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The Latest: Westwood sends subtle jab at American task force

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) The Latest on the Ryder Cup (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Lee Westwood is the elder statesman on the European team. He is preparing for his 10th Ryder Cup, so he knows what it's like to play in one of the most tense and competitive events in golf. He also knows what it's like to win. The Europeans are 8-2 since Westwood started in 1997 and are going for their...
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Column: Mickelson just can't help himself with trash talk

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) Give Phil Mickelson credit for being prepared for a Ryder Cup that has his fingerprints all over it. He tees off Friday morning secure in the knowledge that this is his team, even if the official title of captain belongs to Davis Love III. He's paired with his choice of partners, and doesn't have to worry about Tiger Woods stealing any of the credit for what...
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Willett less than thrilled to be his brother's keeper

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) We interrupt the all-important preparations for the 41st Ryder Cup to bring you this important public-service message: Danny Willett is sorry. He's sorry about the article his brother penned for the National Club Golfer calling American fans ''pudgy, basement-dwelling irritants, stuffed on cookie dough and pissy beer, pausing between mouthfuls of hotdog so they...
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Lee Westwood enters Ryder Cup on verge of history

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) Over the last two decades of European dominance in the Ryder Cup, perhaps no player has personified the team's seemingly baffling advantage over the Americans more than Lee Westwood. When the individual sport adopts the team dynamic for one weekend every two years, the 43-year-old Englishman who has never won a major championship almost always seems to rise to...
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Looks like a rainbow appeared in Latrobe where Arnold Palmer's ashes were spread

Arnold Palmer, who died Sunday at the age of 87, was laid to rest on Thursday morning when the famed golfer's ashes were spread over a part of his hometown Latrobe Country Club in Pennsylvania.The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac was on the scene, capturing Palmer's final flyover from the regional airport that bears his name ...... as well as the brilliant rainbow that appeared...
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1 day ago

The Latest: Spieth and Reed lead US in opening match

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) The Latest on the Ryder Cup (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed will lead off Friday morning as the U.S. tries to regain the Ryder Cup following three straight losses to the European team. Spieth and Reed will meet Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose in the alternate shot format that will begin three days of competition at Hazeltine National...
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Phil Mickelson criticizes former captains, then apologizes

Embed from Getty Images     Phil Mickelson had already made some pot stirring comments during the last Ryder Cup at Glenneagles which turned out to be a mess for the U.S. team anyway. Now, Mickelson criticized former captain, Hal Sutton, talking about how he set the pairing of Mickelson and Tiger Woods to “fail” and also criticized 2014 captain Tom Watson…again.  ...
Via The GP Golf Report
1 day ago

With rainbow overhead, Arnold Palmer’s ashes spread

One can hardly think of Arnold Palmer without quickly thinking of Latrobe Country Club. It was his home course. It’s where Palmer learned to play the game. So, it’s fitting that even after Palmer’s death, a part of him will remain at Latrobe Country Club forever. Arnold Palmer's ashes were spread today next to Winnie, behind the swimming pool, not far from 10th tee at Latrobe...
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Pieters, not Willett, paired with Westwood at Ryder Cup

Danny Willett will spend the Friday morning session rooting on his teammates after he was one of the four players that European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke chose to sit for the opening foursomes.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Friday foursomes: Spieth-Reed vs. Rose-Stenson

The United States' Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed will take on Europe's Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson in the opening match of the 41st Ryder Cup at 7:35 a.m. Friday morning.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Westwood: Task force puts pressure on U.S.

The Americans didnt form a task force to help the Europeans, but Lee Westwood thinks there may be an unintended consequence in it.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Heckler shows up Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson by sinking putt at Ryder Cup

So this is a ridiculous thing that just happened.Per the PGA Tour's Ben Everill (h/t For the Win's Luke Kerr-Dineen), a fan at the Ryder Cup showed up some of the top pros in the game after criticizing their work on the putting green.As the story goes, Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson were taking turns and failing to make a 12-foot putt during a practice round at Hazeltine National...
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1 day ago

Ryder Cup Power Rankings: Rory McIlroy Leads Way; Dustin Johnson Top American

The 2016 Ryder Cup finally is here, and the United States appears to have one of its best chances to win the coveted prize for the first time since 2008. Europe is 6-1 in the Ryder Cup ever since Justin Leonard’s memorable putt lifted Team USA to victory in 1999, and it still has experienced firepower with Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia on the roster. But Darren...
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Pieters, not Willett, paired with Westwood in foursomes

Danny Willett was one of the four players that European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke chose to sit for the opening foursomes.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago

Friday foursomes: Spieth-Reed vs. Rose-Stenson

The United States' Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed will take on Europe's Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson in the opening match of the 41st Ryder Cup.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago

‘Time has finally come’: Davis Love III talks pairings

CHASKA, Minn. — Finally, after a week of speculation, the Ryder Cup pairings were revealed for Friday morning’s foursome (alternate shot) opening matches at Hazeltine. At 8:35 a.m. (EDT), Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed play Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, at 8:50 a.m., Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler play Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan, at...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Pieters, not Willett, paired with Westwood in foursomes

Danny Willett was one of the four players that European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke chose to sit for the opening foursomes.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Newcomers - 6 Euros, 2 Yanks - could be key to Ryder Cup

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) Welshman Jamie Donaldson had quite the debut in the Ryder Cup two years ago, though his rookie success wasn't enough to get him invited back. Not to worry, though, because the Europeans have reloaded. They will send six rookies - exactly half the team - to the first tee over the next three days in their effort to win for the fourth time in a row. Among them is...
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If US loses again, what happens to Mickelson-pushed task force?

CHASKA, Minn. — The “task force’’ is on trial. When we last left the U.S. Ryder Cup team two years ago it was in such a state of disarray, it seemed they might never win again. In a stunned interview room at Gleneagles in Scotland, Phil Mickelson verbally undressed then-captain Tom Watson with Watson sitting...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Ryder Cup gets underway with Spieth, Reed vs. Stenson, Rose

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) The 41st Ryder Cup is off to a rollicking start at Hazeltine. With a rowdy gallery serving as the backdrop, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed led things off for the Americans against Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose for Europe, which is looking for its fourth straight Ryder Cup victory. Reed hit the first tee shot for the United States, which has lost eight of the...
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The Latest: Lefty has to go righty

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) The Latest on the Ryder Cup (all times local): 9:15 a.m. Lefty can play right-handed, too. That wasn't an ideal situation for Phil Mickelson, of course, though he didn't have much of a choice. Mickelson and Fowler already were 1 down to Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan when Mickelson hooked his tee shot out-of-bounds on the par-5 sixth hole. Fowler nearly did...
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Ryder Cup 2016: Gallery Chants Arnold Palmer’s Name At First Tee Before Tourney

The Americans have a little extra motivation at the Ryder Cup this year. Team USA is looking for its first win since 2008, and it probably would love a win to honor one of golf’s all-time greats, Arnold Palmer. Palmer passed away last weekend, an incredibly sad loss for the golf world. Fans, media and players alike memorialized and remembered Palmer all week long leading up to...
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The Latest: Spieth and Reed conceding nothing at Ryder Cup

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) The Latest on the Ryder Cup (all times local): 9:50 a.m. Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed have sent the Europeans a message: nothing will come easy at the Ryder Cup. After jumping out to a 3-up lead through eight holes, Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose finally put themselves in position to win their first hole of the match on No. 9. After Rose rolled a long putt...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Tiger cooling Pieters as Johnson, Kuchar roll

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) The Latest on the Ryder Cup (all times local): 10:15 a.m. United States Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III said he has a strategy for how he will deploy vice captain Tiger Woods through the weekend. He says he believes that ''people will be watching Tiger watch golf,'' and expected the superstar could buoy certain pairings at crucial moments. So far so good...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss
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