Hold onto your hat. Phil Mickelson believes that Rory McIlroy’s recent run of wins may continue. Photograph:  Jeff Gross/Getty Images

Phil Mickelson admits Rory McIlroy will be difficult to beat heading into the FedExCup play-offs in New Jersey. The PGA Tour begins its four-tourname(...)

Steve Stricker has ruled out a playing role at the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles because of hip and back problems. Photograph:   Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Steve Stricker’s slim chance of making the United States Ryder Cup team is gone after the 47-year-old confirmed he will not play again until December (...)

Rory McIlroy holds the British Open Claret Jug trophy on the Old Trafford pitch during half-time of Manchester United’s   Premier League match against Swansea City at Old Trafford. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Rory McIlroy’s bucket list is getting smaller but one unfulfilled wish is to win the FedExCup Series and therefore be crowned the PGA Tour champion(...)

Rory McIlroy celebrates an eagle  on the 18th green during the second round of the US PGA Championship at Valhalla GC in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph:  Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy revealed how the biggest professional and personal heartaches of his life were behind his sensational form after claiming the clubhouse l(...)

Lee Westwood  hits his tee shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the US PGA Championship at Valhalla  in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

A rejuvenated Lee Westwood set the early clubhouse target as Tiger Woods failed to make an impression on the opening day of the 96th US PGA Championsh(...)

Jordan Spieth is hoping to defend his John Deere title in Illinois this weekend. Photograph: Getty

Twelve months ago, Jordan Spieth become at 19 the youngest player to win on the PGA Tour since 1931 with a thrilling play-off victory at the John D(...)

United States team captain Fred Couples laughs on the 18th green during the Saturday fourball matches at the  Presidents Cup tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Photograph: Chris Keane/Reuters

Drawing inspiration from last year’s amazing comeback by the Europeans at the Ryder Cup, Nick Price’s international side are hoping to produce their (...)

Late afternoon sunlight falls onto the 14th green during the opening fourball matches in   the 2013 Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Club. Photograph:Jeff Haynes/Reuters

The United States needed a par on the final hole to retain the overall lead over the Internationals on the first day of the Presidents Cup after almos(...)

Henrik Stenson of Sweden during the  third round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club  in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

The noted prankster Henrik Stenson pulled off one of his favorite escapades at a tour stop in Europe a few years ago when he found himself staying in(...)

Jim Furyk signs autographs after shooting a 12 under round of 59 during the second round of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club on Friday. Photograph: Getty Images
Matter of mind over magic for Jim Furyk
  • Golf
  • September 16, 2013, 01:00

The first clue that Jim Furyk would follow his Friday birdie binge at the BMW Championship with a more muted performance surfaced during his news conf(...)