Ryder Cup team US captain Tom Watson opted for a blend of experience and form in choosing Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson as his wildcard picks for this month’s Ryder Cup against holders Europe. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Redemption was the overriding theme after United States captain Tom Watson named Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson as his wild cards for (...)

Rory McIlroy plays his third shot out of the trees on the 14th hole hole during the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at the TPC Boston  in Norton, Massachusetts. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

World No 1 Rory McIlroy continued to blow hot and cold in the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship as Australian Jason Day continued his siz(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and his caddie JP Fitzgerald prepare at the fifth tee during the third round of The Barclays at The Ridgewood Country Club  in Paramus, New Jersey. Photograph:  Darren Carroll/Getty Images

Jason Day and Jim Furyk are tied for the lead heading into the final day of The Barclays while an inconsistent third-round performance left world numb(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts to his third shot on the 13th hole during the first round of The Barclays at The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey. Photograph: Hunter Martin/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy endured a nightmare start to his bid to make it four wins in a row as he reached the turn in a four-over 40 before picking up a shot on t(...)

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 (...)

Rory McIlroy holds the British Open Claret Jug trophy on the Old Trafford pitch during half-time of Manchester United’s   Premier League match against Swansea City at Old Trafford. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Rory McIlroy’s bucket list is getting smaller but one unfulfilled wish is to win the FedExCup Series and therefore be crowned the PGA Tour champion(...)

 Tiger Woods has been troubled by a back injury and his loss of form is a concern for USA Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson. Photo:  Andy Lyons/Getty Images

On the range. In a radio booth. Out on the course. Tom Watson was a ubiquitous presence at Valhalla Golf Club throughout the USPGA Championship. For g(...)

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(...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland lines up a putt on the sixth green during the second round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course on Friday.  Photograph:  y Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Sergio Garcia produced a stunning nine-under-par 61 at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational over the South course at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio(...)

Dustin Johnson has  announced  he is to take a break from golf and seek “professional help for personal challenges”. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Dustin Johnson, who won his first start of the US PGA Tour’s wraparound season and was poised to compete for the United States in the Ryder Cup, is ou(...)