Souhan: Ryder Cups alter the game of golf and the players competing

Souhan: Ryder Cups alter the game of golf and the players competing

The Ryder Cup takes a couple dozen professional golfers who spend most of their time obsessed with swing thoughts, practice, money, sponsorships, money, majors and money, and changes the way their brains and hearts work for a week.

Reusse: U.S. Ryder Cup team 'best ever?' Yes, but ...

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Reusse: U.S. Ryder Cup team 'best ever?' Yes, but ...
The talent the United States is bringing to this 12-player, 28-match competition is astounding. There's only one way the Yanks are going to lose this time to Europe -- and that's if they choke

Masters champion's brother calls U.S. Ryder Cup fans a 'baying mob of imbeciles'

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Masters champion's brother calls U.S. Ryder Cup fans a 'baying mob of imbeciles'
The Ryder Cup is the one time on the golf calendar when the genteel civility usually associated with the sport gets packed away for a few days.

Facts and stats: Meet Team USA

7:33am
A look at the 12 players on the U.S. Ryder Cup team.

Facts and stats: Meet Team Europe

7:32am
A look at the 12 players who make up Europe's Ryder Cup team.

Michael Phelps using gold medals as ball markers? Ryder Cup kicks off with fun, lighthearted mood

9:36am
The first official practice day included the celebrity golf competition, team pictures and team bonding activities with jokes and laughter the common theme.

Ryder Cup players say playing for country instead of money changes mind-sets

September 27
Competing for team and country instead of money changes mind-sets and reveals foibles
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TV viewers worldwide will have their eyes on Minnesota as Ryder Cup tees off

September 27
This weekend's Ryder Cup will be the year's most-watched sports event in the U.S.

Schedule for Ryder Cup week at Hazeltine

September 28
Here's this week's schedule at Hazeltine:

Souhan: Late-season push puts Ryan Moore on the big stage

September 27
U.S. captain Davis Love III had little choice but to reward Moore for his excellent play over the past two months, especially when he pushed Euro star Rory McIlroy to four playoff holes to finish as the runner-up at the Tour Championship.

The late Payne Stewart will forever be linked to Hazeltine

6:15am
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..

Reusse: Ballesteros lifted muted Ryder Cup to a zany level

12:08am
Jack Nicklaus had watched Ballesteros, a 19-year-old Spaniard, go into the final round of a 1976 British Open two strokes behind Johnny Miller. He saw this kid's aura of greatness and decided that Seve could bring some life to the dull Ryder Cup.

Davis Love III, as Ryder Cup captain, strives to bring out a team attitude in an individual sport

12:09am
Teamwork isn't built in to golf, but it's foremost lately for Davis Love III.

Hazeltine undergoes transformation for Ryder Cup

September 27
Holes Nos. 5 through 9 and 14-18 have been flip-flopped for the event

Hazeltine is a special place for Tony Jacklin

12:13am
Jacklin and Hazeltine both have changed a bit since he won the 1970 U.S. Open by seven whopping strokes.
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Mickelson promises prepared US team at Ryder Cup

Phil Mickelson criticized another past Ryder Cup captain Wednesday in explaining why he thinks this American team will be prepared to play its best.
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The Latest: Change in groups for Day 2 of Ryder Cup practice

The Latest on the Ryder Cup (all times local):
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10:21am
Team USA Captain Davis Love III, left, and Phil Mickelson posed with t...

Souhan: Phil Mickelson rips another former Ryder Cup captain

After the U.S. lost the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles two years ago, Phil Mickelson hammered team captain Tom Watson. Now he's gone after another former captain.
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9:37am

Drone video takes you through Ryder Cup's key holes

View fly-throughs of some of the holes golfers will face at this year's Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club.
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Michael Phelps drives like he swims but his short game needs work

Phelps on the golf course looks like a regular guy (albeit a tall guy with a clear swimmer's build). He crushed his drive down the middle on the first hole — prompting one fan to remark, "He does everything right" — but Phelps' approach was beyond the green and his putt missed the mark.
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2:54am

Putting holds the key for European star Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy brings a revived putter to an event that's new to half the team
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2:53am

Jordan Spieth finds it difficult to duplicate his 2015 season

Jordan Spieth, 'matured' after a season of slippage, is a key figure among the dozen
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12:10am

Hazeltine created with the room to grow

Minnesota needed a golf course for modern-day events. Enter Totton Peavey Heffelfinger.
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12:07am

Love: 'Maybe the best team ever'

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.
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September 28

Ryder Cup has flourished into golf's preeminent international contest

Through sportsmanship and gamesmanship, from low ebb to intense attention, Ryder Cup grew into a golf goliath.
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September 27

Ryan Moore fact box

Moore fileAge: 33Hometown: Puyallup, Wash.World ranking: 31Career victories: FiveMajor titles: None2016 season: Won the John Deere Classic on Aug. 14 in Silvis, Ill. Runner-up to…
Golf
September 27

Final US pick Ryan Moore ready for Ryder Cup debut

Ryan Moore had just placed second in the Tour Championship, capping a strong weekend in Atlanta with a narrow playoff loss to Rory McIlroy , when he began to load up his gear in the parking lot about 45 minutes later, a flight home to Las Vegas with his family fast approaching.
Golf
September 27

Europe's Ryder Cup dream foursome

They've never won a major themselves, but four European players stood tallest with the Ryder Cup heat turned up high. Their teams have gone 8-2 against the Americans since 1995.
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September 27

Europe captain Darren Clarke retains a singular memory from Ryder Cup playing days

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.…
Golf
September 27

Team Europe vice captains

Team Europe vice captainsIan PoulterEnglish match-play specialist in his prime will sit this one out because of an injury to his right foot.Padraig HarringtonThe 45-year-old…
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September 27

Team USA vice captains

Team U.S. vice captainsTiger WoodsInjured seven-time Ryder Cup player's first vice captaincy is a steppingstone to the captain's job someday.Jim FurykA 17-time tour winner who…
Golf
September 27

Ryder Cup schedule at Hazeltine

SCHEDULEWEDNESDAY7:30 a.m.: Gates open.8 a.m.: Practice.2-6 p.m.: Mixed four-ball match featuring members of the U.S. and European Junior Ryder Cup teams.THURSDAY7:30 a.m.: Gates open.8 a.m.:…
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September 27

These four holes could hold the key to which team claims the Ryder Cup

Just like life, what's the reward without some risk?It's a new game come the Ryder Cup, where in match play only each hole won matters.…
Golf
September 27

Major events at Hazeltine National

Major events at Hazeltine1966 U.S. Women's OpenHazeltine opened in 1962 and hosted its first professional championship four years later. The course proved to be…
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September 27

All-time Ryder Cup results

Ryder Cup results U.S. 1927-2014: 25-13-2 | GB/GB&Ireland 1927-1977: 3-18-1 | Europe 1979-2014: 10-7-11927United States 9½ - 2½1929Great Britain 7 - 51931United States 9 - 31933Great Britain 6½ -…
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September 27

Hazeltine National's course redesign

Hazeltine National's course redesignThe PGA of America's decision to swap the last five holes from each of Hazeltine National Golf Club's two nines does more…
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September 27

Who wins the Ryder Cup?

Given Europe's dominance, there's a lot of pressure on the U.S. at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska. The Journal Sentinel's Gary D'Amato, covering his fifth Ryder Cup, previews the event with Noah Coslov.
Golf
September 27

'Nice guy' Fowler won't change in Ryder Cup matches

The first question Rickie Fowler was asked at the Ryder Cup was as good an indication as any of how his year has gone.
Golf
September 27

The Latest: Another victory for US in (Junior) Ryder Cup

The Latest on the Ryder Cup (all times local):
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September 27

McIlroy wants to return 'gift' of winning to Clarke

Rory McIlroy didn't think his 10th birthday could get any better.
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September 27

Souhan blog: Ryder Cup Fever -- bundle up for it

My first day at Hazeltine this week. After a day of walking the course and listening to press conferences, here's what struck me most:
Golf
September 27

Europeans motivated by trying to beat 'best team' assembled

Davis Love III said he was only trying to illustrate why his U.S. team should play with more swagger in the Ryder Cup. His comments wound up providing plenty of fodder for the Europeans, and perhaps a little extra motivation they didn't even need.
Golf
September 27

RYDER CUP '16: Capsules of the American players at Hazeltine

A look at the U.S. team in the 41st Ryder Cup on Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Hazeltine National in Chaska, Minnesota. Players are listed in the order they made the team.
Blogs
September 27

The Toro Co. aides in final Ryder Cup course preparations

Staff from The Toro Co. and its distribution arm MTI Distributing are among Hazeltine volunteers this week making final course preparations for the Ryder Cup.
Golf
September 27

LPGA to make stop in Indianapolis during 2017 season

The LPGA Tour will return to Indianapolis next season.
Golf
September 27

RYDER CUP '16: Capsules of the European players at Hazeltine

A look at the European team in the 41st Ryder Cup. Players are listed in the order they made the team.
Golf
September 27

It's Dustin Johnson's time to lead the Americans

Dustin Johnson made an exception to his rule of never watching golf on television, only because it was the Ryder Cup.
Golf
September 27

Can team building make the U.S. Ryder Cup squad a winner?

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.
Golf
September 27

RYDER CUP '16: Rosters for European and American teams

Rosters for the 41st Ryder Cup matches, which start Friday at Hazeltine National:
Sports
September 27

Greetings from Hazeltine: More photos from the Ryder Cup

Media members had a chance to walk the Ryder Cup course Tuesday. Here's a photo tour of Hazeltine all dressed up and almost ready to go, with some bonus photos from our morning shoot.
Golf
September 27

Souhan: Golf analyst Chamblee's fearlessness makes him great at job

Chamblee possesses expertise, but so do a thousand other golfers. What sets him apart from the average golf analyst, and from so many who fail to do the job properly while covering other sports, is fearlessness.
Golf
September 27

Ryder Cup in home state for Lehman 'a dream come true'

Tom Lehman's golf career got off to a cold start.
Golf
September 27

Ryder Cup players plan to play through in Palmer's memory

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.
Golf
September 27

This week's Ryder Cup schedule at Hazeltine

Here's the schedule and featured events for Ryder Cup week at Hazeltine:
Golf
September 26

Passed over to play, Watson added to US team as vice captain

Bubba Watson will be at the Ryder Cup, even if it's not exactly the way he imagined it.