Ryder Cup captains dread “the envelope"

In case of injury or illness, each Ryder Cup captain must select one player to go “in the envelope.” It’s an agonizing decision that has no winners.

No Billy, no Chris? Good news for Rory

Despite coming up short in the FedEx Cup playoffs, Rory McIlroy’s Irish eyes might have been smiling as Billy Horschel and Chris Kirk strode into their offseasons without Ryder Cup spots.

McCabe: We wanted ’04 pairing of Woods, Mickelson

The disastrous results of pairing Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson aside, 2004 U.S. Ryder Cup captain Hal Sutton simply gave us what we wanted.

Mickelson brings thrills, spills to 10th Ryder Cup

History paints an uneven picture of U.S. fan favorite Phil Mickelson, at least when it comes to his Ryder Cup resume.

Will wife caddie for Reed at Ryder Cup?

Patrick Reed is bound for Gleneagles for his first Ryder Cup. He might even pair with big hitter Bubba Watson. But here’s the bigger question: Will wife Justine caddie for him that week?

Oh, Tiger will miss Ryder Cup all right...

Though his Ryder Cup record is ho-hum, Tiger Woods recently said that he has grown to appreciate a bigger picture when representing Team USA.

Fowler gets USA haircut for Ryder Cup

Rickie Fowler prepares for Ryder Cup week by getting a team USA haircut.

Gleneagles’ PGA Centenary lends view to a thrill

Despite its lack of seaside charm some have grown to expect from golf in the British Isles, Ryder Cup host PGA Centenary at Gleneagles in Scotland should give spectators what they want to see.

Fowler brings solid amateur team record to Ryder Cup

There’s something about Ryder Cup fever that makes American Rickie Fowler break out in warm smiles and good vibes. It’s a bug he’s thrilled to have.

More general than captain, Watson calls U.S. shots

Tom Watson's golf knowledge, forged by eight major championships in a Hall of Fame career, is unassailable. He will need every ounce of that expertise if the U.S. is to win the 2014 Ryder Cup.

Home-course advantage for Euros? Not so fast

Home-course advantage might not be such a key factor in this week’s Ryder Cup. Most of Europe’s stars are only slightly more familiar with the Perthshire layout than their American rivals.

Ryder Cup overview, 2014 at Gleneagles

While the U.S. is out to avenge 2012's "Miracle at Medinah," Europe will look to grab 14 points and retain the Ryder Cup next week at Gleneagles in Scotland. Here's an overview of the 2014 match.

Omega introduces Ryder Cup-inspired watch

Omega, the official watch of Team USA, has engineered a special version of its Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m, inspired by Ryder Cup.

Tait: McIlroy, McDowell should unite for Ryder Cup

Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell should settle their legal differences for the sake of the European side before the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, says Alistair Tait.

Notes: Ryder Cup, FedEx Cup fodder; U.S. sweep

Had the deadline for U.S. Ryder Cup qualifying ended after the FedEx Cup playoffs, Billy Horschel and Chris Kirk would've been automatic picks. Also, the player with the best cumulative score in the playoffs? Jim Furyk.

Ready for Ryder Cup: Good-time Bubba

Bubba Watson might not possess the emotional fire that is a common denominator with his colleagues and foes alike when it comes to the Ryder Cup, but he sure offers a perspective all his own.

Schupak: Early picks hurt U.S. Ryder Cup team

Especially in light of U.S. captain Tom Watson making a big deal about adding a week off between the Tour Championship and the Ryder Cup, what’s the big rush to pick the team?

Bradley WDs from BMW Championship

Keegan Bradley withdrew Saturday from the BMW Championship, the third event in the PGA Tour's 2014 FedEx Cup playoffs, and left his status for next week's Tour Championship in doubt.

Mickelson withdraws from BMW Championship

Phil Mickelson ends his PGA Tour season when he withdraws from the BMW Championship before Saturday's third round to focus on competing in the Ryder Cup later this month.

Westwood to play Wales Open as Ryder Cup tuneup

Englishman Lee Westwood has committed to play at the ISPS Handa Wales Open on Sept. 18-21 as a tuneup to the following week's Ryder Cup in Scotland.