Paul McGinley seems to have been preparing for the captain’s role for years, making sure to read Paul Azinger’s book on his 2008 captaincy at Valhalla as soon as it was published. “You can’t get enough information. It would be arrogant to think you know all the answers. I certainly don’t,” he says. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

“Golf can be selfish, as we all know, and that’s possibly why it took Paul McGinley a little longer than most to get into the whole ethos and mindset (...)

England’s Lee Westwood is preparing for his ninth Ryder Cup. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Lee Westwood has warned European players and fans not to rely on Ian Poulter producing more Ryder Cup heroics at Gleneagles next week. Poulter kicksta(...)

Rory McIlroy, whose final round of 71, was only good enough for tied second place in the Tour Championship at East Lake. Photograph: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy punched the wrong numbers into the ATM in the final round of the Tour Championship as he failed to cash in on the FedEx Cup’s $10 mill(...)

Rory McIlroy chips on to the 17th green during the third round of the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

Rory McIlroy is just 18 holes away from an amazing €8.8 million payday after claiming a share of the lead with Billy Horschel at the Tour Championshi(...)

Ryder Cup team US captain Tom Watson opted for a blend of experience and form in choosing Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson as his wildcard picks for this month’s Ryder Cup against holders Europe. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Redemption was the overriding theme after United States captain Tom Watson named Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson as his wild cards for (...)

  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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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 (...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and his caddie JP Fitzgerald prepare at the fifth tee during the third round of The Barclays at The Ridgewood Country Club  in Paramus, New Jersey. Photograph:  Darren Carroll/Getty Images

Jason Day and Jim Furyk are tied for the lead heading into the final day of The Barclays while an inconsistent third-round performance left world numb(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts to his third shot on the 13th hole during the first round of The Barclays at The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey. Photograph: Hunter Martin/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy endured a nightmare start to his bid to make it four wins in a row as he reached the turn in a four-over 40 before picking up a shot on t(...)

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 (...)

Justin Rose hits his tee shot on the 13th hole at Valhalla. Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Former US Open champion Justin Rose made the most of his late-night heroics when play resumed in the US PGA Championship at a soggy Valhalla.Rose bir(...)