Ryder Cup

  • Golf: Europe win to retain Ryder Cup 2 days ago

    Europe added another layer of Ryder Cup dominance on Sunday behind Rory McIlroy big start, two big rallies and a rookie who hit the shot of his life to give this performance a finish it deserved. Jamie Donaldson, unaware he already had done enough to retain the Ryder Cup, hit a...
  • McGinley hails great show as Europe surge 10-6 clear in Ryder Cup 3 days ago

    Captain Fantastic Paul McGinley hailed "a great team performance" after Europe crushed the US in the Ryder Cup foursomes for the second day running to gallop into a commanding 10-6 lead on Saturday. The US, who trailed 5-3 overnight, edged a record-breaking fourballs by 2 1/2 points to 1 1/2 but...
  • Birdie bonanza as Europe and US light up Ryder Cup 4 days ago

    It was a case of 'watch the birdies' as the players from Europe and the United States produced some early fireworks on the second day of the 40th Ryder Cup on Saturday. A series of long putts, and the occasional chip-in, disappeared from every angle on a cold, crisp morning on...
  • Europe favourite this time in Ryder Cup: Colin Montgomerie 4 days ago

    Golfer Colin Montgomerie feels that the presence of world No.1 Rory McIlroy in the European side gives them an edge over US. ...
  • Ryder Cup: Europe roar back to lead on gripping opening day 4 days ago

    The Ryder Cup delivered high drama yet again as Europe produced a stirring fightback to win three of the foursomes matches against the United States and take a 5-3 lead after a tense and hugely entertaining first day on Friday. The Americans had much the best of the morning fourballs, the...
  • Ryder Cup 2014: Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy square off in opening session 5 days ago

    Phil Mickelson poked fun at Rory McIlroy. Now they get to face off in the Ryder Cup. Mickelson and Keegan Bradley, undefeated as a team two years ago at Medinah, face the European powerhouse of McIlroy and Sergio Garcia in the opening session of fourballs on Friday at Gleneagles. "We're looking to...
  • Tiger Woods doubts he could have won a point at Ryder Cup August 19, 2014

    Tiger Woods made himself unavailable for the US Ryder Cup team because he did not think he could win a point in the matches, the former world number one said on Tuesday. The 38yearold American was sidelined for three months after having back surgery in March. His form this year would have...
  • Tiger Woods pulls out of US Ryder Cup consideration August 14, 2014

    Tiger Woods removed himself from consideration for the Ryder Cup team on Wednesday evening with a clear message that he is not healthy enough to play. One day after US captain Tom Watson said he trusted Woods to give him the "straight skinny" on the condition of his back injury and...
  • Sizzling Westwood gains Ryder Cup boost at Valhalla August 8, 2014

    Louisville Kentucky: Former world number one Lee Westwood, still hunting his first major title, gave his Ryder Cup prospects a massive boost as he charged into contention for the PGA Championship on Thursday. The Englishman is on the outside looking in as he bids to earn selection for the September 2628...
  • Jimenez wins senior debut but focus is on Ryder Cup April 21, 2014

    Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez made his Champions Tour debut in style when he won the Greater Gwinnett Championship by two strokes over Germany's Bernhard Langer in Georgia on Sunday. A week after finishing fourth at the Masters, Jimenez became the 18th player to win in his first start on the senior...
  • Ryder Cup comeback is ageless Jimenez's next target April 14, 2014

    No sooner had the seemingly ageless Miguel Angel Jimenez secured fourth place at the 78th Masters on Sunday than he turned his attention to winning back a place in Europe's Ryder Cup team. The Spaniard capped a memorable week by reeling off four birdies in the last nine holes to finish...
  • Europeans change method of selecting Ryder Cup captain August 17, 2013

    London: The European Ryder Cup captain will in future be chosen by a select fiveman panel instead of the 15strong Tournament Committee made up of tour players. The panel is to comprise the three previous Ryder Cup captains, the chief executive of the European Tour and one representative from the Tournament...
  • Firedup Poulter in Ryder Cup mode for closing charge July 22, 2013

    Gullane: Ian Poulter found his Ryder Cup rhythm to shoot a brilliant 67 in the final round of the British Open and earn a tie for third place on Sunday. The 37yearold Briton started the last round at Muirfield five over par, eight shots behind the leader, but he played...
  • Andy North named US Ryder Cup vice captain July 4, 2013

    White Sulphur Springs: Andy North needed as much time as it takes for a tapin putt to accept an invitation to be a vice captain for US Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson at next year's matches. The television analyst and twotime US Open champion jumped at Watson's invite over dinner earlier...
  • US cut 2014 Ryder Cup captain's picks to three March 21, 2013

    Miami: The United States are trimming their captain's selections for the 2014 Ryder Cup team to face holders Europe from four to three players, captain Tom Watson said on Wednesday. "Giving our players one more opportunity to earn a spot on merit, I believe, is the right thing to do,"...
  • Usain Bolt wins Laureus Award for sportsman of the year March 12, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Usain Bolt was named sportsman of the year at the Laureus Sports Awards on Monday, with Europe's Ryder Cup golfers honored as the best team. Bolt won his third Laureus Award after another dominant Olympic performance on the track at London, winning the gold in the 100, 200...
  • Poulter backs Europe Ryder captain McGinley to come good in 2014 February 14, 2013

    Ian Poulter believes next year's Ryder Cup will turn into a 'David and Goliath' clash between rival captains Paul McGinley and Tom Watson and he is backing Europe's skipper to come good against the American great. Poulter, who inspired Europe's comeback win over the United States in Illinois in September with...
  • New Ryder Cup captain McGinley to honour Seve and Scotland January 16, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: New Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley plans to commemorate the late Seve Ballesteros and pay a special tribute to the 'Home of Golf' when he leads holders Europe against the United States at Gleneagles next year. "I can assure all of the people in Scotland that I'll have very...
  • Clarke pulls out of Ryder Cup captaincy race January 15, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Former British Open golf champion Darren Clarke has pulled out of the race to succeed Spaniard Jose Maria Olazabal as Europe's Ryder Cup captain. "I have been to see (Players Committee chairman) Thomas Bjorn and formally informed him I do not want to be considered for the Ryder...
  • Give Ryder captaincy to McGinley, says McIlroy January 14, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: World golf number one Rory McIlroy wants Ireland's Paul McGinley to be Europe's 2014 Ryder Cup skipper, with a decision on the captaincy due this week in the United Arab Emirates. Victorious 2010 captain Colin Montgomerie has been linked to the position a second time for next year's...
  • Tom Watson named US Ryder Cup captain for 2014 December 14, 2012

    New York: Tom Watson was named captain of the 2014 United States Ryder Cup team on Thursday, a move the Americans hope will end their run of losses against Europe in the biennial competition. Watson will be 65 when the matches are played at Gleneagles in Scotland, making him the...
  • Tom Watson named U.S. Ryder Cup captain for 2014 December 13, 2012

    New York: Tom Watson was named on Thursday as the United States captain for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland. Watson succeeded Davis Love III as the American captain for the next edition of the biennial golf match between the U.S. and Europe. A winner of eight majors, including...
  • US Ryder Cup captain to be named on Thursday December 12, 2012

    New York: The United States will announce their new Ryder Cup captain on Thursday, breaking with tradition by revealing his identity on breakfast television. The PGA of America said the captain would be introduced on NBC's Today Show before attending a formal news conference near the top of New York City's...
  • Tom Watson eyes 2014 Ryder Cup captaincy December 9, 2012

    Sydney: Tom Watson is hoping to get the call to return as captain of the United States team for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland, the eighttimes major champion said on Sunday. Watson, who won four of his five British Open titles in Scotland, played four times in...
  • Ian Poulter hopes to channel Ryder Cup magic November 14, 2012

    Melbourne: Ian Poulter converted his sparkling Ryder Cup form into his second World Golf Championship victory in Shenzhen earlier this month and will hope to maintain his strong finish to the year by defending his Australian Masters title. Poulter will battle former major winner Graeme McDowell and a determined local...
  • Globetrotting Colsaerts earns 2013 PGA Tour card November 17, 2012

    London: Bighitting Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts has won a 2013 PGA Tour card and is set to join several Ryder Cup teammates who play the majority of their golf in the United States. "It's official now...PGA Tour member!!" the world number 34 said on his Twitter account on Monday after the PGA...
  • Hanson beats McIlroy by one shot to win BMW Masters October 28, 2012

    Shanghai: Sweden's Peter Hanson won the BMW Masters on Sunday for his second European Tour victory of the year, shooting a 5under 67 to hold off Ryder Cup teammate Rory McIlroy by a stroke. Hanson finished at 21under 267 on The Masters Course at Lake Malaren and earned $1,166,600 in the...
  • Woods is still very popular, says Ryder Cup teammate October 24, 2012

    Kuala Lumpur: Tiger Woods has found himself somewhat overshadowed by Rory McIlroy's glittering rise to the top of world golf, but Woods' Ryder Cup team mate Jason Dufner says the 14times major winner has not lost any of his lustre. While McIlroy is in China this week to compete in the...
  • It was pure happiness: Peter Hanson November 16, 2012

    The Ryder Cup winner Peter Hanson said winning Ryder was tough but possible. ...
  • Europe Ryder Cup captain Olazabal not to stay on till 2014 October 3, 2012

    London: Describing the role as "torture" at times, victorious Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal ruled out the possibility of staying on for the 2014 competition at Gleneagles. The Spaniard returned to Europe on Monday night, cradling the gleaming golden trophy and still reveling in Europe's stirring rally over the United...