Month: September 2018

“Oh, I’ll play in 2020, that’s a certainty. I’ll be on the team for Paris and for Whistling Straits. That WILL happen.” –Phil Mickelson, October of 2016 discussing his Ryder Cup future. “Realistically, this could be my last Ryder Cup.” –Mickelson, Sunday after Europe’s victory in the 2018 matches. It was almost fitting that Europe
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The 300-yard drive, a distance that nearly would have won the first World Long Drive Championship a generation ago, is now commonplace in professional golf. In fact, there are 70 players on the PGA Tour averaging at least 300 yards off the tee this year, five times as many as there were five years ago.
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SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — Some questions might never be answered: Was Brett Kavanaugh really at the 1982 Kemper Open as his calendars contend? Is Vladimir Putin jealous of Donald Trump’s budding friendship with Kim Jong Un? Will the U.S. Ryder Cup team ever figure out foursomes? After jumping out to a 3-1 lead in the opening
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Kevin O’Connell is yet another recovering professional golfer who found an alternate route to golf’s biggest stages by winning the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship on Thursday. In an all-North Carolinian final at Charlotte (N.C.) Country Club, O’Connell defeated Brett Boner, 4 & 3, in the 36-hole final to earn an invitation to play in the Masters
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SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France—At long last, there’s something to talk about. Really talk about, that is. That was the consensus between U.S. captain Jim Furyk and European captain Thomas Bjorn as the two men who spent the past three days politely answering every question imaginable from the media got to discuss something they felt was meaningful: namely
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SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France—No one on either of the Ryder Cup teams gathered at Le Golf National for the 42nd playing of golf’s most eagerly eagerly-awaited contest has had as long to think about what is to come later this week as Tyrrell Hatton. As soon as he scored back-to-back victories at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
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Phil Mickelson said on Tuesday he’d “welcome” being partnered with Tiger Woods at this week’s Ryder Cup. But he’s clearly also got his mind on playing against his longtime rival in November’s The Match. And suddenly, he’s not feeling so good about his chances. RELATED: Phil Mickelson is trash-talking Tiger while his golf ball is
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As a captain of two Ryder Cup teams and a player on six others, I’ve learned from hard and happy experience some of the finer points of match-play strategy. Team play is fascinating on two distinct levels. The captain is charged with formulating two-man teams in the foursomes (alternate-shot) and four-balls (best-ball) competitions, and sending
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