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Watch: McIlroy Leads European Thunder Clap Ahead Of Ryder Cup Tee Off

France’s Le Golf National erupted with huge roars as Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter led renditions of the Viking thunder clap ahead of the Ryder Cup. Fans packed out the imposing 6,900-capacity grandstand wrapped around the first tee as hundreds more swarmed to the grassy banks encircling the tee box well ahead of the 0610 GMT start. Scores were left watching …

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Tiger Tees Off As America Chase Rare Win On European Soil

Tiger Woods teed off in an electric atmosphere at his first Ryder Cup since 2012 on Friday as defending champions United States launched their quest for a first win on European soil in 25 years. Woods, a 14-time major winner, snapped a five-year win drought only five days ago to cap a sensational comeback season after spinal fusion surgery and …

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Tiger Woods Teams Up With Captain America For Ryder Cup Return

Tiger Woods will partner Patrick Reed on his Ryder Cup return for the United States on Friday, facing Europe’s Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood in the fourballs. Fourteen-time major champion Woods will draw much of the attention as he plays his first Ryder Cup since 2012 in the fourth match to hit the Albatros course at 0655 GMT. The 42-year-old …

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Bjorn Pins European Hopes On Rookies With Day One Selections

European skipper Thomas Bjorn has selected just one of his four wildcard picks, Paul Casey, for the first session, with the 41-year-old taking on Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas alongside his fellow Englishman Tyrrell Hatton. Rory McIlroy will take Danish rookie Thorbjorn Olesen under his wing in the second match of the day against world number one Dustin Johnson and …

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Breaking: Ryder Cup Fourball Pairings Announced

The pairings have been announced for this year’s 42nd Ryder Cup in Paris. Today’s opening ceremony saw us finally learn how things would look when the tournament gets underway on Friday. The US will travel across the pond to Europe as they attempt to win their first trophy abroad in 25 years – with their last coming in Belfry in …

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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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