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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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