Keegan Bradley

Intriguing fourballs for Ryder Cup opener

Has Paul McGinley been overthinking? Or has he got it spot on? Will Stephen Gallacher and Ian Poulter be able for US young guns Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed? Can Sergio and Rory hit it off and gun down Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley in the anchor match? Has Watson taken too many chances.

Intriguing fourballs for Ryder Cup opener

Tired McIlroy undone by four-putt

There's still one round to go but after watching Rory McIlroy hole a 60 footer and then four-putt from less than five feet, tiredness is clearly taking its toll on the Holywood man as he battles to cap a sensational summer by winning the FedEx Cup.

Tired McIlroy undone by four-putt

McIlroy eases into the frame again

The top 15 might be covered by just five strokes but there's a clear favourite for the  Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on Monday — Rory McIlroy.

McIlroy eases into the frame again

More putting frustration for Harrington

Padraig Harrington has become more comfortable with the belly putter since he first used it at Quail Hollow (above). Picture: Eoin Clarke www.golffile.ieAnother day, another frustrating experience for Pádraig Harrington on the greens in the HP Byron Nelson Championship in Texas.

Paddy last

Pádraig Harrington goes to pick the ball out of the hole in Thursday’s first round. Pádraig Harrington has pulled out of next week’s BMW PGA at Wentworth which means that today’s final round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship will be his last round of golf before he begins his US Open build up, almost certainly at the FedEx St Jude Classic from June 3-9.

Harrington squeaks into weekend in Texas

Padraig Harrington, putting in the Byron Nelson Championship, is becoming more comfotable with the anchored stroke by the day. photo: kenneth e.dennis / www.golffile.iePadraig Harrington dodged a bullet in Texas when he made a three-putt bogey at the last but made the cut on the number after a nervous wait at the Byron Belson Championship.

Late heroics save Harrington

Padraig Harrington, pictured in practiced in Texas this week. Photo: kenneth e.dennis / www.golffile.iePadraig Harrington was forced to finish with a brace of unlikely birdies just to keep alive his hopes of making the cut in the HP Byron Nelson Championship in Texas.

"W * * * * r !" - G-Mac loses it with Mashed Potatoes Man

Graeme McDowell became a bit more of cult hero for normal golf fans on SundayGraeme McDowell is “fed up” with loudmouth golf fans who shout “Get in the hole” and “Mashed potatoes.”

And he even lost it briefly after he hit a crucial shot in Sunday’s dramatic World Challenge victory in California when he made a naughty gesture and appeared to call a fan a “w****r.”

McDowell ends two-year drought with World Challenge win

Graeme McDowell lifts the World Challenge Trophy for the second time. Photo: Kenneth E. Dennis/kendennisphoto.comGraeme McDowell produced three late moments of brilliance to hold off Keegan Bradley and end a two-year victory drought by capturing the $1.2m winner’s cheque in Tiger Woods’ hosted World Challenge at a rain-lashed Sherwood Country Club in California.

Hungry McDowell up for Sunday Sherwood challenge

Two years after his last victory, Graeme McDowell holds a two stroke lead over Keegan Bradley with a round to play in the World Challenge present by Northwestern Mutual.Graeme McDowell could never be accused of being an underachiever - quite the opposite - but given the high standards he’s set for himself over the past four years, the Ulsterman will head into 2013 with renewed confidence in his abilities if he can end a two-year victory drought in Tiger Woods’ season-ending World Challenge in California.

Harrington wins PGA Grand Slam: "I see a lot of good things happening"

Padraig Harrington poses with the trophy after winning the 30th Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda. (Photo courtesy Montana Pritchard/The PGA of America)Pádraig Harrington hopes he’s got the winning habit again after closing with the sweetest three-putt of his career to win the PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda and end his two-year victory drought.

Harrington hits route 66 in Bermuda

Padraig Harrington leads the PGA Grand Slam of Golf thanks to an opening 66. Picture courtesy of PGA of America/Montana PritchardPadraig Harrington couldn’t resist talking about his putting despite firing seven birdies in a 66 to take the lead in the 36-hole PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda.

Harrington sacrifices rankings for PGA Grand Slam

Padraig Harrington is happy to sacrifice world ranking points for another chance to win the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. Picture by golffile.iePadraig Harrington has been handed the chance to complete some “unfinished business” and add the $1.35 million PGA Grand Slam of Golf to his CV next week.

Where the Ryder Cup was won and lost

Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter celebrate Europe’s Ryder Cup victory. Photo Colum Watts/www.golffile.ieThe Seve Factor

No-one made the seemingly impossible look easy like Seve Ballesteros. The great Spanish golfing matador, who passed away in May last year, was certainly in Chicago in spirit as Europe made an epic recovery to win on the final day.

McIlroy and Europe leave it late

Rory McIlroy salutes the crowd as he arrives on the first tee for his singles match with Keegan Bradley. Picture Stuart Adams www.golftourimages.comRory McIlroy confessed that he never would have forgiven himself had he missed his tee time and cost Europe a vital point in Sunday’s dramatic singles comeback.

Blown away

Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson were just too good for Luke Donald and Lee Westwood. Photo Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.ieExuding enough positive energy to power a small nuclear plant, Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley wiped Luke Donald and Lee Westwood from the face of planet Ryder Cup when they equalled the biggest margin of victory ever recorded in team play with a resounding 7 and 6 foursomes win that edged the United States closer to regaining the trophy.

Golden afternoon for Team USA

Keegan Bradley was the star for Davis Love’s US squad. Photo Eoin Clarke/www.golffile.ieRory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell were mown down by Davis Love’s new superstar pairing as the USA moved ominously into a 5-3 lead after the opening day of the Ryder Cup.

"Man, can he roll the rock”

Keegan Bradley holes another putt. Picture: Fran Caffrey/ paper it was a match that the United States should never have won yet Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley defied the record books and ripped the heart out of Jose Maria Olazabal’s side by consigning Luke Donald and Sergio Garcia to their first defeat in a combined 15 foursomes matches with a thrilling 4 and 3 victory.

McIlroy replaced by Bradley for PGA Grand Slam

Keegan Bradley will take Rory McIlroy’s place in October’s PGA Grand Slam of GolfKeegan Bradley has been confirmed as the replacement for Rory McIilroy in October’s $1.35m PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda.

McIlroy to skip PGA Grand Slam

McIlroy in Bermuda as US Open champion last year. Rory McIlroy has opted not to play in October’s PGA Grand Slam, the Bermuda Royal Gazette has reported.