New York Post

Ryder Cup morning round pairings: Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas to go off first

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — The pairings for the first Friday morning foursomes (alternate shot) matches of the 43rd Ryder Cup are in. Jon Rahm, the No. 1-ranked player in the world, and Sergio Garcia, who by himself has accounted for as many career points (25 ½) as the entire 2021 U.S. team, will play the Americans’ power duo of Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth in the first match.
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Fitzpatrick hopes for better start, more action at Ryder Cup

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Matt Fitzpatrick’s Ryder Cup debut wasn’t great. He lost. Europe lost. And he never really felt like he played any real golf. After making his first team for the 2016 matches at Hazeltine, then missing Europe’s win in Paris two years later, the 27-year-old Englishman is back and looking for a much different result this time.
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Arkansas Online

'Cry Macho'

One thing about Clint Eastwood, even at 91 years old, the seasoned and often surly actor, director and producer still plays by his own rules. And despite being in his twilight years (no offense to the many inspiring family, friends and folks in their 90s), Eastwood is showing no signs of slowing down. His notorious and staunch independence is what led him to turn down an offer to play James Bond and pass on the lead role in Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now." (Eastwood was adamant that Bond should be played by an Englishman and had no desire to spend weeks shooting with Coppola in the Philippines.)
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Chamblee: ‘Ian Poulter is the worst ball-striker at the Ryder Cup…by a lot’

The Ryder Cup gets underway this morning at Whistling Straits, with the foursome pairings announced Thursday evening. From those fixtures, Brandel Chamblee has questioned the European pairing of Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy, calling the former by far and away the worst ball-striker of the 24 players in Wisconsin. Speaking...

Fiery Hatton hopes to stay cool for good of Team Europe

Sept 24 (Reuters) - Tyrrell Hatton expects to be needled by U.S. fans at the Ryder Cup but the fiery Englishman said on Thursday he will try to keep a lid on his emotions at Whistling Straits for the sake of his European team mates. Hatton, who has said his...
Sporting News

Lee Westwood could break multiple Ryder Cup records in his 11th appearance

At the 43rd Ryder Cup this weekend, Team Europe’s Lee Westwood will be making his 11th appearance, tied for the most Ryder Cup appearances in history with Nick Faldo. Westwood’s first appearance dates back to 1997 when he was a rookie — this happened to be Tiger Woods’ rookie year as well. Coincidentally, Westwood partnered with Faldo that week.

Ryder Cup history: Who won the last Ryder Cup?

After a convincing victory at the 2016 Ryder Cup, the Americans brimmed with confidence heading to Paris to defend their title. Armed with a team stacked with top talent, captain Jim Furyk and co. arrived at Le Golf National looking to win on European soil for the first time since 1993. Instead, they left beaten and battered — again — extending their poor luck across the pond.
New York Post

Ian Poulter is the heartbeat of Team Europe: ‘Mr. Ryder Cup’

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — If he’s on your team, you love him. If he’s not, you hate him. If Ian Poulter were a football player, opposing coaches would be up late into the night game-planning ways to stop him. If the 45-year-old Englishman were a basketball player, he’d be Dennis Rodman,...

Ryan Kent: Rangers winger out for up to four weeks

Rangers attacker Ryan Kent will be out for up to four weeks, manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed. The Englishman, 24, came off during last week's Europa League defeat by Lyon and has not featured in Rangers' two games since. Gerrard's side visit Dundee in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday, then...

URC: Edinburgh & Glasgow look to improve on disappointing seasons

If Scottish Rugby chief Mark Dodson handed out report cards to those in charge of Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh at the end of last season, his judgement on their performance may well have read "must do better". Scottish sides spent years aimlessly wandering the back alleys of underachievement until Gregor...

‘Let It Rain’: A Belated Cloudburst From Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton was such a reluctant recipient of the solo spotlight in the early 1970s that he hid behind a different band name at least some of the time. But after Derek and the Dominos’ “Layla” had belatedly become a Top 10 US hit on Atco in August 1972, Polydor hoped to keep the momentum going by returning to Eric’s self-titled debut solo album of two years before.

For the U.S. Ryder Cup Team, Motivation Burns Naturally

HAVEN, Wis. — Steve Stricker, the United States Ryder Cup captain, has not delivered a single rousing speech to his charges this week. He has also refrained from showing them motivational videos, which many of his predecessors liked to do. When Stricker was a Ryder Cup competitor, as opposed to...

Roma player ratings: Abraham makes the difference

Tammy Abraham made the difference for Roma in their 1-0 win over Udinese on Thursday, bouncing back in Serie A after their loss at Hellas Verona last time out. The No.9 bagged the game’s only goal in the first half to seal the points, while Gianluca Mancini also had an impressive outing.