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” (...)

That birdie putt on the 18th green to secure second place in the PGA Championship at Wentworth. “I still don’t know whether to laugh or to cry. If ever there is a thin line between winning and losing, I have just discovered it.” Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Sunday evening, May 25th Nearly an hour has gone by. I am back in the locker room at the Wentworth Club, up the hill from the 18th green where all the(...)

Rory McIlroy  tees off on the 17th hole, where he would make another birdiie and eventually claim victory in the    BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Perhaps the stars were aligned in his favour. In a final round of unscripted drama in the European Tour’s showpiece event, Rory McIlroy – and the rest(...)

Rory McIlroy  completes his round oon  day two of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

His mobile phone has remained switched off, the laptop out of harm’s way and the golf course has become his sanctuary. For Rory McIlroy, putting his g(...)

Thomas Bjorn of Denmark gets his ball back after holing his bunker shot on the 15th hole during day two of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images.

It rained cats and dogs for much of yesterday’s second round of the BMW PGA Championship here at Wentworth, which wasn’t entirely a bad thing. For one(...)

 Shane Lowry  acknowledges the crowd on the 18th after shooting a remarkable eight-under-par 64 in the opening round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

The hoarders among us know you never throw anything away, that there will always be a time when an unwanted item becomes useful again. Shane Lowry, e(...)

 Rory McIlroy celebrates his eagle on the seventh, where he holed-out with a pitching wedge from 130 yards in yesterday’s opening round of the BMW PGA Championship at  Wentworth.

The weather gods did their damnedest to thwart the first round of the BMW PGA Championship, the European Tour’s €4.75 million flagship tournament, but(...)

Rory McIlroy  speaking with his father Gerry  during the Pro-Am ahead of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth . Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

Love hurts. Loss pains. Break-ups happen. And if the first thought on the minds of 149 of the 150 players in the field here for the BMW PGA Championsh(...)

 Padraig Harrington of Ireland plays a shot from the bunker on the ninth hole during the final round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship at the TPC Four Seasons on May 18, 2014 in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

If there was a time that the last place Pádraig Harrington would want to tee up a ball in search of momentum at this time of year was the West Co(...)