Ryder Cup: Padraig Harrington vows to get tattoo if Team Europe win at Whistling Straights

Paddy’s positive inking! Captain Harrington vows to emulate Thomas Bjorn and get a tattoo if Team Europe win the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits… but won’t reveal on which body part! Former captain Thomas Bjorn got score of 2018 Ryder Cup tattooed  Harrington happy to emulate his predecessor if Team Europe win the trophy ‘It’s … Read more

MARTIN SAMUEL: Ian Poulter in full ‘look at me’ mode at the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits

Ian Poulter stood on the Whistling Straits podium, cocky, casual, hand in one pocket, big yellow and blue watch on his wrist, looking for all the world like he owned the place. Which, for one week every two years or so, he probably does. This is Poulter’s domain, the Ryder Cup. At most tournaments there … Read more

Ryder Cup: Europe try charm offensive on US crowd at Whistling Straits with foam cheeseheads

The loudest cheer on Wednesday on the first tee erupted shortly before 10am, as the Europeans pulled off a masterstroke in their charm offensive. Dressed in outfits with green stripes was one thing. Emerging into this hotbed arena wearing foam cheeseheads drew a raucous, delighted reaction from the packed grandstand. Throwing the headgear to the … Read more

Seth Waugh, Head of the P.G.A., Says the World Needs the Ryder Cup

Seth Waugh, the chief executive of the P.G.A. of America since 2018, is ready to hold the biennial Ryder Cup, a year after it was postponed because of the pandemic. The Ryder Cup, with 12 golfers from the United States pitted against 12 from Europe over three days starting on Friday at Whistling Straits in … Read more

At the Ryder Cup, the Fans Are Part of the Show

The nature of fans is that the opposite side does not always agree. “Crenshaw at Brookline whipped the fans up,” said Andrew “Chubby” Chandler, a longtime agent for players on the European Tour. “It was a pretty unpleasant atmosphere. It was about as volatile an atmosphere as I’ve ever been to at a Ryder Cup.” … Read more

The Challenges of Whistling Straits

Steve Stricker, who lives in Wisconsin and is captain of the U.S. team, said Kohler put Wisconsin on the golf map. “Whistling Straits is a tremendous test, a beautiful piece of property,” he said. “It’s just one of those iconic places here in our state thanks to Herb and his family. It started right here … Read more

Ryder Cup: Tony Jacklin reflects on his incredible – and tragic – life

The measure of Tony Jacklin can be taken in the half-smile and shoulder shrug he offers when asked why he has chosen to speak so openly about some of the most personal and devastating moments in his life. ‘It’s just the truth,’ he calmly replies. ‘It’s the way things happened.’ Such honesty, self-awareness and pragmatism … Read more

Forget Everest, we’ve reached the top! Lee Westwood hails Team Europe for making the Ryder Cup squad

Perhaps it should have come as no surprise, given the gargantuan task they face, that Mount Everest got a mention. More than 5,700 hardy climbers have conquered the brutish, imposing beast (no Bryson DeChambeau jokes at the back), the motivational video told the European underdogs as they settled in for their first night at the … Read more

Ryder Cup: Bomber Bryson Chambeau says he is hitting harder than ever

Bryson DeChambeau insists he has had ‘great conversations’ with Brooks Koepka over the past few weeks and the pair will announce something ‘fun’ together in the near future. Do not hold your breath on that meaning a pairing for Friday afternoon in the 43rd Ryder Cup. Now that would be fun. It is safe to … Read more