Ryder Cup

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Ryder Cup Win Was 'American Masterpiece'

US keeping cup for first time since 2008

(Newser) - Patrick Reed shook his fists with fury for every big putt he made. Phil Mickelson leaped higher than when he won his first Masters. Ryan Moore delivered the final point in this American masterpiece Sunday at the Ryder Cup. The 17-11 victory over Europe at the Hazeltine Golf Club in... More »

Golf Heckler Gets Called Out, Then Sinks Tricky Putt Himself

US fan seems to have won $100

(Newser) - Let this be a lesson to you, hecklers: Don't tease the golf pros, because you might just get called out, brought onto the putting green, challenged ... and end up sinking the tricky putt yourself?! Yes, that's the sure-to-become-legend story of David Johnson, a US golf fan who was... More »

Sorry, US: Europe Keeps Ryder Cup

Europeans have won 8 of last 10 meetings

(Newser) - The Ryder Cup is staying in Europe. Jamie Donaldson assured Europe the 14 points it needed to keep the precious gold trophy today when he went 4 up with four holes to play against Keegan Bradley. The worst he could do was a half-point. Rory McIlroy showed off his class... More »

Europe Wins Ryder Cup in Historic Comeback

Martin Kaymer sinks crucial 6-footer to deliver the victory

(Newser) - Europe has won the Ryder Cup, completing an improbable, historic comeback from a 4-point deficit. Martin Kaymer delivered the crucial point with a 1-up victory over Steve Stricker on Sunday, and Tiger Woods missed from inside four feet to halve his match with Francesco Molinari. The Europeans finished with 14... More »

Golf Giant Faces Third Brain Surgery

Ballesteros has deep-seated tumor, docs worried

(Newser) - Golf legend Severiano Ballesteros, weak from two major brain surgeries, will undergo a third today as doctors attempt to remove the remnants of a tumor deep within his brain. His brain began to swell after the first surgery and a second was performed to remove part of his skull, reports... More »

Ballesteros Has Brain Tumor

Flamboyant Spanish golfer awaits biopsy results

(Newser) - Retired Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros, 51, announced yesterday that he has a brain tumor and is awaiting a biopsy to determine whether it is malignant. The five-time major winner collapsed in Madrid last week, the Times reports. “I want to be the best at confronting the most difficult match... More »

US Wins Ryder Cup to End Europe's Streak

(Newser) - The Americans didn't need a miracle putt or even the best player in the world to reclaim the Ryder Cup from Europe today for the first time since 1999. The United States won 16 1/2-11 1/2, its largest margin of victory since 1981. Kenny Perry, the 48-year-old Kentucky local who... More »

US Holds 9-7 Lead in Ryder

(Newser) - Birdie putts kept falling, one on top of the other, until the Americans finally secured a Saturday lead in the Ryder Cup for the first time since 1995 to set up a final day that finally matters. The US team leads 9-7 heading into tomorrow's matches, giving it a decent... More »

Europeans Cut US Ryder Lead

Even without Garcia, Westwood

(Newser) - Even with Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood reduced to the role of spectators, the Europeans cut into a commanding US lead at the Ryder Cup today. The Europeans closed to within 7-5 by winning two matches and halving another. Jim Furyk and Kenny Perry gave the Americans their only outright... More »

US Expands On Ryder Lead

(Newser) - The Americans have built their biggest opening-day lead at the Ryder Cup in nearly 3 decades, losing only one match today to go up 5 1/2-2 1/2 over defending champion Europe, the AP reports. Justin Leonard and Ryder Cup rookie Hunter Mahan won both their matches. Phil Mickelson teamed with... More »

US Takes Early Ryder Lead

Americans haven't had a strong opening since 1991

(Newser) - For the first time since 1991, American golfers lead the Ryder Cup at the end of the opening session. The US is up 3-1 on the Europeans after the morning matches. Justin Leonard and Hunter Mahan claimed the first point for the US, Phil Mickelson and Anthony Kim rallied to... More »

Ryder Cup Ready to Tee Off

(Newser) - The Ryder Cup gets under way tomorrow at Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky, with Americans looking to end a nearly decade-long drought against the Europeans. US captain Paul Azinger acknowledged some nerves today for the first time all week. "It's like drawing back a bow string," he said,... More »

Tiger's Absence Sure to Cripple Broadcasters

'News is a punch in the gut' for golf's summer TV ratings

(Newser) - It will be a brave new world for televised golf with Tiger Woods out of commission for the summer and fall, and it's not a future networks want to be living in, Golf.com notes. "Let's be realistic here: This news is a punch in the gut," says... More »

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