Michael Thompson in action during the first round of The McGladrey Classic at Sea Island, Georgia. Thompson was among the early leaders following an opening 65. Photo: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Pádraig Harrington’s efforts to earn enough money to retain his US Tour card got off to a disappointing start yesterday when an opening round of one o(...)

Nick Faldo: said Sergio Garcia was “useless” during Europe’s  2008 Ryder Cup defeat at Valhalla.

Nick Faldo has lost the respect of Europe’s leading players after calling Sergio Garcia “useless” during their Ryder Cup victory over the United State(...)

Graeme McDowell  in action during the pro-am for the Volvo World Matchplay at The London Club  in Ash, England. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Title holder Graeme McDowell is a man on a mission this week – to restore much-needed lustre to the World Matchplay Championship at the London Club. T(...)

Job done: Oliver Wilson  celebrates with his caddie on the 18th green  after winning the  Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course  in St Andrews. Photo:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty

It is often wisely quoted to a flagging player on tour that it only takes a week to turn things around. This mantra tends to be used more so at this c(...)

 Rory McIlroy sits on the 17th tee as he waits to play his shot during the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course  in St Andrews, Scotland. Photo:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Maybe, it would seem, the gerrymandering that goes on with the PGA Tour’s end-of-season playoffs for the FedEx Cup is the right way; at least in te(...)

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(...)

Europe’s Graeme McDowell celebrates winning his singles match on the final day  of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire.

Just as day turns to night, the outcome of this 40th edition of the Ryder Cup had a sense of inevitability about it. Long before it was finally confir(...)

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(...)

 Nick Faldo: “In semi-jest, I used a word which, maybe I could have chosen a better word, if I had gone for lousy, that might have captured it better because that was his worst-ever Ryder Cup.”

Nick Faldo has attempted to clarify his controversial comments about Sergio Garcia at the Ryder Cup — by saying the Spaniard was “lousy” in the 2008 (...)

Graeme McDowell celebrates winning his foursomes match with Victor Dubuisson against Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley at Gleneagles yesterday. Photograph: PA

Graeme McDowell described his playing partner Victor Dubuisson as “Europe’s next superstar”. It’s a bold statement but one rooted in more than the sen(...)