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  • Lombard plans to sell ‘Rory McIlroy car’ on eBay Dec 13, 2012 3:47 PM
    The unmarked Lombard police car used to rush European golfer Rory McIlroy to his game-changing performance on the final day of the Ryder Cup in Medinah is heading to the auction block. "Since it's drawing so much attention," Village Manager David Hulseberg said in October, "we figure we have nothing to lose by putting it out there for any European or anyone who would like to buy the car and do whatever they would like with it."

     
  • Europe’s Paul Lawrie criticizes crowd behavior at Medinah Oct 3, 2012 2:52 PM
    Paul Lawrie wasn't just battling Brandt Snedeker as Europe won the Ryder Cup. He also had to contend with the Medinah crowd. "I didn't get abused, but you get comments like: `Top it! Shank it! You're going to lose.' Stuff like that on every shot you play," Lawrie said Wednesday. "Every single shot you hit last week, that's what you get. So apparently that's how it is."

     
  • Lombard cop gains international fame from Ryder escort Oct 3, 2012 5:45 PM
    Ever heard of Pat Rollins? Well, they have in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Britain and throughout the world of professional golf after Rollins famously sprinted European golfer Rory McIlroy to the final day of the Ryder Cup on Sunday at Medinah Country Club. The Lombard Deputy Police Chief is busy answering more than 70 media calls from around the world about his timely escort of McIlroy in an unmarked squad car that's set to be sold online.

     
  • Despite loss, great week for USA golf, Ryder Cup Oct 2, 2012 7:21 PM
    For many in attendance, the Ryder Cup at Medinah was the single greatest sporting event they have ever attended, and the amazing finish only made it that much more astonishing.

     
  • Images: Europe comes back to win the Ryder Cup Oct 2, 2012 10:10 AM
    The European Ryder Cup team came into Sunday trailing the US 10 - 6. They staged an historic 14 1/2 to 13 1/2 comeback to retain the Ryder Cup for another two years.

     
  • After attitude check, Kaymer cashes in with clincher Sep 30, 2012 7:44 PM
    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.

     
  • Scotland set to host 40th Ryder Cup Sep 30, 2012 6:57 PM
    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.

     
  • Recapping the Ryder Cup singles matches Sep 30, 2012 8:57 PM
    Here is a capsule look at the 12 singles matches Sunday in the 39th Ryder Cup.

     
  • Europe retains Ryder Cup in improbable finish Sep 30, 2012 5:29 PM
    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.

     
  • For Europe’s best, this was the miracle at Medinah Oct 1, 2012 1:29 PM
    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.

     
  • Furyk, Mickelson had their chances to win Sep 30, 2012 9:21 PM
    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.

     
  • Emotional Poulter recall’s Seve’s spirit Sep 30, 2012 8:15 PM
    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.

     
  • Europeans stun everyone but themselves to keep the Cup Sep 30, 2012 8:25 PM
    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.

     
  • Donald rewards Olazabal’s trust with big win Sep 30, 2012 10:55 PM
    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.

     
  • Indomitable Poulter gives Europe some hope Sep 29, 2012 8:21 PM
    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.

     
  • Images: Saturday at the Ryder Cup Sep 29, 2012 7:36 PM
    Images from Saturday at Medinah Country Club and the 39th Ryder Cup tournament. Saturday featured the US team taking a commanding 10 - 6 lead over team Europe heading into the final round on Sunday.

     
  • Images: Friday at the Ryder Cup Sep 28, 2012 7:11 PM
    Images from Medinah Country Club at the 39th Ryder Cup tournament. Team USA came out on top of Team Europe 5-3.

     
  • Images: Ryder Cup Opening Ceremonies Sep 27, 2012 7:19 PM
    Images of opening ceremonies for the 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club. Recording artist Jordin Sparks sang the national anthem. All-star golfers from Europe and the USA were introduced to a huge crowd assembled at the clubhouse.

     
  • Images: Ryder Cup Gala Sep 26, 2012 10:49 PM
    Images of 39th Ryder Cup Gala at the Akoo Theatre in Rosemont. Chicago sports legends, luminaries, and celebrities gathered in advance of the Ryder Cup which is to take place at the Medinah Country Club this weekend.

     
  • Memories of Seve behind Olazabal’s competitive spirit Sep 26, 2012 8:17 PM
    Though Jose Maria Olazabal won two Masters titles, his career worldwide is best defined by the things he did with Seve Ballesteros at his side. They formed the most successful partnership in Ryder Cup history, going 11-2-2 in matches they played together. It's the competitive spirit they had together that Olazabal hopes to create as captain at this 39th Ryder Cup, and the team's golf bag tribute to Ballesteros underscores that. "He was a great figure, not just for myself but for the whole European squad every year that he played," said Olazabal. "We are going to miss him a lot. He was a special man."

     
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