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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(...)

A two-shot penalty was handed out to Lexi Thompson for failing to replace her ball properly, which was picked up on slow-motion replay. She subsequently lost a play-off for the ANA Inspiration. Photograph: Jeff Gross/Getty Images

Those self-appointed couch potatoes who double as rules officials with one hand on the television remote control and the other punching numbers into (...)

Thomas Pieters is one of six rookies in the Europe team for the Ryder Cup match against the USA in Minnesota. Photograph:  Tannen Maury/EPA

When the 41st Ryder Cup gets underway in Minnesota on Friday, Europe will face a situation they have seen only once since the event was expanded beyon(...)

 A fan with Ryder Cup sunglasses looks on during the 2016 Ryder Cup Celebrity Matches at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota. Photograph:  Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

The leading pair of Dustin Johnson and Kevin Chappell finished their third round of the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake last Saturday at exactly 3.(...)

Team USA’s Rickie Fowler in the deep rough at the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. Photograph: Getty Images

There is an untruth about the Ryder Cup which would have you believe it all comes down to the players, 12 true men and all that bonding as a team and (...)

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