Ryder Cup

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland lines up a putt during the second round of the European Masters golf tournament in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. (Alexandra Wey/Keystone via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 9:51 am
Seventeen days after Rory McIlroy cashed in by winning the FedEx Cup, a new season begins at The Greenbrier. That's nothing new. A year ago, there were only 10 open days between the final putt in the Tour Championship (Tiger Woods) and the first shot of the next season (Nick Taylor). It was an even...
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First-time major champion Shane Lowry celebrates with the Claret Jug during the homecoming event after winning the British Open, in Clara in County Offaly, Ireland, Tuesday July 23, 2019. (Donall Farmer/PA via AP)
July 25, 2019 - 10:24 am
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — The 2026 Ryder Cup will be played in Ireland, taking golf's greatest team event to the home country of British Open champion Shane Lowry. European organizers say they picked Adare Manor in County Limerick to host the biennial three-day match against the United States...
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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, holds the trophy after winning The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
March 17, 2019 - 4:52 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — His best swing was followed by his biggest drive, both setting up birdies, and from there Rory McIlroy knew how to finish. Suddenly staked to a one-shot lead, McIlroy had a 125-yard walk along the water to the 17th hole to face an island that never looks smaller than...
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Green Bay Packers' Mason Crosby, left, presents a Packers jersey to Steve Stricker, after Stricker was introduced as the captain of the 2020 Ryder Cup team in Milwaukee, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (Michael Sears//Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 12:32 pm
Steve Stricker paid his dues to become a Ryder Cup captain, and it had nothing to do with winning a major. He didn't make his first team until he was 41 in the 2008 matches at Valhalla, a rare U.S. victory, and played in two more. He spent the next six years in the back room as an assistant captain...
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Jordan Spieth hits out of the bunker on the fourth hole during the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament on the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
January 26, 2019 - 3:04 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jordan Spieth ended any speculation about his relationship with Patrick Reed with a hug. Spieth and Reed played together Saturday in the Farmers Insurance Open. It was the most time they have spent with each other since sitting on opposite sides of a table in a closing Ryder Cup...
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland speaks at a press conference two days ahead of the DP World Tour Championship golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Nov.13, 2018. McIlroy said on Tuesday that he intends to play only two full-field European Tour events in the first half of 2019 because of changes in the tournament schedule. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
November 13, 2018 - 3:02 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy is set to give up European Tour membership in 2019 to focus on the U.S. PGA Tour. Just for the year, for now. McIlroy said on Tuesday at the World Tour Championship he intends to play only two full-field European Tour events in the first half of 2019...
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November 11, 2018 - 2:22 pm
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Matt Kuchar had gone four years, six months and three weeks since his last PGA Tour victory. The last few holes Sunday at the Mayakoba Golf Classic must have felt just as long. Kuchar started the final round with a four-shot lead and made only two bogeys in the first...
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Europe's Rory McIlroy hits the ball from a bunker during the HSBC Champions golf tournament held at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. This year HSBC Champions at Sheshan International starts with a top-heavy field that includes five of the six top players in the world and all the major champions from this year. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
October 25, 2018 - 1:50 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Patrick Reed had a Ryder Cup he'd like to forget and spent three weeks at home in Texas preparing to finish the year strong. He was at his best Thursday in the HSBC Champions. Even in blustery conditions, Reed putted for birdie on every hole at Sheshan International and closed out...
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October 07, 2018 - 7:47 am
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark wrecked Tyrrell Hatton's hopes of winning the Dunhill Links Championship for a third straight year when he shot a 5-under 67 in the final round on Sunday for a one-stroke victory. Bjerregaard started the day four strokes adrift of overnight...
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October 02, 2018 - 11:45 am
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has never been through a training camp like this. Spoelstra's rule for training camp has usually been that there's a strict players-only policy at team events. He even has preferred getting out of Miami for camp, just so the team can be around each other without...
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