Sublime Rory McIlroy in tie for Dubai lead
Sublime Rory McIlroy in tie for Dubai lead

 Rory McIlroy rattled in six birdies in an opening round six-under 66 at the DP World Tour Championship on Thursday as he showed no signs of rustiness from a six-week break to share a one-shot lead with Ireland`s Shane Lowry.

Australian world record holder Rhein Gibson looking for new mark
Australian world record holder Rhein Gibson looking for new mark

Rhein Gibson`s astonishing 55 at an Oklahoma golf course etched his name in the Guiness World Records but the unheralded Australian pro is determined to cast off the tag of "one-hit wonder".

Rory McIlroy back for season finale in Dubai
Rory McIlroy back for season finale in Dubai

World number one Rory McIlroy may have already won the Race to Dubai crown, but there is a lot at stake this week at the $8million DP World Tour Championship, which starts at the Earth course of Jumeirah Golf Estates Thursday.

Treble-chasing Adam Scott targets Masters not Rory McIlroy
Treble-chasing Adam Scott targets Masters not Rory McIlroy

Adam Scott said Wednesday he was putting aside thoughts of next week`s showdown with world number one Rory McIlroy as he chases a third straight win in this week`s Australian Masters.

Rory McIlroy wants to close season in style in Dubai
Rory McIlroy wants to close season in style in Dubai

Already assured of the Race to Dubai crown, Rory McIlroy has now set his sights on the other trophy - the $8million DP World Tour Championship title - to end his fantastic season on a high.

Money-list triumph is truly special, says Rory McIlroy
Money-list triumph is truly special, says Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy capped the best season of his career by adding the European Tour`s money-list title on Sunday to his two major championship victories.

Brooks Koepka lands first big win by outduelling Ian Poulter
Brooks Koepka lands first big win by outduelling Ian Poulter

Young American Brooks Koepka looked as cool as a cucumber as he won a battle royal with Ian Poulter to claim the first regular tour victory of his career at the $7 million Turkish Airlines Open on Sunday.

Rory McIlroy and company must play in Europe more: Colin Montgomerie
Rory McIlroy and company must play in Europe more: Colin Montgomerie

One of the first tasks for George O`Grady`s successor as European Tour chief must be to find a way to entice Rory McIlroy and the rest of the elite to play on their home circuit more, according to Colin Montgomerie.

Rory McIlroy deserves top spot, says Sergio Garcia
Rory McIlroy deserves top spot, says Sergio Garcia

 While Sergio Garcia can mathematically still end the year as European number one he believes, after Rory McIlroy`s superb season, he is more deserving of the Race to Dubai victory crown.

Adam Scott has ''score to settle'' with McIlroy at Australian Open
Adam Scott has ''score to settle'' with McIlroy at Australian Open

Adam Scott says he has a “score to settle” with Rory McIlroy when they clash at the Australian Open in Sydney in two weeks.

Rory McIlroy wins Race to Dubai, Adam Scott aims for revenge
Rory McIlroy wins Race to Dubai, Adam Scott aims for revenge

Adam Scott has called on Australian Open organisers to let him go head-to-head against Rory McIlroy, who secured the European Tour`s Race to Dubai title Sunday without swinging a club.

Adam Scott leads WGC-HSBC Champions charge in Rory McIlroy`s absence
Adam Scott leads WGC-HSBC Champions charge in Rory McIlroy`s absence

Forty of the world`s top 50 golfers will tee off in Shanghai on Thursday when "Asia`s major", the World Golf Championships (WGC) HSBC Champions tournament, gets under way.

Adam Scott surprised by ''cracking'' caddie offers
Adam Scott surprised by ''cracking'' caddie offers

Adam Scott has been contacted by about 100 caddies offering their services but the world number two is in no hurry to appoint a replacement for Steve Williams.

Garcia, Reed to face off Malaysia
Garcia, Reed to face off Malaysia

A resurgent Sergio Garcia goes toe-to-toe with US Ryder Cup sensation Patrick Reed at the CIMB Classic beginning Thursday, as reigning FedExCup champion Billy Horschel looks to lift his game to an even higher level in the Malaysian event.

Organisers lament missing Rory McIlroy magic in China
Organisers lament missing Rory McIlroy magic in China

Officials at the BMW Masters expressed disappointment Wednesday at the absence of crowd-puller Rory McIlroy, but said they respected his decision to pull out of the European Tour event.

Justin Rose targets career-high ranking
Justin Rose targets career-high ranking

Justin Rose has set his sights on a career-high ranking of world number two over the final events of the year as he headlines a weakened field at the BMW Masters from Thursday.

`Daddy` Stenson pulls out of Masters event
`Daddy` Stenson pulls out of Masters event

The European Tour`s flagship event in China suffered a new blow Tuesday when it was confirmed that Henrik Stenson had withdrawn after the birth of his third child.

I was never away, says resurgent Caroline Wozniacki
I was never away, says resurgent Caroline Wozniacki

Caroline Wozniacki said she felt like she never left tennis`s top level after she underlined her return to form by reaching the WTA Finals semis as the only unbeaten player on Friday.

Rory McIlroy taking time off for legal dispute
Rory McIlroy taking time off for legal dispute

 World number one Rory McIlroy is taking time away from golf early next year to better deal with the multi-million dollar legal dispute he has with his former management company.

Rory McIlroy pulls out of China swing to focus on legal battle
Rory McIlroy pulls out of China swing to focus on legal battle

Rory McIlroy has pulled out of next week`s BMW Masters and the following WGC HSBC Champions event in Shanghai to focus on his legal battle with his former management company, British media reported, citing a statement from the Northern Irishman.