The 1999  Ryder Cup  ended in controversy when  the USA  team, their wives and an  NBC cameraman ran  onto the 17th green after Justin Leonard of the US holed out even though Jose Maria Olazabel still had a putt to halve the hole. Photograph: Getty Images

“I look upon the Royal and Ancient game as being a powerful force that influences the best things in humanity. I trust that the effect of this match w(...)

Philip Price of Europe celebrates on the 16th green after a 3 & 2 victory over Phil Mickelson during the final day singles of the 34th Ryder Cup matches between Europe and the USA at the De Vere Belfry in Sutton Coldfield, England on September 29, 2002. Europe won 15.5 to 12.5. Photo:  Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

European captain Sam Torrance sidled up to Philip Price on the putting green ahead of the Sunday singles in the 2002 Ryder Cup at the Belfry and told (...)

 Paul McGinley, European Ryder Cup caption, is pictured with his vice-captains Des Smyth and Sam Torrance during a press conference in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Getty Images)

In a year of firsts, another first for Paul McGinley. Yesterday, as he strolled through the corridors of power in Leinster House, looked at the(...)

Bernard Gallacher: quick access to defibrillator after his heart attack was vital to his survival and putting him on the road to recovery. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images.

Former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher wants more defibrillators available on golf courses after suffering a heart attack on an engagement in his (...)

 Former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher has been hospitalised in Scotland. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher is in a “critical” condition in hospital.Gallacher is being treated in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, NHS Grampi(...)