Stephen Gallacher: in fine form after third place finish at Italian Open and has good track record at Gleneagles. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images.

Paul McGinley must wish he was a magician, able to distort reality. But he’s not, and the simple fact of the matter is that he has three “wild card” (...)

European team captain Tony Jacklin of England and Seve Ballesteros of Spain raise their arms aloft in victory on the final day of the Ryder Cup at Muirfield Village in Ohio. Europe won the event with a score of 15-13. Photograph: David Cannon/Allsport

Tony Jacklin punctuates the conversation with an occasional chuckle in recalling his time as Europe’s most successful ever Ryder Cup captain.Some 25 y(...)

 Rory McIlroy  in action during the pro-am event prior to the Deutsche Bank Championship at the TPC Boston  in Norton, Massachusetts. Photo:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty

  The Deutsche Bank Championship offers a prize fund of almost €6.28 million with €1,094,000 going to the winner, but it will also effecti(...)

 Graeme McDowell  celebrates with his father Ken (left), Horizon agent Connor Ridge (right) and caddie Ken Comboy after winning the 2010 US Open at Pebble Beach. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

As they say, breaking up is hard to do! And, on a day when Tiger Woods parted ways with coach Sean Foley, the parting of ways between Graeme McDowell (...)

Tiger Woods has announced that he has split  with swing coach Sean Foley after four years of working together. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

Tiger Woods has split up with swing coach Sean Foley after a four-year partnership, the 14-times Major winner said on Monday.The former world number (...)

Course of action: US president Barack Obama golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, Martha’s Vineyard, at the weekend. Photograph: Steven Senne/AP

Fore! Score? And seven trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceived by Robert Trent Jones, and ded(...)

“Rory’s got that real athlete’s body now,” said Greg Allen of RTÉ of the world’s number one golfer, Rory McIlroy, “not totally ripped, in the Tiger Woods sense; he’s just superbly conditioned, especially when you watch him from behind”. Photograph: Hunter Martin/Getty Images

I was having a beer with Greg Allen in Zurich last weekend and he was telling me about Rory McIlroy’s arse. It was early and the beer was light and it(...)

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 (...)

 Tiger Woods and Rory Mcllroy visit The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon at Rockefeller Centre. Photograph:   Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images

Tiger Woods has revealed he pulled out of the Ryder Cup because he did not feel he could have won a point for the United States. Woods, 38, last week(...)

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(...)