Davis Love III holds the Ryder Cup Trophy as he poses for the media during his announcement as the 2016 United States Ryder Cup Team Captain. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The appointment of Davis Love III as US Ryder Cup captain for the 2016 match against Europe at Hazeltine will be viewed by many as a chance for Americ(...)

Phil Mickelson’s questioning of the captaincy of  Tom Watson during the Ryder Cup  was seen by many as crass. Photograph:  David Davies/PA

Phil Mickelson comes into the 2015 season facing two challenges – one he has not faced in over a decade and another he has not come up against before (...)

Captain Paul McGinley (top right) holds the Ryder Cup as Team Europe golfers pose for a group photograph after the closing ceremony of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland. Photograph: Phil Noble / Reuters

The American fight came when it was too late. Europe - under Paul McGinley’s captaincy - had outplayed the USA where it mattered, on the golf course, (...)

Paul Azinger has turned down the chance to be part of a US Ryder Cup task force. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are part of an 11-strong “task force” created to examine all aspects of the US Ryder Cup process in the wake of last m(...)

 PGA  president Ted Bishop has defended Phil Mickelson after his criticism of US captain Tom Watson in the wake of last week’s Ryder Cup defeat. Photograph:   Harry Engels/Getty Images

PGA of America president Ted Bishop has defended Phil Mickelson after his criticism of United States captain Tom Watson in the wake of last week’s Ryd(...)

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(...)

Tiger Woods (left) and Paul Azinger (right)    during their fourball match against Darren Clarke and Thomas Bjorn at the  34th Ryder Cup in 2002. Photograph:Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images

Phil Mickelson could get his wish after Paul Azinger said on Monday he was open to a second spell as US Ryder Cup captain. Mickelson caused controvers(...)

USA captain Tom Watson speaks to the media as he leaves The Gleneagles Hotel. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

What happens in the team room stays in the team room. A notable exception occurred Sunday after the United States had lost another Ryder Cup to Europ(...)

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 (...)

 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(...)