England’s Nick Faldo: An ‘arsehole’, according to Sam Torrance. Photograph: Rebecca Naden / PA

Sam Torrance has described Paul McGinley as the “best (Ryder Cup) captain there has ever been” but labelled 2008 skipper Nick Faldo an “arsehole”.Fald(...)

 Lee Westwood of England lifts the trophy after winning the Thailand Golf Championship at Amata Spring Country Club. Photograph: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Lee Westwood hit an impressive final-round 67 to win the Thailand Golf Championship by one shot on Sunday.The English golfer moved into contention on(...)

Rory McIlroy shows off the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 British Open  at Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake. Photograph: Getty

When the clock ticks over to midnight on December 31st, as Auld Lang Syne rings out from the pubs and while people are hugging, kissing, and making so(...)

  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland has won his second Race to Dubai title.  Photograph:  Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Some more boxes were ticked, as Brooks Koepka – an American who is not adverse to criss-crossing time zones – won the Turkish Airlines Open today, his(...)

Shane Lowry: recovered from a ‘comedy of errors’ to shoot five successive birdies and sign for a two-under-par 70. Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

The Mechanic clicked into top gear, the Clotheshorse strutted his stuff and Shane Lowry – forced to demonstrate his resilience – battened down the hat(...)

Sergio Garcia’s slim chance of overtaking Rory McIlroy at the top of the Race to Dubai seem to have dissappeared at the Turkish Airlines Open

Sergio Garcia’s slim chance of preventing Rory McIlroy being crowned European number one for the second time in two years looked to have disappeared a(...)

 Sergio Garcia  in action during the pro-am for the Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya.  “I think Rory did something quite extraordinary this season.” Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

The man once known as ‘El Nino’ in his younger days doesn’t see any need for winds of change, or any requirement to fiddle with the system. Nor does L(...)

Sergio Garcia in action during the pro-am for the Turkish Airlines Open at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal in Antalya. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Jamie Donaldson, Sergio Garcia and Marcel Siem will have to achieve something only Rory McIlroy himself has done this season to deny the world number (...)

 Graeme McDowell: finished third behind Bubba Watson at the  WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai and has now moved up to 15th in the latest world rankings. Photo:   Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

He’s still not back, not yet at any rate, although Rory McIlroy’s absence – missing out on the two big-money tournaments in China – doesn’t seem to ha(...)

Australian Adam Scott plays out of the rough during the pro-am at Sheshan International Golf Club Shanghai yesterday ahead of today’s WGC-HSBC Champions tournament. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

World number two Adam Scott is ready to take advantage of the absence of Rory McIlroy at the $8.5 million (€6.8 million) WGC-HSBC Champions tournam(...)