Joburg Open

Dunne chasing maiden win in just sixth European Tour start as a pro

Paul Dunne insists he'll be targeting his maiden win rather than one of the three Open Championship exemptions on offer when he heads out in the final round of the Joburg Open just two shots off the lead.

Dunne chasing maiden win in just sixth European Tour start as a pro

Dominant Spieth moves further ahead at No 1; Harrington begins Masters climb

Rory McIlroy observers expect the former world No 1 to sweep back to the top with a dominant display in 2016. He may well do so but the Co Down man has his work cut out on the evidence of Jordan Spieth's impressive victory in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.

Dominant Spieth moves further ahead at No 1; Harrington begins Masters climb

Paul Dunne's stock rises with Torrey Pines start and Davy deal

Paul Dunne's US PGA Tour debut won't come at Pebble Beach after all but two weeks earlier in the $6.5 million Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

Paul Dunne's stock rises with Torrey Pines start and Davy deal

Phelan sitting pretty as Lawrie, Clarke and Maybin crash out

Waterford Castle's Kevin Phelan might have played just a handful of competitive rounds since losing his card last year but took his first big step towards winning it back by moving into contention at the Joburg Open.

Phelan sitting pretty as Lawrie, Clarke and Maybin crash out

McGrane and Higgins chasing Open spots in Joburg

Damien McGrane has played in two Open Championships but he could be on course to make his third appearance at Royal Liverpool in July after opening with a five under 66 in the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington in South Africa.

McGrane and Higgins chasing Open spots in Joburg

Sterne wins leaves Lowry vulnerable for Match Play

Richard Sterne’s win in the Joburg Open left Shane Lowry in danger of missing the WGC-Accenture Match Play. Picture ©Getty Images Richard Sterne bumped Shane Lowry out of the top 64 in the world with a record-breaking seven shot win in the Joburg Open.

Sterne and Fisher Jnr five clear in Joburg Open

trevorfisherjnr.joburg.open.2013If Trevor Fisher Jnr wins the Joburg Open he will prevent Ricard Sterne overtaking Shane Lowry in the world rankings. Picture ©GettyImagesSouth Africans Richard Sterne and Trevor Fisher Junior will enter the final round of the Joburg Open with a five shot lead over the rest of the field after a titanic battle for supremacy on day three at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC, writes the European Tour.

Lowry closer to Tucson as Mickelson officially pulls out

Trevor Fisher Jnr. Picture by Getty ImagesShane Lowry can start checking flights to Tucson for the WGC-Accenture Match Play after Phil Mickelson confirmed he’ll be skipping the event and Danny Willett and Kristoffer Broberg missed the cut in the Joburg Open.

Sterne threat to Lowry as McGrane goes low

Damien McGrane opened with a five under 66 in the Joburg Open but Irish eyes are fixed on leader Richard Sterne. Catherine Kotze /www.golffile.ieRichard Sterne will push Shane Lowry out of the world’s top 64 and leave him relying on withdrawls to make the Accenture Match Play if he remains at the head of affairs and wins the Joburg Open on Sunday.

McGrane blows up in Joburg

Keeping his head down. Damien McGrane hits an iron shot during the third round of the Joburg Open. Photo by Carl Fourie/www.golffile.ieDamien McGrane kissed his hopes of victory goodbye and slipped deep into the pack before play was suspended in the third round of €1.3m Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington.

Lawrie gives belly putter a trial run

Peter Lawrie has decided to try the belly putter for a trial period. Pictured during Friday’s second round at Royal Johannesburg by Carl Fourie/www.golffile.iePeter Lawrie has joined the belly putter brigade in his first event of the season.

The Dubliner promised to make radical changes to his putting after a disapointing performance on the greens last term. And he was true to his word on his arrival in South Africa where he opened with rounds of 72 and 68 to share 56th place with the likes of Masters champion Charl Schwartzel in the weather-delayed Joburg Open.

McGrane hits the front with 63 in Joburg

A determined looking Damien McGrane during the opening round of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club. Photo by Luke Walker/www.golffile.ieNot even a bogey at the last could wipe the smile off Damien McGrane’s face as he fired an eight under 63 to grab a share of the clubhouse lead in the weather-delayed Joburg Open.