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McGinley ponders pairing

GLENEAGLES, Scotland – European captain Paul McGinley is having second thoughts about a Rory McIlroy-Graeme McDowell partnership in the Ryder Cup. Attribute that to an ordinary record, not an acrimonious …


Tiger Woods pulls out of U.S. Ryder Cup consideration

Tiger Woods has removed himself from consideration for a U.S. Ryder Cup captain’s pick because of back problems. Woods posted a statement on his website Wednesday, saying: “I’ve been told …


Dustin Johnson takes leave of absence from golf

Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf. In a statement Thursday, the 30-year-old Johnson said the break is “necessary to improve my mental health, physical well-being and …


Tiger Woods says Tom Watson should pick him for Ryder Cup

HOYLAKE, England – Even after his worst 72-hole finish in a major, Tiger Woods says he would pick himself for the Ryder Cup team. His first major of the year, …


Captain Watson fired up

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tom Watson waited patiently for a phone call from The PGA of America, and it finally came last year. Watson had guided the United States’ Ryder …


Europe buries U.S. on final day to retain Cup

MEDINAH, Ill. – Jose Maria Olazabal squeezed his eyes shut as they filled with tears, overjoyed that the Ryder Cup still belongs to Europe. His players wore the image of …


Americans take solid lead into final day of Ryder Cup

MEDINAH, Ill. – Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley helped stake the Americans to their biggest lead in the Ryder Cup in more than 30 years. Ian Poulter, eyes bulging and …


Big days from Bradley, Bubba give U.S. 5-3 lead

MEDINAH, Ill. – Keegan Bradley made Friday at the Ryder Cup feel like the best day of his life, and it wasn’t too shabby for the rest of the Americans. …


Ryder Cup rookie Snedeker can’t wait to start

Brandt Snedeker is one of the most polite people on the PGA Tour, and he’s a dead ringer for Opie Taylor with his fresh-faced, youthful looks. Don’t let that fool …


Ryder Cup picks

European Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal named England’s Ian Poulter and Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts as his two wild-card picks on Monday. Poulter will be competing in his fourth Ryder …


Watney comes through

Nick Watney salvaged a dismal season Sunday at The Barclays in Farmingdale, N.Y., with a victory that could not have come at a better time. Watney turned a two-shot deficit …


Davis Love III ponders captain’s picks for Ryder Cup

Davis Love III is already thinking about Sept. 3. That’s the night before he will announce his four captain’s picks for the U.S. Ryder Cup team. It’s also the night …


Europe wins Ryder Cup

NEWPORT, Wales – Hunter Mahan kept searching for the words. All he could muster were tears. From the ecstasy of Valhalla to the despondency of Celtic Manor, Mahan was the …


Europe takes back Ryder Cup

Europe reclaimed the Ryder Cup, winning a thriller that went down to the final singles match Monday.


Golf notes: Europe storms ahead

Bolstered by the sight of blue on every leaderboard, the Europeans won five matches and halved the last one when Francesco Molinari knocked in a 3-foot birdie putt on Sunday, …


U.S. leads at Cup but trails all matches on hold

NEWPORT, Wales – Europe had its blue numbers all over the scoreboard Saturday evening as throaty cheers rang out from every corner of Celtic Manor. All the Americans had in …


U.S. rallies at rain-drenched Ryder

Workers scurried around the greens with squeegees, furiously pushing the water away before every putt. Players sloshed down soaked fairways, desperately searching for a spot to hit from that was …


U.S. captain slips up at Ryder Cup ceremony

NEWPORT, Wales – Good thing for the Americans the Ryder Cup ultimately comes down to golf shots, not style points. U.S. captain Corey Pavin, his voice unsteady at the opening …