Tiger Woods was visibly in distress and withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open after just 12 holes of his first round. Photograph: Lenny Ignelzi/AP Photo

Analysis of the failings of Tiger Woods was inevitable after a career low point of 82 shots at the Phoenix Open last weekend. One strand was missing (...)

 Lee Westwood has called the decision for the British Open to move from terrestrial television to Sky Sports next year “an absolute disgrace”. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Lee Westwood has called the decision for the British Open to move from terrestrial television to Sky Sports next year “an absolute disgrace”.The form(...)

Rory McIlroy: “It’s just to try and stay as fresh as possible and give myself the best possible chance each and every week that I tee up, the best possible chance to play well.” Photo: Brendon thorne/Getty

The old adage that “less is more” would appear to have struck a chord with the world’s two best golfers, as Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson kick-star(...)

 Tiger Woods: “Rory McIlroy is  one of the longest hitters in the world, and it looks like Tiger has got that back. That’s going to be a big asset for him.”  Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

The world of golf is looking for a player to step up to the plate and challenge Rory McIlroy for supremacy this year and that certain someone could be(...)

 Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.  Photo:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Having spent over 40 years logging the failures of dead certs and sure things, Vinny Fitzpatrick felt he’d become immune to sport’s capacity to spring(...)

England’s Nick Faldo: An ‘arsehole’, according to Sam Torrance. Photograph: Rebecca Naden / PA

Sam Torrance has described Paul McGinley as the “best (Ryder Cup) captain there has ever been” but labelled 2008 skipper Nick Faldo an “arsehole”.Fald(...)

 The PGA of America  has  relieved president Ted Bishop of his duties  after comments he made on social media. Photograph:  Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Sacked PGA of America president Ted Bishop has apologised for calling Ian Poulter a “Lil Girl” in a series of outbursts on social media.Bishop, the 38(...)

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(...)

 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 (...)