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  • Being at Ryder Cup the real deal Sep 30, 2012 12:05 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.

  • Recapping Saturday’s Ryder Cup foursome matches Sep 30, 2012 1:44 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.

  • Poulter keeps Europeans in the hunt at Ryder Cup Sep 29, 2012 8:40 PM
    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.

  • Clutch birdie by Donald holds off Woods, Stricker Sep 29, 2012 9:38 PM
    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.

  • Closing rush by Woods falls just short Sep 29, 2012 10:14 PM
    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.

  • Ryder fans happy to shell out hundreds at Medinah Oct 1, 2012 7:09 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.

  • What it's like on Ryder's first tee Sep 29, 2012 8:38 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.

  • USA grabs early lead in afternoon Ryder Cup matches Sep 28, 2012 10:17 PM
    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.

  • Unwrapping the Ryder Cup shopping experience Sep 28, 2012 5:30 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.

  • Breaking down Saturday’s Ryder Cup pairings Sep 29, 2012 1:53 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.

  • Mickelson, Bradley lead USA charge Sep 28, 2012 10:19 PM
    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.

  • Woods-Stricker to sit out morning matches Sep 28, 2012 9:17 PM
    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.

  • When it comes to pressure, Bradley’s in control Sep 28, 2012 9:08 PM
    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.”

  • Poulter, Colsaerts help Europe defeat Woods Sep 28, 2012 8:13 PM
    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.

  • Ryder Cup rookies show their mettle Sep 28, 2012 8:47 PM
    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.

  • USA ends Ryder day up 5-3 Sep 28, 2012 9:11 PM
    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.

  • Ryder opening focuses on friendship Sep 28, 2012 10:18 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.

  • Time to test your Ryder Cup trivia Sep 27, 2012 7:56 PM
    How well do you know Ryder Cup history? Try this quiz put together by Doug Ferguson, AP national golf writer:

  • Fear not, gentlemen, only a half billion people are watching you. Sep 28, 2012 1:54 PM
    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.

  • Snedeker to get early baptism in Ryder Cup Sep 27, 2012 7:05 PM
    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."

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