One of Paul McGinley’s vice-captains Des Smyth. Photograph: Inpho.

European Ryder Cup vice-captain believes US will use underdog status to advantage

Storming comeback by Royal Dublin falls just short on 20th green

 Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland has been urged by Judge Brian McGovern to engage in mediation with former management company Horizon. Photograph: Getty Images

Former management company claims in court that golfer earned $70m over last two years

Rory McIlroy during the final round of the Tour Championship golf tournament in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph: EPA

McIlroy ‘tired’ after Tour Championship in Atlanta, but says he’s ready for Ryder Cup

Rory McIlroy, whose final round of 71, was only good enough for tied second place in the Tour Championship at East Lake. Photograph: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

American finishes three shots clear of runners-up McIlroy and Furyk

Rory McIlroy: After twice four-putting at the weekend the world number one said: “I don’t know if it’s fatigue. I don’t know if I’ve lost concentration.” Photograph: Stew Milne/AP

Stenson cites fatigue as reason for poster boys’ withdrawal from Tour Championship

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

‘Pádraig is my oldest friend on tour, a guy I have known most of my life’

 Rory McIlroy in action  during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at the TPC Boston on Monday.

Ulsterman heads into BMW starting tomorrow in Colorado playing catch-up on Chris Kirk in FedEx Cup series

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley at the official announcement of Stephen Gallacher of Scotland and Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood of England as his three captain’s picks for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles at Wentworth yesterday. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Westwood’s burst of recent form sways ‘tight call’ against Luke Donald for Gleneagles duel

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