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QUICK TAKE: South Koreans Take Two For Openers View More
The South Korean team was relieved to win both matches on Thursday at the UL International Crown. (Photo credit: LPGA)

QUICK TAKE: South Koreans Take Two For Openers

INCHEON, SOUTH KOREA | Whew, what a relief. They didn’t say it out loud but that was the reaction of the four South Korean players after they won both their opening four-ball matches against Chinese Taipei at the UL International Crown. Expectations have been so extreme leading into this event…

QUICK TAKE: Korda Showing What It Takes To Lead U.S. In Korea View More
Jessica Korda is taking the lead of the U.S. team at the UL International Crown (Photo Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Korda Showing What It Takes To Lead U.S. In Korea

INCHEON, SOUTH KOREA | Leaders and leadership are two very different things. Leaders often inherit their roles or have the title given to them by virtue of their age or status – think His Royal Highness King Such-and-Such or the distinguished senior senator from state X. Leadership, however, is forged…

QUICK TAKE: Losing Turns Ugly For U.S. Ryder Cup Team View More
Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka ended their Ryder Cup week with a confrontation in the Europe team room. (Photo: Christian Petersen, Getty Images)

QUICK TAKE: Losing Turns Ugly For U.S. Ryder Cup Team

Maybe Jordan Spieth versus Patrick Reed on Thanksgiving weekend would be more interesting than the Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson match. And, according to various confirmed reports, Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka already have had their head-to-head battle Sunday night in the European team room at the Ryder Cup, where they had…

QUICK TAKE: Adulation Greets South Korean Team At UL International Crown View More
So Yeon Ryu hopes to lead her home country to victory in the International Crown. (Photo: Thomas Russo, USA Today Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Adulation Greets South Korean Team At UL International Crown

INCHEON, SOUTH KOREA | You knew they were coming long before you saw them. When the four players representing South Korea walked out of the clubhouse at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea at 7:25 on Tuesday morning for team photos, fans swarmed like bees, obscuring So Yeon Ryu, Sung…

QUICK TAKE: Sunday’s Singles Matches Are Set View More
Webb Simpson (Regis Duvignau, Reuters)

QUICK TAKE: Sunday’s Singles Matches Are Set

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, FRANCE | The Ryder Cup math gets simple now. Twelve singles matches remain to be played on Sunday. To win the Ryder Cup, Europe needs to win 4½ more points. To keep the Cup, the U.S. needs to find at least 8 points in singles. “We want to get…

QUICK TAKE: European Dominance Makes U.S. Comeback More Difficult View More
Golf - 2018 Ryder Cup at Tommy Fleetwood (left) and Francesco Molinari (Photo credit: Carl Recine, Reuters)

QUICK TAKE: European Dominance Makes U.S. Comeback More Difficult

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, FRANCE | Now what? Play the video of Ben Crenshaw waving his finger saying he has a funny feeling about things? Putt better – fast? Feed Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari some bad fish? It’s possible to start the Ryder Cup Sunday singles in a 10-6 hole and win…

QUICK TAKE: Sights And Sounds From Day 2 Of The Ryder Cup View More
Phil Mickelson and wife Amy Mickelson (Photo credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

QUICK TAKE: Sights And Sounds From Day 2 Of The Ryder Cup

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, FRANCE | Could Sunday be Phil Mickelson’s final Ryder Cup match? It’s easy to think so. He’s 48 years old and in line to be a future captain (think 2022 or 2024). Of more immediate concern is the fact that Mickelson is in search of his missing form. Mickelson…

QUICK TAKE: Road Record May Lead U.S. To Fear The Foursomes View More
Jordan Spieth (Photo credit: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

QUICK TAKE: Road Record May Lead U.S. To Fear The Foursomes

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, FRANCE | As if getting skunked in the foursomes sessions Friday afternoon and ceding command of this Ryder Cup to the Europeans weren’t bad enough, there’s a potentially more concerning thought for the United States team. They have to play foursomes again Saturday afternoon. If you’re looking for threads…