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(...)

Padraig Harrington is aiming to win enough money on sponsors’ invitations to win back his US Tour card. Photograph:  Darren Carroll/Getty Images.

Local hero Chris Kirk is preparing to defend his title at the McGladrey Classic as the PGA Tour heads to Georgia. The 29-year-old, who beat Briny Bair(...)

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(...)

Rory McIlroy  puts his arm around Sergio Garcia as he mocks being in tears following comments from Nick Faldo about the Spaniard’s performance under his captaincy at Valhalla in 2006. Photograph:  Harry How/Getty Images

Sergio Garcia’s European team-mates leapt to his defence after former Ryder Cup captain Nick Faldo described the Spaniard’s Ryder Cup performance u(...)

Europe’s Sergio Garcia  and Rory McIlroy react on the 17th green after the World No 1 sunk a long birdie putt on the 17th in the Ryder Cup foursomes match against Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker. Photograph:  Andrew Milligan/PA

Europe claimed a 5-3 lead after the first two sessions of the 40th Ryder Cup, despite their star trio of Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulte(...)

Rory McIlroy watches the result of his drive during a practice session at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire. Photo:  Andrew Milligan/PA

This week is different. Usually, players’ golf bags have the name of their club manufacturer in big, bold lettering. In the Ryder Cup, for one week on(...)

 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(...)

Graeme McDowell makes his way to the practice area this morning. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho 2:00

Graeme McDowell does not expect to be paired with Rory McIlroy at this week’s Ryder Cup, telling reporters this morning that his on-course dynamic wit(...)

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley during a press conference at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire. Photo: Lynne Cameron/PA 2:00

Nothing is set in stone, not even the partnership of Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell. As rival captains Paul McGinley and Tom Watson shared ha(...)