Tom Watson

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American Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson  hits a tee shot during  practice at Royal Liverpool ahead  of the 143rd British Open. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Nostalgia, especially of the teary-eyed kind, is part and parcel of any British Open week. Yesterday, it was old Tom Watson’s turn to reminisce, even (...)

Watson finished joint 30th in his first appearance in the Greenbrier Classic  last year, but was so impressed by the surroundings that he bought some land on the property in West Virginia and had a house built. Photograph:  Robert Galbraith/Reuters

US Masters champion Bubba Watson will look to make the most of home advantage in the Greenbrier Classic at White Sulphur Springs this week.Watson fini(...)

Curtis Strange: “I think the longer it goes the more fortunate I realise I was. I’d say you can play well and still not win.” Photo:  Harry How/Getty Images

If Justin Rose manages to pull off back-to-back feats in retaining the US Open trophy this week at Pinehurst, then one of the first phone calls he ca(...)

Pádraig Harrington was in Dublin yesterday to launch his exclusive range of golf apparel in association with Dunnes Stores. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The final door has been shut on Pádraig Harrington in his attempt to play in the upcoming US Open in North Carolina, after the three-time Major champ(...)

 Colin Montgomerie of Scotland poses with the Alfred S Bourne Trophy after winning the 2014 Senior PGA Championship  in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Photograph: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Golf round-up: Colin Montgomerie broke his long American drought in style when he won the Senior PGA Championship by four strokes in Michigan on Sunda(...)

Tiger Woods grimages after playing a bunker shot during the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Doral last month. Photo: Chris Trotman/Getty Images

It is hardly one of golf’s best kept secrets that Tom Watson and Tiger Woods would not choose to spend great lengths of time in each other’s co(...)

Rory McIlroy:  surprised Tiger Woods’ back injury was serious enough to warrant surgery. Photograph:  Larry W Smith/EPA

Any sense that the appeal of this year’s Masters has been instantly reduced by news of Tiger Woods’s absence has been contradicted by another of th(...)

 Paul McGinley, European Ryder Cup captain, at a Ryder Cup press conference on March 6th in Dublin. Photograph:  Patrick Bolger/Getty Images

Recently, Paul McGinley sat perched in the front row of the Allianz box close to the Hill 16 end at Croke Park. As he looked down from on high to t(...)

 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(...)

 Des Smyth has been named as one of Paul McGinley’s vice-captains for the Ryder Cup. Former captain Sam Torrance will also assist McGinley at Gleneagles in September. Photograph:  Phil Inglis/Getty Images

Sam Torrance and Des Smyth will act as the buffer between the players and “headmaster” Paul McGinley after being named Ryder Cup vice-captains (...)

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