Paul Casey has precluded himself form selection for Europe’s 2016 Ryder cup side. Photograph: Afp

The biggest loser from Paul Casey’s decision to preclude himself from Ryder Cup inclusion is not the biennial event. Nor is it the European team. It w(...)

Rory McIlroy launches his ball into the crowd after holing his winning putt on the 18th green during the final round of the DP World Tour Championship. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

As the golfing year stretches on for some, among them world number one Jordan Spieth who is defending the Australian Open this week, the curtain has (...)

Rory McIlroy ended a disrupted season with victory in the Race to Dubai. Photograph: Getty

The incessant narrative of the golfing year will mean Jordan Spieth returning to action this week, when the Masters and US Open champion attempts a su(...)

Rory McIlroy  tees off on the 16th hole during the final round of DP World Tour Championship  in Dubai, UAE. Photograph: Kamran Jebreili/AP

For a time this year, Rory McIlroy’s ankle rather than his shot-making was the focus. Doing it his way, the Northern Irishman used Instagram and oth(...)

Leicester’s Jamie Vardy of whom Paul Merson said: “If I was on ’oliday and I was reading a Ladybird book and that was the story, you’d put the book down Jeff, you’d put the book down.”  Photo:  Nigel French/PA Wire.

Humility is, of course, a highly commendable trait and, as a nation, with just a sprinkling of exceptions, like Louis Walsh, we’re generally that way (...)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and his girlfriend Erica Stoll pose with the Race to Dubai Trophy after the final round of DP World Tour Championship European Tour Golf tournament  in Dubai, United Arab Emirates Photograph: Ali Haider/EPA

Rory McIlroy survived a dramatic lapse in concentration to end his injury-hit season in style with victory in the DP World Tour Championship to claim (...)

 Rory McIlroy lays his third shot on the par-five 18th hole during the third round of the DP World Tour Championship on the Earth Course  in Dubai. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

World number three Rory McIlroy tightened his grip on the Race to Dubai despite being frustrated by his lowest round ever at the DP World Tour Champio(...)

Rory McIlroy approaches the green after his third shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the DP World Tour Championship on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy remained in pole position to be crowned European number one for the third time in four years as former supermarket shelf-stacker Andy Sul(...)

Rory McIlroy has done a lot to promote golf in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

The value of golf tourism in Northern Ireland increased by a quarter last year. An extra €8.5 million was spent as Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and D(...)

Rory McIlroy celebrates after he holed out from the bunker at the 18th hole during the first round of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Photo: Paul Childs/Reuters

A tale of two Irishmen with different stories to relate, as the Race to Dubai dream unravelled for Shane Lowry while Rory McIlroy – conjuring up power(...)