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 (...)

Rory McIlroy: can expect to be targeted by the United States at Gleneagles. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Just as Tiger Woods was targeted by Europe in past matches, Paul McGinley is under no illusions that world number one Rory McIlroy will receive sim(...)

 Rory McIlroy  hits an approach shot on the seventh hole during the final round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club  in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy’s driver was again the best tool in his bag as he claimed a fourth career Major in the US PGA at Valhalla on Sunday. In overturning a th(...)

Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell: believes Rory McIlroy will “win as many Majors as he wants – within reason”. Photograph: Getty Images

A swing homegrown in Holywood has developed into the most admired in golf, but Michael Bannon – who has nurtured that rhythmical swing that has enable(...)

 Rory McIlroy  reacts after winning the 96th US PGA Championship at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: EPA

In the darkness of Sunday night, after fulfilling the rituals that behold champions in signing flags and undergoing a stream of media commitments, Ror(...)

 Tiger Woods has been troubled by a back injury and his loss of form is a concern for USA Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson. Photo:  Andy Lyons/Getty Images

On the range. In a radio booth. Out on the course. Tom Watson was a ubiquitous presence at Valhalla Golf Club throughout the USPGA Championship. For g(...)

Shane Lowry made a good account of himself at the PGA Championship at Valhalla, Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

At last, Shane Lowry got a break from the weather gods. The Offaly man completed his final round here at Valhalla Golf Club a little over half an h(...)