Ryder Cup

Patrick Reed gets a ball from his caddie at the practice area for the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 10, 2019 - 2:58 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Call him The Imperfect Champion. Warts and all, Patrick Reed enters the Masters as the reigning holder of the green jacket. He's an anomaly at staid, ol' Augusta National, which has always preferred bland and homogenized winners, who'll always say the right things without saying...
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Francesco Molinari, of Italy, watches his tee shot on the second hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Monday, April 8, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
April 10, 2019 - 2:37 am
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Francesco Molinari still recalls his first experience at the Masters, especially the nerves of trying to pick the right club for the par-3 12th, all while having defending champion Tiger Woods in the same group. That was 13 years ago. He was caddying for his brother, Edoardo,...
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File-This Nov. 1, 2018, file photo shows Graeme McDowell, of Northern Ireland, watching his drive off the 12th tee during the third round of the RSM Classic golf tournament in St. Simons Island, Ga. "Getting my playing privileges was a huge goal this year. It's a goal I've never had before," McDowell said. "When you're in the top 50 in the world and you're playing WGCs and majors, it's amazing how the points and money toward your playing privileges just kind of come automatically. But all of a sudden when you're grinding, when you're asking for invites like I've been doing this year, I felt like I had this monkey on my back that I couldn't shake off." (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
April 02, 2019 - 4:37 pm
Two of the most significant shots Graeme McDowell has hit in his career were a 6-iron, for different reasons and on entirely different stages. The most famous was on the 16th hole at Celtic Manor in 2010 at Ryder Cup, which came down to the final match between McDowell and Hunter Mahan. McDowell...
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Tiger Woods watch his shot on the sixth hole during round-robin play at the Dell Technologies Match Play Championship golf tournament, Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 28, 2019 - 5:10 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Dell Technologies Match Play (all times local): 5 p.m. Patrick Reed didn't have a very good Ryder Cup. The Match Play isn't going much better for him. Reed lost the 18th hole at Austin Country Club when his pitch went over the back of the green, and Shane...
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File-This Sept. 28, 2016, file photo shows United States vice-captain Steve Stricker, left, holding a flag for United States’ Jordan Spieth and United States’ Patrick Reed during a practice round for the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. Stricker called Reed before he was named Ryder Cup captain to clear the air. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
February 26, 2019 - 4:43 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Steve Stricker didn't wait for the official announcement to make his first move as Ryder Cup captain. He called Patrick Reed. This was two days before a long Wednesday of news conferences, radio shows, everything short of a parade in his home state of Wisconsin, where in 2020 he...
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Green Bay Packers' Mason Crosby, left, presents a Packers jersey to Steve Stricker, after Stricker was introduced as the captain of the 2020 Ryder Cup team in Milwaukee, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (Michael Sears//Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 2:32 pm
Steve Stricker paid his dues to become a Ryder Cup captain, and it had nothing to do with winning a major. He didn't make his first team until he was 41 in the 2008 matches at Valhalla, a rare U.S. victory, and played in two more. He spent the next six years in the back room as an assistant captain...
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Joe Zenzola
February 18, 2019 - 11:35 am
Some big news for Madison native Steve Stricker! The PGA vet has been named the 2020 U.S. Ryder Cup captain! Stricker will lead his squad to take on the European team at Whistling Straits in Kohler, WI next year. Stricker continues to remain busy, playing on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour...
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