Nick Faldo: said Sergio Garcia was “useless” during Europe’s  2008 Ryder Cup defeat at Valhalla.

Nick Faldo has lost the respect of Europe’s leading players after calling Sergio Garcia “useless” during their Ryder Cup victory over the United State(...)

 Darren Clarke admits he would love to be Europe’s Ryder Cup captain.  Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.
Lee Westwood backs Clarke for Hazeltine
  • Golf
  • September 30, 2014, 11:29

Lee Westwood has unsurprisingly added his voice to those backing Darren Clarke to be Europe’s next Ryder Cup captain.World number one Rory McIlroy ha(...)

USA’s Jim Furyk (right) hugs European captain Paul McGinley as he leaves The Gleneagles Hotel. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire 1:59

Paul McGinley insists his strained relationship with Darren Clarke will not influence his opinion on who should be Europe’s next Ryder Cup captain. C(...)

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(...)

Europe team captain Paul McGinley talks during a press conference after day two of the Ryder Cup at  Gleneagles. Photographs: David Cannon/Getty Images

European captain Paul McGinley urged his players to remember their team talk from Alex Ferguson ahead of the final day of the 40th Ryder Cup at Glenea(...)

Graeme McDowell  and Victor Dubuisson celebrate on the 14th hole after their 5&4 foursomes victory over Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker at the Ryder Cup in Gleneagles. Photograph:  Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Oh, how the Americans must detest those alternate shot formats. For a second day running, Europe dominated the foursomes to strengthen their grip on t(...)

 Patrick Reed after making his putt to win the 13th hole. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

The fat lady ain’t ready to sing just yet, as Saturday’s first session in the Ryder Cup – fourballs which produced records and drama – contrived to b(...)

Europe’s Ian Poulter lines up a putt on the 13th green during the morning fourballs on the first day of the Ryder Cup  at Gleneagles. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Golfing wise, one is eternally grateful to Missus Turner (5’2”) and Mister Turner (5’7”) for managing to beget Master Turner (6’7”). Not, you understa(...)

Rory McIlroy of Europe puts his arm around Sergio Garcia of Europe after the afternoon foursomes yesterday at Gleneagles. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

A curious if invigorating first day of this 40th edition of the Ryder Cup yesterday ended with Europe occupying familiar territory, on top of the h(...)

European captain Paul McGinley celebrates with Justin Rose after his foursome success with Sweden’s Henrik Stenson  on day one of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

European captain Paul McGinley was delighted with his side’s record-breaking foursomes performance as he looked to help Ian Poulter recover from th(...)