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Column: How to win a Ryder Cup? Have the best players

Sep. 24, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

SHEYBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Ever since the Europeans started winning Ryder Cups in bunches, various brain trusts from the American side have tried to figure out ways to turn the tables. They’ve made pods, studied pairings like they were complicated algorithms, and added...

'The Postman' Poulter delivers, annoys come Ryder Cup time

Sep. 22, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Ian Poulter is a very good player who is writing the closing chapters of a very good career — 17 worldwide victories, $27 million in earnings and no major titles but enough top-30 and top-10 finishes to never be overlooked. When he swaps out his...

Americans champs at pingpong table, not so much Ryder Cup

Sep. 22, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau was so excited about making the last Ryder Cup team that he went out and bought a new pingpong paddle to bring with him to France. Patrick Reed celebrated the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup win in Minnesota by playing table tennis with actor Bill Murray. ...

Ryder Cup 'injury' envelope has new twist amid COVID threat

Sep. 21, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — As if there wasn’t enough suspense and second-guessing of the Ryder Cup captains in past years, a nod to the COVID-19 pandemic could make things more topsy-turvy than usual this time around. Previously, when the captains announced their lineups...

Elder-Lee: At 48, Westwood makes 11th Ryder Cup appearance

Sep. 21, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The stubble on his beard matches the color of that small shock of hair near Lee Westwood's temple — gray. Instead of calling him old, Westwood suggests “mature” might be a better way of putting it. Or, you could put it like this: The...

Column: Handling friction at Ryder Cup a European specialty

Sep. 21, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Friction within the team is nothing new at the Ryder Cup. Except for the Americans. Europe has been dealing with it for decades, whether it was the enmity between Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia, the grievances Darren...

Americans try to win back the Ryder Cup in Wisconsin

Sep. 21, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

By The Associated Press (AP) — PGA OF AMERICA RYDER CUP Site: Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Course: Whistling Straits (Straits). Yardage: 7,387. Par: 71. Defending champion: Europe. Television:...

Column: No Tiger, No Phil. And maybe a US Ryder Cup win

Sep. 20, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

Tiger Woods won’t be at Whistling Straits this week, for obvious reasons. Phil Mickelson will, but for the first time since 1995, he won’t hit a shot in the Ryder Cup. The storyline in the Ryder Cup hasn’t changed, but the marquee players have — at least when it...

Max Homa rallies to win Fortinet Championship at Silverado

Sep. 20, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Max Homa’s decision to give up his popular and often comical golf podcast to concentrate on his game already is paying off. Homa holed out from the rough from 95 yards for eagle on the par-4 12th to start a back-nine comeback and added three...

Knous, McNealy share lead at Fortinet Championship

Sep. 18, 2021 22:23 PM EDT

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Jim Knous shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday for a share of the lead with Maverick McNealy after three rounds in the Fortinet Championship. Knous had eight birdies, five on the front nine, then held on after a bogey on No. 12 to match McNealy at 14 under....