Graeme McDowell  in action during the pro-am for the Volvo World Matchplay at The London Club  in Ash, England. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Title holder Graeme McDowell is a man on a mission this week – to restore much-needed lustre to the World Matchplay Championship at the London Club. T(...)

 Rory McIlroy sits on the 17th tee as he waits to play his shot during the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course  in St Andrews, Scotland. Photo:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Maybe, it would seem, the gerrymandering that goes on with the PGA Tour’s end-of-season playoffs for the FedEx Cup is the right way; at least in te(...)

One of the few things that Briege Corkery (above) hasn’t won is the ploughing championships,” said Daire O’Brien, at which point she commandeered a tractor. So, that’ll be next. Photograph: Alan Betson

Breathtaking. Simply breathtaking. The pride. The passion. The emotion. The crowd. The atmosphere. The colour. The leadership. The unity. The teamw(...)

Europe’s Graeme McDowell celebrates winning his singles match on the final day  of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire.

Just as day turns to night, the outcome of this 40th edition of the Ryder Cup had a sense of inevitability about it. Long before it was finally confir(...)

Jamie Donaldson (left) celebrates with teammate Rory McIlroy after winning his match against US player Keegan Bradley to retain the Ryder Cup for Europe  at Gleneagles. Photograph: Eddie Keogh / Reuters

Rory McIlroy showed precisely why he is the world’s number one golfer on Sunday, producing a dazzling performance in the final-day singles to spearhea(...)

Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed have been handed the first  two spots in the USA list for Sunday’s singles where they will play Graeme McDowell and Henrik Stenson. Photograph:    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

United States captain Tom Watson put his faith in his three youngest players to kickstart his side’s bid for an unlikely Ryder Cup victory at Gleneagl(...)

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(...)

 Patrick Reed after making his putt to win the 13th hole. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

The fat lady ain’t ready to sing just yet, as Saturday’s first session in the Ryder Cup – fourballs which produced records and drama – contrived to b(...)

Europe’s Ian Poulter lines up a putt on the 13th green during the morning fourballs on the first day of the Ryder Cup  at Gleneagles. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Golfing wise, one is eternally grateful to Missus Turner (5’2”) and Mister Turner (5’7”) for managing to beget Master Turner (6’7”). Not, you understa(...)

Rory McIlroy of Europe puts his arm around Sergio Garcia of Europe after the afternoon foursomes yesterday at Gleneagles. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

A curious if invigorating first day of this 40th edition of the Ryder Cup yesterday ended with Europe occupying familiar territory, on top of the h(...)