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(...)

2014 United States Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson (left) with his European counterpart Paul McGinley ahead of competition which starts on Friday at Gleneagles, Scotland. Photograph: PA.

A very clever and amusing Frenchman once dismissed people’s post-event capacity to portray history as inevitable as “retrospective clairvoyance”. The (...)

Ryder Cup captains Paul McGinley (right) and Tom Watson.

In Atlanta last week, Tim Finchem, PGA Tour commissioner and the most powerful man in American golf, delivered his annual state of the nation address.(...)

Rory McIlroy has a laugh with   playing partner Tiger Woodsat the  WGC-Cadillac Championship  in Doral, Florida, recently. A happier Woods is back to his best. Photograph:  Andrew Innerarity/Reuters

Like the towering oak outside Augusta National’s clubhouse, Tiger Woods will cast a considerable shadow over this year’s Masters. With h(...)