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QUICK TAKE: Winds Assert Friday Sway View More
Canada's Austin Connelly dressed for the weather, then shot 2-over-par Friday to stay near the top of the leaderboard. (REUTERS/Andrew Boyers)

QUICK TAKE: Winds Assert Friday Sway

SOUTHPORT, ENGLAND | With a few exceptions, competitors in second round of the 146th Open Championship were struggling to match their Thursday scores. A buffeting wind was in the driving seat and making for problems on every one of the 18 holes. With the wind, the players had trouble staying…

Rory: Ryder Cup Qualifying Changes Needed View More
Paul Casey was ineligible to be a captain's pick for the European Team, despite his world golf ranking.

Rory: Ryder Cup Qualifying Changes Needed

Rory McIlroy might have withdrawn from this week’s Turkish Airlines Open at the last minute, but his opinions about the Ryder Cup have kept him in the news. Speaking on the No Laying Up podcast, the world No. 2 took issue with the rule that ties eligibility for Europe’s Ryder…

Compelling Opening Match Highlights Friday Morning View More
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Compelling Opening Match Highlights Friday Morning

CHASKA, MINNESOTA – And now it’s time for the golf. American captain Davis Love III and European captain Darren Clarke set the pairings for the opening session of the Ryder Cup Friday morning and while there were no great surprises, the foursomes action could set the tone for how the…

Clarke Tabs Westwood, Kaymer and Pieters For Ryder Cup View More
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Clarke Tabs Westwood, Kaymer and Pieters For Ryder Cup

European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke has selected veterans Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer, along with 24-year-old Belgian Thomas Pieters, to complete the team’s roster for next month’s matches at Hazeltine. The Westwood and Kaymer picks come as little surprise given Europe’s six Ryder Cup rookies set to tee it up…

OWGR Snapshot: Westwood Makes Big Move View More
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OWGR Snapshot: Westwood Makes Big Move

In this week’s Official World Golf Ranking: Jason Day (AUS) holds the No. 1 ranking for a third consecutive week, after ending the 20-week reign of Jordan Spieth (US) back in March. Including two previous brief stints at the top last autumn, Day now has been No. 1 for a…

Making The Case For The Yanks

Prepare to be overwhelmed by hype. So much so that by the time the Ryder Cup matches begin Friday in Scotland the paralysis by analysis will be positively stultifying. Prepare to be convinced that the American side has no chance against the Europeans, who have dominated the Ryder Cup in…