Justin Rose  in action during the Pro Am prior to the start of the BMW Masters at Lake Malaren Golf Club  in Shanghai, China. Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty

Justin Rose wants to end the year as the world number two and is targeting the European Tour’s ‘Final Series’ to climb the rankings, starting with the(...)

 Defending champion Graeme McDowell  plays from deep rough into the 18th green in his World Match Play against Joost Luiten of the Netherlands. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Defending champion Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry both lost for a second day to end their participation at the Volvo World Match Play Championship a(...)

 Shane Lowry  on the seventh tee during  his  first-round match of the World Match Play Championship at The London Club yesterday. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

I got a snapshot of my past on Tuesday as I arrived into the London Club, driving back through the gates down by the 10th and the 18th holes where I w(...)

Ireland’s Shane Lowry is at the top of the leaderboard and in the clubhouse on the second day of the Dunhill Links. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Shane Lowry and Pádraig Harrington will start the third round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship just one shot off the lead of Frenchman Raphael(...)

 Darren Clarke  drives off the 18th tee during the first round of the  Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course  in St Andrews. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Former Ryder Cup player Oliver Wilson outshone the four members of last week’s winning team in the field on the opening day of the Alfred Dunhill Link(...)

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(...)

USA’s Jim Furyk (right) hugs European captain Paul McGinley as he leaves The Gleneagles Hotel. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire 1:59

Paul McGinley insists his strained relationship with Darren Clarke will not influence his opinion on who should be Europe’s next Ryder Cup captain. C(...)

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(...)

Rory McIlroy of Europe puts his arm around Sergio Garcia of Europe after the afternoon foursomes yesterday at Gleneagles. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

A curious if invigorating first day of this 40th edition of the Ryder Cup yesterday ended with Europe occupying familiar territory, on top of the h(...)

European captain Paul McGinley celebrates with Justin Rose after his foursome success with Sweden’s Henrik Stenson  on day one of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

European captain Paul McGinley was delighted with his side’s record-breaking foursomes performance as he looked to help Ian Poulter recover from th(...)