Europe’s Rory McIlroy (left) and Graeme McDowell during the Ryder Cup opening ceremony at Gleneagles. Photograph; Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Fate, demonstrating a sense of timing of which the protagonists in the 40th Ryder Cup would approve, demanded that Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson wou(...)

Ireland’s Pádraig Harrington watches his shot from the 10th tee during the second round of The Players Championship PGA golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, on May 10th. Photograph: Chris Keane/Reuters

Pádraig Harrington has withdrawn from this week’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. The Dubliner, 66th in the latest world rankings, ha(...)

Rory McIlroy looking forward to Sawgrass. Chris Keane/Reuters

Rory McIlroy is hopeful he can put a poor finish at Quail Hollow behind him and take the positives into this week’s The Players’ Championship (...)