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Fourteen-time major winner Tiger Woods participated in seven Ryder Cups as a player. He won it for only the second time on Sunday as one…
No choking allowed. This time, Team USA's dominant final-day push left no doubt in front of a huge, wildly cheering crowd at Hazeltine National in Chaska.
Team USA leads Europe 9.5 to 6.5 heading into Sunday's deciding singles play. Tee time at Hazeltine is 11 a.m.
This time, they take a three-point lead into Sunday at Hazeltine National Golf Club with five players and the same captain, Davis Love III, remaining from that team.
European star Rory McIlroy ended the day by making a clinching eagle putt on Hazeltine's No. 16.
Mickelson called it a match in which he felt as much pressure as in any of the first 10 Ryder Cups he played.
The long lead-up is over; it's time to play some high-intensity golf at Hazeltine National. Play will begin with four morning matches that start with two young Americans facing Europe's Olympic gold and silver medalists.
Young Americans Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed will again play together for each other, team and country at this Ryder Cup, starting with…
Every move of the Americans' Davis Love III and the Europeans' Darren Clarke will be scrutinized this weekend.
Somebody asked two-time major champion and U.S. team member Jordan Spieth to "paint a picture" of what it felt and sounded and smelled like his first time in the Ryder Cup in Scotland two years ago. He actually HAS commissioned a painting of it.
U.S. Ryder Cup golfers walked over a stone bridge named in Payne Stewart's memory and onto Hazeltine's seventh fairway, some not old enough to have known the man who is linked to the course and this week's competition..
Rory McIlroy brings a revived putter to an event that's new to half the team
Jordan Spieth, 'matured' after a season of slippage, is a key figure among the dozen
Jacklin and Hazeltine both have changed a bit since he won the 1970 U.S. Open by seven whopping strokes.
Teamwork isn't built in to golf, but it's foremost lately for Davis Love III.
The Best Golf Team Ever Assembled part of a radio interview went around the world on the Internet. On Tuesday, Love tried to put his comments in context.
Competing for team and country instead of money changes mind-sets and reveals foibles
Holes Nos. 5 through 9 and 14-18 have been flip-flopped for the event
European captain Darren Clarke has played in five Ryder Cups, assisted as vice captain two other times and lost only once in those many years.…
In the many months since their side lost again to Europe, prospective U.S. Ryder Cup members have been a part of an assortment of team building activities.
A moment of silence for the man they called "The King" will be held at Thursday afternoon's opening ceremonies. Players from the U.S. and European team will wear pins — fans will get buttons — presenting a logo created by the PGA Tour and the Palmer family that will mention "Arnie's Army," his legion of fans.
Ryan Moore, who finished second Sunday in a playoff at the Tour Championship, joins Rickie Fowler, J.B. Holmes and Matt Kuchar as Davis Love III's four captain's selections.
A gesture at the 2014 Ryder Cup lives on. So does his match-play fervor.
U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III will complete his team by naming his last captain's pick at halftime of NBC's "Sunday Night Football" game.
There's a new generation of Americans coming to Hazeltine National and the Ryder Cup this week, which probably is a good thing considering the U.S. has lost to Europe eight of the past 10 times.
The recovering American star will excite fans but also provide vital tactical input for Davis Love III.
Cinderella story? You'll have to head to Chaska next Tuesday to find out.
Suggested eight years ago by the late Flip Saunders: 13 grown men will roam Hazeltine next week sporting Helga horns and braids, singing their hearts out in support of the U.S. Ryder Cup squad.
The Minnesotan lends his local knowledge in the role of vice captain.
Love calls notifications "three fun phone calls."
Vern Vanderpoel usually repairs tea sets, candlesticks, flatware and antique lamps, but he's fixed the British Open trophy twice.
As a 15-year-old fan, Justin Thomas was part of a Ryder Cup celebration in 2008. At 23, he's striving to play in the biannual event.
Fourteen years after the PGA of America awarded it to Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, the Ryder Cup with all its particular noise-making, flag-waving patriotism finally is just 25 days away.
Captain Davis Love III said he will listen intently to the first eight players already selected before he announces in September.
From second place with three holes left to a three-way tie for seventh, Fowler watched a Ryder Cup qualifying spot slip right through his hands.
Rickie Fowler and Patrick Reed can solidify their U.S. Ryder Cup status with a 1-2 finish Sunday in New York.
Despite being the hottest player on the planet in the fall of 2014, Billy Horschel was left off the U.S. Ryder Cup team. This time around, the final captain's pick will come the night before the team flies to Minnesota.
The first tournament of the FedEx Cup playoffs, The Barclays, represents the last chance for players to lock up automatic berths on U.S. Ryder Cup team
The attention can turn to Hazeltine with final major of the year completed.
Day's eagle moved him to 13 under par for the tournament, one shot behind Walker even though Day had stepped onto the Baltusrol course Wednesday for the first time and played only one abbreviated practice round.
The wire-to-wire winner saw his momentum build after a chip for birdie, but Jason Day made it close.
Each U.S. Ryder Cup vice captain made the cut at the PGA Championship, and a strong finish at Baltusrol Golf Club will move either significantly up the points list.
Jimmy Walker and Robert Streb, tied for the lead at 9-under par, were 40 minutes from teeing off in the third round when clouds gathered, the sky rumbled and the horn sounded
Robert Streb's record-tying 63 on Friday gave him a share of the lead. Plenty of names are close but there are some surprises headed home, too.
Ryder Cup tournament director Jeff Hintz is at the PGA Championship for three days of meetings with vendors, caterers and to tie up other logistics for this fall's big event in Chaska.
Defending PGA Championship winner Jason Day's 7-under-par score after the first two rounds trails the leaders by just two strokes.
The unlikely 2002 PGA Championship winner at Hazeltine is making waves again 14 years later.
Jimmy Walker leads Martin Kaymer, Emiliano Grillo and Ross Fisher by one on a day when Dustin Johnson shot a 77, Rory McIlroy 74 and Phil Mickelson scrambled his way back to 71.
In a short period of time, Andrew Johnston's burly charm has enchanted golf fans around the globe. But is that enough for Team Europe captain Darren Clarke?
What to watch for as the Wolves gear up for NBA free agency
Greer and Thibodeau were assistants together for Jeff Van Gundy in Houston a decade ago, and Thibodeau hired Greer as an assistant in Chicago.
At the end of an eight-day tour, Wolves' center Karl-Anthony Towns was a bit overwhelmed by the impression he's made. 'I step outside and everyone has my jersey on.'
Hazeltine is being made Ryder Cup-ready by a cast growing by the day.
If he's gifted enough, an NBA player can be named league MVP or an All-Star multiple times, but only once can he ever be honored as Rookie of the Year. Karl-Anthony Towns celebrated that honor Monday while also looking ahead.
Towns won the Western Conference's Rookie of the Month award every month from November to April.
New Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau returns to work by making contacts at Chicago draft combine.
Wolves' odds for repeat are slim, but not everyone is sold on LSU's Simmons as the man.
Ben Bentil and new Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau apparently hit it off. "I see myself as a defensive player," Bentil said, "and he's a defensive coach."
After guaranteeing them $50 million for these next five years, Wolves owner Glen Taylor envisions a third window opening in franchise history, even if the first two times didn't turn out as he'd hoped.
A decade before he helped an ambitious teenager named Kobe Bryant develop his game in Philadelphia, Thibodeau did the same in Boston-area gyms with Arne Duncan, an Ivy League player long on desire and short on ability.
The new coach and team president is a product of the Bill Musselman coaching tree.
The coach and president of basketball operations is candid about the team's strengths and weaknesses as he takes charge.
It was a sweeping decision that transitions the franchise from October's tumultuous death of Flip Saunders, its coach and president of basketball operations, to a new day.
The former Warriors coach is in line for an interview.
Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has met with all three of those candidates for the job; The Associated Press is reporting that he will meet with former Golden State coach Mark Jackson too.
The Warriors face Houston — the team they beat in last year's Western Conference finals — in a first-round series starting Saturday afternoon in Oakland.
Now that the season is over, Timberwolves players soon will scatter to all points for the summer, if they haven't already.Before they left, General Manager…
Interim coach Sam Mitchell will not return and the job may be the most attractive opening in the NBA because of the team's talented young players, several of whom seemed stunned by the news.
Karl-Anthony Towns beat Portland with a bread-and-butter hook when his number was called late.
Wolves will try to become the odd playoff team with a pass-first point guard
Tyus Jones has found other ways to contribute when his long-range shot is off.
Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins both see Tuesday night's upset at Golden State as a bright sign for the Timberwolves.
Andrew Wiggins scored 27 of his 32 points after halftime, and the Wolves rallied from a 17-point deficit in the second half to defeat the NBA's most dominant team.
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