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Tiger Ready For First-Tee Tension & Big Crowds At Ryder Cup

Tiger Woods expects some nervous excitement when he steps on the first tee at the Ryder Cup before 7,000 screaming spectators at Le Golf National. The 14-time major champion snapped a five-year win drought last weekend to cap a successful comeback season from spinal fusion surgery and will be the star attraction when the biennial team showdown tees off Friday morning. …

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Ryder Cup Blog: Trackman Molinari Is Unerringly Accurate

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In association with The Ryder Cup gets underway at Le Golf National, Paris on Friday, and with two brothers involved (one as a vice-captain, and the other driving the buggy), Tadhg Harrington shares his thoughts. Generally regarded as one of the most nerve-wracking moments in a golfer’s career, the first tee has been taken up another notch this year with …

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Brooks Koepka Named PGA Of America’s Player Of The Year

Brooks Koepka, whose outstanding 2018 campaign included two major titles was named the PGA OF America’s Player of the Year on Wednesday as Dustin Johnson picked up the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average. Koepka, who overcame a serious wrist injury prior to the season, won his second straight US Open title in June then won the PGA Championship in …

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Rested Spieth Hopes Ryder Cup Heroics Can Spark 2019 Revival

Three-time major winner Jordan Spieth sees this week’s Ryder Cup as a way to jump-start his 2019 campaign after a struggling season in which he failed to reach last week’s Tour Championship. The 25-year-old American hasn’t won since capturing last year’s British Open title, his best showing this year a third-place effort at the Masters. But 10th-ranked Spieth, also the 2015 …

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Excited McIlroy Learning From Past Ryder Cup Mistakes

Rory McIlroy will adopt a calmer tone for this week’s Ryder Cup than his emotional high-energy style from 2016 as he wants no repeat of an energy fade. McIlroy will try to help Europe reclaim the trophy starting Friday at Le Golf National after a 17-11 loss to the Americans two years ago at Hazeltine in the biennial golf matches. ___ …

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Wildcard Sergio Garcia: “I’ve Proved Myself Over And Over”

Sergio Garcia insists that he has proved his Ryder Cup qualities “over and over”, after being handed a wildcard pick by European captain Thomas Bjorn. The Spaniard has won 22.5 points in the biennial matches since making his debut as a teenager in 1999, but struggled for form this year and has slipped from inside the world’s top 10 to …

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2018 Ryder Cup: All You Need To Know About Team USA

Jim Furyk travels to Paris on Friday with a Ryder Cup team that has been called the USA’s strongest to-date. The Americans snapped a three-event losing streak last time out at Hazeltine, and arrive in France as favourites. Here are the 12 players who will defend the Ryder Cup for the United States, and try to win on European soil …

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‘Captain America’ Reed Relishes Ryder Cup Villain’s Role

Patrick Reed looked at the first tee’s huge 7,000-seat grandstand at Le Golf National and laughed, pondering the hecklers he will face when his American squad face Europe starting Friday in the Ryder Cup. “Why only 7? Couldn’t you get more?” Reed joked. “When I first saw that on the first tee, I looked up and felt like I kept …

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Ryder Cup: Team Europe Pays Tribute To Spain’s Barquin

Europe’s Ryder Cup team will wear yellow ribbons this week to honour Spanish golfer Celia Barquin, a 22-year-old college champion who was stabbed to death last week in America, captain Thomas Bjorn said Tuesday. Upon each ribbon was written in red the name of Barquin, who died in Ames, Iowa, where she was named Iowa State University female athlete of …

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‘Pep’ Talk From Guardiola Inspiring Europe’s Tommy Fleetwood

Ryder Cup rookie Tommy Fleetwood will hope a message of motivation from Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola can spur him on to success for Team Europe. Fleetwood, introduced to Guardiola through a mutual friend, was on a Cheshire golf course with the City boss in April when his side were crowned Premier League champions following Manchester United’s defeat by West …

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Tiger Woods & Nine Other Great Sporting Comebacks

Everybody loves a sporting comeback, as proven by the scenes after Tiger Woods secured his 80th PGA title on Sunday 23 September. Although it is difficult to measure the scale of Woods’ success, his dramatic fall and his comeback, we decided to compare it to the comebacks of other sportspersons, of contrasting natures. _____ Tiger Woods (Golf) There was a …

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Ian Poulter Relishing Role Of Target Man For Team USA

Ian Poulter said he relishes the prospect of the Americans targeting him at the Ryder Cup as they attempt to end a 25-year wait for a victory on European soil at France’s Le Golf National.  Poulter returns for his sixth Ryder Cup appearance after serving as a vice-captain for the 2016 defeat at Hazeltine following his plunge down the world …

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Five Of The Greatest Finishes In Ryder Cup History

The Ryder Cup returns on Friday at Le Golf National in France, with its boisterous galleries, intense rivalries and team matchplay format unlike anything else in golf. But the famous finishes are what linger in the memory the most, and here Pundit Arena takes a look at five of the best from years gone by ahead of the start of …

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Ryder Cup Veteran Poulter Prepared For US Fans “Hatred”

Ryder Cup veteran Ian Poulter said he is prepared to shut out the “hatred” expected from some USA fans as he bids to maintain his impressive record in the biennial event this week. The 42-year-old Englishman — known as the ‘Postman’ — is licking his lips at re-engaging in the often fraught battle having missed playing in the 2016 edition …

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Justin Rose Surrenders No.1 Spot Despite FedEx Cup Win

Justin Rose may have scooped the FedEx Cup trophy with a fourth-place finish at the Tour Championship on Sunday but it was not enough to prevent him from surrendering the coveted top spot in the world rankings. The 2016 Olympic champion will be replaced as world number one by Dustin Johnson when the new rankings are released on Monday. Johnson …

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2018 Ryder Cup: All You Need To Know About Team Europe

Thomas Bjorn’s Europe head into the Ryder Cup against the United States in Paris next week with five rookies and five major champions as they bid to regain the trophy after the 2016 defeat at Hazeltine. Team Europe are the underdogs this week at Le Golf National, as they host a USA side that pummelled them 17-11 last time around. …

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