Ryder Cup

June 20, 2019 - 4:10 am
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — The executive who led the extraordinary growth of the English Premier League is joining a new Ryder Cup committee aimed at enhancing the commercial value of golf's biggest team event. Richard Scudamore was chief executive then executive chairman of the Premier League...
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May 24, 2019 - 12:32 am
LONDON (AP) — The Laver Cup is getting official status from the men's tennis tour. The ATP says it has reached an agreement to make the tournament an official part of the yearly calendar, although no ranking points will be awarded to competitors. Roger Federer and his management team played a key...
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Jordan Spieth drives off the first tee during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament, Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 21, 2019 - 3:30 pm
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Nothing drives Maria Fassi of Mexico like failure. Fassi was the Annika Award last year as the best player in women's golf as a junior at Arkansas, only to play some of her worst golf in the NCAA championships. She returned for her senior season, motivated to atone for the...
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Brooks Koepka walks to the 10th tee during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament, Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 19, 2019 - 4:00 pm
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship on Sunday (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Brooks Koepka held off a late charge from Dustin Johnson to win the PGA Championship for the second straight year. Koepka took a seven-stroke lead into the final round at Bethpage Black and held on...
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Justin Rose, of England, hits out of a bunker on the ninth hole during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 15, 2019 - 1:04 pm
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Justin Rose sees uniqueness in the PGA Championship because, well, it doesn't have a specific identity. Unlike the Masters and its green jacket, the U.S. Open and its "toughest test in golf" character, and the British Open with its links-style golf and often inclement...
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Rory McIlroy hits out of a bunker on the seventh hold during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Farmingdale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
May 14, 2019 - 3:19 pm
FARMINGDALE, N.J. (AP) — It's been a month since Tiger Woods stunned the golf world by overcoming four back surgeries and periods when his troubled career appeared to be over by winning the Masters for his first major in 11 years. Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy was still in awe Tuesday, two...
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May 08, 2019 - 8:35 am
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — The European team is reducing the number of captain's picks from four to three for next year's Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. Nine players will qualify automatically for the team via points earned in tournaments, starting with the BMW PGA Championship in September...
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Patrick Reed gets a ball from his caddie at the practice area for the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 10, 2019 - 12:58 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Call him The Imperfect Champion. Warts and all, Patrick Reed enters the Masters as the reigning holder of the green jacket. He's an anomaly at staid, ol' Augusta National, which has always preferred bland and homogenized winners, who'll always say the right things without saying...
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Francesco Molinari, of Italy, watches his tee shot on the second hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Monday, April 8, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 10, 2019 - 12:37 am
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Francesco Molinari still recalls his first experience at the Masters, especially the nerves of trying to pick the right club for the par-3 12th, all while having defending champion Tiger Woods in the same group. That was 13 years ago. He was caddying for his brother, Edoardo,...
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File-This Nov. 1, 2018, file photo shows Graeme McDowell, of Northern Ireland, watching his drive off the 12th tee during the third round of the RSM Classic golf tournament in St. Simons Island, Ga. "Getting my playing privileges was a huge goal this year. It's a goal I've never had before," McDowell said. "When you're in the top 50 in the world and you're playing WGCs and majors, it's amazing how the points and money toward your playing privileges just kind of come automatically. But all of a sudden when you're grinding, when you're asking for invites like I've been doing this year, I felt like I had this monkey on my back that I couldn't shake off." (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
April 02, 2019 - 2:37 pm
Two of the most significant shots Graeme McDowell has hit in his career were a 6-iron, for different reasons and on entirely different stages. The most famous was on the 16th hole at Celtic Manor in 2010 at Ryder Cup, which came down to the final match between McDowell and Hunter Mahan. McDowell...
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