Jordan Spieth salutes the crowd after holing  a long birdie putt on the 18th green to shoot a nine-under-par 63 in  the third round of the Hero World Challenge at the Isleworth Golf & Country Club  in Windermere, Florida. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Young American Jordan Spieth was on course to satisfy his 2014 season’s objectives by storming to a seven-shot lead at the Hero World Challenge, whil(...)

Tiger Woods feeling the heat on the third tee during the first round the Hero World Challenge at the Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Windermere, Florida. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Tiger Woods may have pronounced himself fit but he looked far from ready for his return to action at the Hero World Challenge, after a four-month abse(...)

  Alexander Levy of France talks with   media after  the third round of the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club  in Shanghai, China. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

France’s Alexander Levy was surprised by his own brilliant form after claiming a commanding lead in the BMW Masters in pursuit of a third win of the (...)

Nick Faldo: said Sergio Garcia was “useless” during Europe’s  2008 Ryder Cup defeat at Valhalla.

Nick Faldo has lost the respect of Europe’s leading players after calling Sergio Garcia “useless” during their Ryder Cup victory over the United State(...)

 Defending champion Graeme McDowell  plays from deep rough into the 18th green in his World Match Play against Joost Luiten of the Netherlands. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Defending champion Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry both lost for a second day to end their participation at the Volvo World Match Play Championship a(...)

 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(...)

Phil Mickelson of the United States was critical of Ryder Cup team captain Tom Watson immediately after defeat to Europe at Gleneagles.  Photograph:  Harry Engels/Getty Images

Phil Mickelson has been strongly criticised for openly questioning the captaincy of Tom Watson, just two hours after the United States lost the Ryder (...)

Jesters, bad shoes and a coming-of-age
  • Golf
  • September 29, 2014, 01:00

Well that was exciting wasn’t it. I’m supposed to write about the highlights and lowlights of my fantasy golf sojourn at the Ryder Cup. It would be ch(...)

 United States team captain Tom Watson: “I had a different philosophy as far as being a captain of this team. You know, it takes 12 players to win. It’s not pods. It’s 12 players.” Photo: Harry Engels/Getty

As Paul McGinley was yesterday mobbed by a group of fans dressed in Europe’s colours of blue and yellow, a crowd of songsters who went by the name “Gu(...)

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(...)