Tag Archives: Presidents Cup

Nov
4
2014
Couples love

Couples love

The players of the American Ryder Cup team are ready for Freddie. In a recent article by Golf World’s Tim Rosaforte, Fred Couples revealed that the entire team had reached out to him that they wanted him to be the next Ryder Cup captain when the biennial dogfight against Europe is staged next in 2016. 

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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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Aug
19
2013

Welcome back to #WUPHangouts! If you haven’t seen one before, it’s a live video chat with a guest or sometimes it’s just me, talking about all the latest topics in the golf world (or whatever I feel like). You can watch it in real time or afterwards on YouTube. At the end, I usually take questions that you can ask via Twitter and I/we answer as many as possible.

I was joined by Ryan Ballengee of the Golf News Net and we had a lively discussion on the thrashing the Americans took from the Europeans in the Solheim Cup, Patrick Reed beating Jordan Spieth in a playoff at the Wyndham Championship, the Presidents Cup and Fred Couples’ potential captain’s picks, and finally, the FedExCup Playoffs, which starts with this week at The Barclays at Liberty National — where it was held in 2009 and wasn’t received well by the pros, but apparently many changes have been made in the last four years, so we’ll hear their reviews soon.

Enjoy!

Oh, I haven’t ironed out the details yet, but I’ll start a “mailbag” of some sort in the upcoming weeks, where I’ll answer some of your questions via the Hangouts and/or in written form in a post. Because I do get some interesting emails… Stay tuned!

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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Nov
10
2011
By Conor Nagle under Presidents Cup

This pose is NOT good for your shoulders.

Presidents Cup hopeful Hunter Mahan has withdrawn from the Australian Open, citing pain in his right shoulder.

The three-time Tour winner spent time on the range prior to his second round in the hope of alleviating the discomfort, but withdrew rather than threaten his participation in next week’s Presidents Cup.

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Nov
4
2011

Tweeting/live-blogging at the PGA Championship to provide fans with prime coverage

The Australian press checked out the PGA Tour media regulations for the upcoming Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne, and let’s just say they weren’t big fans. Their complaints resonate with what the American golf media has challenged since the rules haven’t been altered appropriately in a world where so many people rely on social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) for their sports updates from on-site reporters.

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Nov
3
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Take that, Freddie, Tiger, Bill, Luke, Webb, etc.!

PGA champion Keegan Bradley is letting his play speak for itself — which is certainly causing more grief for Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples, who passed on the rookie as one of his wildcard picks, and perhaps Luke Donald, who thought he had the Player of the Year award wrapped up after coming in the clutch with his dramatic victory at Disney to claim the PGA Tour money title.

Keegan fired a bogey-free seven-under 65 in the first round of the WGC-HSBC Champions, held in Shanghai, to take a two-shot lead over Fredrik Jacobson and Bo Van Pelt (who won by six shots last week in Malaysia).

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Oct
10
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Tiger's classic release of the club during his follow-through

When I tuned in for coverage of the final round of the Frys.com Open, I cringed a little as I saw Tiger Woods wearing his signature Red Shirt with no chance to contend and starting on the wrong nine (he was in the first group to tee off on No. 10). Then there was the whole hot dog assault, which is farcical in some regards and, as several say, symbolic of how far Tiger’s fallen.

Given his methodical logic, Tiger probably has a plan mapped out for his comeback and he might be using these minor events and the Presidents Cup as warmups for 2012. I mean, what did we expect from Tiger last week, anyway? Not a “W.”

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