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  1. Sport - Golf - US Open

    Jesse Smith, an amazing tale of the US Open

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Ardmore, Pennsylvania Mother of Jesse Smith sums up the amazing tale of a man who has not hit a ball on the PGA Tour 'He has already won it, just by being here' It isn't until you run across a story like Jesse Smith's that you remember why this is called the US Open. There is no shortage of longshots, wannabes and never-were's ...

  2. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    Poulter keeps Europe hopes alive in Ryder Cup

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 10:53am by Agence France-Presse in Chicago

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chicago Europe’s Ryder Cup team were rallying behind flag-bearer Ian Poulter ahead of Sunday’s closing Ryder Cup singles as they targeted a historic ... fourballs in the gathering gloom at Medinah Country Club on Saturday evening. The final action of the day came from Ryder Cup firebrand Poulter, who downed a 15-footer at 18 to ensure he and world ...

  3. Sport - Golf

    Captain Olazabal inspired by Ryder Cup teammates

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 04:39pm by Noel Prentice

    ... Noel Prentice in Shanghai Spaniard fourth after first round in Shanghai Unburdened by Ryder Cup expectations and the stress of being captain, Jose Maria Olazabal is now having fun. The Spaniard, who led Europe to arguably the greatest victory in Ryder Cup history last month, showed he can still wield a mean golf club to put his name alongside his heroes on Thursday, the first day ...

  4. Sport - Golf

    Team unity makes US Ryder Cup team stronger

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Los Angeles European star believes an increasingly social PGA Tour will lift US Ryder Cup chances Team unity to make US stronger, says Bjorn Close team bonds have not always been a hallmark for the United States at past Ryder Cups but that is likely to change in a big way at this year's edition, according to European vice-captain Thomas Bjorn. While Europe ...

  5. Sport - Golf - Ryder Cup

    Ian Poulter and Nicolas Colsaerts get wild-card picks for Ryder Cup team

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... wild-card picks for next month's Ryder Cup. World No 26 Poulter and 35th-ranked Colsaerts join 10 automatic selections in the 12-man team for holders Europe for the September 28-30 match against the US in Illinois. "Every one of you pretty much guessed Ian was going to be there. That was not a difficult pick because he has a great Ryder Cup record and he's playing ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who said it?

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Now I know how it really feels to win the Ryder Cup German golfer Martin Kaymer on his 6ft putt to win golf's biggest prize for Europe   Francois Hollande and I will never take the responsibility … of making the euro disappear French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault defends austerity measures in the national budget   I think I know how to catch the public's attention. I am ...

  7. Tim Noonan

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... with a marginal dose of perspective know that, except when it comes to the Ryder Cup golf tournament. It's more than slightly ironic because while they may swing clubs in golf, they don't swing them at each other. There is probably no major sport with less physical contact between combatants than golf. And yet various Ryder Cups over the years have had combative nicknames like ...

  8. Faldo keen to stay on as Ryder Cup captain

    Posted Nov 20th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay He has been panned by the critics, vilified by the European media and made the subject of ridicule by some of his peers, but Nick Faldo hasn't had enough of the Ryder ... on the subject. 'That's about it for the Ryder Cup. Let's stick to the tournament please,' said the 51-year-old. A few futile attempts to try to get his views on his failed captaincy ...

  9. Wilson perfectly positioned to finally shed bridesmaid tag

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... reached the halfway mark yesterday. Luckless Ryder Cup ace Wilson has finished second eight times in his fledgling career. He found himself on familiar ground, perched deliciously in front ... in the losing European Ryder Cup team at Valhalla, has never tasted victory on the European Tour, which co-sanctions this tournament with its Asian counterpart. The longer it takes to win ...

  10. Casey eyes Ryder Cup points

    Posted Apr 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... Noel Prentice in Shanghai A US$300,000 cheque is not the only motivation for English star Paul Casey in today's final round of the US$1.8 million BMW Asian Cup- he is chasing Ryder Cup points as well. For every euro won there is a Ryder Cup point and Casey wants to bag as many as possible before returning to Europe next week. The 28-year-old, smitten by his first ...




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