Tuesday’s Ryder Cup News Round-Up: To Tweet or Not to Tweet
By Conor Nagle under General

Tiger Woods leads Team USA to practice

Because the Ryder Cup only happens every two years and it’s a battle between the United States and Europe, emotions and passions run high. Between a controversial European captain and American captain’s pick Tiger Woods, there’s tons of news coming out of Wales this year. To keep track of the tabloid drama and the actual golf, here’s a summary to make your life easier. As Bubba Watson would tweet, [sic] #yourwelcome.

  • The Sun (Britain’s trashiest tabloid) has extended its warmest welcome to the US team in an article that begins: ‘The Americans are over-paid, over-sexed– at least in Tiger Woods’ case– and over here. Corey Pavin’s team counted the cash as they flew in to Cardiff. For the month-long FedEx Cup series they completed on Sunday left them more than $15m better of.’ Luke Donald, for his part in the cash bonanza, mysteriously escaped criticism. [The Sun]
  • You should all head over and check out Colin Byrne’s column in The Irish Times. Retief Goosen’s former caddy and currently on the bag of Edoardo Molinari, Byrne’s one of the most consistently insightful writers in golf. His subject this week is his first experience of insiderdom at the Ryder Cup. [Irish Times]
  • Tiger Woods has made it clear that Rory McIlroy’s recent comments about facing the world’s number one have not gone unnoticed. After meandering through the usual platitudes about ‘coming together as a team’ and his newfound maturity, Woods was asked if he had a response for McIlroy, who’d spoken of his desire to ‘take him down’: ‘Me too.’ Asked to elaborate, Woods simply said: ‘No.’ [Telegraph UK]
  • Finally, Gregg Roughley of The Guardian takes us on a brief (and frightening) tour of the Ryder Cup’s recent sartorial history. [The Guardian]