Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have played together at the Ryder Cup – and they got smoked. But this year could be different.
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — The Ryder Cup meant the world to Ian Poulter even when he only had a tent to sleep in. Poulter was 17 and folding shirts in a shop called Jack O' Legs Golf Center in England when he drove his rust bucket of a car to The Belfry for his first taste of the Ryder Cup in 1993. Poulter was in the gallery when Nick Faldo made a hole-in-one in his singles match against Paul Azinger.
Thomas Bjorn has done what every good captain has to and dismissed the notion that any of his team “fear” Tiger Woods in the Ryder Cup this week. It the same for us, back in the day, but I used to say I relished playing Woods because it was like cutting the head off the snake. What has changed is Tiger – and, more to the point, his teammates’ attitude to Tiger.
Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France) (AFP) - How will the scoring work in the 42nd Ryder Cup between Europe and the United States, which begins Friday at Le Golf National near Paris? It can happen that the holders reach 13 1/2 points and "go dormie" in a match, clinching half a point by achieving a lead that equals the number of holes remaining.
Patrick Reed knows he will be the villain of the piece during the Ryder Cup, admitting Captain America has few admirers in Europe. The Masters champion is often a target of jeers from opposing fans during the country-versus-continent clash and he expects more of the same at Le Golf National this week. Reed, who has earned the Captain America nickname for his evident patriotism, has shown that he can thrive even in the most hostile of atmospheres and is not afraid to engage with his hecklers, famously offering 'shush' gestures during each of the last two Ryder Cups.
PARIS — The numbers tell a hell of a story, if you take the time to read them: Tiger Woods: 14 major championships, 13-17-3 in the Ryder CupSergio Garcia: 1 major championship, 19-11-7 in the Ryder Cup Now, read closer: Tiger Woods: 9-16-1 in
Tiger Woods was walking down the 18th fairway as the leader on this final day of the Tour Championship, striding and smiling side-by-side with playing partner Rory McIlroy, and without any invitation besides their own joy, dozens and then hundreds of fans began thundering behind the pair in an impromptu parade that verged on stampede. By the time Woods was on the green, needing only a three-putt for victory, the throng punched the air and chanted his name, resembling less a golf crowd than a stadium of concert-goers demanding an encore. When Woods tapped home his 71st and final stroke of the day he did not unleash the balled-fist uppercut of old but instead bent calmly to retrieve his ball amid yet another surrounding roar—and then, finally, his wait was over too, raising both arms to the sky to join the rolling celebration.
Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France) (AFP) - The Ryder Cup returns on Friday at Le Golf National in France, with its boisterous galleries, intense rivalries and team matchplay format unlike anything else in golf.But the famous finishes are what linger in
Justin Rose may have scooped the FedEx Cup trophy with a fourth place finish at the Tour Championship on Sunday but it was not enough to prevent him from surrendering the coveted top spot in the world rankings. The 2016 Olympic champion will be replaced as world number one by Dustin Johnson when the new rankings are released on Monday. Johnson regained the ranking after finishing third, one shot ahead of Rose, at Atlanta's East Lake Golf Course.
"He told me later, 'I've never been nervous over a golf shot except that one,'" Bob Koepka said. That small moment -- and what came right after it -- says a lot about both the pressure of the Ryder Cup, and Brooks Koepka. The pressure that the event puts players under is so great, it managed to (briefly) rattle a man who might be golf's most unflappable pressure player. But then Koepka stepped to the tee and absolutely nuked the ball 300-plus yards, right down the center of the fairway. He then hit such a good approach, it stopped a foot from the hole. It was the first of three straight birdies Koepka made to open the match against Martin Kaymer and Danny Willett. He and Brandt Snedeker dominated,
The consensus—one of the first of its kind—comes on the eve of the Ryder Cup, the biennial golf tournament between Europe and the US. Amid a growing body of evidence on the health impacts of the sport, the consensus aims to help current and would-be players maximise the health pros and minimise the health cons of golf, and to guide policy-makers and industry leaders on how best to make golf more inclusive and accessible and so encourage more people from all walks of life to take up the sport. The statement draws on a systematic review of the available published evidence (342 eligible studies) and discussions among an international working group of 25 experts in public health and health policy,
Associated Press ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. -- Denny McCarthy won the season-ending Web.com Tour Championship to earn fully exempt PGA Tour status and a spot in the Players Championship. McCarthy closed with a 6-under 65 for a four-stroke victory over Lucas Glover at Atlantic Beach Country Club. The 25-year-old former Virginia player earned $180,000 to top the 25 PGA Tour card-earners with $255,793 in the four-event Web.com Tour Finals. McCarthy finished at 23-under 261. Glover, the 2009 U.S. Open champion, closed with a 69. He made $108,000 to finish seventh with $125,212 in the series for the top 75 players from the Web.com regular-season money list, Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings
Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Steve Stricker won the inaugural Sanford International on Sunday for his third PGA Tour Champions title of the year, closing with a 3-under 67 for a four-stroke victory. Stricker led wire-to-wire at Minnehaha Country Club after rain limited him to seven pre-tournament holes. "I've never felt so unprepared in my life playing a golf tournament," Stricker said. "You usually get around it a couple times at least. But there's something to be said about that, too, where you can just kind of plod your way around, kind of learn as you go around and take each shot really one shot at a time and keep plugging away. That's kind of what my mentality was this week. I didn't