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  •  Medinah Country Club has completed a major re-design of its No. 1 course, but it won't be ready for play by members until next spring or summer.

    Architect: new Medinah No. 1 a ‘special’ course Sep 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    It won't be ready for play until next spring, but Medinah Country Club has unveiled its re-designed No. 1 course, the first major development at the club since last September’s Ryder Cup matches were played on its No. 3 layout. Michigan architect Tom Doak talks with Len Ziehm about the $6.3 million project, which created six new holes and expanded the water rentention areas to help the surrounding area.

     
  •  Joe Lundvick, left, chief operating officer of Perfection Global in Elk Grove Village, took photos with Team USA fans during the 39th annual Ryder Cup last weekend at Medinah Country Club.

    Fans basking in Ryder Cup afterglowOct 7, 2012 12:00 AM
    It's been a week now and still fans are comparing pictures, sharing stories, and showing off souvenirs from the 39th annual Ryder Cup that came to Medinah County Club. Few people can put their finger on the one thing that made the golf tournament so special, but many agree it was the experience of a lifetime.

     
  •  Organizers say it will take at least three months before Medinah Country Club is fully back to normal after the Ryder Cup.

    Medinah dazzles during its moment in spotlight Oct 1, 2012 12:00 AM
    Team USA may have faded down the stretch, but fans and organizers of the 39th annual Ryder Cup say Medinah Country Club dazzled from start to finish. Nearly 50,000 people jammed the course for Sunday's historic match. "The golf course looked so beautiful on screen. The city of Chicago, DuPage County, Medinah — we all delivered the deal," Mike Scully, Medinah's director of golf.

     
  •  Steve Stricker reacts to missing a putt on the 17th green Sunday. Stricker lost to Germany's Martin Kaymer, whose match point clinched the Ryder Cup for the Europeans.

    Was this the last Ryder for winless Stricker? Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Did Steve Stricker, who’s had more birthdays than golf has had Ryder Cups, just play in his last Team USA vs. Team Europe competition? If so, will his lasting Ryder Cup memory be his last putt? The clutch eight-footer gave the United States hope, only to see opponent Martin Kaymer match the par-saver with a five-footer to halve the 18th hole, win the head-to-head match and secure victory for Europe. Stricker took the collar in the 39th Ryder Cup at sunny, jam-packed Medinah Country Club, going 0-4, as Europe rallied from Sunday’s four-point deficit for a stunning 14˝-13˝ victory.

     
  •  This is the view of 2nd hole at Gleneagles in Scotland, which will host the 40th Ryder Cup in 2014.

    Scotland set to host 40th Ryder Cup Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    The 40th Ryder Cup will be held at Gleneagles in Scotland in 2014. The next Ryder Cup held in America will be in Minnesota in 2016.

     
  • Team Europe members douse Justin Rose with champagne following their stunning Ryder Cup victory over the United States Sunday at Medinah Country Club.

    For Europe’s best, this was the miracle at Medinah Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    It could be argued that this was the greatest comeback in sports history, considering the pressure, the circumstances, the location, the way the U.S. team had performed for two days and the sheer number of points Europe had to get in a single day of play at the Ryder Cup.

     
  •  Ian Poulter, who won his singles match against Webb Simpson, gets fired up after making a putt Sunday afternoon. Poulter went 4-0-0 in this Ryder Cup.

    Emotional Poulter recall’s Seve’s spirit Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    A clearly emotional Ian Poulter stood on the 18th green at Medinah Country Club on Sunday and remembered with fondness the person most people believe is the best European golfer of all time: Seve Ballesteros. He’d be the proudest man in the world right now,” Poulter said, his eyes welling up.

     
  •  Europe's Luke Donald reacts after hitting out of a bunker on the 17th hole in his singles match against USA's Bubba Watson. Donald won the hole and the Ryder Cup match to start Europe's historic comeback.

    Donald rewards Olazabal’s trust with big winSep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Luke Donald did his job perfectly for Team Europe on Sunday. With his team trailing 10-6, captain Jose Maria Olazabal sent former world No. 1 and Northwestern alum Donald out first in Sunday’s singles in hope of building some quick momentum for his team. Donald didn’t disappoint.

     
  •  Jim Furyk reacts after a poor shot from the sand on the 17th hole Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

    Furyk, Mickelson had their chances to win Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    One up. Two holes to play. That was the situation both Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk found themselves in Sunday afternoon at the Ryder Cup. Hang onto those leads and the U.S. would almost certainly claim victory at Medinah Country Club. Somehow, though, both matches unraveled before millions of unbelieving eyes.

     
  •  Martin Kaymer reacts after sinking the putt that sealed the Ryder Cup victory for Europe Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

    After attitude check, Kaymer cashes in with clincher Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Germany’s Martin Kaymer changed his attitude. And for that, he was rewarded Sunday with the honor of assuring the Ryder Cup would remain in Europe for two more years.

     
  • Europe’s Martin Kaymer reacts after winning his match on the 18th hole to clinch a Europe win Sunday at the Ryder Cup.

    Europe retains Ryder Cup in improbable finish Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Europe has retained the Ryder Cup, completing an improbable comeback from a 4-point deficit. Martin Kaymer delivered the crucial 14th point with a 1-up victory over Steve Stricker. When Kaymer rolled in the 6-foot putt to clinch the match Sunday, he threw up his arms in triumph and shook his fists. His teammates, surrounding the green, roared and grabbed anyone within reach for a hug. European captain Jose Maria Olazabal, watching from the middle of the fairway, closed his eyes and looked skyward.

     
  • Recapping the Ryder Cup singles matches Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Here is a capsule look at the 12 singles matches Sunday in the 39th Ryder Cup.

     
  •  Martin Kaymer of Team Europe raises his arms in victory after his par putt on 18 clinched the 2012 Ryder Cup for Europe.

    Europeans stun everyone but themselves to keep the Cup Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Europeans did their best to convince everyone, themselves included, that they actually had a chance to rally from America’s commanding 4-point lead and retain the Ryder Cup. Needing 8 points out of Sunday’s 12 singles matches, the Europeans turned what seemed improbable into reality with a stunning display of golf, winning 14˝ to 13˝ in the largest comeback on foreign soil.

     
  • USA's Webb Simpson, right, and Bubba Watson line up a putt on the fifth hole during a four-ball match at the Ryder Cup PGA golf tournament.

    Breaking down Sunday's singles matches at Medinah Sep 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Here's a look at the Ryder Cup pairings for Sunday's singles matches.

     
  • Team USA fans were out in full force on the first tee Friday morning as Ryder Cup competition got under way at Medinah Country Club.

    What it's like on Ryder's first teeSep 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    The first tee at the Ryder Cup can be daunting. At Friday's opening bell, the chorus was in full swing as American and European fans chanted refrain after to refrain to show their support in attempts to drown out the opposition. Whether it was the chill in the air, the overwhelming warmth of the crowd of Medinah or the ever-mounting pressure in their hands, the first tee shots of the day went astray as veterans Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk hooked their opening drives over the fans and left of the fairway for Hole No. 1. The matches were officially under way, and so the accompanying pressure.

     
  •  Tiger Woods started slow Saturday, falling 4-down, but came on strong with 5 birdies on the back nine in his fourball match with partner Steve Stricker. They had a chance to square the match but lost on No. 18.

    Closing rush by Woods falls just short Sep 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    Say this much for Tiger Woods: He can still send a lightning bolt of electricity across Medinah Country Club. Woods, who claimed the 1999 and 2006 PGA Championships at Medinah, had throngs of Ryder Cup fans going absolutely berserk Saturday afternoon as he and partner Steve Stricker clawed back being 4-down after nine holes and almost pulling out a half-point for the ages.

     
  • USA's Webb Simpson reacts after making a putt to win the 13th hole during a fourball match Saturday at the Ryder Cup. Simpson and Watson won their match to give Team USA a 9-4 lead.

    Poulter keeps Europeans in the hunt at Ryder Cup Sep 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley helped stake the Americans to their biggest lead in the Ryder Cup in more than 30 years. Ian Poulter, eyes bulging and fists shaking with every clutch putt, at least gave Europe some big momentum over the final frantic hour Saturday at Medinah. "The last two putts were massive," European captain Jose Maria Olazabal said after watching Poulter stay undefeated in this Ryder Cup.

     
  •  Ryder Cub fans watching the action on the No. 12 green at Medinah Country Club go crazy for Team USA Saturday afternoon.

    Fans help create magic moments at Medinah Sep 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    Congratulations, Chicago. The energy, exuberance and rowdiness fans have brought to Medinah Country Club this weekend for the 39th Ryder Cup has players and commentators alike raving over your conduct. “I’ve never seen this many people on a golf course, whether for a Ryder Cup or for any golf event,” said NBC reporter Jimmy Roberts, who is at his 10th Ryder Cup.

     
  •  Team USA fans show their support at the first tee on Day 2 of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

    Recapping Saturday’s Ryder Cup foursome matches Sep 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    Here’s a glance at how the early Ryder Cup matches on Saturday morning unfolded at Medinah Country Club, giving Team USA an 8-4 lead heading into the afternoon fourball matches. There are 28 matches in the Ryder Cup, and the United States needs to win 14˝ points to capture the trophy.

     
  •  Luke Donald hits out of the trap on the 6th hole during Ryder Cup fourball matches Saturday at Medinah Country Club. He captured his first point of this Ryder Cup when he and Sergio Garcia defeated Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker on the 18th hole.

    Clutch birdie by Donald holds off Woods, Stricker Sep 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    After not making it past the 15th hole in his first two Ryder Cup matches — a pair of morning-round thumpings at the hands of the red-hot pairing of Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley — Northwestern product Luke Donald finally found his form, and the 18th green, late Saturday evening.

     
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