Both clubs feature in the top five of the most influential sporting brands which is headed by the London 2012 Olympic Games
Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood were all qualified but each declined to take part
Miracle Of Medinah was the surprise winner of the Somerville Tattersall Stakes at Newmarket. The Mark Usher-trained colt made light work of his seven rivals on his first start over seven furlongs.
Former Ryder Cup player Oliver Wilson continued his career rebuilding process as his first round 64 gave him a share of the lead in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews.
Swede who lost form and fortune in Allen Stanford fraud proves popular FedEx Cup champion
Jim Furyk was today coming to terms with his achievement after carding an historic 59 on day two of the BMW Championship in Illinois.
Paul McGinley has revealed two key elements of his Ryder Cup captaincy strategy that could create doubt about some of Europe's biggest golfing names winning a place to play in his team at Gleneagles next year.
Europe won 18-10 on American soil
After third-place finish at Muirfield, Ryder Cup hero Poulter believes a fast start on Thursday could see him lift the Wanamaker Trophy come Sunday
The world number one won the WGC Bridgestone Invitational
Tiger Woods put himself well on track for an eighth Bridgestone Invitational title with a stunning course record 61 that left him seven shots clear of Keegan Bradley, his nearest rival.
Briton says that improved equipment and fitness mean he can have many more shots at a big one
Phil Mickelson also critical of the course
Having laid to rest the ghost of Tony Jacklin last month by becoming the first Englishman to win the US Open since that son of a Scunthorpe lorry driver in 1970, Justin Rose and his fellow English golfers are still haunted by the ghost of Sir Nick Faldo at the Open Championship.
It’s Northern Ireland versus North America at Muirfield with Rory McIlroy grouped with Phil Mickelson and Graeme McDowell with Tiger Woods over the first two days at the Open Championship.
Groups set-up Northern Ireland v North America as favourites look set to collide at Muirfield