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  •  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 14½ 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.

     
  • Fans cheer on the 16th hole during a foursomes match at the Ryder Cup on Saturday.

    Being at Ryder Cup the real deal Sep 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    This week’s Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club certainly is different from your typical event, but the same question applies: Is it better to witness play on the course or from the couch? The comparison test was easy Saturday as long as you scored a ticket for the tournament. You could go to Medinah for the morning matches and back home for the afternoon matches.

     
  •  Team USA captain Davis Love III hugs Bubba Watson after Watson and teammate Webb Simpson won their match Saturday afternoon.

    USA players following captain’s orders Sep 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    Like any Ryder Cup captain, Davis Love III has endured his share of second guessing, but the results speak for themselves. His rookies, led by Keegan Bradley, have combined to go 8-3, and Tiger Woods responded to his first Cup benching by cranking it up on the back nine Saturday afternoon in one of the most exciting matches of the weekend in front of 40,000 festive fans at Medinah Country Club . But most important for Love, the U.S squad followed up a great start on Friday with another dominant performance Saturday to take an overwhelming 10-6 lead over the Team Europe heading into today’s singles matches. Plain and simple, Love has pulled all the right strings, but like any good captain, he’ll never admit it.

     
  •  Team Europe's Ian Poulter is pumped after sinking a putt to finish 1 up on Team USA at the 18th Saturday in the 39th Ryder Cup. Poulter is 3-0-0 for Europe at Medinah.

    Indomitable Poulter gives Europe some hope Sep 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    There may be no better match play competitor in Ryder Cup history than England’s Ian Poulter. He’s kept Team Europe alive — at least barely — through two days of the 39th staging of the event at Medinah, and he gave a pulsating finish to Saturday’s closing session.After playing partner Rory McIlroy made birdie at No. 13, Poulter reeled off five birds in a row, the last of which clinched a 1-up victory over Americans Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson. Poulter and McIlroy were 2-down when their run began.

     
  • There is no shortage of food available for fans at the Ryder Cup in Medinah, as long as you’re willing to pay a higher-than-average price.

    Ryder fans happy to shell out hundreds at Medinah Sep 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    Tickets themselves cost hundreds of dollars for the Ryder Cup. But the spending doesn’t stop there. Fans can spend hundreds, even thousands more on parking, food and souveniers. Here's a look at what the Ryder Cup can really cost.

     
  •  Tiger Woods hangs his head in disbelief after narrowly missing a birdie putt on No. 18 during Friday's Ryder Cup at Medinah.

    Woods-Stricker to sit out morning matches Sep 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    Late Friday night the lineups for Saturday morning’s foursomes matches were unveiled, and for the first time in his Ryder Cup career Tiger Woods’ name was not on the card.

     
  • Bubba Watson waives to the Ryder Cup crowd on the 14th hole after winning his afternoon match Friday at Medinah Country Club.

    USA ends Ryder day up 5-3Sep 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    Friday’s Ryder Cup matches at Medinah Country Club ended with Team USA taking a 5-3 lead over Europe. Saturday will feature four more foursome matches (alternative shots) and four more fourballs matches, with 8 more points at stake before Sunday’s 12 singles matches. The U.S. needs 14.5 points to win the Ryder Cup. Europe needs 14 to keep it.

     
  •  Teammate Phil Mickelson, left, says no one handles pressure better than Keegan Bradley. The two teamed up to win two matches and give the United States a lead after Friday's Ryder Cup matches at Medinah.

    When it comes to pressure, Bradley’s in control Sep 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    Keegan Bradley certainly didn’t feel a shred of pressure Friday as the Ryder Cup rookie teamed with Phil Mickelson to thoroughly trounce two of Europe’s best squads at Medinah Country Club. ““I love, love playing with this man,” Mickelson said. “There’s a simple reason Keegan’s perfect for the Ryder Cup,” he said. “The more pressure the situation, the better he plays … the better he sees the shot … the better he focuses … the better the result. And there’s no bigger pressure situation than the Ryder Cup. And that’s when he’s at his best.”

     
  •  Keegan Bradley, left, and Phil Mickelson congratulate each other after Mickelson’s drive on the 17th hole land just feet from the cup. That drive clinched the match for their round and gave the US team another point Friday afternoon at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

    USA grabs early lead in afternoon Ryder Cup matches Sep 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    After a 2 to 2 tie in the morning matches, Team USA grabbed the early lead in the fourballs competition in the afternoon, leading in three of four matches and the final match of the day all square through 5 holes Friday at Medinah Country Club.

     
  • Breaking down Saturday’s Ryder Cup pairings Sep 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    Here’s a glance at Saturday’s four Ryder Cup foursomes matches (alternative shot), with the first group teeing off at 7:20 a.m. at Medinah’s Course No. 3 and the final grouping going off at 8:05 a.m. The afternoon fourball pairings will be announced after the morning matches.

     
  •  Nicolas Colsaerts, a captains pick for Team Europe, pumps his fist after sinking a birdie putt on 17 during fourball matches Friday at Medinah Country Club.

    Poulter, Colsaerts help Europe defeat Woods Sep 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    Opening day at the 39th Ryder Cup didn’t go well for Team Europe on Friday, but the gang that won four of the last five competitions did win one battle. The two captain’s picks made by European captain Jose Maria Olazabal were twice as productive as the four captain’s picks made by U.S. captain Davis Love III. England’s Ian Poulter and Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts both played big roles in taking down Tiger Woods on Friday.

     
  •  Hunter Wark,11, of Glen Ellyn shares a laugh with World Golf Hall of Famer Billy Casper as he signs his book for him at the Ryder Cup golf pro shop on Sunday. Fans have flocked to the merchandise tent since it opened.

    Unwrapping the Ryder Cup shopping experienceSep 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    The action might be more intense in the merchandise tent than on the course during the Ryder Cup this week at Medinah. Mike Imrem offers his shopping perspective.

     
  • Team USA's Bubba Watson tees off on Hole No. 1 to start his afternoon fourball match Friday. Watson and Webb Simpson didn't take long to take control of the match and give the U.S. a lead it never relinquished.

    Mickelson, Bradley lead USA chargeSep 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    Welcome to the Madhouse at Medinah. Welcome to the 39th Ryder Cup, where the U.S. team came into the day the slightest of favorites against a formidable group of Europeans, but now look to be in the drivers’ seat courtesy of a 5-3 opening day highlighted mainly by the performance of the young guns, but by one wily veteran as well.

     
  •  USA rookie Keegan Bradley reacts to missing a putt on the 14th hole, but he didn't miss much else on the day as he earned 2 points with partner Phil Mickelson in Friday's Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

    Ryder Cup rookies show their mettle Sep 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    The new blood helped the Americans draw first blood in the Ryder Cup on Friday. Thanks largely to rookies Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson and Jason Dufner, the U.S. finds itself in a good spot after the first day of matches at Medinah Country Club.

     
  •  Team USA veteran Phil Mickelson, here talking with Webb Simpson at right, will set a record with his ninth Ryder Cup appearance this weekend. Having played every Ryder Cup since 1995, Mickelson owns the record for the most defeats and is 11-17-6 overall.

    Time to test your Ryder Cup triviaSep 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    How well do you know Ryder Cup history? Try this quiz put together by Doug Ferguson, AP national golf writer:

     
  •  Davis Love III, captain of Team USA, speaks to the large crowd as Team Europe’s Jose Maria Olazabal looks on with other members of the European team at the opening ceremonies at the Ryder Cup in Medinah on Thursday.

    Ryder opening focuses on friendship Sep 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    While golf's most prestigious event is an avid competition for national pride, both Ryder Cup team captains emphasized friendship and respect during Thursday's opening ceremony. The event at Medinah Country Club attracted hundreds of fans as well as a sprinkling of celebrities like Donald Trump. "The camaraderie of both sides is something I want to cherish forever," the European captain said.

     
  • USA’s Webb Simpson, left to right, Brandt Snedeker and Jim Furyk look over the green on the fourth hole Thursday during a practice round at the Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

    Snedeker to get early baptism in Ryder Cup Sep 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    Davis Love III sent out his hottest player. Jose Maria Olazabal went with his strongest teams. The Ryder Cup captains had the same objectives Thursday when they announced their teams for the opening sessions at Medinah. Win points, the sooner the better. "We have to go for it," Olazabal said. "I know we are playing away. The crowds are going to be on their side. They set up the course to their liking. At the end of the day, you have to make a bunch of birdies out there to win points."

     
  • Jim Furyk celebrates after sinking a putt in the final round of the 2008 Ryder Cup at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville. That was the last victory for the U.S. team.

    Fear not, gentlemen, only a half billion people are watching you.Sep 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    OK, gentlemen, welcome to the first tee. No need to be nervous, though, because there are only thousands of rabid fans in the bleachers and strewn out along the fairway here at Medinah Country Club — even at this ungodly early hour. You may also notice that some fans have their faces painted, others are singing and waving flags and most are chanting for their respective sides.

     
  • USA’s captain Davis Love III and Tiger Woods pose with the Ryder Cup trophy at Medinah Country Club.

    Love’s nature perfect to be U.S. captain Sep 26, 2012 12:00 AM
    The more you listen to, talk with and watch Davis Love III in action, the more you come to one conclusion: the guy was born to be a Ryder Cup captain. From his background, literally born into golf as the son of the late club pro Davis Love Jr., to his love of the history of the game. And who better to pass that along than his late friend, Harvey Penick, the man whom his father learned the game from?

     
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