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Oct
2
2016
By Jon McCarthy under Ryder Cup

 

 

Witnessing one of the greatest matches in Ryder Cup history was a good bet heading into Sunday singles play. Witnessing two of them was more than we bargained for.

For the first few hours on Sunday all eyes were focused on McIlroy and Reed as they burned down Hazeltine Golf Club before finally running out of gas at the turn. Reed took a lead on the 12th hole and held on for a 1-up victory. Somehow, 46-year-old Phil Mickelson and 36-year-old Sergio Garcia had plenty left in the tank. Garcia and Mickelson combined for 19 birdies and just one bogey before halving their match and reminding fans that golf can be just as entertaining as war. For people keeping score, Reed finished four-under for the day to McIlroy’s three-under. Mickelson and Garcia both shot an unbelievable nine-under par.

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Sep
29
2016
By Jon McCarthy under Ryder Cup

 

Match 1: Justin Rose (Ryder Cup record: 9-3-2) Henrik Stenson (Ryder Cup record: 5-4-2) vs. Patrick Reed (Ryder Cup record: 3-0-1) Jordan Spieth (Ryder Cup record: 2-1-1)

No wasting time. The marquee match of the morning has Europe sending out this year’s British Open champ and Olympic champ. Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson went 3-0 as a team at the 2014 Ryder Cup. Team USA kicks off its latest redemption mission by reuniting Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed, who were the only Americans who did anything two years ago at Gleneagles. Then, they were both rookies with very little expected of them. Now, they are expected to be America’s best. This is all good so long as they win. Now, it’s not exactly Phil and Tiger from 2004 (wait, wasn’t that Hal Sutton’s fault?) but a Spieth-Reed loss could start to deflate an American team that spent two years trying to pump itself up.

 

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Sep
28
2016
By Jon McCarthy under Ryder Cup

 

Phil Mickelson understands that golf is very big on tradition, so on Wednesday he continued the one he started at the 2014 Ryder Cup of throwing his captains under the bus.

Don’t worry Davis Love, you weren’t the target. It’s only Wednesday, feel free to check back on Sunday night.

On this occasion, Phil went back a dozen years to 2004 Ryder Cup captain Hal Sutton. The American team was trounced at Oakland Hills that year and the blowout began early when Sutton marched out World Nos. 1 and 2, Tiger Woods and Mickelson first thing Friday morning.

“We were told two days before that we were playing together,” Mickelson said on Wednesday. “And that gave us no time to work together and prepare.”

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Oct
6
2010
By Merf under Ryder Cup

A poll on USA Today’s website gives four choices for the next U.S. Ryder Cup captain: Davis Love III, Fred Couples, Paul Azinger and Johnny Miller. It’s fun to let yourself think about Miller for a minute. I’m not sure where the names came from, but Love has been a popular rumor. On Wednesday, Love spoke about his desire to captain the team in 2012 during a press conference at the Fall Series’ inaugural Sea Island stop, a tournament he is hosting.

“If you asked me two months ago, I’d have said no, I don’t want to take any chance on screwing up playing,” said Love, who has a 9-12-5 record as a player. “But now I look at it, I don’t want to take any chances on not getting to be the Ryder Cup captain.”

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