Course designer Pete Dye at The Players Championship at  TPC Sawgrass in 2005. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty

Pete Dye, who designed many of America’s most famous golf courses and became known as the mad scientist of golf architecture for his imaginative and s(...)

The 2020 Ryder Cup course, Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Photograph: Getty Images

The distance from Chicago to Kohler, Wisconsin - the venue for the 2020 Ryder Cup match at Whistling Straits - is 145 miles. Well, there or thereabout(...)

Rory McIlroy of Europe and vice-captain Pádraig Harrington after the foursomes session on Saturday afternoon at the 2018 Ryder Cup. Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Thomas Bjorn – just as Paul McGinley was – will be a hard act to follow, the toughest part being that the next Ryder Cup will be fought on a battlefie(...)

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Rory McIlroy at a news conference before a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament on Wednesday: he believes he is hitting well on the range. Photograph: Chris Carlson/AP

He’s back, for real. As if any further proof of his fitness were required beyond the stress tests imposed on his body by fitness expert Dr Steve McGr(...)

The man to beat: Jordan Spieth won the Masters and the US Open and came close to getting into a play-off at the British Open. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

On the highway from Milwaukee out to the town of Kohler, which owes its name to the family that gave the world designer porcelain toilets before mo(...)