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 (...)

Italian Francesco Molinari hits his tee shot during the final round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla last week. He plays in North Carolina this week. Photograph: Getty

Stephen Gallacher and Francesco Molinari will look to boost their Ryder Cup hopes in the final regular event of the PGA Tour season in the Wyndham Cha(...)

Lee Westwood  hits his tee shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the US PGA Championship at Valhalla  in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

A rejuvenated Lee Westwood set the early clubhouse target as Tiger Woods failed to make an impression on the opening day of the 96th US PGA Championsh(...)

Tiger Woods tips his cap on the 18th green after finishing his final round of the British Open Championship at Hoylake. Photograph: REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

The early-arriving British Open fans formed a receiving line along Royal Liverpool’s first hole and tried to finagle a greeting from Tiger Woods with(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland acknowledges the crowd after making a par putt  on the 17th green at Royal Liverpool   in Hoylake. Photograph: Toby Melville / Reuters

Low scoring dominated the first day of the 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool — with even a rusty Tiger Woods getting in on the act, despite (...)

Jordan Spieth is hoping to defend his John Deere title in Illinois this weekend. Photograph: Getty

Twelve months ago, Jordan Spieth become at 19 the youngest player to win on the PGA Tour since 1931 with a thrilling play-off victory at the John D(...)

 Sergio Garcia’s last appearance at Royal Liverpool saw him disappearing into the sunset in a not-so-flattering canary yellow outfit which drew almost as much criticism as his collapse on the final day of the 2006 British Open Championship. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire.

Sergio Garcia’s last appearance at Royal Liverpool saw him disappearing into the sunset in a not-so-flattering canary yellow outfit which drew almost(...)

Tiger Woods with his swing coach Sean Foley on the 10th fairway at Congressional Country Club during yesterday’s practice round before today’s start.

Tiger Woods will command the headlines as the former world number one returns to competitive golf at Congressional today.The 14-time Major winner has (...)

 Adam Scott of Australia tees off on the sixth hole  during Round One of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas. Photograph: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Life as the world number one got off to a dismal start for Adam Scott as a string of bogeys saw him fall way off the pace at the Crowne Plaza Invitati(...)

Sweden’s  Peter Hanson  putts  on  the 18th green during the opening round  of the HP Byron Nelson Championship at the TPC Four Seasons Resort  in Irving, Texas. Photograph: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Two weeks after withdrawing from the Wells Fargo Championship with a back injury, Swede Peter Hanson charged into a one-shot lead at the Byron Nelson (...)