Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland has been urged by Judge Brian McGovern to engage in mediation with former management company Horizon. Photograph: Getty Images

Rory McIlroy, the world number one and the projected talisman for Europe’s bid to retain the Ryder Cup in just over a week’s time at Gleneagles in Sco(...)

Rory McIlroy during the final round of the Tour Championship golf tournament in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph: EPA

Taking no chances of any mishap, the actual Ryder Cup trophy landed at Gleneagles last week. Europe’s players, though, will be arriving in dribs and (...)

Rory McIlroy, whose final round of 71, was only good enough for tied second place in the Tour Championship at East Lake. Photograph: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy punched the wrong numbers into the ATM in the final round of the Tour Championship as he failed to cash in on the FedEx Cup’s $10 mill(...)

Rory McIlroy: After twice four-putting at the weekend the world number one said: “I don’t know if it’s fatigue. I don’t know if I’ve lost concentration.” Photograph: Stew Milne/AP

If there are those in golf’s corridors of power in the United States scratching their heads in bewilderment that this week’s Tour Championship is mis(...)

Ireland’s Pádraig Harrington during yesterday’s pro-am before the start of today’s Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

As a brief distraction to his own game, Pádraig Harrington’s appointment yesterday as one of five vice-captains to Paul McGinley for the Ryder Cup la(...)

 Rory McIlroy in action  during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at the TPC Boston on Monday.

If it all seems a bit bizarre that Rory McIlroy – winner of two Majors, the British Open and the US PGA, as well as the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (...)

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley at the official announcement of Stephen Gallacher of Scotland and Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood of England as his three captain’s picks for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles at Wentworth yesterday. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

In the ballroom of the Wentworth Club in the stockbroker belt beyond the big smoke, Paul McGinley yesterday delivered his three wild card picks. One o(...)

Stephen Gallacher: in fine form after third place finish at Italian Open and has good track record at Gleneagles. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images.

Paul McGinley must wish he was a magician, able to distort reality. But he’s not, and the simple fact of the matter is that he has three “wild card” (...)

Rory McIlroy tees off on the third hole during the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at the TPC Boston. Photograph:  Jim Rogash/Getty Images

Whatever glitches were present at the start of the tournament, Rory McIlroy – the world number one – found the solution and ironed them out. On the ra(...)

 Graeme McDowell  celebrates with his father Ken (left), Horizon agent Connor Ridge (right) and caddie Ken Comboy after winning the 2010 US Open at Pebble Beach. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

As they say, breaking up is hard to do! And, on a day when Tiger Woods parted ways with coach Sean Foley, the parting of ways between Graeme McDowell (...)