Paul Casey has precluded himself form selection for Europe’s 2016 Ryder cup side. Photograph: Afp

The biggest loser from Paul Casey’s decision to preclude himself from Ryder Cup inclusion is not the biennial event. Nor is it the European team. It w(...)

Rory McIlroy launches his ball into the crowd after holing his winning putt on the 18th green during the final round of the DP World Tour Championship. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

As the golfing year stretches on for some, among them world number one Jordan Spieth who is defending the Australian Open this week, the curtain has (...)

Rory McIlroy ended a disrupted season with victory in the Race to Dubai. Photograph: Getty

The incessant narrative of the golfing year will mean Jordan Spieth returning to action this week, when the Masters and US Open champion attempts a su(...)

Rory McIlroy  tees off on the 16th hole during the final round of DP World Tour Championship  in Dubai, UAE. Photograph: Kamran Jebreili/AP

For a time this year, Rory McIlroy’s ankle rather than his shot-making was the focus. Doing it his way, the Northern Irishman used Instagram and oth(...)

Jordan Spieth of the United States gestures during the Pro Am event prior to the start of the WGC - HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

When he arrived in Shanghai, Jordan Spieth needed only to stand at a baggage carousel for the latest reminder of how 12 months can shape a sporting s(...)

 Bill Haas of the United States shakes hands with Sang-moon Bae of South Korea and the International team after Haas won the final match on the 18th green to help his side retain the title. Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

Captain’s pick Bill Haas claimed the crucial final point at the Presidents Cup in South Korea on Sunday, as the United States beat the Internationals(...)

Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed beat Jason Day and Charles Schwartzel 3&2 to help the USA retain their Presidents Cup lead in Incheon on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

The United States maintained their one-point lead over the International team in the Presidents Cup at 9 1/2 to 8 1/2 after the two sides picked up fo(...)

United Nations Command honour guards carry flags of the competing nations ahead of the first round of foursome matches at the 2015 Presidents Cup at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon, west of Seoul. Photograph: Getty Images

The United States made a flying start to the defence of their Presidents Cup crown after dominating the opening day foursomes against the Internationa(...)

New Zealand perform the Haka before the Rugby World Cup  Pool C match against Argentina at Wembley. Photograph: Facudo Arrizabalaga/EPA

So Jason Day was supposed to win the FedEx Cup and New Zealand are supposed to win the Rugby World Cup. Jason didn’t but the Kiwis still should. Was (...)

Rory McIlroy sits four under par after the opening round of the Tour Championship in Atlanta. Photograph: Getty

Apparently, it’s not about the money any more, not as far as Rory McIlroy is concerned. “Luckily, that amount of money doesn’t sort of mean much to me(...)