iePadraig Harrington has been handed the chance to complete some “unfinished business” and add the $1.35 million PGA Grand Slam of Golf to his CV next week.

McIlroy to skip PGA Grand Slam

McIlroy in Bermuda as US Open champion last year. Rory McIlroy has opted not to play in October’s PGA Grand Slam, the Bermuda Royal Gazette has reported.

Hoey set for Wild ride

Michael Hoey will play with John Daly and Chad Campbell for the first two days at Royal Lytham. Photo Jenny Matthews/www.golffile.ieMichael Hoey drew an early morning start with “Wild Thing” John Daly in the Open and confessed - I can’t wait.

Donald regains world No 1 spot; Dufner wins

The game of musical chairs that is the battle for the number one spot in the Official World Golf Ranking continued in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans when Luke Donald finished third to return to the summit of the game for the third time in his career.Luke Donald clinched an impressive third place finish in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to overtake Rory McIlroy and go to world No 1 for the third time in less than a year.