Column: Ryder Cup’s ‘Captain America’ loses his superpowers

Golf 09/29/18, 12:26

Forget Captain America. Because, as wits on social media were quick to point out, Patrick Reed spent so much time in the water on Day 2 of the Ryder Cup that a better nickname for him would be Aquaman.The lesson brutally delivered to the Masters champion by Le Golf National's ...

Update: Fourballs matches underway on Day 2 at Ryder Cup

Golf 09/29/18, 03:29

The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local):9:15 a.m.All four matches are underway in the fourballs on a chilly morning at Le Golf National, and Europe's star pairing of Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari have made another strong start.Fleetwood holed a 20-foot birdie putt at ...

Koepka shaken after bloodying fan’s head with tee shot

Golf 09/28/18, 16:20

Brooks Koepka found no reason to be intimidated by playing in the Ryder Cup because golf isn't a contact sport.But it became one under the worst circumstances. And it shook him up.Koepka's wild tee shot on the par-4 sixth hole struck a woman in the gallery and bloodied her head. ...

Column: US falls apart at Ryder Cup, but still time to rally

Golf 09/28/18, 15:50

Jim Furyk surveyed the waning moments of his marvelous team taking the worst beatdown in France since Marie Antoinette recommended everyone stick to cake.He somehow forced a weak smile.Maybe it was the only way to keep from crying.Maybe he was trying to suppress the doomed feeling that sweeps over so ...

McIlroy and Poulter, a one-two punch for Europe at Ryder Cup

Golf 09/28/18, 14:46

He'd had a rough morning, the only player to start Day 1 of the Ryder Cup without making birdie.The afternoon for Rory McIlroy at Le Golf National wasn't proving that much better. He found a bunker on No. 2, missed a sinkable putt on No. 3, then another on No. ...

Ryder Cup Capsules

Golf 09/28/18, 14:33

Capsules from Friday's matches at the Ryder Cup:FOURBALLSBrooks Koepka and Tony Finau, United States, def. Justin Rose and Jon Rahm, Europe, 1 up.Jordan Spieth of the US lines up his putt on the 8th hole during his foursome match with Justin Thomas on the opening day of the 42nd Ryder ...

As good as it gets: Fleetwood is rocking in Ryder Cup debut

Golf 09/28/18, 14:15

Tommy Fleetwood has the long, flowing hair of a rock star, and he was treated like one as he strode through the massed ranks of spectators at the back of the 14th green on a day he'll never forget at the Ryder Cup.Like a cyclist pushing his way through boisterous ...

Tony Finau catches a big break, wins Ryder Cup debut

Golf 09/28/18, 11:38

Tony Finau took the scenic route around Le Golf National.Down to the edge of the water at the first hole.Up and over a fence at the seventh.Right into the water at the 15th.Tony Finau is congratulated by his wife Alayna Galea'i-Finau after winning his fourball match with his teammate Brooks ...

Ryder Cup 1st tee: A spectacle like no other in sports

Golf 09/28/18, 03:18

They booooooo-ed the Americans. They chanted the names of their European heroes. Once again, this time on a warm French morning, the vast Ryder Cup crowds that massed to witness the first shots provided a spectacle unlike any other in sports.General view of the 1st hole as players start their ...

Update: Europe jumps out to quick lead at Ryder Cup

Golf 09/28/18, 03:01

The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local):8:40 a.m.Ryder Cup rookie Tony Finau got the honor of hitting the first shot at Le Golf National.Europe's Justin Rose, left, and Jon Rahm react after teeing off during their fourball match against Brooks Koepka of the US ...

After all the hype, Ryder Cup gets started in France

Golf 09/28/18, 01:29

Thousands of fans are filling up the massive grandstand behind the first tee at the Ryder Cup in the dark, anticipating the start of matches between two of the strongest teams ever assembled for the matches.The stadium-like grandstand at Le Golf National holds nearly 7,000 people, and thousands more are ...

Tiger Effect creating excitement for Ryder Cup and next year

Golf 09/27/18, 20:07

Tiger Woods wasn't the only one celebrating after he won the Tour Championship. Golf announcers and network executives are excited about the momentum Wood's comeback season can generate for ratings.All three of the sport's major U.S. broadcasters have reasons to look forward to the next nine months.CBS' Jim Nantz saw ...

Bjorn says ‘Europe united’ at Ryder Cup amid Brexit tensions

Golf 09/27/18, 13:44

Amid tensions caused by Britain's looming departure from the European Union, the captain of Europe's Ryder Cup team said Thursday his players were an example of how the continent "stands as one."Thomas Bjorn, a Dane who lives in London, used his speech at the opening ceremony of golf's biggest team ...

Tony Finau takes a most improbable journey to Ryder Cup

Golf 09/27/18, 13:00

Tony Finau never forgot that first set of free clubs.For a family that scrimped on every dime so he'd have a chance to play golf, it really was a big deal.Never mind that it wasn't even a complete set."I think it was only about 4-iron or 5-iron down to pitching ...

Opening tee shot at Ryder Cup has room for 7,000 to watch

Golf 09/27/18, 11:51

Le Golf National is the first stadium course in continental Europe, built as much for players in an event like the Ryder Cup as it is for spectators on the ground and in front of the television.It is a stadium right from the start.Walk under the 72-foot grandstand surrounding the ...

Ryder Cup course fit for a king _ literally

Golf 09/27/18, 11:03

A tip for Tiger Woods and his American teammates from the architect of the Ryder Cup course: Keep those drivers holstered."They are going to have to think about where to place the ball and not necessarily hit the ball very hard," Hubert Chesneau said. "If they go off the fairways ...

Casey soaks in return to Ryder Cup after a decade out

Golf 09/27/18, 08:45

His hair is thinner on top these days, and the flecks of gray around the ears are another reminder of Paul Casey's status as one of the veterans in the European team room.But the 41-year-old Englishman has felt like a rookie at the Ryder Cup this week.It has been 10 ...

Update: Olesen enjoying the single life at Ryder Cup

Golf 09/27/18, 06:59

The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local):12:35 p.m.Thorbjorn Olesen was the only European player without a date when the Ryder Cup teams met for dinner at the Palace of Versailles.So he was able to play the field.Europe's Thorbjorn Olesen plays a shot on the ...

Excitement builds ahead of Ryder Cup

Golf 09/27/18, 05:49

With the sun beating down on Le Golf National, European and American players are getting in their final practice before the start of the Ryder Cup.Tiger Woods might be taking it easy, though.Rickie Fowler of the US, left, listens to Dustin Johnson of the US during a practice round for ...

British love affair with Ryder Cup to persist beyond Brexit

Golf 09/27/18, 05:10

Eu-Rope! Eu-Rope!For one weekend every two years, many people in Britain become big fans of Europe — regardless of how they voted in the Brexit referendum in 2016. Their support doesn't have anything to do politics or Britain's departure from the European Union in March, however. It's just about golf ...