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US Ryder Cup task force over the top, says Rory McIlroy

His certainty was the opposite to his scepticism about the recent US Ryder Cup revamp. McIlroy believes Davis Love is a “great captain” but was clearly taken aback by Tuesday’s unveiling. The selection was made by the PGA of America’s ‘Task Force’, which was set up in the wake of the defeat at Gleneagles (the […]

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Lance Armstrong incites ‘irony is dead’ mockery when he says he would never betray golf by cheating

In an eyebrow-raising interview with Golf Digest, the Texan, apparently speaking without irony, said the sport adhered to a code of honour that simply did not exist in cycling, at least during his era. But he insisted that that was what he loved most about it. “Golf is different from the culture of cycling when […]

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Ian Poulter says he would ‘love’ to captain Europe’s Ryder Cup team

“There is something fascinating about it that makes its participants fist pump in a way they never do in any other golfing circumstance. It’s such drama, so intense. Look at Seve, Faldo, Monty: it’s amazing to see what happens to people. I really don’t think I’m any different.” Poulter is now defined by the Ryder […]

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Ian Poulter Says European Players Lost Respect for Nick Faldo After He Called Sergio Garcia ‘Useless’

Getty Images Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia celebrate Team Europe’s victory at the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. Tom Watson isn’t the only recent Ryder Cup captain taking heat from his former team this week. According to The Telegraph, Ryder Cup stalwart Ian Poulter lashed out at Nick Faldo, who captained the Euros to a […]

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Tiger Woods Won’t Get Big Appearance Fees From Dubai and Abu Dhabi Anymore, Report Says

Getty Images Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy drink coffee at a publicty event prior to the start of the 2013 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. So much for keeping the faith. Well-heeled Middle Eastern tournament sponsors once promised Tiger Woods everything short of the moon to bring his game and […]

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Steve Williams Says He Would Be Open to Caddying for Tiger Woods Part-Time

Getty Images Tiger Woods walks off the 18th green with his caddie Steve Williams during the final round of the 2011 Masters Tournament. WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand caddie Steve Williams says he plans to retire but will consider offers of part-time work next year and would team up with former boss Tiger […]

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Is Rickie Fowler’s USA Haircut ‘Thuggish Jingoism?’ The British Press Says Yes

PA PHOTOS /LANDOV Rickie Fowler’s American-themed haircut. Ryder Cup week is underway and it wouldn’t be right if no one were discussing the fake controversies and supposed slights that dominate the days leading up to actual golf. This year’s subject? Rickie Fowler’s “USA” haircut. Oliver Brown, a sports writer at The Telegraph, wrote that Fowler’s […]

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Tiger Woods Laughs Off Rory McIlroy’s ‘Last Few Holes’ Comment, Says ‘Phil Has Less Holes Than I Do’

Getty Tiger Woods’ last competitive event was the 2014 PGA Championship, where he missed the cut. WINDEMERE, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy referred to Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson has being on “the last few holes” of their careers when he was asked about the two best players of their generation not being eligible for […]

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Tiger Woods will be Ryder Cup pick ‘if he’s healthy and playing well,’ says Tom Watson

Getty Images Tiger Woods, Tom Watson, John Daly and Fred Couples at the 1996 Skins Game at Rancho La Quinta Country Club in La Quinta, Calif. So does American captain Tom Watson want Tiger Woods on his Ryder Cup team? The answer is yes, of course, with a caveat: as long as he’s playing well. […]

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Rory McIlroy says he’s bored of ‘back-door’ top-10 finishes after T8 at Quail Hollow

Getty Images Rory McIlroy reacts to his tee shot on the par-4 3rd. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Rory McIlroy is getting a little bored with “back-door” top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour. He wants more. McIlroy, who turned 25 on Sunday, tied for eighth at the Wells Fargo Championship on Sunday for his fifth top-10 […]

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