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(...)

Rory McIlroy on Jack Nicklaus’s record: “It’s not something I ever thought about or dreamed of ... the next number in my head is four.” Photograph: Getty

Rory McIlroy wants to use his British Open triumph as a springboard to further success this season, but insists he has never thought about matching Ja(...)

Germany’s  Bernhard Langer on his way to an emphatic victory at the British Senior Open Championship at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club,  Bridgend, Wales. Photograph: Getty Images

Tom Watson, Colin Montgomerie and Tony Jacklin have called for the 56-year-old Bernhard Langer to be considered for Ryder Cup selection after his emp(...)

Germany’s Bernhard Langer in action during his 13-shot stroll over Colin Montgomerie  in yesterday’s British Senior Open at Royal Porthcawl. Photograph: Phil Inglis/Getty Images

Bernhard Langer strolled into the golfing record books at Royal Porthcawl on the South Wales coast yesterday as he pulverised a star-studded field to (...)

 Bob Tway of the USA in action in  the second round of the Senior Open Championship at Royal Porthcawl GC   in Bridgend, Wales. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Ronan Rafferty and Philip Walton made the halfway cut by the skin of their teeth in the Seniors Open Championship at sun-blessed Royal Porthcawl in So(...)

Bernhard Langer  in action during the first round of the British Senior Open Championship  at Royal Porthcawl in Bridgend, Wales. Photo:  Phil Inglis/Getty Images

Irishman Philip Walton threatened to challenge for the early lead in the Seniors Open Championship at Royal Porthcawl on the South Wales coast yesterd(...)

 Ronan Rafferty:  “It is a stunning course to look at and equally great to play. I am raring to go although year one in the Seniors is a case of learning the ropes again.” Photo: Phil Inglis/Getty

Ronan Rafferty has relished the opportunity of turning out in his first British Senior Open Championship at Royal Porthcawl on the South Wales coast t(...)

Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. Photograph: Getty Images

The media circus was in full flow at Royal Liverpool Golf Club on Sunday evening, as Rory McIlroy – just as he had done on the golf course – took it a(...)

Martin Kaymer of Germany celebrates his eight-stroke victory on the 18th green during the final round of the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2. Photograph Lecka/Getty Images

As Germans celebrated a 4-0 World Cup win over Portugal and welcome news regarding the health of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, one major spor(...)

Matt Kuchar celebrates after holing a bunker shot on the 18th as he won the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Photograph: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

US Golf round-up: American Matt Kuchar ended a frustrating run of close calls in (...)