Gleneagles

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European Solheim Cup captain Catriona Matthew has named Suzann Pettersen and Kathryn Imrie as vice-captains for next year’s contest against the United(...)

Team USA vice-captain Tiger Woods talks with Patrick Reed during their nin-hole walk-around at Hazeltine National Golf Club. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

You have to like the cut of his jib. Patrick Reed knows how to get a crowd going, knows how to get opponents to rise to the bait. Remember Gleneagles(...)

Captain Paul McGinley (top right) holds the Ryder Cup as Team Europe golfers pose for a group photograph after the closing ceremony of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland. Photograph: Phil Noble / Reuters

The American fight came when it was too late. Europe - under Paul McGinley’s captaincy - had outplayed the USA where it mattered, on the golf course, (...)

The USA’s Webb Simpson on the first tee during day one of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Golf Course, Perthshire. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA.

As the Ryder Cup battle heightened in Gleneagles, a quintet of middle-aged European fans sat huddled by a telly in The Wee Dram pub in Auchterarder, n(...)

Celebrating the Ryder Cup win on Sunday night golfer Rory McIlroy, wearing a red tartan kilt and wig, parties with Scotland’s Stephen Gallagher

From getting Alex Ferguson in as a motivational speaker to ensuring only blue and gold coloured fish adorned the fish tank in Europe’s team room, the (...)

Phil Mickelson of the United States was critical of Ryder Cup team captain Tom Watson immediately after defeat to Europe at Gleneagles.  Photograph:  Harry Engels/Getty Images

Phil Mickelson has been strongly criticised for openly questioning the captaincy of Tom Watson, just two hours after the United States lost the Ryder (...)

Rory McIlroy: “I was more up for it today than in the final rounds of the two Majors that I won.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

There was no artifice in the embrace at the back of the 17th green at Gleneagles, just two friends celebrating with genuine warmth. Locked in a bear h(...)

Graeme McDowell celebrates winning his foursomes match with Victor Dubuisson against Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley at Gleneagles yesterday. Photograph: PA

Graeme McDowell described his playing partner Victor Dubuisson as “Europe’s next superstar”. It’s a bold statement but one rooted in more than the sen(...)

Rory McIlroy of Europe puts his arm around Sergio Garcia of Europe after the afternoon foursomes yesterday at Gleneagles. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

A curious if invigorating first day of this 40th edition of the Ryder Cup yesterday ended with Europe occupying familiar territory, on top of the h(...)

Tiger Woods of USA tees off on the first hole during the morning fourballs of the first day of the 2006 Ryder Cup at The K Club in  Straffan, Co Kildare, Ireland. His shot swung left and kept going until it found a watery grave. Photograph:  Donald Miralle/Getty Images

The horse-shoe grandstand’s metal frame embraces the first tee here on the Centenary Course, offering only a hint of what awaits come tomorrow’s star(...)

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