Composite photo showing USA’s Phil Mickelson celebrating after winning the 2013 Britush Open Championship at Muirfield Golf Club (left) and after winning the  Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Golf Course (right).  Photograph: PA Wire.

When Phil Mickelson arrived in Scotland 12 months ago, he had never won a tournament on British soil and admitted the greatest challenge of his caree(...)

Rory McIlroy: will be hoping to make a big impact in his first visit to Fota Island, venue for this year’s Irish Open. Photo: David Cannon/Getty

Samuel Taylor Coleridge once observed that “he who is best prepared can best serve his moment of inspiration”. He’s unlikely to have been thinking ab(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland watches his tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the World Golf Championships - Accenture Match Play Championship at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain. Photograph:  Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell produced a comeback worthy of Lazarus himself when he recovered from three down with three to play to beat big-hitting pal Gary(...)

Darren Clarke hits a putt during the first round of the Volvo Golf Champions. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

After two years without a single top-10 finish on the European Tour, a newly slim Darren Clarke reaped the benefits of an intense fitness regime on th(...)

Miguel Angel Jimenez  celebrates  after winning the  Hong Kong Open in December. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Miguel Angel Jimenez has revealed he is likely to be one of Paul McGinley’s vice-captains for the Ryder Cup – but only if he does not fulfil his ambit(...)

United States team captain Fred Couples laughs on the 18th green during the Saturday fourball matches at the  Presidents Cup tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Photograph: Chris Keane/Reuters

Drawing inspiration from last year’s amazing comeback by the Europeans at the Ryder Cup, Nick Price’s international side are hoping to produce their (...)

Late afternoon sunlight falls onto the 14th green during the opening fourball matches in   the 2013 Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Photograph:Jeff Haynes/Reuters

The United States needed a par on the final hole to retain the overall lead over the Internationals on the first day of the Presidents Cup after almos(...)

American captain Fred Couples watches on during the second practice round for the 13 Presidents Cup in Ohio.  Photograph: Jeff Haynes/Reuters

Ryder Cup captains Paul McGinley and Tom Watson will be extremely interested observers when the 10th Presidents Cup gets under way on Thursday.Althoug(...)

American Peter Uihlein came agonisingly close to the first ever 59 on the European Tour on Friday, but will now hope history repeats itself in the Alf(...)

 Phil Mickelson  hits his second shot on the ninth hole during the final round of the  Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Golf Links  in Inverness. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Phil Mickelson today won the Scottish Open after beating South African Branden Grace on the first hole of a sudden-death play-off at Castle Stuart.Th(...)