Defending champion  David Lynn of England plays a chip shot on the 15th hole during the Portugal Masters ProAm held at the Oceanico Victoria Golf Course. Photograph:  Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Defending champion David Lynn is looking for some inspiration as he returns to the scene of his last victory. Since winning the Portugal Masters at t(...)

 PGA  president Ted Bishop has defended Phil Mickelson after his criticism of US captain Tom Watson in the wake of last week’s Ryder Cup defeat. Photograph:   Harry Engels/Getty Images

PGA of America president Ted Bishop has defended Phil Mickelson after his criticism of United States captain Tom Watson in the wake of last week’s Ryd(...)

 Darren Clarke admits he would love to be Europe’s Ryder Cup captain.  Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.
Lee Westwood backs Clarke for Hazeltine
  • Golf
  • September 30, 2014, 11:29

Lee Westwood has unsurprisingly added his voice to those backing Darren Clarke to be Europe’s next Ryder Cup captain.World number one Rory McIlroy ha(...)

Celebrating the Ryder Cup win on Sunday night golfer Rory McIlroy, wearing a red tartan kilt and wig, parties with Scotland’s Stephen Gallagher

From getting Alex Ferguson in as a motivational speaker to ensuring only blue and gold coloured fish adorned the fish tank in Europe’s team room, the (...)

USA’s Jim Furyk (right) hugs European captain Paul McGinley as he leaves The Gleneagles Hotel. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire 1:59

Paul McGinley insists his strained relationship with Darren Clarke will not influence his opinion on who should be Europe’s next Ryder Cup captain. C(...)

 Chief feferee Andy McFee talks with Europe team captain Paul McGinley ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course at  Gleneagles in Auchterarder, Scotland. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

A cool breeze brushed over the hillocks here at Gleneagles resort yesterday, almost as if it were blowing away the smokescreens that had formed around(...)

Darren Clarke embraces Zach Johnson after their singles match in 2006 at the K Club as caddie Billy Foster looks on. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images.

Over its last three decades, the Ryder Cup has been so finely contested that the destination of the cup often hinges on a particular singles match lat(...)

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(...)

European Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley (right) and America Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson with the Ryder Cup. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Former world number one Ian Woosnam is bemused by European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley’s decision to opt for five vice-captains instead of the us(...)

Ireland’s Pádraig Harrington during yesterday’s pro-am before the start of today’s Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

As a brief distraction to his own game, Pádraig Harrington’s appointment yesterday as one of five vice-captains to Paul McGinley for the Ryder Cup la(...)