The grumbling of Ryder Cup darlings Luke Donald and Rory McIlroy appears to have paid off: the European Tour is preparing a change to its membership criteria that would allow appearances at team events like the Ryder Cup, Seve Trophy and President’s Cup (shrewd, that one) to count towards its established 13-tournament minimum.
Tag: Ryder Cup
To be fair, this became a fait accompli the second he embraced the goatee, but news is news, I guess:
Fielding questions during a pre-tournament conference call today, commentator and pundit David Feherty confirmed he’ll be supporting Davis Love’s men at Medinah this week; this despite, of course, his having served the European cause at Kiawah Island in 1991. (continue reading…)
While your brains are still limber from last week’s FedEx Cup workout, I thought I’d post another selection of probabilities and forecasts, this time courtesy of an overseas-based bookmaker Bovada. (continue reading…)
In deference to the formidable competitive spirit of his close friend and Ryder Cup comrade, Seve Ballesteros, who passed away in May of last year, European team captain José Maria Olazabal has made space for at least two low-key tributes to the five-time major champion during this week’s festivities. (continue reading…)
Tiger Woods was quick to compliment playing partner Matt Kuchar following Sunday’s final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Both Woods and Kuchar posted scores of four-under 66 at Firestone CC, but they looked very different if you were watching (and from a stats perspective).
“Playing with Kuch today was a joke,” said Woods, who moved up the leaderboard to T8, clinching back-to-back top tens for the first time since 2009. “Twenty putts on the day is not too bad, three chip-ins. It was amazing. I never saw the guy all day, and we had the same score.” (continue reading…)
On Thursday Tiger Woods posted his first thank-you note blog entry on his website since winning the Chevron World Challenge a few weeks ago (and more importantly, breaking his two-year victory drought). He recaps his success in Australia and says he’s hitting “quality golf shots,” etc., along with more snooze-worthy news — until he gets to talking the Presidents Cup and U.S. captain Fred Couples. (continue reading…)
In a guest column for The Telegraph, European Ryder Cup captain writes a diary-style entry that recaps the “proudest moment of (his) career.” He describes the atmosphere in the team room after each match and divulges some strategy and his reasoning behind the pairings.
As if Graeme McDowell’s 2010 wasn’t already jam-packed with stellar achievement, he has his eye on one final prize: The BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award! Staring down The Greatest Player of All-Time(tm) at the Chevron World Challenge would be a dream end to the year for most players, but the US Open champ is desperate for validation at the hands of the voting public. How desperate? Well…
Apparently Ian Poulter’s still feeling his oats from Europe’s big win over the US earlier this month. If you’re one of Poulter’s one million Twitter followers, then you’ve been flooded with lots of hi-lar-ious videos of him doing all sorts of silly things with the Ryder Cup. The most recent one is also my favorite:
Not enough for you? There’s more! Like this one, where he gets dangerously close to hitting range balls to the precious Cup:
While it might be a bit late to open this can of worms, I can’t believe I’ve only just heard about this story now!
On the final day of the Ryder Cup, Jeff Overton (and his dad) managed to get into an argument with former European Ryder Cup captain and on-course commentator Bernard Gallacher. How could this come to pass, you might ask? Well, on the eighth hole, with the match tilting the direction of a Fisher victory, the Englishman was granted relief from an embedded lie. This in turn prompted a skeptical Overton to query the decision.