STRAIT TALKIN’: The scramble for seats resembles a cheese-rolling contest at the Ryder Cup

STRAIT TALKIN’: The scramble for seats resembles a cheese-rolling contest… while the expected rain failed to materialise as Team USA got off to a bright start There was a scramble for seats when the gates opened up at 6am on Friday  It was a frantic scene similar to the Cooper’s Hill cheese-rolling contest One woman … Read more

MARTIN SAMUEL: Rory McIlroy has a day to forget as he’s blown away at the Ryder Cup twice

No Ryder Cup captain has ever resisted the temptation to select Rory McIlroy for any session, morning or afternoon, since his debut in 2010. It will be interesting to see if that survives this weekend at Whistling Straits. Matchplay golf is all about momentum, we are often told. On Friday, it went against Europe and, … Read more

Ryder Cup LIVE: Day One updates and tee times as Europe and US get going at Whistling Straits

Ryder Cup LIVE: All the action from day one at Whistling Straits as Europe begin their title defence against the Americans with Spaniards Garcia and Rahm locking horns with Thomas and Spieth in the foursomes opener By Danny Gallagher For Mailonline Published: 05:54 EDT, 24 September 2021 | Updated: 06:37 EDT, 24 September 2021 And … Read more

CRAIG CONNELLY: When it gets down to the nitty gritty, the American verbals from the stands start

CRAIG CONNELLY – seven time Ryder Cup caddy: When it gets down to the nitty gritty, the American verbals from the stands start – there is abuse and it makes it difficult for everyone to concentrate Sore losers can take a pot shot – stuff about your nationality and your family  It is the kind … Read more

Europe’s Jon Rahm insists he will ‘let the clubs and the ball do the talking’ at the Ryder Cup

Europe’s Jon Rahm insists he will ‘let the clubs and the ball do the talking’ against the Americans at the Ryder Cup after being snubbed for PGA Tour Player of the Year Europe’s Jon Rahm finished runner-up to USA’s Patrick Cantlay for the award  That was despite posting better scores over the course of the … Read more

DEREK LAWRENSON: Paul Casey will be part of winning European duo in opening morning of foursomes

DEREK LAWRENSON: Paul Casey will be part of winning European duo in opening morning of foursomes… but the United States will be on top come the afternoon The opening foursome pairings have been announced for the Ryder Cup  Europe’s star Jon Rahm is involved in a blockbuster of a first contest  Paul Casey, alongside Viktor … Read more

Dad’s Army vs US Young Guns: Europe’s old stagers can spike this American artillery at the Ryder Cup

When eras collide. As the 43rd Ryder Cup finally gets under way on Friday morning, there’s one side looking to embark on a wonderful new chapter in these matches while the other sends its legends into the fray for one glorious last push. More than 1,000 days on from the humbling in Paris, we have … Read more

Rory McIlroy paired with Ian Poulter for opening morning of foursomes at the Ryder Cup

Rory McIlroy paired with familiar partner in Ian Poulter for opening morning of foursomes at the Ryder Cup – with Jon Rahm in first match as Padraig Harrington’s team look to retain trophy against the USA Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter will take on Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele First up, Jon Rahm and Sergio … Read more

STRAIT TALKIN’: Fancy dress is in full flow in the heart of the Midwest!

STRAIT TALKIN’: Never mind the forced American ping-pong tournaments… Europe’s stars are relaxed and casual in the team room – while fancy dress is in full flow in the heart of the Midwest! The Americans have been bigging up their ping pong tournaments in the hotel There is nothing similar for the Europeans who’re happy … Read more