Maybank Malaysian Open

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

Lawrie sees the light after 66 — "The confidence is coming back"

Peter Lawrie may be seeing some light at the end of a long, dark tunnel after firing a six under 66 to move into contention for the Maybank Malaysian Open.

Lawrie sees the light after 66 — "The confidence is coming back"

McDowell and Westwood share Malaysian lead

Graeme McDowell believes he is reaping the benefits of a hard winter’s work after taking a share of the lead on day one of the Maybank Malaysian Open, writes the European Tour.

McDowell and Westwood share Malaysian lead

Westwood boost for McGinley

Paul McGinley received an Easter Sunday boost to his European Ryder Cup team plans when Lee Westwood secured his first European Tour title for nearly two years.

Westwood boost for McGinley

Westwood eyes end to two-year drought

Michael Hoey and Simon Thornton are playing for the minor places but former world No 1 Lee Westwood has his sights set on his first win for nearly two years in the Maybank Malaysian Open.

Westwood eyes end to two-year drought

Larrazábal escapes hornets but Lowry stung by cut

Shane Lowry came within a whisker of pulling off the comeback of the year in the Maybank Malaysian Open but nothing matched Pablo Larrazábal's dramatic escape from a swarm of hornets at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.

Larrazábal escapes hornets but Lowry stung by cut

Harrington fades away in Malaysia

Pádraig Harrington tries to gouge his ball close on the 12th but makes the first of three costly bogeys on the back nine in the Malaysian Open on Sunday. Photo Jenny Matthews/www.golffile.iePadraig Harrington’s snakes and ladders season continued in Kuala Lumpur as dismal back nine performance cost him his chance of victory in the 54-hole Maybank Malaysian Open and raised more question marks about his game.

Lawrie and Harrington lurking in 54-hole Malaysian Open

Pádraig Harrington drives on the 17th during the second round in Malaysia. Photo: Jenny Matthews/www.golffile.iePádraig Harrington and Peter Lawrie are in position to end their five-year European Tour droughts after the Maybank Malaysian Open was reduced to 54 holes.

Long day ahead for Harrington and Lawrie

Padraig HarringtonA sweat-soaked Pádraig Harrington en route to his bogey at the fourth. Picture: Jenny Matthews/www.golffile.iePádraig Harrington and Peter Lawrie face a gruelling 12-hour day when they return to the oppressive heat of Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club at dawn to complete their second rounds in the weather-delayed Maybank Malaysian Open.

Lawrie and Harrington in steamy Malaysian mix

Peter LawrieA sweat-soaked Peter Lawrie looks concerned for his tee shot on the 18th. Photo Jenny Matthews/www.golffile.iePeter Lawrie and Pádraig Harrington survived sweltering conditions to finish the opening day of the storm-delayed Maybank Malaysian Open within touching distance of the leader Kiradech Aphibarnrat.

Consistency is Hoey's bugbear

Fore left! Michael Hoey on the 16th tee during the opening round of the Maybank Malaysian Open at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, Malaysia. Photo Jenny Matthews/www.golffile.ieThe word “erratic” doesn’t apply when trying to describe Michael Hoey, winner of three European Tour events in the last 10 months.

Students of chaos theory would have a field day analysing the Belfast man’s form, which took another wild turn in Malaysia yesterday in his first outing since his victory in last month’s Trophee Hassan II.

"Rory won't just win one Masters, he'll win multiple Masters" - McDowell

Wee Mac and GMac at the 2010 Ryder Cup. Picture Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.ieGraeme McDowell is backing Rory McIlroy to learn from his miserable Masters meltdown and win a wardrobe full of green jackets.

McIlroy victorious in defeat as Manassero takes the silverware

Matteo Manassero has now won twice in just 25 starts as a professional. Photo: Eoin Clarke/golffile.ie. So the fresh-faced youngster with the Irish caddie won again. No, not Rory McIlroy, who had to settle for third place for the ninth time in his European Tour career, but the 17-year old Italian Matteo Manassero (and Coleraine-born bagman Ryan McGuigan).

McIlroy playing for high stakes in Kuala Lumpur

Rory McIlroy has done his reputation no end of good in Kuala Lumpur this week by bouncing back from the bitter disappointment of a final round major championship disaster with an impressive display of mental fortitude. Unfortunately, he’s in a no-win situation.

"It was a slight speed bump but nothing more than that" - McIlroy

Rory McIlroy is loyal to caddie JP Fitzgerald. Picture Fran Caffrey/www.golffile.ie.Rory McIlroy jumped at the chance to give caddie JP Fitzgerald a timely vote of confidence after he opened with a “blind” three under par 69 in his first round since his closing 80 at Augusta on Sunday.

The Ulsterman didn’t have enough time to play a practice round ahead of the Maybank Malaysian Open at a steamy Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. But he quickly praised Fitzgerald, criticised in several media outlets following his Masters meltdown, for his diligent preparation.

Lawrie tenth as Noh snatches Malaysian Open

Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country ClubPeter Lawrie grabbed his second top 10 finish of the season as Korean teen sensation Noh Seung-yul secured a dramatic one-stroke victory over countryman K.J. Choi at the Maybank Malaysian Open thanks to an audacious final-hole birdie.

Careful driver Lawrie survives imperfect 10

Send Darren Clarke, Peter Lawrie and Gary Murphy out on the town and it’s a fair bet that Lawrie would soon be handed the car keys as the designated driver.

It’s not that the Dubliner is more abstemious than the other two, but he’s simply not a man of extremes.

Clarke sweating in Kuala Lumpur

Darren Clarke may have to sweat to make the cut after struggling to a one-over-par 73 in the opening round of the Maybank Malaysian Open in steamy Kuala Lumpur.

The Dungannon man was two under par after three holes but dropped five shots to slip to three over before repairing some of the damage with birdies at the final two holes and share 71st place.