Spieth says Ryder Cup win would make it a good year for him

Golf 09/26/18, 13:49

Jordan Spieth went the entire PGA Tour season without a victory, and he was the only American on the Ryder Cup team who failed to reach the Tour Championship.One week can still make this year feel like a success — by winning the Ryder Cup."I think if I came out ...

Column: Booba’s in France, a place he really, really loves!

Golf 09/26/18, 12:57

Bubba Watson — or "Boo-ba," as he's known in these parts — is trying hard to shed his image as the Ugly American.He doesn't just like France.He LOVES France!The museums. The culture. The food.All of it.You almost expected him to start speaking French (with a bit of a Southern drawl, ...

Column: Ryder Cup an opportunity missed for French golf

Golf 09/26/18, 10:47

It remains, on the eve of the Ryder Cup outside Paris, the defining image of French golf: Jean Van de Velde losing the British Open in excruciating fashion in 1999, peeling off his socks and shoes to fish his ball out of the silty creek in a final-hole meltdown at ...

‘Everyone loves Sergio’: Garcia proving worth at Ryder Cup

Golf 09/26/18, 05:53

As the missed cuts mounted, Sergio Garcia started to fear his status as a constant in Europe's Ryder Cup team was coming to an end.He was a major champion at long last. His Ryder Cup record — 22 1/2 points in eight appearances — spoke for itself. His gravitas in ...

Reed relishes being Captain America _ or Public Enemy No. 1

Golf 09/26/18, 04:10

Patrick Reed relishes the role of Captain America.He's just as comfortable being Public Enemy No. 1 at the Ryder Cup."I'm supposed to be the villain, just like when Ian Poulter comes to the States, he's the villain," Reed smirked. "You expect to hear the fans kind of go back and ...

Update: Rahm quickly gets into Ryder Cup spirit

Golf 09/26/18, 04:10

The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local):9:45 a.m.Jon Rahm was willing to show some deference as one of five European rookies at the Ryder Cup. That didn't last long, especially when it came to the social media network that Europe is using this week.Rahm ...

McIlroy says Tiger Woods 1 of 12 Americans at Ryder Cup

Golf 09/26/18, 03:29

Rory McIlroy says the goal for Europe in the Ryder Cup is to beat the Americans, not just Tiger Woods.McIlroy was paired in the final group with Woods at East Lake when the 14-time major champion won for the first time in more than five years. Woods has been the ...

Johnny Miller puzzled by losing records of Woods, Mickelson

Golf 09/25/18, 15:35

Johnny Miller's first Ryder Cup overseas for NBC Sports was in 1993 at The Belfry, so long ago that Davis Love III was a Ryder Cup rookie who holed the cup-clinching putt for the Americans.Could he have imagined that 25 years later it would remain the last time the Americans ...

Happy times for Tiger Woods heading to a Ryder Cup

Golf 09/25/18, 13:37

Tiger Woods paused on his walk toward the 18th green at Le Golf National and threw his head back in laughter. These are happy times for Woods, regardless of whatever Bryson DeChambeau said to cause such a reaction Tuesday.Now if he can get that to translate in the Ryder Cup.For ...

Hot-headed and level-headed: Meet Europe’s Ryder Cup rookies

Golf 09/25/18, 07:58

Tommy Fleetwood expects to feel 10 times more nervous than he's ever been on a golf course.Tyrrell Hatton is hoping he doesn't turn into the Hulk.For the rookies on the European team, the Ryder Cup will be as much a test of their character as their game at Le Golf ...

Column: Poulter and his passion back at the Ryder Cup

Golf 09/25/18, 07:17

The Ryder Cup meant the world to Ian Poulter even when he only had a tent to sleep in.Poulter was 17 and folding shirts in a shop called Jack O' Legs Golf Center in England when he drove his rust bucket of a car to The Belfry for his first ...

Update: Same ol’ Molinari at the Ryder Cup

Golf 09/25/18, 05:51

The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local):11:40 a.m.The Ryder Cup brings out the rawest of emotions.Just don't expect any big outbursts from Francesco Molinari.Europe's Sergio Garcia, Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari, from left, wait for the European Ryder Cup team photo at Le Golf ...

Banter early, pressure late in Ryder Cup

Golf 09/25/18, 04:28

The Ryder Cup begins with banter and laughs. The pressure comes later.The Europeans haven't lost on home soil in 25 years. Half of their team was in America on Sunday for the Tour Championship won by Tiger Woods. They got together for the first time Monday night and laughed through ...

Tiger Woods winning adds to Ryder Cup buzz

Golf 09/24/18, 13:08

Already the most intense competition in golf, the Ryder Cup doesn't need help to boost the excitement.Tiger Woods managed to take it to another level.He looked like the Woods of old by leading the final 36 holes of the Tour Championship, not letting anyone near him until it was too ...

Stricker, Jobe tied for Sanford International in Sioux Falls

Golf 09/24/18, 06:06

Steve Stricker and Brandt Jobe topped the Sanford International leaderboard again Saturday after another cool and breezy day in the inaugural PGA Tour Champions event.After matching Jerry Smith and David McKenzie with first-round 7-under 63s, Striker and Jobe each shot 67 to get to 10-under 130 at Minnehaha Country Club."It ...

Tiger Woods wins Tour Championship for 80th PGA Tour title

Golf 09/24/18, 06:06

A comeback not even Tiger Woods saw coming a year ago.A chaotic celebration that golf hasn't seen even in the best of times.Woods delivered the perfect ending to his amazing return from four back surgeries on Sunday with a performance that felt like the old days. He left the competition ...

Column: Tiger Woods is back, and golf is better for it

Golf 09/23/18, 20:17

They had waited more than five years for this moment.No way were those frail little ropes, strung up on flimsy poles, going to hold them back.No way were they listening to those red-shirted marshals, a bit of terror in their eyes as they pleaded futilely for everyone to come to ...

Tiger Woods caps off amazing comeback with a win

Golf 09/23/18, 18:19

A comeback not even Tiger Woods saw coming a year ago.A chaotic celebration that golf hasn't seen even in the best of times.Woods delivered the perfect ending to his amazing return from four back surgeries on Sunday with a performance that felt like old times. He left the competition feeling ...

Bad day in the Bronx: Didi hurt, Yankees lose to lowly O’s

Golf 09/23/18, 17:17

The Yankees' Didi Gregorius tore cartilage in his right wrist while scoring the run that clinched a wild card berth for New York, manager Aaron Boone said after his team wasted a three-run lead in a 6-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.Boone said Gregorius was hurt when he ...

Drew Brees’ TD run in OT lifts Saints past Falcons 43-37

Golf 09/23/18, 17:09

Drew Brees' 1-yard run capped an 80-yard touchdown drive to open overtime that lifted the New Orleans Saints to a 43-37 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.Brees' score came after his apparent 3-yard TD pass to Alvin Kamara was overturned on a review that determined Kamara's knee was down ...