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(...)

Tom Watson speaks during the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain's News Conference held at the Empire State Building . Photograph: Michael Cohen/Getty Images

United States Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson has reduced his number of wild card picks for next year’s contest at Gleneagles from four to three.(...)