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Category: Ryder Cup

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Tommy Fleetwood: ‘I’m not living my life to finish second’

England’s world No 10 is making the most of golf’s hiatus, feels rested in body and mind and is philosophical about the Tour’s planned return in JuneWhether golf has mislaid its moral compass is a source of rising debate. The PGA Tour’s effort to retur…

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Ryder Cup is surely destined for delay – but move to 2021 brings trouble too | Ewan Murray

Despite the PGA’s presidential support, the Ryder Cup will probably have to wait. Rescheduling, though, will be a challengeHad the 2020 Ryder Cup been set to take place in Europe, it is reasonable to assume it would have been called off already. That W…

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Ryder Cup is surely destined for delay – but move to 2021 brings trouble too | Ewan Murray

Despite the PGA’s presidential support, the Ryder Cup will probably have to wait. Rescheduling, though, will be a challengeHad the 2020 Ryder Cup been set to take place in Europe, it is reasonable to assume it would have been called off already. That W…

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Rory McIlroy does not want to play in Ryder Cup without spectators

McIlroy would prefer to postpone the event until 2021‘Having a Ryder Cup without fans is not a Ryder Cup’Rory McIlroy would rather postpone the Ryder Cup until 2021 than play it this year without fans, saying: “It wouldn’t be a great spectacle, there’d…

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PGA Tour plans on using a million Covid-19 test kits to complete season

Fourteen tournaments scheduled until 7 SeptemberAt least 25 PGA Tour players living outside the USThe PGA Tour hopes to take delivery of up to one million Covid-19 test kits to assist with the completion of its season from 11 June. President Trump’s de…

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Henrik Stenson: ‘I don’t feel the rush to practise and play’

The former Open champion, whose coach has tested positive for coronavirus, understands it may be some time before he is back on the courseAs Henrik Stenson spent Thursday evening on the Sawgrass range, the frustrations of a 74 to begin the Players Cham…

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Ryder Cup could be a battle between a dozen captain’s picks apiece | Ewan Murray

If golf gets going again in time for Whistling Straits but too late for a meaningful qualification period, it could all come down to those Padraig Harrington and Steve Stricker take a shine toTommy Fleetwood, John Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Victor Perez, Tyrr…

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Ian Poulter and Europe speak as one after zinger from Paul Azinger | Ewan Murray

‘I think he regrets it now,’ reflects Poulter after his friend’s ‘condescending’ comments about the European TourHe has been the beating heart of Europe’s Ryder Cup team for close to two decades. Ian Poulter may have resided in Florida for 11 years but…

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Ian Poulter hits back at Paul Azinger over European Tour comments

Azinger says Fleetwood ‘has to win on the PGA Tour’‘Seriously that was embarrassing,’ tweets PoulterIan Poulter has led a backlash against comments made by Paul Azinger, accusing the US TV commentator of showing “disrespect” by disparaging the European…

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Sport in 2020 calendar: your month-by-month guide to the year ahead

The Olympics and Paralympics head to Tokyo, Euro 2020 sends football fans around Europe, plus the return of the Ryder CupThe sporting year’s traditional raucous curtain-raiser, the PDC world darts final, takes place on New Year’s Day. The BDO champions…

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Thomas Bjørn: ‘We are privileged with a good life but this is sport’s dark side’ | Donald McRae

Golf almost broke Thomas Bjørn and even the high of captaining a winning Ryder Cup team was shrouded in his struggles with depression‘I think you hide from it,” Thomas Bjørn says quietly of the anguish which has affected him and so many other professio…

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Steve Stricker confirmed as USA captain for 2020 Ryder Cup

• 51-year-old handed honour in home state of Wisconsin• Stricker was vice-captain at last three eventsSteve Stricker will captain the United States in the 2020 Ryder Cup in his home state of Wisconsin, the PGA of America has announced.Stricker, who liv…

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Padraig Harrington feels trepidation at being Europe’s 2020 Ryder Cup captain

• Harrington ‘thought long and hard’ about becoming captain• Europe demolished United States in France last yearThe worst kept secret in golf is out, with Padraig Harrington announced as Europe’s captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.Foll…

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Padraig Harrington feels trepidation at being Europe’s 2020 Ryder Cup captain

• Harrington ‘thought long and hard’ about becoming captain• Europe demolished United States in France last yearThe worst kept secret in golf is out, with Padraig Harrington announced as Europe’s captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.Foll…

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Thomas Bjørn keeps promise to tattoo backside after Ryder Cup win

• ‘I told you I would do it’ – Bjorn is inked with 17½-10½ score• Europe overcame odds to beat USA in SeptemberThomas Bjørn has kept his promise to have Europe’s Ryder Cup-winning score tattooed on his backside. Bjørn said he would have the tattoo if h…

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‘Stick to the plan!’ Analytics, the Ryder Cup and the lessons for other sports | Sean Ingle

Last week Thomas Bjørn admitted analytics played a big part in Europe’s Ryder Cup victory – the best teams are open to ideas no matter where they come fromThere is a scene in Moneyball, the story of how the Oakland A’s defied a tiny budget to come clos…

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‘I could have died’: Ryder Cup spectator blinded in one eye – video

A spectator struck in the eye by a tee shot from Brooks Koepka during the Ryder Cup says she could have died as a result of the incident.Corine Remande was hit by a wayward shot on the par-four sixth hole at Le Golf National and there have be…

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Ryder Cup spectator struck by Koepka shot says blow could have been fatal

Corine Remande: ‘It was a big explosion in my eye’We will do everything we can – Ryder Cup spokesmanA spectator struck in the eye by a tee shot from Brooks Koepka during the Ryder Cup says she could have died as a result of the incident.Corine Remande …

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Ryder Cup spectator struck by Koepka shot says blow could have been fatal

Corine Remande: ‘It was a big explosion in my eye’We will do everything we can – Ryder Cup spokesmanA spectator struck in the eye by a tee shot from Brooks Koepka during the Ryder Cup says she could have died as a result of the incident.Corine Remande …

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Sport enters the WhatsApp age and dreads ever being asked to leave | Emma John

The messaging app proves the ultimate team-bonding tool with efficient sharing of logistics, ‘bantz’ and devastating newsGood news for sportsmen this week: they can now forget the pre-tournament boot camps, and the on-tour karaoke. Travel agents, too, …