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  • Fans basking in Ryder Cup afterglow Oct 7, 2012 8:00 AM
    It's been a week now and still fans are comparing pictures, sharing stories, and showing off souvenirs from the 39th annual Ryder Cup that came to Medinah County Club. Few people can put their finger on the one thing that made the golf tournament so special, but many agree it was the experience of a lifetime.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • Medinah dazzles during its moment in spotlight Oct 1, 2012 5:00 PM
    Team USA may have faded down the stretch, but fans and organizers of the 39th annual Ryder Cup say Medinah Country Club dazzled from start to finish. Nearly 50,000 people jammed the course for Sunday's historic match. "The golf course looked so beautiful on screen. The city of Chicago, DuPage County, Medinah — we all delivered the deal," Mike Scully, Medinah's director of golf.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Breaking down Sunday's singles matches at Medinah Sep 30, 2012 12:02 PM
    Here's a look at the Ryder Cup pairings for Sunday's singles matches.

  • Editorial: The Ryder Cup’s visit to the suburbs Sep 30, 2012 11:33 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial reflects on the value of the international sports spectacle the suburbs are hosting this weekend -- the 2012 Ryder Cup taking place at the Medinah Country Club.

  • Joining a half billion people for Ryder Cup ride Sep 30, 2012 11:28 AM
    Perhaps not everyone gets all the hoopla over the Ryder Cup. But DuPage Editor Jim Davis and others note the suburbs are front and center in what is a once-in-a-lifetime event for many.

  • Day 3 gets off to unusual start as European star nearly late for tee time Sep 30, 2012 3:05 PM
    The third and final day of the 39th Ryder Cup got off to a bizarre start at Medinah this morning when Europe’s top player, Rory McIlroy, nearly missed his tee time. Early reports indicated McIlroy, who arrived at the course with only about 10 minutes to spare thanks to a police escort, was confused over the time zone, believing he was to tee off at 12:25 p.m., instead of 11:25 a.m.

  • 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.

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