Rory McIlroy on board for potential history making season​
Rory McIlroy on board for potential history making season​

Rory McIlroy’s goals for 2015 are tucked away in his back pocket, scribbled on a boarding pass during a flight from Dublin to Dubai, and the world number one will not look at them again until his season is over in December. 

Ryder captain to be named inside six weeks: Paul McGinley
Ryder captain to be named inside six weeks: Paul McGinley

The captain of Europe`s 2016 Ryder Cup team will be decided by the middle of February, according to outgoing skipper Paul McGinley.

Yearender: 'Celtic Tiger' Rory McIlroy emerges dominant in 2014
Yearender: 'Celtic Tiger' Rory McIlroy emerges dominant in 2014

A year to forget for an injury-plagued Tiger Woods was savoured sweetly by Northern Ireland`s Rory McIlroy after the `Celtic Tiger` won two majors in 2014 to regain his status as the game`s leading player.

It took a year to get used to new golf clubs: Rory McIlroy
It took a year to get used to new golf clubs: Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy received plenty of criticism when he switched club manufacturers almost two years ago and he has now conceded that it took nearly 12 months to feel totally at ease with his new equipment.

Rory McIlroy named British Sports Journalists Association's Sportsman of the Year
Rory McIlroy named British Sports Journalists Association's Sportsman of the Year

Rory McIlroy, who won two majors and helped Europe retain the Ryder Cup in a stunning 2014, was named the British Sports Journalists Association’s Sportsman of the Year on Thursday.

Thanyakon Khrongpha outshines Ryder Cup headline acts in Thailand
Thanyakon Khrongpha outshines Ryder Cup headline acts in Thailand

Home favourite Thanyakon Khrongpha continued his strong form by upstaging the headline Ryder Cup acts to grab a share of the first round lead at the Asian Tour`s $1 million Thailand Golf Championship on Thursday.

Rory McIlroy wins Golf Writers Trophy
Rory McIlroy wins Golf Writers Trophy

World number one Rory McIlroy has won the Golf Writers Trophy for the second time in three years after a season that saw him win two major championships and help Europe to Ryder Cup success.

Rory McIlroy wins Golf Writers Trophy after stunning season
Rory McIlroy wins Golf Writers Trophy after stunning season

 World number one Rory McIlroy has won the Golf Writers Trophy for the second time in three years after an impressive season saw him claim two major championships and play an influential role in Europe`s Ryder Cup victory.

Italy targets trio of major international events
Italy targets trio of major international events

Italy has set its sights on hosting three major international events -- golf`s Ryder Cup in 2022, the rugby World Cup in 2023 and the Olympic Games in 2024.

Felipe Aguilar sanctioned after club gaffe
Felipe Aguilar sanctioned after club gaffe

Chilean golfer Felipe Aguilar was hit with a four shot penalty following the completion of his second round in the Turkish Airlines Open in Belek on Saturday.

Young French musketeer Victor Dubuisson bloodied but unbowed
Young French musketeer Victor Dubuisson bloodied but unbowed

Defending champion Victor Dubuisson felt bruised and most certainly bloodied during the second round of the $7 million Turkish Airlines Open on Friday.

John Daly backs Phil Mickelson for Ryder Cup captaincy
John Daly backs Phil Mickelson for Ryder Cup captaincy

 Double Major winning John Daly has brushed aside any notion of a USA Ryder Cup task force, declaring Phil Mickelson should lead the American team in 2016 at Hazeltine.

Sergio Garcia hopeful Rory McIlroy can be reeled in for money list title
Sergio Garcia hopeful Rory McIlroy can be reeled in for money list title

Sergio Garcia has called Rory McIlroy`s year "extraordinary" but the Spaniard is clinging to the belief that he can prevent his Ryder Cup team mate from ending the season at the top of the European money list.

Graeme McDowell hits another 67 to extend WGC lead to three
Graeme McDowell hits another 67 to extend WGC lead to three

Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell continued to revel on a tough course set-up as he extended his lead to three strokes over Ryder Cup team-mate Ian Poulter after the second round of the $8.5 million WGC-HSBC Champions tournament on Friday.

Burnout not the reason for US Ryder woes: PGA Tour chief
Burnout not the reason for US Ryder woes: PGA Tour chief

U.S. Ryder Cup failure at Gleneagles this year had little to do with player burnout from the PGA Tour`s burgeoning schedule and was simply a case of Europe dominating the foursomes and making more birdies, Tour chief Tim Finchem said on Wednesday.

Ryder Cup omission was his own fault says Luke Donald
Ryder Cup omission was his own fault says Luke Donald

Overlooked by captain Paul McGinley for this year`s Ryder Cup, former world number one Luke Donald believes he only has himself to blame for missing out on Europe`s victory over the United States. 

Front-nine blitz puts Billy Hurley III on top at CIMB Classic
Front-nine blitz puts Billy Hurley III on top at CIMB Classic

American Billy Hurley III grabbed a two-shot halfway stage lead at the CIMB Classic after his front-nine birdie binge at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club on Friday.

Ted Bishop firing backed for "lil girl" Ian Poulter row
Ted Bishop firing backed for "lil girl" Ian Poulter row

PGA commissioner Tim Finchem and the LPGA both came out solidly Saturday in support of the firing of Ted Bishop as PGA of America president after "inappropriate" remarks on Twitter.

WTA mulling new women`s tennis World Cup
WTA mulling new women`s tennis World Cup

Women`s tennis is considering introducing a new World Cup team event, its head said Saturday, a move which may bring competition for the soon-to-be-launched International Premier Tennis League.

Golfers weigh in on Bishop-Poulter spat

Disparaging comments made by the PGA of America president on social media networks at the expense of Ian Poulter sparked instant debate in the golfing world on Friday, reactions ranging from "disappointing" to "just unfortunate".