Ryder Cup

FILE - In this file photo taken in Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines, outside Paris, France, on Sept. 30, 2018, Italy's Francesco Molinari holds up the trophy after European team won the 2018 Ryder Cup golf tournament. Molinari is a major champion, a Ryder Cup hero and the poster boy of this week’s Italian Open. His achievements have helped boost golf’s popularity as the country prepares to host the 2022 Ryder Cup on Rome’s outskirts _ an idea that would have been unthinkable two decades ago. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
October 10, 2019 - 8:14 am
ROME (AP) — When the European Tour last came to Rome back in 2002, Francesco Molinari was a teenage amateur just pleased to make the cut and golf was a relatively unknown sport in Italy. Fast forward 17 years and Molinari is a major champion , a Ryder Cup hero and the poster boy of this week's...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 15, 2018 file photo, Steve Stricker hits on the ninth fairway during the final round of the John Deere Classic golf tournament at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington were at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wis., on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 to talk about the Ryder Cup one year before the matches are played.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall), File
October 01, 2019 - 3:19 pm
The next Ryder Cup starts in 360 days, the perfect occasion for the opposing captains to meet Tuesday at Whistling Straits and share absolutely nothing. That's not entirely true. U.S. captain Steve Stricker says he has been involved with designing golf bags and looking at various clothing options...
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Suzann Pettersen of Europe celebrates after holing a putt on the 18th green to win the Solheim Cup against the US at Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Scotland, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
September 24, 2019 - 2:20 pm
Suzann Pettersen is now linked with Syd Easterbrook, an English golfer and little more than a footnote in Ryder Cup history. At the core of what made the Solheim Cup so special was it being decided by the final shot of the tournament at Gleneagles on Sept. 15. Pettersen rolled in a putt from just...
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September 18, 2019 - 8:47 am
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — European captain Padraig Harrington has selected Robert Karlsson as his first vice captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. Karlsson performed the same role under Thomas Bjorn when the European team regained the trophy at Le Golf National in Paris last...
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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 - 2:19 pm
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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September 10, 2019 - 1:14 pm
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Brian Barnes, the charismatic English golfer who beat Jack Nicklaus twice in one day in Ryder Cup singles matches, has died after a short illness. He was 74. The European Tour said Barnes, who had cancer, died on Monday with family members by his side. A nine-time...
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Team USA captain Juli Inkster during the preview day ahead of the 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles Golf Club, Scotland, Monday Sept. 9, 2019. (Ian Rutherford/PA via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 8:33 am
The stage alone makes this the most exciting week of the year in women's golf. The Solheim Cup delivers more pomp, more passion and more raw emotion than any other event on the schedule. Hugs give way to handshakes after the final hole. For three days, and sometimes longer, friends become the...
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September 08, 2019 - 3:42 pm
HOYLAKE, England (AP) — John Pak completed a perfect week and John Augenstein delivered the clinching point as the American rallied from a two-point deficit Sunday and won the Walker Cup for the first time away from home in 12 years. Facing a two-point deficit at the start of Sunday, the Americans...
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England's Pauls Casey celebrates after winning the European Open golf tournament, in Hamburg, Germany, Sunday Sept. 8, 2019. (Axel Heimken/dpa via AP)
September 08, 2019 - 11:28 am
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Ryder Cup star Paul Casey carded a 6-under 66 to win the European Open by one shot on Sunday for his first European Tour title in five years. Casey started the day a stroke behind overnight leaders Bernd Ritthammer and Robert MacIntyre and held his nerve with a bogey-free...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, N.H., to return to his golf club in New Jersey after speaking at a campaign rally, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 20, 2019 - 6:05 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan didn't think twice when President Donald Trump invited him to play golf last Saturday. It was the second time they have played since Trump has been in office. "I'm concerned about criticism for everything that I do," Monahan said Tuesday. "But in...
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