Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. Photograph: Getty Images

The media circus was in full flow at Royal Liverpool Golf Club on Sunday evening, as Rory McIlroy – just as he had done on the golf course – took it a(...)

 European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley during a press conference at the Irish Open at Fota Island in Cork. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley had a sense US Open champion Martin Kaymer was on the verge of producing something special and believes the “(...)

 Pádraig Harrington will contest US Open qualifying at Walton Heath for the first time on Monday. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Three-time Major winner Pádraig Harrington will contest US Open qualifying for the first time on Monday.Harrington has played in every US Open since 2(...)

Kevin Streelman’s 71 yesterday left him on an aggregate of one-under par and  comfortably part of the last 36 holes for what will be the first time.

The changing face of Augusta National is obvious even with a glance at bare numbers. Twenty years ago, José María Olazábal won the first of two Gre(...)

Graeme McDowell of Team Europe during the pro-am event prior to the EurAsia Cup at the Glenmarie G&CC  in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell believes Europe’s players will start the EurAsia Cup with “all guns blazing” when the inaugural contest gets under way in Kual(...)

 Des Smyth has been named as one of Paul McGinley’s vice-captains for the Ryder Cup. Former captain Sam Torrance will also assist McGinley at Gleneagles in September. Photograph:  Phil Inglis/Getty Images

Sam Torrance and Des Smyth will act as the buffer between the players and “headmaster” Paul McGinley after being named Ryder Cup vice-captains (...)

Darren Clarke hits a putt during the first round of the Volvo Golf Champions. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

After two years without a single top-10 finish on the European Tour, a newly slim Darren Clarke reaped the benefits of an intense fitness regime on th(...)

Miguel Angel Jimenez  celebrates  after winning the  Hong Kong Open in December. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Miguel Angel Jimenez has revealed he is likely to be one of Paul McGinley’s vice-captains for the Ryder Cup – but only if he does not fulfil his ambit(...)

Europe’s Nicolas Colsaerts tees off on the 10th tee during his singles match against Asia’s Liang Wenchong at the Royal Trophy  at Dragon Lake Golf Club  in Guangzhou, China. Photograph: Victor Fraile/Getty Images

Europe won five of the last six singles matches for a stunning 8.5-7.5 comeback win over Asia to reclaim the Royal Trophy in China on Sunday and give (...)

Gregory Bourdy and Mikko Ilonen of the European team celebrate with champagne after winning the Seve Trophy at Golf de Saint-Nom-la-Breteche  in Paris. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Continental Europe won the Seve Trophy for the first time in 13 years on Sunday, Francesco Molinari keeping his cool to edge out Great Britain and Ire(...)