Justin Rose, Ian Poulter,  Wu Ashun of China and Paul McGinley play from a bunker on the 18th hole prior to the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club   in Shanghai, China. Photo:  Matthew Lewis/Getty

If I’m entirely truthful, as a boy growing up in Clara, when that first putter was put in my hands, the thought of holing a putt to win a big tourname(...)

Rikard Karlberg of Sweden acknowledges the crowd during round one of the CIMB Classic   in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Photograph: Ahmad Yusni / EPA

Sweden’s Rikard Karlberg carded a flawless 65 to claim a two-shot lead after the first round of the CIMB Classic in Malaysia on Thursday. Karlberg re(...)

 Graeme McDowell  in action during the pro-am prior to the start of the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club  in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy will be an interested spectator as the first event of the European Tour’s Final Series gets under way in China on Thursday.McIlroy holds (...)

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(...)