Ryder Cup

  • Ryder Cup comeback is ageless Jimenez's next target 14-04-2014 01:34 PM

    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...
  • Europeans change method of selecting Ryder Cup captain 17-08-2013 09:41 AM

    London: The European Ryder Cup captain will in future be chosen by a select five-man panel instead of the 15-strong 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...
  • Fired-up Poulter in Ryder Cup mode for closing charge 22-07-2013 08:01 AM

    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 37-year-old 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 04-07-2013 07:35 PM

    White Sulphur Springs: Andy North needed as much time as it takes for a tap-in 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 two-time US Open champion jumped at Watson's invite over dinner...
  • Tom Watson named US Ryder Cup captain for 2014 14-12-2012 08:29 AM

    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 13-12-2012 07:32 PM

    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,...
  • US Ryder Cup captain to be named on Thursday 12-12-2012 09:28 AM

    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...
  • Tom Watson eyes 2014 Ryder Cup captaincy 09-12-2012 12:31 PM

    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 eight-times 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 14-11-2012 02:36 PM

    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 13-11-2012 09:29 AM

    London: Big-hitting Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts has won a 2013 PGA Tour card and is set to join several Ryder Cup team-mates 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...
  • Hanson beats McIlroy by one shot to win BMW Masters 28-10-2012 03:03 PM

    Shanghai: Sweden's Peter Hanson won the BMW Masters on Sunday for his second European Tour victory of the year, shooting a 5-under 67 to hold off Ryder Cup teammate Rory McIlroy by a stroke. Hanson finished at 21-under 267 on The Masters Course at Lake Malaren and earned $1,166,600 in...
  • Woods is still very popular, says Ryder Cup team-mate 24-10-2012 03:17 PM

    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 14-times major winner has not lost any of his lustre. While McIlroy is in China this week to compete in...
  • Casey out for two months after shoulder injury 07-01-2012 11:53 AM

    London: English golfer Paul Casey will miss the first two months of 2012 after dislocating his right shoulder on a snowboarding holiday, dealing a major blow to his chances of qualifying for Europe's Ryder Cup team. The 20th-ranked Casey will be unable to defend his Volvo Golf Champions title in...
  • Rory McIlroy arrives on world stage in 2011 28-12-2011 10:28 AM

    A year that witnessed the passing of one European golfing legend may have heralded the arrival of another. The death of Spanish great Seve Ballesteros in May following a three-year battle with a brain tumor hit the golfing fraternity hard, although the outpouring of grief for the popular winner of...
  • Olazabal ready to take on Ryder Cup captaincy 22-12-2010 01:18 PM

    London: Twice US Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal would accept the 2012 European Ryder Cup captaincy if he was offered the role, according to his manager Sergio Gomez. Olazabal has previously said health worries could force him to turn down the chance to succeed Colin Montgomerie as skipper but his...
  • Europe regain Ryder Cup in style 04-10-2010 10:05 PM

    Newport: Captain Colin Montgomerie, who has held his emotions in check during a dramatic and trying week, choked back the tears on Monday after Europe regained the Ryder Cup with victory in the final singles match. Graeme McDowell's 17th-hole win over Hunter Mahan took the hosts to the magical mark...
  • Ryder Cup: Europe back after trailing 6-4 03-10-2010 10:31 AM

    Newport: Lee Westwood and Luke Donald set the tone as Europe made a storming fightback in the unfinished third session of the weather-hit Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor on Saturday, leading in all six matches. Trailing holders the United States 6-4 after the rain-delayed foursomes were completed earlier, Europe rallied...
  • Ryder Cup: US blunt Europe's sharp start 02-10-2010 08:42 AM

    Newport: The United States, inspired by a sizzling birdie run from Stewart Cink, came from behind to seize control in Friday's unfinished fourball matches after the Ryder Cup was severely disrupted by torrential rain. Play was suspended for more than seven hours at a waterlogged Celtic Manor before the Americans...
  • Ryder Cup: Europe gains control on rain-hit day 01-10-2010 03:54 PM

    Newport, Wales: Europe had established early control in Friday morning's opening fourball matches at the Ryder Cup when play was suspended due to unplayable conditions at a waterlogged Celtic Manor Resort. With heavier rain expected to sweep across the Twenty Ten course later in the day, there was little chance...
  • Ryder Cup battle gets underway at Newport 01-10-2010 12:51 PM

    Newport: American Dustin Johnson struck the first shot of the 38th Ryder Cup on Friday, finding the right rough off the tee at the par-four opening hole to launch the morning fourball matches in pouring rain. The big-hitting rookie partnered four-times major champion Phil Mickelson for holders the United States...
  • Twitter ban on players by Ryder Cup skippers 28-09-2010 11:08 AM

    Cardiff: US and European players have been banned from using Twitter and other social networking sites during the Ryder Cup. US captain Corey Pavin and European counterpart Colin Montgomerie say there will be a blanket ban in place this week to keep players focused on the three-day competition, which begins...
  • Tiger, Fowler among Ryder Cup picks 07-09-2010 09:25 PM

    New York: Tiger Woods is going to the Ryder Cup as a captain's pick with his 71 victories and 14 majors. So is 21-year-old Rickie Fowler, who has never won anything at all. Corey Pavin made an obvious choice and a surprising one on Tuesday morning at the New York...
  • Woods not a certainty for Ryder Cup: Pavin 12-08-2010 12:37 PM

    Kohler, Wisconsin: US Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin denied reports Tiger Woods was guaranteed a place on the American team if he failed to secure automatic selection, insisting the world number one will be treated like everyone else. Although considered a foregone conclusion that Woods would be offered a wildcard...