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Europe finishes off dominant week to win back Ryder Cup

At roughly the same time, in two singles matches on two greens at Le Golf National separated by 150 yards of water, Francesco Molinari and Sergio Garcia each made par …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 7:47 p.m.

Europe builds 10-6 lead in Ryder Cup behind ‘Moliwood’

Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood walked down the fairway after delivering another big point in the Ryder Cup, side by side with their arms around each other’s shoulder.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 11:54 a.m.

Europe sweeps afternoon to build 5-3 lead in Ryder Cup

The Americans got off to the start they wanted. The Europeans had the finish they needed. Europe began its bid to regain the Ryder Cup with a clean sweep of …


Tiger Effect creating excitement for Ryder Cup and next year

Tiger Woods wasn’t the only person celebrating after he won The Tour Championship last weekend. Golf announcers and network executives are excited about the momentum Wood’s comeback season can generate …


Ryder Cup ready to start with pressure on for everyone

Jim Furyk has spent four days watching his team play loose and confident, two key ingredients he hopes will allow the Americans to end 25 years without winning the Ryder …


Thomas Bjorn says ‘Europe united’ at Ryder Cup amid Brexit tensions

The captain of Europe’s Ryder Cup team says his players are an example of how the continent “stands as one” amid tensions caused by Britain’s looming departure from the European …


Tony Finau takes a most improbable journey to Ryder Cup

Tony Finau took a most improbable journey to his first Ryder Cup, coming from a working-class family that didn’t have a lot of money to spend on golf. Finau overcame …


Ryder Cup ’18: Facts and figures for the 42nd matches

Facts and figures for the 42nd Ryder Cup, which starts Friday at Le Golf National.


Opening tee shot at Ryder Cup has room for 7,000 to watch

Le Golf National is the first stadium course in continental Europe, built as much for players at the Ryder Cup as it is for spectators on the ground and in …


Ryder Cup course fit for a king – literally

A tip for Tiger Woods and his American teammates from the architect of the Ryder Cup course. Keep those drivers holstered. The course designer says “they are going to have …


Paul Casey soaks in return to Ryder Cup after a decade out

Paul Casey is pulling on the blue and yellow of Europe’s Ryder Cup team for the first time in 10 years this week and it’s not hard to sense his …


British love affair with Ryder Cup to persist beyond Brexit

Golf fans in Britain become big fans of Europe every two years when the Ryder Cup comes around. Their support has nothing to do with politics or Britain’s upcoming departure …


Ryder Cup notes: Jordan Spieth says Ryder Cup win would make it a good year for him

Jordan Spieth went the entire PGA Tour season without a victory, and he was the only American on the Ryder Cup team who failed to reach the Tour Championship.


Paul Newberry: Booba’s in France, a place he really, really loves!

Bubba Watson – or “Boo-ba,” as he’s known in these parts – is trying hard to shed his image as the Ugly American. He doesn’t just like France. He LOVES …


American stars seek European success in the Ryder Cup

The American team at the Ryder Cup is one of the strongest ever. It features nine players who have combined to win 31 major championships. It has the No. 1 …


John Leicester: Ryder Cup an opportunity missed for French golf

It remains, on the eve of the Ryder Cup outside Paris, the defining image of French golf: Jean Van de Velde losing the British Open in excruciating fashion in 1999, …


‘Everyone loves Sergio’: Garcia proving worth at Ryder Cup

Sergio Garcia was a contentious wild-card selection by European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn but he is proving his worth this week. He has been praised by teammates for his …


Patrick Reed relishes being Captain America – or Public Enemy No. 1

Patrick Reed relishes the role of Captain America, but he’s just as comfortable being Public Enemy No. 1 at the Ryder Cup. Reed considers himself the American version of Ian …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 1:56 p.m.

Ryder Cup notes: Johnny Miller puzzled by losing records of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson

Johnny Miller’s first Ryder Cup overseas for NBC Sports was in 1993 at The Belfry, so long ago that Davis Love III was a Ryder Cup rookie who holed the …


Happy times for Tiger Woods heading to a Ryder Cup

Tiger Woods paused on his walk toward the 18th green at Le Golf National and threw his head back in laughter. These are happy times for Woods, regardless of whatever …


Doug Ferguson: Ian Poulter and his passion back at the Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup meant the world to Ian Poulter even when he only had a tent to sleep in.


Hot-headed and level-headed: Meet Europe’s Ryder Cup rookies

The five rookies in the European Ryder Cup team fall into two camps. Tyrrell Hatton and Jon Rahm are the hot-heads so expect some choice language, the slamming of clubs …


Tony Finau added to U.S. Ryder Cup team as captain’s pick

Tony Finau has been named to the Ryder Cup team, the final pick by U.S. captain Jim Furyk. Finau joins Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods as Furyk’s four …


Captain Thomas Bjorn opts for experience with Ryder Cup wild-card picks

Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson and Paul Casey are the European team’s wild-card selections for this month’s Ryder Cup. Captain Thomas Bjorn has picked an experienced quartet to balance …


Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChaumbeau named to U.S. Ryder Cup team

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, golf’s most prominent players for more than two decades, never realized the Ryder Cup would mean so much.


Tiger Woods plays himself into contention for Ryder Cup team

Jim Furyk will have to decide whether Tiger Woods is worthy of making his Ryder Cup team.


Tiger Woods, Steve Stricker to be vice captains at Ryder Cup

Tiger Woods can count on being at the Ryder Cup, at least as a vice captain. U.S. captain Jim Furyk appointed Woods and Steve Stricker as vice captains. Woods still …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 3:44 p.m.

Olympic Club gets PGA Championship and Ryder Cup

The Olympic Club is leaving its U.S. Open heritage to host the PGA Championship in 2028 and the Ryder Cup in 2032. The announcement adds to the growing list of …


Captain Jim Furyk tweaks Ryder Cup points system

Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk is tweaking the U.S. points system to put more value on winning PGA Tour events than high finishes in the majors. Furyk also said Wednesday …


Task completed as Americans win back Ryder Cup

Phil Mickelson led the American Ryder cup team behind the scenes. Patrick Reed powered them with his passion on the golf course. And it was Ryan Moore, the final captain’s …