Rory McIlroy celebrates after his singles victory

Rory McIlroy named PGA Tour player of the year

World number one wins award for second time in three years

Phil Mickelson and Paul Azinger pose with the Ryder Cup in 2008

Ryder Cup 2014: Phil Mickelson could get his wish as Paul Azinger admits interest in a second stint as USA captain

Miceklson caused a stir when he slammed Tom Watson and praised Azinger for his leadership in the 2008 success

Sergio Garcia embraces Paul McGinley

Ryder Cup 2014: Sergio Garcia will use Paul McGinely as a role model if he ever takes on the Ryder Cup captaincy

Garcia has compared McGinley to perfection after guiding Europe to a third straight Ryder Cup victory

Darren Clarke with Rory McIlroy

Ryder Cup: Darren Clarke leading way in race to be European captain in 2016

After Europe's latest triumph, attention is quickly turning to Hazeltine

Europe team captain Paul McGinley celebrates with Thomas Bjorn as Europe won the Ryder Cup on the 15th hole with victory by Jamie Donaldson

Ryder Cup 2014: Gold and blue fish? Now that’s attention to detail from Paul McGinley

The European captain has been widely praised

Darren Clarke with Rory McIlroy

Ryder Cup 2014: Why Darren Clarke is not a shoo-in to be the next Europe captain

Irishman may be front-runner but Jimenez, Bjorn and Harrington are all strong options for holders

Ryder Cup 2014: The best tweets and pictures as Europe celebrate victory at Gleneagles

Rory McIlroy in a wig, a kilt and nothing in between was among the highlights

Captain of Team Europe Paul McGinley of Ireland holds the trophy after Team Europe retained the Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup 2014: Paul McGinley confirms he won't captain Europe again, and reveals they got their 'a*** kicked' at table-tennis by the USA

McGinley captained Europe to a comfortable 16 1/2- 12 1/2 victory over the Americans, but they gained a small piece of revenge with a win in the post-Ryder Cup party

Jamie Donaldson

Ryder Cup 2014: Jamie Donaldson still can't believe he won the Ryder Cup...because he's still drunk

The man who holed the winning putt looked slightly worse for wear on Monday morning

Phil Mickelson speaks with USA vice-captain Steve Stricker

Ryder Cup 2014: Phil Mickelson criticised for verbal attack on USA captain Tom Watson after blasting his leadership skills

Former European captains Sir Nick Faldo and Colin Montgomerie among those to hit out at Mickelson's outburst following Ryder Cup defeat

Rory McIlroy sprays the champagne after Europe's Ryder Cup win

Rory McIlroy champagne moment: Ryder Cup hero suffers huge embarrassment as he pops the cork... before Europe had won

McIlroy appeared horrified that the cork had unexpectedly shot out of the bottle he was holding, but luckily his colleagues saw the funny side of it

Phhil Mickelson was scathing of Tom Watson's leadership

Ryder Cup 2014: Phil Mickelson blames Tom Watson for defeat in outspoken attack on his leadership

Phil Mickelson said no players were consulted over decisions and compared Watson's leadership to that of 2008 captain Paul Azinger

Tom Watson looks rueful as he watches his American team struggle at Gleneagles

Kevin Garside: America’s Ryder Cup failings did not stem from the figures on Tom Watson’s birth certificate

Captain Paul McGinley was coupled with Nostradamus on Saturday night. His American counterpart Tom Watson was twinned with Grandad from Only Fools And Horses, an old duffer hopelessly out of touch with modern mores and without a clue how to respond to a desperate situation of his own creating. At least that is how the argument was presented by his persecutors.

Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed

Ryder Cup 2014: Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed give US hope for 2016 as calls grow for Azinger

Jordan Spieth was only 60 days old when America last won the Ryder Cup on European soil. Since 1993 Europe have won eight of 10 matches and not even the return of Tom Watson, the architect of that US victory at The Belfry 21 years ago, to helm the visitors’ campaign at Gleneagles could halt the home team’s dominance.

Captain of Team Europe Paul McGinley of Ireland holds the trophy after Team Europe retained the Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup 2014: The top 10 moments from Gleneagles

Paul Mahoney casts an eye back over three days of glorious golf at Gleneagles and, amid the heroics and meltdowns, picks the memories which defined 2014

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