Golf pays tribute to former Ryder Cup player and renowned course designer Dave Thomas, who has died aged 79.
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NEWPORT, Wales (AP) — Europe captain Paul McGinley will take the first shot in the 2014 Ryder Cup qualifying process when he goes out in the opening group in the Wales Open at Celtic Manor on Thursday.
LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) – European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has said he will not be afraid to blood inexperienced youngsters in his team for next year’s contest. The Irishman, a five-times Ryder Cup winner as player and vice-captain, will have three wildcard picks for his 12-man team, with several Ryder Cup rookies among Europe’s form players. Italy’s Matteo Manassero, Sweden’s Jonas Blixt and Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen are all ranked in the world’s top 50 and will be pushing for inclusion while Scotland’s Martin Laird and England’s Chris Wood have tour wins in 2013. …
The rest is here: Golf-McGinley happy to give youth a chance at Ryder Cup (Reuters)
Aug 24 (Reuters) – Young Briton Tommy Fleetwood overcame the occasional attack of the jitters to join Argentine Ricardo Gonzalez at the top of the leaderboard after the Johnnie Walker Championship third round in Scotland on Saturday. Fleetwood, 22, chasing his first European Tour win, carded a five-under 67 to join Gonzalez (70) on 16-under-par 200 at Gleneagles, the venue for next year’s Ryder Cup. Swede Fredrik Andersson Hed (66) was in third spot on 201, two strokes ahead of Briton Stephen Gallacher (64) and Austrian Bernd Wiesberger (72). …
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PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — PGA of America president Ted Bishop recalls a Ryder Cup practice round with Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler three years ago when the conversation turned to the best courses for the matches in America.
The rest is here: Ryder Cup appears headed to Bethpage Black (The Associated Press)
By Mark Lamport-Stokes AKRON, Ohio (Reuters) – For the biennial Presidents Cup to survive, it requires an overhaul of its points system to make it more closely contested and should adopt the structure used by the Ryder Cup, says International captain Nick Price. A total of 34 points is on offer at the Presidents Cup, which pits a 12-man team from the United States against a line-up of international players from outside Europe, while 28 points are available at the Ryder Cup, where the U.S. take on Europe. …
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An emotional Colin Montgomerie takes his place in the World Golf Hall of Fame
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The Scot is the most successful British golfer in European Tour history, winning the Order of Merit eight times, including seven in a row between 1993 and 1999, and winning 31 events on tour. He also played in eight European Ryder Cup teams, holing the …
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