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  • Tom Watson returns as 2014 Ryder Cup captain Dec 13, 2012 3:43 PM
    The Americans are bringing back Tom Watson as their Ryder Cup captain with hopes of ending two decades of losing in Europe. Watson, however, faces a tall order as the Americans have lost seven of the last nine Ryder Cups and have not won away from home since 1993, when Watson was the captain at The Belfry in England. The eight-time major champion will be 65 when the 2014 Ryder Cup is played at Gleneagles in Scotland, making him the oldest captain in Ryder Cup history. "I was waiting for about 20 years to get the call," Watson said with that familiar gap-tooth grin. "I loved it the first time. I'm a great fan of the Ryder Cup. It's a great honor to be able to do it again."

  • Signs point to Watson as Ryder Cup captain Dec 12, 2012 12:16 PM
    In the two months since a stunning loss in the Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club, the PGA of America talked about doing things differently when selecting its next captain. Tom Watson certainly would break the mold. Golf Digest has reported that the PGA of America plans to announced on Thursday morning that Watson will direct Team USA.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Local businesses are Ryder winners, but big gain could be future for DuPage Oct 1, 2012 7:34 AM
    The Ryder Cup is on target to provide an immediate economic influx of about $130 million for businesses in the region, including about $80 million for DuPage County businesses, officials say. And long-term benefits could be in store as local officials woo visiting executives from around the world. “The Ryder Cup puts DuPage County on the world stage,” said Greg Bedalov, CEO of Choose DuPage.

  • 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.

  • Was this the last Ryder for winless Stricker? Sep 30, 2012 8:44 PM
    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 14½-13½ victory.

  • 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 14½ to 13½ in the largest comeback on foreign soil.

  • Fans help create magic moments at Medinah Sep 29, 2012 9:04 PM
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • Love’s nature perfect to be U.S. captain Sep 26, 2012 8:28 PM
    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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