Pete Dye

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Team Europe’s Jon Rahm lines up a putt on the seventh hole during a foursome match at the Ryder Cup at the Whistling Straits Golf Course in Wisconsin, US. Photograph: AP Photo/Ashley Landis

Nearly 50,000 mostly star-spangled spectators descended on Kohler on Friday morning, the quiet Wisconsin hamlet of 2,100 souls along the Sheboygan riv(...)

The par-three seventh hole is named Shipwreck and at 221 yards requires a high degree of accuracy. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

1st (Outward Bound), 364 yards, par 4 Anything left off the tee flirts with bunkers and dunes, while the green has deep bunkers short left and long. (...)

The par-four 13th hole at Whistling Straits Golf Course, designed by Pete and Alice Dye. Photograph:  PGA of America/Getty Images

When the dust settles following the 43rd staging of the Ryder Cup at the Straits Course on Sunday evening, there is a reasonable chance the star of th(...)

Shane Lowry and Dustin Johnson share a laugh during a practice round on Monday at Kiawah Island ahead of this week’s US PGA Championships. Photograph: Stacy Revere/Getty Images

A different world perhaps for Shane Lowry, but – lurking inside – that same old feeling. For starters, there’s the salty sea spray of the Atlantic com(...)

Rory McIlroy in action at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. “I don’t know what the word is or how to describe it, but [I’m] just a little bit dejected. I don’t know, like, maybe looking to go in a different direction.” Photograph:  Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

It’s not a slump, not even a mini-slump, by anybody else’s metrics, but the level of expectations surrounding Rory McIlroy are set a lot higher than m(...)

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 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play takes place at the  Austin Country Club in Texas. Photograph: Stan Badz/Getty Images

The Lowdown: WGC-Dell Technologies Matchplay Purse: €9 million (€1.5m to the winner) Where: Austin, Texas The course: The fingerprints of designer (...)

 A general view of the 17th green at TPC Sawgrass  in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

One of the strangest statistics in men’s professional golf is that no player from Sweden has ever won a Major championship. If, in recent years, it(...)

1 The Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits should be great . . . It is five years away but the Ryder Cup here in 2020 should be quite the shindig. This pl(...)

Dustin Johnson hits his tee shot on the sixth hole during the first round of the US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

For those graced with early tee times, this 97th edition of the US PGA Championship offered a chance to post a score and to sit back and listen to (...)

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