SI | Morning Read: ’11 Reasons the Ryder Cup Is the Most Compelling Event in Golf’

Embed from Getty ImagesAT SI.COM, MORNING READ SCRIBE John Hawkins opines on the Ryder Cup. After a one-sided half century that saw the Americans dominate, the Great Britain & Ireland team expanded to a European team in the late 1970s. Then along came European Captain Tony Jacklin and Spanish superstar Seve Ballesteros. In the blink … Read more

Patrick Reed on Recent Hospital Stay: ‘I Was Battling for My Life’

Embed from Getty ImagesPATRICK REED SHOT A 2-OVER 72 in the first round of the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake. Not great, but nothing compared to his five or six day ordeal in a Houston-area hospital beginning August 19. According to Reed in media accounts, he contracted bilateral pneumonia, a potentially fatal illness that … Read more

The Guardian: ‘Ryder Cup Will Be Pushed Back to 2021 Over Coronavirus Concerns’

Embed from Getty Images THE GUARDIAN REPORTED THE RYDER CUP won’t be played this year: Confirmation that the Ryder Cup, due to be held in September at Whistling Straits, will be postponed until 2021 is expected next week…. With health and safety concerns to the fore – playing the biennial competition without spectators has never … Read more

What the 2020 PGA Tour and Major Championship Schedule Could Look Like

Embed from Getty Images By Jacob Smalley Jacob Smalley is an avid golfer and a junior at Ohio University. I THINK IT IS SAFE TO SAY that people involved with planning major championships and PGA Tour events are very stressed at the moment. The coronavirus pandemic leaves a lot of question marks for tournaments and … Read more

Lee Westwood Claims 25th Win on European Tour, Proves ‘That I’ve Still Got It’

Embed from Getty Images LEE WESTWOOD, 45, WON IN ABU DHABI on Sunday. That’s 25 wins on the European Tour and 44 victories worldwide for the Englishman. As Golfworld’s John Huggan wrote, Westwood’s resurgence began about 18 months ago. His focus changed around the same time his girlfriend Helen took over bag duties. “I think … Read more

European Ryder Cup Hero Sam Torrance Quit Playing Golf Two Years Ago: ‘I’ve Kind of Lost the Love for It’

Embed from Getty Images SAM TORRANCE IS A RYDER CUP HERO who has played eight times for the European side and captained his team to victory in 2002. The Scot has also won 21 times on the European Tour (10th all time) and another 11 on the European senior circuit. Despite this enviable record — … Read more

U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Jim Furyk: ‘It’s a Well-Rounded Team, and We’ll Go to Work’

We’ll see you in Paris!πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ@PhilMickelson @b_dechambeau @TigerWoods β€” Ryder Cup USA (@RyderCupUSA) September 4, 2018 WILL THE AMERICANS WIN THE RYDER CUP on European soil for the first time in 25 years? The 42nd Ryder Cup will be contested on September 25-30 at Le Golf National in Paris, France. Despite an impressive victory in … Read more

VIDEO: European Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjorn Pays a Surprise Visit to Stephen Atkinson

This @RyderCup fan surprised @ThomasBjornGolf with a letter πŸ“ So the Captain returned the favour… — Ryder Cup Europe (@RyderCupEurope) April 30, 2018 Below is the clever letter from Stephen Atkinson that went viral and prompted the visit from European Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjorn. Unbelievable Where do I go from here? Stephen, please … Read more

The Only Real Fix for the Presidents Cup

Embed from Getty Images MANY YEARS AGO I RECALL SOMEONE in basketball saying that a holiday hoops tournament is when you invite three teams you can beat and call it a “Classic.” I thought about that as the United States chalked up another victory in the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club over the … Read more