Rory McIlroy plays his second shot out of a bunker on the  18th during the singles Ryder Cup defeat to Justin Thomas   at Le Golf National, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Paris. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

If only we could erase Rory McIlroy’s hellish torment on the 18th hole, scrub it from history as if it never happened. He didn’t deserve his Ryder Cu(...)

Europe’s Thorbjorn Olesen checking out  the 15th green at Le Golf National in Paris prior to  the Ryder Cup. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Of all of the statistics about the course set-up, one stands out above all else. It is the speed of the greens. Where players on the PGA Tour are accu(...)

Tiger Woods of USA at Le Golf National in Paris  ahead of the Ryder Cup. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Tiger Woods’s feet have returned to terra firma, a new challenge ahead. He’s not one to keep his head in the clouds. Tuesday’s first venture onto the (...)

 Europe captain Thomas Bjorn  during a press conference in Paris ahead of the  Ryder Cup  at Le Golf National. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Who’d have thought it? Ever? Thomas Bjorn, psychologist...or, at the very least, motivator. But as all captains have learned when stepping into the ro(...)

 Paul Waring, who shot a 64,   lines up a putt during day one of the HNA Open de France at Le Golf National  in Paris. Photograph:  Jan Kruger/Getty Images

England’s Paul Waring left some of Europe’s biggest names trailing in his wake to claim the lead after the first round of the HNA Open de France. Wa(...)

Bernd Wiesberger  celebrates with his caddy after winning the Alstom Open de France  in Paris. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger added his name to the illustrious list of Alstom Open de France champions thanks to a brilliant closing 65 at Le Golf Natio(...)

 Graeme McDowell, who failed to make the cut at the US Open at Chambers Bay, is this week aiming for a third successive French Open win. Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell will aim to write his name in the record books by securing a hat-trick in the Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National this week. (...)