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  • 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?

  • Images: Ryder Cup Competitors Practice Wednesday Sep 26, 2012 6:47 PM
    Images of Ryder Cup competitors practicing, and of fanfare at Medinah County Club on Wednesday.

  • Quick start crucial to winning Ryder Cup Sep 28, 2012 7:42 AM
    The Super Bowl of golf is nearly here, the first practice only hours away and Team USA is looking at a significant home-course advantage. The U.S. is favored to win even though Europe has taken nine of the last 13 Ryder Cups after winning in Wales by a point in 2010. So does Medinah offer the U.S. a 1-point advantage? Definitely. But will it be enough to overcome Team USA's competitive issues? Maybe.

  • Images: Ryder Cup Celebrity Scramble Sep 25, 2012 7:40 PM
    Images from Medinah Country Club in Itasca for a Ryder Cup celebrity event on Tuesday afternoon. Olympian Michael Phelps, movie star Bill Murray, and recording artist Justin Timberlake were among the celebrities who appeared.

  • Images: Ryder Cup Competitors Practice Sep 25, 2012 4:53 PM
    Images of Ryder Cup competitors practicing at Medinah Country Club in Itasca on Tuesday. The teams also posed for the traditional team photo, and met with members of the media.

  • Facts & figures on Ryder Cup Team USA Sep 24, 2012 3:29 PM
    Here's a quick glance at the 12 players representing Team USA in the 2012 Ryder Cup, with rankings and earnings through Sept. 23:

  • Olazabal surprised Mahan not on U.S. Ryder team Sep 5, 2012 4:27 PM
    Hunter Mahan's absence from the U.S. Ryder Cup team surprised European captain Jose Maria Olazabal. Olazabal, in Hilversum getting ready for this week's Dutch Open, was sure Steve Stricker and Jim Furyk would receive wild cards. U.S. captain Davis Love III gave the other two to Dustin Johnson and Brandt Snedeker, passing over Mahan, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour this year and part of the last five Ryder Cup teams.

  • Images: Ryder Cup United States Competitors Sep 14, 2012 1:36 PM
    These are the members of the 2012 United States Ryder Cup team that will compete at the Medinah Country Club starting on September 28th. The Americans are led by team captain Davis Love III.

  • Does Team USA have the Ryder stuff? Sep 4, 2012 5:08 PM
    Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III filled out Team USA Tuesday with no real surprises. The question now is who brings the fire for Team USA? Europe is loaded with guys such as Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell, who love to stir it up, and fearless types such as McIlroy.

  • U.S. Ryder Cup captain loves team’s depth Sep 4, 2012 6:05 PM
    A few months ago, U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III told the Daily Herald how was reminded of the Ryder Cup every hour of every day. As the PGA Championship approached last month, that pattern had to be down to every minute of every day as the eight automatic berths to the U.S. team were about to be secured. So imagine what the weeks were like leading up to Love's announcement Tuesday of his four captain's picks.

  • Images: A Virtual Tour of the Ryder Cup Course at Medinah Sep 4, 2012 1:36 PM
    The 39th Ryder Cup will be played Sept. 28-30 at Medinah Country Club's famed Course No. 3, which is a Par-72 course (7,657 yards/6,991 meters). Here is a look at all 18 holes, provided by Michael J. Scully, who joined the Medinah staff as a head professional in 2004 and became Director of Golf in 2010.

  • Europe’s Ryder Cup team loaded with experience Aug 28, 2012 6:19 PM
    If Ryder Cup experience means anything the U.S. team will be in big trouble when the biennial matches come to Medinah Country Club for their 39th staging beginning Sept. 25. Europe's 12-man squad is loaded with veterans, to say nothing of talent.

  • Jordin Sparks joins Ryder Cup ceremonies Aug 27, 2012 12:27 PM
    After landing actor/recording artist Justin Timberlake as a Ryder Cup ambassador for Team USA, American officials for the 2012 Ryder Cup had added another recording star to their scorecard. Rrecording artist Jordin Sparks, star of the new Sony Pictures film "Sparkle" and the youngest winner in "American Idol" history, will perform the national anthem at the 2012 Ryder Cup opening ceremonies on Sept. 27 at historic Medinah Country Club.

  • Ryder Cup history lives on through mall exhibit Aug 24, 2012 7:10 PM
    Two Chicago legends with Hall of Fame credentials — Scottie Pippen of the Bulls and Stan Mikta of the Blackhawks — were on hand Friday to help open a 4,000-square-foot showcase at Oakbrook Center honoring the history of the Ryder Cup.

  • With eye on Ryder, Sluman welcomes Champions event Aug 20, 2012 4:35 PM
    Hinsdale's Jeff Sluman showed up at Chicago's East Bank Club on Monday for the announcement of the return of golf's Champions Tour to Chicago for the $1.8 million Encompass Championship at North Shore Country Club in Glenview next June 17-23. Sluman, who will play a prominent role in next month's Ryder Cup matches at Medinah Country Club as vice captain of the U.S. squad, talked with Len Ziehm about the famed Medinah course and final preparations for next month's big event.

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