England’s Luke Donald narrowly missed out on a Ryder Cup place. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire.

European captain Paul McGinley revealed Lee Westwood had “slightly pipped” Luke Donald to a Ryder Cup wild card after completing his team for Gleneag(...)

  The names of Ian Poulter of England, Stephen Gallacher of Scotland and Lee Westwood of England are positioned in the final line-up of the European team as European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley of Ireland announces his three captain’s picks during a press conference at Wentworth. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
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  • September 2, 2014, 13:53

RORY McILROY (Northern Ireland). Age 25. Caps 2 (2010, 2012). Record Won 4 Lost 3 Halved 2. Majors 4 (2011 US Open, 2012 US PGA, 2014 Open, 2014 US (...)

 European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley of Ireland announces Stephen Gallacher of Scotland, Ian Poulter of England and Lee Westwood of England as his three captain’s picks during a press conference at Wentworth. Photograh: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

European captain Paul McGinley completed his Ryder Cup team for Gleneagles which starts on September 26th by naming Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and S(...)

 Chris Kirk  has no Ryder Cup expectations. Photograph: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images

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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” (...)

Rory McIlroy  hits his shot out of the bunker on the seventh hole during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at the TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts. Photograph: Getty

For a change, Rory McIlroy failed to covert final round contention into a title win. And as McIlroy, the world number one, closed out the Deutsche (...)

Rory McIlroy tees off on the third hole during the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at the TPC Boston. Photograph:  Jim Rogash/Getty Images

Whatever glitches were present at the start of the tournament, Rory McIlroy – the world number one – found the solution and ironed them out. On the ra(...)

European team captain Tony Jacklin of England and Seve Ballesteros of Spain raise their arms aloft in victory on the final day of the Ryder Cup at Muirfield Village in Ohio. Europe won the event with a score of 15-13. Photograph: David Cannon/Allsport

Tony Jacklin punctuates the conversation with an occasional chuckle in recalling his time as Europe’s most successful ever Ryder Cup captain.Some 25 y(...)

A concerned  Rory McIlroy watches one of  his drives during the first round of the  Deutsche Bank Championship at the TPC in Norton, Massachusetts. Photograph: Herb Swanson/EPA

Rory McIlroy blew hot and cold in the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on Friday which, these days, just isn’t his way. A r(...)

 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(...)