Latest Steve Stricker News

Young U.S. team puts Europe in its biggest hole at Ryder Cup

Sep. 24, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Americans haven't opened with a lead this large in the Ryder Cup since Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino were playing, and before Tiger Woods was even born. That didn't seem to be big enough to satisfy U.S. captain Steve Stricker. ...

Tiger Woods' text helps inspire U.S. team in Ryder Cup

Sep. 24, 2021 21:28 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Tiger Woods isn’t at Whistling Straits, but several U.S. players say he helped inspire them to a big lead in the first day of the Ryder Cup. Woods sent a group text through captain Steve Stricker to American players, saying he was behind them in...

The Latest: U.S. takes 6-2 lead after Day 1 at Ryder Cup

Sep. 24, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup (all times CDT): 6:40 p.m. The United States took a 6-2 lead for its largest opening-day advantage at the Ryder Cup since 1975. Teaming with Patrick Cantlay, Justin Thomas led...

Underdog Euros have Yanks where they want 'em

Sep. 24, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — They’re on the road, without their fans, facing an opponent with almost as much firepower and only slightly less favored than Mike Tyson in his prime. Europe’s perennial Ryder Cup underdogs have the Americans exactly where they want them. ...

Fitzpatrick hopes for better start, more action at Ryder Cup

Sep. 23, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Matt Fitzpatrick's Ryder Cup debut wasn't great. He lost. Europe lost. And he never really felt like he played any real golf. After making his first team for the 2016 matches at Hazeltine, then missing Europe's win in Paris...

Column: Not exactly a united US team at Ryder Cup

Sep. 23, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

SHEYBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The video put out by the U.S. Ryder Cup media staff tried to say one thing. The body language from Brooks Koepka told a different story. Yes, he’s teammates for the week with Bryson DeChambeau and 10 other guys, charged with regaining the Ryder...

Sport's biggest secret: Names in the envelopes at Ryder Cup

Sep. 23, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington still haven't faced the toughest part of being Ryder Cup captains, a decision they can only hope never gets revealed. Whose name goes in the envelope? It might be the biggest secret in...

Stricker happy that a postponement helped get Spieth on team

Sep. 22, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — No one benefited from the Ryder Cup being postponed one year by the pandemic as much as Jordan Spieth. Odds are he wouldn't have been at Whistling Straits. Spieth, who won three majors before he turned 24, was mired in a slump for the better part...

No cute nicknames but ton of talent in Spieth-Thomas pairing

Sep. 22, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The buzz around Whistling Straits is about big drives, huge throngs of people and a U.S. team so talented it will have to search for ways to throw away this Ryder Cup. But the Americans' chances of reclaiming the Cup will likely revolve around a...

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...