Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has pulled out of next week’s USPGA Championship at Valhalla due to a shoulder injury. Photograph:  Kenny Smith/PA

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has withdrawn from the USPGA Championship due to a shoulder injury.The 47-year-old missed the French Open at (...)

Rory McIlroy has struggled to get up and running at Fota on the first day. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Pre-tournament favourite Rory McIlroy blamed a “sloppy” short game for an opening round of 74 which left him facing a battle to avoid another early ex(...)

 Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell of Ireland at the Omega Mission Hills World Cup. Inpho/Getty Images/Stuart Franklin

November 25th, 2011 Rory McIlroy while playing in the World Cup for Ireland at Mission Hills with Graeme McDowell “In the island of Ireland you have p(...)

 The green on the 210 yards par3, 14th hole ‘Calamity Corner’ on the Dunluce Course at Royal Portrush, a venue long touted to stage a second British Open. Photograph:   David Cannon/Getty Images

The R&A insist it remains “some distance” from being able to stage the Open Championship in Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951.Rumour(...)

 Patrons walk on a fog-shrouded course during the first practice round at the 2014 Masters Tournament at  Augusta National Golf Club. Photograph:  Erik S Lesser/EPA

Just two hours of practice for the US Masters was possible on Monday before players, and thousands of disappointed spectators, were forced to l(...)

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland hits his approach shot on the fifth hole during the third round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral  in Doral, Florida, at the weekend. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell believes Paul McGinley has done the Ryder Cup a favour by removing potential future captains from the assistant’s role by appoi(...)

Henrik Stenson of Sweden (left) during the third round of the 2013 DP World Tour Championship on the Earth Course at the Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Henrik Stenson remains on course to become European number one for the first time, although a typically confident Ian Poulter has not given up hope of(...)

Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy chat after the first round of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

The appearance of a blonde tennis star alongside Rory McIlroy for 18 holes at the Earth Course appeared more immediately relevant than the Northern Ir(...)

Offalyman  Shane Lowry is looking forward to the weekend where he also qualify for next year’s British Open.

What a difference a year makes, certainly in the case of Shane Lowry. A year ago, suffering from shingles, the Offalyman missed out on the season-endi(...)

Rory McIlroy looks dejected on the 16th green as his caddie JP Fitzgerald looks on during the third round of the WGC - HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

A double bogey on the final hole by runaway leader Dustin Johnson allowed Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell to narrow the gap at the top of the leaderbo(...)

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