The Europe captain, Paul McGinley (left), and Graeme McDowell during a practice session at Gleneagles

Ryder Cup 2014: Graeme McDowell - why I can’t play with Rory McIlroy any more

G-Mac denies split is due to management company issues and says he needs to lead or his game dips

Bubba Watson of the US plays a shot from the bunker on the ninth green during a practice session at Gleneagles yesterday

Ryder Cup 2014: ‘Big dog’ Bubba Watson says he won’t be goofy in Gleneagles

Two-time Masters champion aims to play it straight but his captain says Europe will target him

Paul Peachey

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Sir Alex Ferguson

Ryder Cup 2014: Sir Alex Ferguson given motivational speech duties at Gleneagles

Paul McGinley brings in former Manchester United boss

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland pictured together at the 2014 US Open

Ryder Cup 2014: Graeme McDowell reveals relationship with Rory McIlroy has 'changed significantly'

McIlroy's status has affected the dynamic between the pair

Team Europe pose for a photo ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup 2014: Rory McIlroy kept apart from Graeme McDowell as Paul McGinley names opening practice groups

McIlroy placed with Martin Kaymer and Sergio Garcia while fellow-Northern Irishman McDowell joined Victor Dubuisson and Henrik Stenson

Tiger Woods, left, and Butch Harmon during their time working together

Ryder Cup 2014: The American team will be stronger without Tiger Woods, says former coach Harmon

Butch Harmon, the former coach of Tiger Woods, believes the American Ryder Cup team is better off without the absent 14-times major winner and  has said the young side at Gleneagles is fired up to win on European soil for the first time in 21 years.

Phil Mickelson will be the leader of the US team, according to Butch Harmon

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Rory McIlroy on the practice range at Gleneagles

Ryder Cup 2014: Rory McIlroy rested and raring to go after enjoying social whirl

McIlroy back on the range as he warms up for Ryder Cup curtain call

Rickie Fowler

Ryder Cup 2014: Rickie Fowler’s 'USA' frat-boy cut brings ‘Happy Gilmore’ to Highlands

Californian arrives at Gleneagles with ‘USA’ shaved into the side of his head in a reminder of previous American antics

Europe vice-captain Sam Torrance

Ryder Cup 2014: European vice-captain Sam Torrance backs rookies Victor Dubuisson, Stephen Gallacher and Jamie Donaldson to shine

Torrence believes debuting trio can use the home atmosphere to lift their game and perform at Gleneagles

Kevin Garside: James Hourigan is living proof of the restorative power of golf

The Way I See It: James puts his survival and his recovery down to the grand design of a higher authority

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Wales Open: Joost Luiten steadies himself to lift Welsh crown as Europeans get in Ryder Cup practice

Joost Luiten overcame a poor start and a nervous finish to claim his fourth European Tour title in the ISPS Handa Wales Open at Celtic Manor on Sunday. And there was good news for Ryder Cup debutant Jamie Donaldson ahead of this week’s event as he carded a 67 to finish fourth alongside Nicolas Colsaerts, Eddie Pepperell, Marc Warren and Edoardo Molinari.

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French sensation Victor Dubuisson is the Garbo of the greens. But he has the  dazzling ability to come out of his shell and turn on a winning game when it matters, writes Paul Mahoney

In the swing of it: Rory McIlroy, left, and Europe captain Paul McGinley

Ryder Cup: Rory McIlroy could play in all five sessions, says Europe Captain Paul McGinley

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