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Category: Ryder Cup

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Koepka says DeChambeau feud good for golf and will not harm US’s Ryder Cup

Four-time major insists spat is growing the game’s appeal‘What you do off the course doesn’t have any effect on it’Brooks Koepka has insisted his feud with Bryson DeChambeau will not hinder the US team’s Ryder Cup chances. Koepka even claimed the publi…

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Tiger Woods targets Ryder Cup role as Kiawah contenders ready for US PGA

Year’s second major begins at Kiawah Island on ThursdayUS captain Steve Stricker wants Woods as an assistantTiger Woods, in the midst of recuperation from a serious car accident, is already playing a key role in the US team’s preparations for the Ryder…

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Padraig Harrington impressed by Charlie Woods after Tiger teaming

Europe captain preparing for Dubai Desert ClassicHarrington also hopes for ‘big party’ if fans at Ryder CupPadraig Harrington knows all about the introduction of a son to the sporting world. Patrick, then three and a half, asked if ladybirds could be p…

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Padraig Harrington on social media golf lessons: ‘I enjoy trying to help’

In the latest of our series on how Covid-19 changed sport, Europe’s Ryder Cup captain explains how he started a YouTube channel as the event was delayed by the pandemic until 2021It is never too late to become a social media phenomenon. Padraig Harring…

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No guarantee postponed Ryder Cup will have full crowd in 2021, PGA says

Covid-19 forces 12-month delay, with future events in odd years PGA of America says there is no guarantee of full attendanceThe organisers of the Ryder Cup have admitted there can be no certainty of the event taking place in typical form in its resched…

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No guarantee postponed Ryder Cup will have full crowd in 2021, PGA says

Covid-19 forces 12-month delay, with future events in odd years PGA of America says there is no guarantee of full attendanceThe organisers of the Ryder Cup have admitted there can be no certainty of the event taking place in typical form in its resched…

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Ryder Cup will be pushed back to 2021 over coronavirus concerns

Playing without spectators not an optionConfirmation of delay is expected next weekConfirmation that the Ryder Cup, due to be held in September at Whistling Straits, will be postponed until 2021 is expected next week. The PGA of America has announced t…

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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…