PARIS—Italian Francesco Molinari fittingly took the glory as Europe regained the Ryder Cup from the United States in dominant style on Sunday, Sept. 30, but it was a complete team effort that delivered what turned out to be a crushing 17.5-10.5 victory. With Molinari safely on the 16th green, Phil Mickelson conceded their singles match after firing his tee shot into the water, taking Europe to the magical 14.5 mark they needed to win the Cup for the fourth time in the last five.
PARIS - Captain Jim Furyk front-loaded his United States team with his most in-form players as the visitors set their sights on a Sunday singles comeback against Europe on the final day of the Ryder Cup. With Europe leading 10-6, Furyk could at least draw strength from the knowledge that the same deficit has twice been overturned on Sundays in recent times -- by the U.S. in 1999 and Europe in 2012.
PARIS - Tiger Woods's Ryder Cup record went from bad to worse when he lost two more matches on Saturday, extinguishing a theory that a warmer, cuddlier, middle-aged cat would finally shine in the team format.
PARIS - Europe opened a commanding 8-4 lead after Saturday's Ryder Cup fourballs with Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia fending off a thrilling American fightback to lead another home onslaught around Le Golf National. Roared on once again by huge and partisan galleries, Europe's pairings initially dominated as their misfiring rivals struggled to locate fairways and greens on a breezy Autumn morning south-west of Paris.
PARIS—Europe rallied from a 3-1 deficit after the Friday morning fourballs to sweep the afternoon foursomes and take a 5-3 lead after the first day of the 42nd Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in Paris. Team Europe had its collective back against the wall after dropping the first three matches of the day and with the anchor team of Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari two down after 10 holes against the vaunted American twosome of Tiger Woods and Patrick Reed.
PARIS—Tiger Woods will partner Patrick Reed against Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood in the fourth and final fourballs match when the Ryder Cup gets underway on Friday, a grouping sure to be the number-one draw for fans at Le Golf National. Woods, back in the competition after not playing in the last two editions, is in hot form and it looks a formidable partnership with this year's Masters champion Reed. The first match of the day sees Justin Rose and Spanish rookie Jon Rahm taking on Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau.
PARIS—They might be 24 of the best players in the world but, if much of the Ryder Cup build up is to be believed, this year's battle will be decided less by golfing prowess than on who is having the most fun in the team room. Every two years, particularly when Europe win, the question arises about whether their ability to bond on and off the course is superior to the Americans and if so, why and how much it matters.
PARIS—Phil Mickelson on Tuesday dangled the mouth-watering prospect of a possible pairing with a resurgent Tiger Woods at this week's Ryder Cup. For years the rivalry between the men was one of golf's talking points and their disastrous first-day pairing in the 2004 competition came to encapsulate an American team many observers felt for years was riven by egos. The team's two biggest players were sent out together in the opening match by captain Hal Sutton to make a statement but were beaten by Colin Montgomerie and Padraig Harrington.
ATLANTA — Tiger Woods stood on the brink of his first title triumph since 2013 after opening a three-shot lead over Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy in the third round of the Tour Championship in Atlanta on Saturday, Sept. 22. Woods made a blistering start amid scenes reminiscent of his halcyon days, notching six birdies in the first seven holes after starting the day tied for the halfway lead with world No. 1 Rose at East Lake.
Tiger Woods swung with rhythmic precision and wielded a hot putter to tie Rickie Fowler for the first-round lead at the season-ending Tour Championship on Thursday. A week before returning to the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2012, Woods finished in style with an eagle at the par-five 18th to cap a five-under-par 65 at East Lake in Atlanta. He and Fowler led by one stroke from fellow American Gary Woodland and England's world number one Justin Rose. FedExCup points leader Bryson DeChambeau battled to a 71 to lie equal 21st in the 30-man field.