England's Daniel Brooks shot an 8 under 62 to take a one-stroke lead in the Nelson Mandela Championship.
DOUG FERGUSON - APWanting to return among the elite in golf, Graeme McDowell mapped out a plan last autumn.
DOUG FERGUSON - APRory's McIlroy's year began with a coronation. It ended Sunday with a bogey on the ninth hole at Sherwood with hardly anyone watching.
North Harbour have got off to a perfect start to the national women's interprovincial tournament at the Muriwai Golf Club in West Auckland.
MATT RICHENS - © Fairfax NZ NewsLydia Ko climbe to career-high fourth on the official women's golf rankings after weekend win.
TOBY ROBSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsLydia Ko's public funding is under review and almost certain to be reduced in the wake of her first big pay day.
Tiger Woods loses in playoff to Zach Johnson at Northwestern Mutual World Challenge.
GERALD IMRAY - APThomas Bjorn carved out two eagles in his last nine holes to come from behind and win the Nedbank Golf Challenge.
FRED WOODCOCK - © Fairfax NZ NewsLydia Ko is a tournament winner in just her second start since turning professional.
Tiger Woods birdied two of his last three holes to keep his lead at the World Challenge.
Lydia Ko has moved up to second at the World Ladies Masters after her second straight four-under 68.
MARK GLEESON - ReutersFour birdies on the back nine saw Welshman Jamie Donaldson maintain his three stroke lead at the Nedbank Golf Challenge with one round to play.
Stuart Manley of Wales put himself in position for a first European Tour title by shooting a 4-under 66 to take a one-shot lead into the final round at the Hong Kong Open.
DOUG FERGUSON - APFor the final tournament at Sherwood Country Club, Tiger Woods seems intent on leaving a lasting impression.
Lydia Ko is five shots off the lead after the first round of the Swinging Skirts World Ladies Masters in Taipei City, Taipei.
MARK GLEESON - ReutersA freak penalty stroke did little to deter Welshman Jamie Donaldson as he posted a second-round 66 at the Nedbank Golf Challenge to top the leaderboard with an 11-under-par total of 133.
South African Jbe Kruger paid tribute to Nelson Mandela after storming to a one-shot lead as the Hong Kong Open reached the halfway stage.
GERALD IMRAY - APThe first time he met Nelson Mandela, Gary Player got on his knees and kissed the former political prisoner's feet.
GERALD IMRAY - APThe birdie putt celebrations were muted and the crowd a little quiet. The skies over Sun City fittingly grey.
English golfer Simon Dyson has been handed a suspended two-month ban from the European Tour
MARK GLEESON - ReutersFormer world number one Luke Donald made a blistering start to the Nedbank Golf Challenge.
David Higgins of Ireland shot a 6-under-par 64 to lead the Hong Kong Open by one after the first round.
GERALD IMRAY - APErnie Els is considering cutting his golf schedule even more to spend time with his family, saying life on the road is getting "tougher and tougher".
MARK LAMPORT-STOKES - ReutersLee Westwood, reunited with his longtime caddie and happy to put in long hours with his swing coach, plans to improve every aspect of his game for next year as he hunts a first major title.
DOUG FERGUSON - APJoost Luiten better hope his decision to hit one shot at the BMW Masters doesn't keep him out of that other "Masters."
TONY JIMENEZ - ReutersHenrik Stenson's dramatic rise to number three in the world has led to a sudden surge in off-course demands and distractions that could damage his golf unless he is careful, the Swede said.
An outstanding year both on and off the course has paid off for Invercargill golfer Cody Harper, who was recognised with two awards at the PGA Trainee Awards dinner at Millbrook.
TONY JIMENEZ - ReutersWorld number three Henrik Stenson still has concerns about his long-standing wrist problem as the Swede prepares to return to competitive action at this week's Nedbank Challenge in South Africa.
CHRIS BARCLAY - © Fairfax NZ NewsRyan Fox is looking forward to relaxing after a testing schedule on the PGA Tour of Australasia.
CHRIS BARCLAY - © Fairfax NZ NewsRory McIlroy denies Adam Scott a famous Australian triple crown.
Charl Schwartzel went two shots clear of the chasing pack after the third round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship.
CHRIS BARCLAY - © Fairfax NZ NewsAdam Scott closes in one a rare triple crown during the penultimate round of the Australian Open.
After a miserable season, Rory McIlroy took great delight in finally living up to his billing as one of golf's marquee men.
Charl Schwartzel and Morten Orum Madsen share the lead after two rounds at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.
CHRIS BARCLAY - © Fairfax NZ NewsAdam Scott's quest for Austrlian golf's triple crown remains on course.
Rory McIlroy has taken a share of the Australian Open lead at Royal Sydney.
Dane Morten Orum Madsen continued his hot streak after Sunday's victory in the South African Open.
CHRIS BARCLAY - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Zealand's contingent were par for the course on Royal Sydney as Adam Scott fired a course record 10-under 62 to underscore his favouritism.
PETER RUTHERFORD - ReutersThe pressure to succeed in sport is pushing more and more athletes towards stress-related illnesses, says Rory McIlroy.
IAN RANSOM - ReutersWorld number two Adam Scott's victory lap of his home nation draws to a close this weekend, with the US Masters champion bidding to win the Australian Open for a clean sweep of the country's three marquee tournaments.
CHRIS BARCLAY - © Fairfax NZ NewsRyan Fox resisted the urge to go on about the rugby when he found himself next to Rory McIlroy on the practice range.
Masters champion Adam Scott and his World Cup-winning teammate Jason Day have been paired together in a dream grouping for the first two rounds of this week's Australian Open.
John Daly will play in the European Tour's Alfred Dunhill Championship as he comes back from elbow surgery.
FRED WOODCOCK - © Fairfax NZ NewsLydia Ko has pocketed close to $20,000 despite, by her standards, a middling debut as a golf professional.
Morten Orum Madsen won his first European Tour title as Charl Schwartzel's challenge collapsed in the final round of the season-opening South African Open.
MATT RICHENS - © Fairfax NZ NewsLydia Ko treaded water on moving day of the LPGA's Titleholders tournament in Florida.
CHRIS BARCLAY - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Zealand's forlorn World Cup of Golf campaign closed predictably early and without fanfare as Michael Hendry and Tim Wilkinson's struggles continued in blustery conditions.
MATT RICHENS - © Fairfax NZ NewsLydia Ko has treaded water on moving day of the LPGA's Titleholders tournament in Florida.
MARK GLEESON - ReutersCharl Schwartzel takes a one-shot lead into the final round of the South African Open after carding a third-round 69.
IAN RANSOM - ReutersJason Day ensured compatriot Adam Scott's pre-tournament prediction of a World Cup triumph for Australia was no idle talk as he charged into the lead after the third round.