Richie Ramsay and his caddie ponder a shot during the second round of the Omega European Masters. Photo: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Shane Lowry and Gareth Maybin will go into the third round of the Omega European Masters just three shots off the lead after both moved to nine under (...)

Ireland’s Pádraig Harrington during yesterday’s pro-am before the start of today’s Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

As a brief distraction to his own game, Pádraig Harrington’s appointment yesterday as one of five vice-captains to Paul McGinley for the Ryder Cup la(...)

  The names of Ian Poulter of England, Stephen Gallacher of Scotland and Lee Westwood of England are positioned in the final line-up of the European team as European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley of Ireland announces his three captain’s picks during a press conference at Wentworth. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
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RORY McILROY (Northern Ireland). Age 25. Caps 2 (2010, 2012). Record Won 4 Lost 3 Halved 2. Majors 4 (2011 US Open, 2012 US PGA, 2014 Open, 2014 US (...)

Thongchai Jaidee embraces his caddie after winning the Nordea Masters. Photograph: EPA

Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee defeated Victor Dubuisson and Stephen Gallacher in a play-off on a thrilling final day of the Nordea Masters in Malmo.Jaid(...)

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley admits he is concerned about the loss of form which has seen Ryder Cup talisman Ian Poulter drop out of the automatic qualifying places for Gleneagles. Photograph:   Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

European captain Paul McGinley admits he is concerned about the loss of form which has seen Ryder Cup talisman Ian Poulter drop out of the automatic q(...)

Jonas Blixt of Sweden finished joint-second at Augusta National. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Paul McGinley has offered further encouragement to Jonas Blixt by admitting the Swede is “maybe nailed-on” to play for Europe in the Ryder Cup(...)

Pineau de Re, ridden by Leighton Aspell, on his way to victory in the 2014 Grand National Steeple Chase at Aintree, with not a penny of  Vinny Fitzpatrick’s money on him. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

If the portly figure clinging grimly to a lamp post at twenty to five on Saturday afternoon seemed familiar to Vernon Avenue regulars, it was b(...)

Team Europe captain Miguel Angel Jimenez and Team Asia captain Thongchai Jaidee fight over the trophy after the two sides played out a 10-10 draw in the inaugural staging of the event in Shah Alam, Malaysia. Photograph: Azhar Rahim/EPA

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano predicted the EurAsia Cup would be the “next big thing” as the inaugural contest in Malaysia ended in a thrilling 10-(...)

European captain Miguel Angel Jimenez in action on day two of the EurAsia Cup in Kuala Lumpur. Photograph: Stanley Chou/Getty Images

Europe will take a 7-3 lead into the final day of the inaugural EurAsia Cup on Saturday despite a spirited fightback from Asia in Kuala Lumpur.(...)

Perhaps it’s the lure of team golf. Perhaps it is putting down a marker for the Ryder Cup later in the year. Perhaps it’s down to the money. (...)