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Move Over Gleneagles — Chatter About Hazeltine’s 2016 Captains Has Already Started

The Ryder Cup is just a mere five days gone, but players on both sides of the pond are already talking about 2016, and who they want at the helm to lead them there. In all the drama surrounding U.S. team captain Tom Watson’s decisions, Phil Mickelson’s candid remarks about his captaincy and murmurs of […]

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Rory McIlroy will be Europe’s big Ryder Cup star – and their big headache – against USA at Gleneagles

dust-up is unlike any other golf event and, indeed, unlike any other sporting encounter. Just ask the likes of Hal Sutton, Curtis Strange, Tom Lehman and, most recently, Davis Love about the propensity for a supposedly outrageous strength to turn into a defining weakness. Quite enough has been said about Woods, kryptonite, Ryder Cup and […]

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Ryder Cup 2014: Ian Poulter preparing to unleash his alter ego at Gleneagles

“Recently, I’ve been going through the photos of the high points in my career to appear in my forthcoming autobiography. And what I’ve noticed is that on the pictures where I’ve won individual events, or even been doing well at the majors, the faces I pull don’t look anything like that guy in the Ryder […]

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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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Tiger Woods’ withdrawal will make US Ryder Cup team a stronger outfit at Gleneagles

“I’ve been told by my doctors that my back muscles need to be healed,” Woods said. “They’ve advised me not to play.” All of which rather begs the question of what on earth he was doing in Valhalla last week. Why rush his comeback from the surgery that he described in Hoylake as his salvation, […]

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Tiger Woods withdraws from the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles

“I’ve been told by my doctors and trainer that my back muscles need to be rehabilitated and healed. They’ve advised me not to play or practice now. “I’m extremely disappointed that I won’t be ready for the competition. “The U.S. Team and the Ryder Cup mean too much to me not to be able to […]

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Tom Watson to embark on Ryder Cup reconnaisance mission to Gleneagles with small party of players

The 64-year-old’s reasons for the trip are obvious. Paul McGinley’s side know the PGA Centenary course intimately, which many playing the Johnnie Walker Championship there on an annual basis. “I think the Europeans have an advantage on that golf course,” Watson said. “Some of the European players have played that golf course in competition, played […]

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Tom Watson confirmed as US Ryder Cup team captain for 2014 at Gleneagles

He also sought instantly to mend his frosty relationship with Tiger Woods, claiming that the series of disputes among the pair was “water under the bridge”. Right after Woods became embroiled in a sex scandal, Watson wrote a letter telling him to “clean up his act”, ahead of arguing that he was not showing the […]

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