Europe’s Graeme McDowell celebrates winning his singles match on the final day  of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire.

Just as day turns to night, the outcome of this 40th edition of the Ryder Cup had a sense of inevitability about it. Long before it was finally confir(...)

Influential locker room figures Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia (right) talk tactics during a practice session at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire.  Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

So the most popular show in world golf is about to begin, the teams are established and pairings are becoming more obvious for the captains. You have (...)

Rory McIlroy signs autographs for fans by the second green during practice for the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia, yesterday. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

To Rory McIlroy, etching the FedEx Cup on to an already glittering CV at the tender of age of 25 would matter more than the riches that come its wake.(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks off the second green during a practice round prior to the start of the TOUR Championship  at East Lake Golf Club on  in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph:  Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

There are six million reasons to want to win the FedEx Cup title, but Rory McIlroy insists he needs just one. The 25-year-old is one of five pl(...)

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(...)

 Rory McIlroy  in action during the pro-am event prior to the Deutsche Bank Championship at the TPC Boston  in Norton, Massachusetts. Photo:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty

  The Deutsche Bank Championship offers a prize fund of almost €6.28 million with €1,094,000 going to the winner, but it will also effecti(...)

Steve Stricker has ruled out a playing role at the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles because of hip and back problems. Photograph:   Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Steve Stricker’s slim chance of making the United States Ryder Cup team is gone after the 47-year-old confirmed he will not play again until December (...)

Rory McIlroy holds the British Open Claret Jug trophy on the Old Trafford pitch during half-time of Manchester United’s   Premier League match against Swansea City at Old Trafford. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Rory McIlroy’s bucket list is getting smaller but one unfulfilled wish is to win the FedExCup Series and therefore be crowned the PGA Tour champion(...)

 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(...)

Rory McIlroy: had to undergo a mandatory drugs test following his third round at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron.

An irony of sorts came on Saturday evening, as Rory McIlroy got the proverbial tap on the shoulder to undergo a mandatory drugs test. That McIlroy, th(...)