Kevin Garside

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Stephen Gallacher plays a shot during his final round at the Turin Open on Sunday

Ryder Cup 2014: Stephen Gallacher 'should still make team' says Colin Montgomerie

Former Ryder Cup captain believes the in-form Stephen Gallacher should be in Paul McGinley’s line-up for Europe at Gleneagles despite falling just short  of automatic qualification, writes Kevin Garside

Cardiff City’s owner, Vincent Tan, antagonised supporters, but they knew little of the hidden goings-on at the club

Malky Mackay allegations: It took an outsider to expose football’s odious lad culture

Vincent Tan has done a service but this cancer does not stop with former manager Malky Mackay

Jamie Donaldson sets out to ruin Ryder Cup heavyweights’ party

The chase to make Europe’s Ryder Cup team at Gleneagles next month provides a thrilling subplot to some big golf on both sides of the Atlantic this week and next.

Rory McIlroy alongside Jimmy Fallon and Tiger Woods

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays this week, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction

Kell Brook celebrates winning the IBF welterweight title
Rory McIlroy gazes at the Wanamaker Trophy after his one-stroke victory in the US PGA Championship late on Sunday night

Rory McIlroy: Americans in awe of 25-year-old's magic

His aura of invincibility is already penetrating Ryder Cup field

Rory McIlroy looks at the US PGA Championship after his success at Valhalla

Rory McIlroy: Northern Irishman says he will be 'Ryder Cup leader' after US PGA triumph

After his conquest at Valhalla, Rory is filling the void left by Tiger Woods. Now he believes he can use his aura of invincibility to inspire his Europe team-mates at Gleneagles

McIlroy makes it two major wins in the space of three weeks

US PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy battles back to claim fourth major with win at Valhalla

McIlroy makes it two major wins in the space of three weeks

The heavily waterlogged ninth hole during today's downpour at Valhalla

US PGA Championship 2014: Colin Montgomerie vents fury at failure to speed up field

Rain forced play to stop for more than two hours

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