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Danny Willett aims to turn back clock against Rory McIlroy

McIlroy threw every­thing at his fellow teenager after conceding that early lead, playing the next nine holes of the windswept links in five-under. But it was not enough and although Willett’s progression in the championship -– following that 2&1 surprise – was also soon to come to an end, his advancement thereafter was marked, even […]

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Europe Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke: I will wear heart on my sleeve against Americans at Hazeltine

This is why Clarke was given the nod over Miguel Ángel Jiménez and Thomas Bjorn. He has a better individual record than both in the individual and Ryder Cup arena and, on his day, is more than adept at handling the media and sponsors. But there is something more about his story that intertwines him […]

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Phil Mickelson Jabs Rory McIlroy at Ryder Cup: ‘We Don’t Litigate Against Each Other’

Getty Images A deadpan Phil Mickelson told the Ryder Cup press room that the U.S. team has an advantage this week because they ‘don’t litigate against each other.’ GLENEAGLES, Scotland — This week Phil Mickelson will tee off in his 10th career Ryder Cup, and while it’s unclear if it will be the last of […]

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Rory McIlroy will be Europe’s big Ryder Cup star – and their big headache – against USA at Gleneagles

dust-up is unlike any other golf event and, indeed, unlike any other sporting encounter. Just ask the likes of Hal Sutton, Curtis Strange, Tom Lehman and, most recently, Davis Love about the propensity for a supposedly outrageous strength to turn into a defining weakness. Quite enough has been said about Woods, kryptonite, Ryder Cup and […]

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The Van Cynical Mailbag: Does the U.S. have a chance in Ryder Cup against European team with Rory McIlroy and Martin Kaymer?

It is mid-August and here comes the weird part: If you’re not in the FedEx Cup series, your PGA Tour season is done. The media hype over the next month will be about the silly big money the FedEx Cup contestants are playing for but you won’t hear much about the guys who missed out. […]

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Rory McIlroy will earn £930,000 for his exhibition match against Tiger Woods

By the time Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño was collecting a cheque for more than £700,000 at the BMW Masters, Rory McIlroy was on a flight to Monday’s 18-hole exhibition match against Tiger Woods which will swell his own bank balance yet further. Industry insiders estimate the young Ulsterman will be paid $ 1.5 million (£930,000) for the made-for-TV […]

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Golf – U.S. golfer Matt Kuchar against sixth PGA Tour victory

The American skilled golfer Matt Kuchar is the U.S. tournament in Fort Worth, Texas prior to his sixth victory on the PGA Tour .

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Ryder Cup 2013: captain’s picks key to Paul McGinley’s game plan against the Americans

“The highest number of our leading players are now members of the US Tour. Is that going to make it far more hard for the quite ideal players in Europe to qualify for the group? Do I need to have far more picks since of that?” The answers seem clear: yes and yes. McGinley acknowledges […]

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Golf – Oosthuizen after birdie series against McIlroy and Woods

The South African Louis Oosthuizen comes with a total of 194 strokes in the lead on the final round of the U.S. Tour golf tournament in Norton / Massachusetts.

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Bernhard Langer launches tirade against plans to outlaw broom-take care of putters at the Senior Open

Peter Dawson, the R&ampA chief executive, denies that the recent benefits have influenced their deliberations. But it is undeniable that as Keegan Bradley (who, at final year’s USPGA, became the very first lengthy-putter merchant to win a significant), Webb Simpson and Ernie Els have vaulted their way into the winners’ enclosures the situation has turn […]

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