Tag Archives: Ryder Cup

May
28
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under Jack Nicklaus

18-time major champion

Jack Nicklaus is the host of the Memorial Tournament, and he spoke today about several topics including Tiger’s health, getting Muirfield Village back in shape after the Presidents Cup last fall, winning the career grand slam, the state of the golf industry, and whether or not he could have hit the ball 400 yards with today’s equipment.

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Oct
11
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Announcements
Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup + PGA + NBC Sports

The PGA of America and NBC Sports revealed a massive deal on Thursday, with the most newsworthy component being the extension of Golf Channel/NBC receiving the TV rights of the Ryder Cup through 2030.

Naturally, PGA of America President Ted Bishop pointed out that they wanted to respect the PGA Tour and its big event, the Presidents Cup, so they waited until the following week to make their announcement (unlike the USGA during the PGA Championship in August when they unveiled the Fox deal). 

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Oct
10
2012
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour
We are all Europeans now.

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.

The plan has even piqued the interest of Tiger Woods.

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Sep
25
2012

Arrrrh! Feherty in traditional Irish dress.

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.

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Sep
25
2012

Thinking of you: European team bags bearing an unmistakable silhouette.

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.

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Aug
5
2012
By Stephanie Wei under WGC

The tale of two 66s...

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.”

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Dec
15
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Presidents Cup

Now that's an adorable bromance!

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.

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Dec
21
2010

Colin Montgomerie running frantically (and almost falling) to congratulate whoever had just won the match on 18

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.

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Dec
15
2010
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

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…

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