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  •  Tom Watson, the new Ryder Cup golf captain for Team USA, hopes to end two decades of losing in Europe.

    Tom Watson returns as 2014 Ryder Cup captain Dec 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    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."

     
  •  Tom Watson is rumored to be the next U.S. Ryder Cup captain. Golf Digest has reported that the PGA of America plans to pick Watson as the 2014 Ryder Cup captain, and the announcement is scheduled to be made Thursday morning.

    Signs point to Watson as Ryder Cup captain Dec 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  •  Europe’s Martin Kaymer celebrating his Ryder Cup-winning putt Sunday was just one of the many memories for a special weekend at Medinah Country Club.

    Despite loss, great week for USA golf, Ryder Cup Oct 2, 2012 12:00 AM
    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.

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

     
  •  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.

     
  •  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.

     
  • Maggie Roland of Wheeling, left, and Jo Holtby of Arlington Heights have a glass of wine at the Lynfred Winery in Roselle after attending the Ryder Cup. The winery has seen a substantial boost in business from the event.

    Local businesses are Ryder winners, but big gain could be future for DuPage Sep 30, 2012 12:00 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.

     
  •  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 14½-13½ 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.

     
  • Sergio Garcia, right, and Martin Kaymer celebrate after Kaymer sank the put that sealed the Ryder Cup victory Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

    Images: Europe comes back to win the Ryder Cup Sep 30, 2012 12:00 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  •  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.

     
  •  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.

     
  •  Keegan Bradley reacts to his team’s win on the 12th hole of foursome play Saturday during the Ryder Cup matches.

    Images: Saturday at the Ryder Cup Sep 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  •  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.

    Images: Friday at the Ryder Cup Sep 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    Images from Medinah Country Club at the 39th Ryder Cup tournament. Team USA came out on top of Team Europe 5-3.

     
  •  The United States, left, and European teams rise as recording artist Jordin Sparks sings the national anthem.

    Images: Ryder Cup Opening Ceremonies Sep 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  •  The Akoo Theatre in Rosemont hosted the 39th Ryder Cup Gala.

    Images: Ryder Cup Gala Sep 26, 2012 12:00 AM
    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.

     
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