Ryder Cup

FILE - This Sept. 26, 2016, file photo shows a flag blowing in the wind before the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. The Ryder Cup was postponed until 2021 in Wisconsin because of the COVID-19 pandemic that raised too much uncertainty whether the loudest event in golf could be played before spectators. The announcement Wednesday, July 8, 2020, was inevitable and had been in the works for weeks as the PGA of America, the European Tour and the PGA Tour tried to adjust with so many moving parts.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
July 08, 2020 - 12:29 pm
Seth Waugh knows how a Ryder Cup is supposed to look and how it should sound. In his first week as CEO at the PGA of America, Waugh was in the 72-foot high grandstand behind the first tee at Le Golf National outside Paris. Flags were waving. Fans were singing. Players were trying to conceal their...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2019, file photo, Gary Woodland poses with the trophy after winning the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif. The U.S. Open is returning to NBC starting this year at Winged Foot after Fox Sports has asked to end its 12-year contract with the USGA, multiple people told The Associated Press on Sunday night, June 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
June 28, 2020 - 7:29 pm
The U.S. Open is returning to NBC starting this year at Winged Foot after Fox Sports has asked to end its 12-year contract with the USGA, multiple people told The Associated Press on Sunday night. Three people with direct knowledge of the change say it came together in the last two weeks. They...
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Brooks Koepka hits out of the sand on the 11th hole bunker during practice for the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The Challenge is the first PGA tour event since the COVID-19 pandemic began. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP
June 10, 2020 - 1:26 pm
Four-time major champion Brooks Koepka feels so strongly against a Ryder Cup without fans that he could see a scenario where some players protested by not playing. Would he be one of them? “Possibly,” Koepka said Wednesday. Rory McIlroy doesn't think it will come to that. The world's No. 1 player...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2014, file photo, a student walks through empty seats inside Kenan Stadium at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., where preparations continue for the upcoming college football season. The crippling grip the coronavirus pandemic has had on the sports world has forced universities, leagues and franchises to evaluate how they might someday welcome back fans. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
June 03, 2020 - 6:46 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Official World Golf Ranking will restart next week when the PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour hold official tournaments for the first time in three months. The ranking was frozen on March 15 as golf joined the rest...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, Padraig Harrington tees off on the eighth hole during the first round of the Father Son Challenge golf tournament in Orlando, USA. European captain Padraig Harrington said Friday May 15, 2020, that golf might have to “take one for sport” and stage the Ryder Cup without fans at Whistling Straits in September, accepting that it will be “diminished” because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, FILE)
May 15, 2020 - 3:35 am
Padraig Harrington was planning to bring a 150-strong traveling party with him to the Ryder Cup, giving the people closest to the European captain something of an inside experience of one of the great events in golf. “I’m now down to four, something like that,” Harrington said, rather dolefully, as...
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International team captain Ernie Els, left, shakes hands with U.S. team player and captain Tiger Woods after the U.S. team won the President's Cup golf tournament at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. The U.S. team won the tournament 16-14. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
December 17, 2019 - 8:51 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ernie Els has finished second to Tiger Woods more than any other player, and he never looked more spectacular doing it than as captain in the Presidents Cup. “OK, you got me," Els said to him with a wry grin during the closing ceremony at Royal Melbourne. Was it really a...
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USA's Patrick Reed hits out of a bunker during a practice session ahead of the President's Cup Golf tournament in Melbourne, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
December 09, 2019 - 11:58 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — This might be the end of that Captain America business. If it wasn't his finger-pointing interview after the Ryder Cup in France, a few swipes of sand in the Bahamas should make it a little more clear. Patrick Reed is not doing or saying the things that should make...
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Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland lines up a putt during the second round of the European Masters golf tournament in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. (Alexandra Wey/Keystone via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 10:58 am
Seventeen days after Rory McIlroy cashed in by winning the FedEx Cup, a new season begins at The Greenbrier. That's nothing new. A year ago, there were only 10 open days between the final putt in the Tour Championship (Tiger Woods) and the first shot of the next season (Nick Taylor). It was an even...
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Brooks Koepka walks to the 10th tee during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament, Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 19, 2019 - 4:00 pm
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship on Sunday (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Brooks Koepka held off a late charge from Dustin Johnson to win the PGA Championship for the second straight year. Koepka took a seven-stroke lead into the final round at Bethpage Black and held on...
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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, chips to the ninth green during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
March 17, 2019 - 2:46 pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy made two late birdies amid the wild theatrics of Sunday at The Players Championship and closed with a 2-under 70 to win the next best thing to a major. McIlroy could not afford to make a mistake over the final hour because of Jim Furyk, the 48-year-old...
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