Phil Mickleson with US team captain Tom Watson. Watson confirmed Mickleson had pressed him to play on Saturday. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Phil Mickelson began the Ryder Cup week by commandeering the headlines at the Ryder Cup in directing a mischievous jibe at Rory McIlroy and Graeme McD(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

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(...)

European captain Paul McGinley celebrates with Justin Rose after his foursome success with Sweden’s Henrik Stenson  on day one of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

European captain Paul McGinley was delighted with his side’s record-breaking foursomes performance as he looked to help Ian Poulter recover from th(...)

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(...)

The 40th Ryder Cup began on Friday amid scenes that would have been unimaginable for those playing the first in 1927 as a packed amphitheatre produce(...)