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Europe Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke: I will wear heart on my sleeve against Americans at Hazeltine

This is why Clarke was given the nod over Miguel Ángel Jiménez and Thomas Bjorn. He has a better individual record than both in the individual and Ryder Cup arena and, on his day, is more than adept at handling the media and sponsors. But there is something more about his story that intertwines him […]

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It is time for the US players to copy Europe and pick a Ryder Cup captain themselves

Gleneagles was the perfect example. McIlroy, Ian Poulter and a few of the other heavyweights declared that McGinley should be captain and so they derailed the ill-advised campaign for Colin Montgomerie to return. McGinley’s leadership was always going to be a positive one after the team had backed him with such gusto and so, with […]

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Team USA Can’t Keep Pace With Justin Rose, Team Europe in Saturday Foursomes

GLENEAGLES, Scotland –The story of day two at the 40th Ryder Cup was the same story of the last 25 years. The Americans played well on Saturday, but the Europeans played better, and now the U.S. finds itself trailing 10-6 and eying its eighth Ryder Cup loss in the last 10 tries. Led by a […]

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Ryder Cup 2014: Paul McGinley summons the spirit of Sam Torrance to give Europe a winning edge at Gleneagles

“He was putting the blocks in place for me. What he would have said to me would have been very different to what he would have said to Colin Montgomerie or Lee Westwood, or Sergio García. But he knew his players really well and he knew how to tick each person’s box.” Despite the fact […]

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Half of the opening round matches at the Match Play will be USA vs. Europe

Getty Images Fashion plates Ian Poulter and Rickie Fowler will square off in Wednesday’s first round in one of the most, uh, colorful matches of the tournament. Rory McIlroy played his worst golf in the Match Play Championship the year he reached the final. Henrik Stenson was on the verge of losing in the first […]

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Notebook: Difference in strength of fields between US and Europe grows

Getty Images Ian Poulter doesn’t make every putt, but he remains one of the game’s most vaunted masters of the flat stick. PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The top 28 players in the world ranking at the end of 2012 were PGA Tour members this year, which made the gap between the PGA Tour and […]

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Continental Europe wins Seve Trophy to ultimately finish 13-year victory drought

Getty Pictures Continental Europe captured the Seve Trophy on Sunday for the initial time considering that the event’s inaugural staging in 2000. SAINT-NOM-LA-BRETECHE, France – Continental Europe ended a 13-year drought in the Seve Trophy by defeating Britain and Ireland 15-13 on Sunday.  Francesco Molinari beat Chris Wood 3 and 2 in the final singles […]

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How Europe turned the Ryder Cup on its head

Maggie Budzar – USPGA transport officialI was at the group hotel organising the travel, ticking off every single player on a sheet as they left. At 11am we hadn’t seen Rory. We had someone go up to his area and he was there. I asked a policeman parked out at the front if he could […]

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Europe wins Ryder Cup with historic rally in Sunday singles

MEDINAH, Ill. — What looked like a potential runaway for the Americans turned into a thriller as Europe, playing in memory of Seve Ballesteros, dominated the Sunday singles and won the 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah, 14 ½-13 ½. With the score tied 13-13, the Cup came down to the final two matches, and 4 […]

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Ryder Cup 2012: Graeme McDowell warns Europe to count on hostile reception from USA fans at Medinah

“You knew when somebody birdied – you could hear it reverberating about the program. I think 17 (one more par three) is going to have the identical impact this week. “There’s a thing intriguing about missing a putt and getting the cheers go up. That is a thing we are not utilized to as golfers, […]

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