2016

  • United States win 2016 Ryder Cup

    Written by Edward Colman on Sunday, 2 October 2016

    Team U.S.A clinched the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National, lifting the trophy for the first time in eight years.   Wildcard pick Ryan Moore sealed the job for the hosts as he secured the decisive point after beating European Ryder Cup veteran Lee Westwood. Europe went into the singles with dreams of another miracle of Medinah and while Clarke’s team started...

  • RYDER CUP: Saturday reaction and Sunday's singles

    Written by Edward Colman on Sunday, 2 October 2016

    Despite a spirited Team Europe fight back it is advantage Team U.S.A going into the final day at Hazeltine. The hosts are leading 9 ½ - 6 ½ and needing five points to claim the Cup for the first time since 2008, and Davis Love III is planning a strong line-up early doors to try and finish the job. Every American player...

  • Ryder Cup: How day one unfolded and what is to come on day two

    Written by Edward Colman on Saturday, 1 October 2016

    A resurgent Team Europe fought back from a 4-0 foursomes whitewash to cut the USA's lead to 5-3 after day one of the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National.  Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose were out for revenge after suffering defeat to Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed in the foursomes and didn't disappoint as they enjoyed a 5&4 victory over their opponents.  With...

  • Ryder Cup final scores: Ryan Moore secures U.S.A victory

    Friday, 30 September 2016

    The greatest spectacle in golf has come and gone, here is how it ended up at Hazeltine. Europe has won eight of the last 10 matches dating back to 1995, but it’s a team in transition. The USA convened a special Task Force and appointed a captain with previous experience and a score to settle as they search for a winning formula. Both...

  • The WAGS of the Ryder Cup

    Friday, 30 September 2016

    The wives and girlfriends (WAGs) of the Team Europe and Team USA players competing at Hazeltine. Erica Stoll and Rory McIlroy Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnston Angela Akins and Sergio Garcia Annie Verret and Jordan Spieth Sabine Lisicki and Martin Kaymer Erin Walker and Jimmy Walker Kate Rose and Justin Rose Amy Mickelson and Phil Mickelson Sybi Kuchar and Matt Kuchar Emma...

  • Ryder Cup pairings: Foursomes announcement

    Written by Edward Colman on Friday, 30 September 2016

    The Olympic medal winning duo of Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson will kick-off team Europe's battle to win a fourth successive Ryder Cup in Friday's opening foursomes. Speaking at the opening ceremony European captain Darren Clarke also said that all his rookies "will play before the singles", however he added went on to say that the state of the match would...

  • VIDEO: Piers Morgan is supporting Team USA at the Ryder Cup

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 29 September 2016

    Piers Morgan is backing America in the Ryder Cup. With Ryder Cup fever sweeping across Europe, one of the nation’s most polarising public figures is supporting the States in golf’s showpiece event – thanks to the UK’s decision to leave the E.U. in this summer’s referendum.  He said: “I’m shooting for the USA all the way.”  In a possible attempt to rebuild Morgan-American...

  • Henrik Stenson: How to prepare for an away Ryder Cup

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 29 September 2016

    A lot of airtime and column inches have been given over to the topic of home advantage in the build-up to this year’s Ryder Cup but does it really make a difference? Measuring 7,628 yards, Hazeltine National is the second longest course to stage the Ryder Cup and with plenty of big hitters in the US ranks it certainly seems to...

  • A hole-in-one could leave a hole in your wallet

    Written by Edward Colman on Thursday, 29 September 2016

    Did you know that 11% of home insurance policies include cover for scoring a hole-in-one? There is no bigger shot in golf than a hole-in-one and as the sport's biggest stars prepare for the Ryder Cup this Friday, thousands of spectators will be hoping to see one. Data provided by financial information business Defaqto shows that 56 out of 488 (11%) home...

  • Ryder Cup: Meet the teams

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 28 September 2016

    Europe and America renew the greatest rivalry in golf at Hazeltine. National from September 30–October 2. Here is how they line up: The greatest spectacle in golf is here and it promises to be another epic battle. Europe has won eight of the last 10 matches dating back to 1995, but it’s a team in transition. The USA convened a special Task...

  • Ryder Cup Team Europe pairings prediction

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 28 September 2016

    We predict the partnerships that Clarke could send into battle. There’s no denying America has the stronger team statistically. But they’ve been the favourites on paper in the last 10 Ryder Cups and Europe has won eight of them. Unfortunately for Europe, the gap in strength appears larger than the previous few. With five rookies in the automatic qualifiers (and it could be half...

  • 5 of the best Ryder Cup matches ever

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 28 September 2016

    Combine emotions, egos, national pride and patriotism and what do you get? Peter Masters selects the five greatest Ryder Cup encounters in history. 1 Tony Jacklin v Jack Nicklaus When: Sunday, Royal Birkdale, 1969 Format: Final singles It’s the famous concession when, to the chagrin of some of his teammates, big Jack offered Jacklin a half that tied the matches at 16-16. It was a...

  • 9 ways to win the Ryder Cup

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 28 September 2016

    In 2014, Paul McGinley delivered one of the best ever Ryder Cup captaincy performances. In an exclusive interview with Peter Masters, the Irishman reveals his winning secrets. 1 One of the reasons Europe does so well is that we have a succession plan. All our captains have been vice-captains first. Nick Faldo and Monty weren't vice-captains, but they were Seve Trophy captains, which...

  • Europe suffer defeat in the Junior Ryder Cup

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 28 September 2016

    Despite a valiant effort in the singles session, Europe were beaten 15½ -8½ by their United States counterparts in the tenth edition of the Junior Ryder Cup at Interlachen Country Club. Some early momentum was provided by Kristoffer Reitan, who edged a high-quality encounter with Davis Shore, and Frida Kinhult, who secured a half point to remain unbeaten, but the strength...

  • The thinking behind Paul O'Connell addressing Team Europe last night

    Written by Edward Colman on Wednesday, 28 September 2016

    Irish rugby union legend Paul O'Connell wowed team Team Europe last night as Darren Clarke's troops prepare for battle. O'Connell retired from rugby on medical advice in February after a glittering career which saw him captain Munster, Ireland and the British and Irish Lions. European captain Clarke believed the talk would be "seriously inspirational" for his team. “There's no...

  • Where the Ryder Cup will be won and lost

    Written by Edward Colman & Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 28 September 2016

    It is Ryder Cup time and Hazeltine National head pro Chandler Withington has provided Today's Golfer with an exclusive hole-by-hole guide to the course. Few people know Hazeltine National better than the club’s head professional Chandler Withington. He has played the course hundreds of times since he arrived from Merion four years ago, so there’s nobody more qualified to give us the inside...

  • Nike Golf celebrates the Ryder Cup

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 27 September 2016

    The Nike Golf Club Charge the Cup collection celebrates the Ryder Cup, a biennial match play contest between the United States and Europe. The Charge the Cup collection is designed for off-course style with on-course functionality. Including the Nike Classic 99 hat, Nike Range Sweater and Nike TR Dry Blade polo each piece in the collection celebrates this storied competition. The U.S. team,...

  • TG Travel Awards - Voting Open

    Tuesday, 27 September 2016

    Which course, hotel or resort has really impressed and stood head and shoulders above the rest for you this year both at home in the UK and abroad?...

  • VIDEO: Test your course management with Paul McGinley

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 27 September 2016

    On the eve of the Ryder Cup, Ballantine's, the No. 2 Scotch whisky globally, has today launched its innovative 'Call the Shots' film series featuring 2014 Ryder Cup winning captain Paul McGinley. Hosted on the Ballantine's Golf Club website, Call the Shots represents a world first for real world gamified golf content. The concept allows viewers to control the shot selection...

  • Arnold Palmer 1929-2016

    Written by Edward Colman on Tuesday, 27 September 2016

    Arnold Palmer spent a lifetime in the game of golf.  During that time, he learned a few things – about life, about competing and about people and alsogave plenty back including his contribution towards the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. We gleaned a little about his outlook on life, and his biggest influences, when we spoke to him last year over an...

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