Davis Love III holds the Ryder Cup Trophy as he poses for the media during his announcement as the 2016 United States Ryder Cup Team Captain. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The appointment of Davis Love III as US Ryder Cup captain for the 2016 match against Europe at Hazeltine will be viewed by many as a chance for Americ(...)

Shane Lowry is in line for a second consecutive top 10 finish after a strong third round in the national Pro-Am at Pebble Beach but Padraig harrington missed the cut. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Shane Lowry sits tied for 10th place in the AT&T National Pro-Am after he carded a five under par 67 in his third round to leave him five shots (...)

Captain Paul McGinley (top right) holds the Ryder Cup as Team Europe golfers pose for a group photograph after the closing ceremony of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland. Photograph: Phil Noble / Reuters

The American fight came when it was too late. Europe - under Paul McGinley’s captaincy - had outplayed the USA where it mattered, on the golf course, (...)

President Barack Obama with his Game Golf aid at Vineyard Golf Club. Photograph: AP Photo/Steven Senne

Game Golf’s evolution from a wall of post- it notes in Galway to a device President Obama wears on his belt has taken John McGuire on an extraordinary(...)

 Martin Kaymer  shakes hands with Bubba Watson  after the German golfer  won the first play-off hole to take the  PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Port Royal Golf Course  in Southampton, Bermuda. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Germany’s Martin Kaymer defeated Bubba Watson in a sudden-death play-off to win the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda on Wednesday.Kaymer, who held a (...)

Martin Kaymer of Germany hits his tee shot on the par-3 16th hole during the first round of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Port Royal Golf Course  in Southampton, Bermuda. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

US Open champion Martin Kaymer held a two-shot lead over Bubba Watson after carding an impressive 65 on day one of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermu(...)

Paul Azinger has turned down the chance to be part of a US Ryder Cup task force. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are part of an 11-strong “task force” created to examine all aspects of the US Ryder Cup process in the wake of last m(...)

Phil Mickleson with US team captain Tom Watson. Watson confirmed Mickleson had pressed him to play on Saturday. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Phil Mickelson began the Ryder Cup week by commandeering the headlines at the Ryder Cup in directing a mischievous jibe at Rory McIlroy and Graeme McD(...)

USA captain Tom Watson speaks to the media as he leaves The Gleneagles Hotel. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

What happens in the team room stays in the team room. A notable exception occurred Sunday after the United States had lost another Ryder Cup to Europ(...)

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(...)