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

Rory McIlroy drops to second on FedEx standings after Hunter Mahan’s Barclays victory

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

Dubliner impressed with world number one's temperament after Valhalla win

 Rory McIlroy  hits an approach shot on the seventh hole during the final round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club  in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

World number one produced series of 300-plus yards drives at Valhalla to claim US PGA title

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

Henrik Stenson says US PGA champion is ‘just playing phenomenal golf’

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

USPGA champion expects to play – and embrace – the role of leader at Ryder Cup

 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

American captain to delay picking his ‘wild cards’ until September 2nd

Shane Lowry made a good account of himself at the PGA Championship at Valhalla, Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Offaly man finally gets a break and finishes on a high

Rory McIlroy hits his tee shot on the 14th hole at Valhalla. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Image

McIlroy will take a one shot advantage into final round but won’t have it his own way

Rory McIlroy reacts to a birdie on the 13th green during the second round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Irish man posts a second round 67 to set the clubhouse target at Valhalla

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