Ryder Cup

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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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