Paul Azinger

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Xander Schauffele and Justin Thomas of team USA celebrate their Ryder Cup victory at Whistling Straits. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

What began on Friday morning as an opportunity for American redemption after recent Ryder Cup disappointments ended on Sunday afternoon with a record-(...)

Brooks Koepka  speaks to the media on Thursday ahead of the Ryder Cup. Photograph:  Patrick Smith/Getty Images

A spiky Brooks Koepka did little to enhance the image that all is harmonious in the United States team after sidestepping questions about his relation(...)

Europe’s Bernhard Langer misses his putt on the 18th during the final day of the 1991 Ryder Cup. Photo: Jacqueline Duvoisin/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images

The 1991 Ryder Cup was never destined to end well for Europe. The bad blood began before a ball had even been struck at the Kiawah Island course in So(...)

  Captain Paul Azinger (centre)  of the USA team celebrates with Phil Mickelson (left) and Justin Leonard   after winning the Ryder Cup in 2008. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

“Pod” is not a golf word. And yet it has been on the tongue of nearly everyone in the golf community during the past, tense days before this week’s Ry(...)

Rory McIlroy talks to the then Republican presendential candidate Donald Trump  during the 2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course on March 6, 2016 in Doral, Florida. Photograph:  Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Fourteen years ago Ireland staged the Ryder Cup in The K Club in Kildare. For the home crowd the European team was heavy with familiar content in Pádr(...)

 Ian Poulter and Tommy Fleetwood  celebrate Europe winning the 2018 Ryder Cup  at Le Golf National  in Paris, France. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

He has been the beating heart of Europe’s Ryder Cup team for close to two decades. Ian Poulter may have resided in Florida for 11 years but one staunc(...)

Ian Poulter has responded to Paul Azinger’s comments after the American suggested Tommy Fleetwood needed to win on the PGA Tour to prove himself. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty

Ian Poulter has led a backlash against comments made by Paul Azinger, accusing the US TV commentator of showing “disrespect” by disparaging the Europe(...)

Darren Clarke breathed life into what were the fledgling World Golf Championships. Photograph: Getty Images

Lest we forget, Darren Clarke was the man who breathed life into what were the fledgling World Golf Championships; he was the one who had the temerity(...)

  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(...)

Phil Mickelson  on the 14th hole during the third round of the US Open  at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York. Photograph:  CJ Gunther/EPA

Phil Mickelson told his critics to “toughen up” after admitting he deliberately hit a moving ball to gain an advantage in the third round of the US Op(...)

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