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(...)

McIlroy in the groove
  • Golf
  • August 16, 2014, 01:01

The Summer of 2014, even beyond the world of golf, will be remembered for the remarkable achievements of one Rory McIlroy. The Irishman has won four o(...)

Rory McIlroy: can expect to be targeted by the United States at Gleneagles. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Just as Tiger Woods was targeted by Europe in past matches, Paul McGinley is under no illusions that world number one Rory McIlroy will receive sim(...)

Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell: believes Rory McIlroy will “win as many Majors as he wants – within reason”. Photograph: Getty Images

A swing homegrown in Holywood has developed into the most admired in golf, but Michael Bannon – who has nurtured that rhythmical swing that has enable(...)

 Rory McIlroy  reacts after winning the 96th US PGA Championship at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: EPA

In the darkness of Sunday night, after fulfilling the rituals that behold champions in signing flags and undergoing a stream of media commitments, Ror(...)

Rory McIlroy hits his final drive on the 18th hole at Valhalla on his way to claiming a one-shot victory at the US PGA Championship. Photograph: Erik S Lesser

Jack Nicklaus has hailed the “poise, confidence and determination” that Rory McIlroy showed in claiming a fourth Major title with his exhilarating US (...)

 Rory McIlroy  kisses the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the 96th PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: EPA

No unfinished business. Under dark, threatening skies at Valhalla Golf Club, Rory McIlroy – who has become golf’s ultimate closer of deals – secured b(...)

 Tiger Woods has been troubled by a back injury and his loss of form is a concern for USA Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson. Photo:  Andy Lyons/Getty Images

On the range. In a radio booth. Out on the course. Tom Watson was a ubiquitous presence at Valhalla Golf Club throughout the USPGA Championship. For g(...)