Golfing glory has come relatively late in Jamie Donaldson's career and he was almost lost for words when he delivered the coup de grace to give Europe victory in the 40th Ryder Cup on Sunday.
Phil Mickelson knows the right man for the job of 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup captain: the man who led the American charge in 2008. Shortly after the Europeans clinched a third-consecutive Ryder Cup on Sunday at Gleneagles, Mickelson suggested...Show More Summary
The initial short game story from Doug Ferguson
You're angry. You're upset. You're looking for a scapegoat for the Americans' eighth loss in the last 10 Ryder Cups. Here's one: Jack Nicklaus. In 1977, Jack Nicklaus met with the Earl of Derby, who, at the time, ran the PGA of Europe and the combined team of Great Britain and Ireland. Show More Summary
Captain Paul McGinley described each of his players as "a colossus" after holders Europe won the Ryder Cup for the eighth time in 10 editions on Sunday.
Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell quickly erased any hope the Americans had of making a comeback in singles play.
Rookie Jamie Donaldson hit the shot of a lifetime to secure a singles victory over Keegan Bradley on Sunday and take Europe to victory over the United States in the Ryder Cup for the eighth time in 10 years.
Phil Mickelson will be a Ryder Cup captain one day, perhaps one day very soon, and he'll take plenty of lessons from this year's tournament. Mickelson certainly wasn't pleased to be sitting all day Saturday, but he rallied and managed...Show More Summary
Eighteen-times major champion Jack Nicklaus has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of The European Tour and recognized for transforming the Ryder Cup.
For a brief moment, there was hope. For a brief moment on Sunday morning at Gleneagles, the United States held the lead in six matches at the Ryder Cup, with four more all square. If everything continued on its current trend, the United...Show More Summary
It happened again: Hunter Mahan misplayed a critical chip shot that may well have cost the Americans their chance at a Ryder Cup comeback. Mahan was 1 up on the par-5 18th hole against Justin Rose, facing an uphill chip for his third shot. Show More Summary
Coming into his Sunday match against Martin Kaymer, Masters champion Bubba Watson was 0-3 all-time in Ryder Cup singles matches. His record did not improve against the German. Watson was never competitive against Kaymer, losing four of the first six holes, including four in a row after a pair of opening halves. Show More Summary
It was almost an academic exercise, but it was necessary nonetheless: Matt Kuchar topped Thomas Bjorn in their Ryder Cup singles match in one of the few matches never really in doubt. Kuchar first took the lead on the second hole, then grabbed it again on the fifth and never relinquished it. Show More Summary
Jordan Spieth didn't lose to Graeme McDowell in his Sunday singles Ryder Cup match. Jordan Spieth beat Jordan Spieth. The 21-year-old had a 3-up lead over the Ulsterman through five holes, carrying early American momentum that had fans believing in a possible comeback on social media. Show More Summary
Jordan Spieth had him. He had Graeme McDowell, the 2010 U.S. Open champion, on the ropes. Spieth had gone out first on Sunday during the singles matches at the Ryder Cup, a high honor for a rookie but one that Spieth had absolutely earned over the course of this Ryder Cup. Show More Summary
Rickie Fowler once again finished runner-up on one of golf's biggest stages. But while that's more than respectable when we're talking about majors, when it's a Sunday singles match at the Ryder Cup, well... it's not quite as impressive. What...Show More Summary
Justin Rose fell 4 down early to Hunter Mahan in their Sunday singles match at the Ryder Cup, but slowly made the comeback to pull level. Mahan had regained the advantage on No. 12. Then Rose's tee shot at the par-4 13th landed behind a bush with a tight lie. It was no matter for the 2013 U.S. Show More Summary
Matt Kuchar apparently didn't want to waste much time on the eighth hole in his Sunday singles match against Thomas Bjorn. Kuchar hit his second shot close to a tight pin on the front left of the hole, with the ball then spinning into the hole for an unexpected eagle 2. Show More Summary
The American rookie provides a Ryder Cup first. As we've noted several times this week, the Ryder Cup is unlike any other event in golf and the closest the game comes to the atmosphere at other sports. Well, Patrick Reed found a newShow More Summary
The walk to the first tee of any Ryder Cup match has to be filled with emotion. There's the nerves, the excitement, the dread of letting your team down and a thousand other thoughts. Jimmy Walker tried to share the atmosphere of that...Show More Summary