Race to Dubai

Dubuisson ends nightmare but Rory fades as Lowry sneaks top 10

Shane Lowry proved that golf is the game played on the six inch course between the ears when he put three average rounds behind to move up from fifth to third in the Race to Dubai after the closing 66 in the Turkish Airlines Open.

Dubuisson ends nightmare but Rory fades as Lowry sneaks top 10

McIlroy rules out psychological help; faces race to solve putting problems

Is Rory McIlroy getting nervous about retaining his Race to Dubai Crown?

The Co Down man's frustration with his putting is growing by the day but if the former world No 1 hasn't lost his sense of gallows humour, he's already referencing the importance of getting it right for the three Final Series events he faces over the next few weeks.

McIlroy rules out psychological help; faces race to solve putting problems

Ryder Cup? Rory's European crown? Lowry wants it all: "It’s time I stepped up to the plate”

An Offaly man might win the Race to Dubai, a Major or a Ryder Cup cap before the Faithful County claims another All Ireland title. At least, that’s possibly what’s going through the mind the county's favourite golfing son, Shane Lowry, as he begins to believe that he’s now one of the greatest players on the planet.

Ryder Cup? Rory's European crown? Lowry wants it all: "It’s time I stepped up to the plate”

Tom Watson outguns all the Irish bar Simon Thornton

Simon Thornton could reflect on his best European Tour finish in more than a year and a cheque for €18,180. But there was little else positive for the Irish to take from the KLM Open.

Tom Watson outguns all the Irish bar Simon Thornton

McIlroy named The Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Year

Rory McIlroy has been named The 2014 Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Year, collecting the prestigious award for the second time in three years following an extraordinary season, writes the European Tour.

McIlroy named The Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Year

Lowry hungry for $1.25m Sun City cherry on top of tasty year

It's officially the first event of the 2015 Race to Dubai but for Shane Lowry it's his last chance to end a brilliant 2014 with a win and he's determined to challenge for the $1.25m top prize in the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa.

Lowry hungry for $1.25m Sun City cherry on top of tasty year

Only McIlroy can match Lowry's desert cool

Shane Lowry may not be able to lift 275lb weights as world number one Rory McIlroy did in a gym session in Dubai earlier this week but the affable Offaly man shrugged a huge burden off his broad shoulders when he opened with a superb six under 66 in the $8 million DP World Tour Championship.

Only McIlroy can match Lowry's desert cool

Garcia and Westwood admit Rory "deserves" Race to Dubai crown

Sergio Garcia and Marcel Siem still have a mathematical chance of denying Rory McIlroy his second Race to Dubai crown in three years but the Spaniard and his Ryder Cup team mate Lee Westwood reckon the Ulsterman “deserves” to win the Harry Vardon Trophy for his “extraordinary” year.

Garcia and Westwood admit Rory "deserves" Race to Dubai crown

McIlroy facing uncertainty after year of total control

Rory McIlroy's 2014 season has run as smooth as silk with two major wins punctuating an outstanding campaign that has featured a series of annoucements that could have been better scripted had they been prepared by the Nike people who choose his clothing.

McIlroy facing uncertainty after year of total control

"It is the pressure from within that’s the killer" - McDowell

Padraig HarringtonPádraig Harrington looks intently at the flight of his drive on the 16th in the second round of the US PGA at Oak Hill. Picture: Eoin Clarke www.golffile.iePádraig Harrington is facing a FedEx Cup and World Cup shut out but he remains convinced the putts will start dropping soon.

Planet McIlroy - Rory touches down on Earth

Rory McIlroy speaking to reporters in Dubai. Photo Jenny Matthews/www.golffile.ieRory McIlroy - No 1 in Europe, the US and the world rankings - wants to win the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai to make the final event of his greatest season more than just an empty, triumphal procession on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates.

McIlroy kills off Race to Dubai

All smiles. Rory McIlroy is No 1 on both sides of the pond. Picture by Getty ImagesIt’s little wonder the European Tour is looking to revamp its end of season schedule with a play-off series after Rory McIlroy became the youngest European No 1 for 31 years and Ireland’s first since Padraig Harrington in 2006.

Back surgery blow for McGinley

Paul McGinley underwent “a minor procedure” on his lower back on Friday. Pictured during the Friday morning foursomes at the Ryder Cup by Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.iePaul McGinley might be battling Darren Clarke for the 2014 Ryder Cup captaincy but he faces a more immediate challenge after being forced to undergo minor back surgery on Friday.

Lead Rory not into temptation

Rory McIlroy in action in Dubai this week. Picture Denise Cleary www.golffile.ieRory McIlroy’s race is run for 2011 but what now for the world No 2 and his manager Conor Ridge.