Team selection

Tait: Italian Open can provide path to Ryder Cup

European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley could easily favor Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Luke Donald for his at-large selections -- but don't count out Stephen Gallacher if he plays well at the Italian Open.

5 Things: Donaldson earns Ryder Cup spot with win

Jamie Donaldson captured the Czech Masters in Prague, winning his third European Tour title and also securing his spot on the European Ryder Cup team.

Roundtable: Tiger's Ryder Cup decision a good move

Tiger Woods broke the news Wednesday on his website that he was withdrawing his name from consideration for a Ryder Cup captain's pick. The Golfweek staff weighs in on the decision.

Miceli: In stepping aside, Woods steps up

When Tiger Woods pulled his name from consideration for the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team, it clearly had to be a difficult decision for the injured 14-time major winner based on his recent comments.

Rude: Woods shouldn't have attempted Valhalla

Maybe Tiger Woods opting to skip the Ryder Cup in the wake of his PGA Championship missed cut at Valhalla will cure what's ailing him -- unlike his game and his injured back, it can't hurt.

Tiger Woods withdraws from Ryder Cup consideration

Ending months of speculation on whether he'd be a captain's pick, Tiger Woods has withdrawn himself from consideration for the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team.

Miceli: Watson has reason to pass on Woods

Captain Tom Watson praised the nine players who made the U.S. Ryder Cup team after Sunday's final round of the PGA Championship -- but the 10,000-pound elephant in the room was Tiger Woods' status.

Ryder Cup: Nine U.S. players earn spots

Here is a closer look at the nine players who earned automatic spots on the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team.

Ryder Cup picture evolves at PGA Championship

The potential first nine charges of U.S. captain Tom Watson have only two rounds left to earn enough points to play on the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team -- with several outsiders looking for a way in.

Tiger making Ryder Cup decision easy one for Watson

Tom Watson effectively is off the hook. By any conceivable measure, Tiger Woods no longer should be under consideration by the U.S. captain for the 2014 Ryder Cup team.

Furyk, McDowell make small Ryder Cup moves

Jim Furyk's runner-up finish Sunday at the RBC Canadian Open helped him secure an already solid standing in the U.S. team's Ryder Cup points, while Graeme McDowell inched closer to a European team nod.

Fowler among Ryder Cup movers at Open

At the British Open, Rickie Fowler was thinking of Gleneagles and the fact he rose from seventh to third in Ryder Cup points -- pretty much securing a spot on the U.S. roster.

Fowler's British Open run earns Ryder Cup points

Rickie Fowler is primed for another big stage -- and at the British Open, he piled on the Ryder Cup points to prove it.

Z. Johnson moves to 9th in Ryder Cup points

Zach Johnson's runner-up finish to Brian Harman at the John Deere Classic moved him into the top 9 of the latest U.S. Ryder Cup standings.

Bradley assists Watson in assessing Gleneagles

U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson played Gleneagles with Keegan Bradley to take a look at the course that in just over two months will host the 40th Ryder Cup.

McDowell moves closer to European Ryder Cup spot

Graeme McDowell's victory at the French Open moved him closer to a Ryder Cup spot as the Northern Irishman moved to 10th in European Points and 12th in World Points – he was previously 22nd and 16th, respectively.

Ryder Cup: Kaymer to 3rd in World Points

Martin Kaymer's chances of making the 2014 European Ryder Cup team were slim before he notched victories at The Players and the U.S. Open. Now, Kaymer is third on the World Points list and in good position to earn a spot on Paul McGinley's squad.

Jimenez, Luiten rally toward European Ryder spots

For good reason, the lovable Miguel Angel Jimenez is the story of the year, at least when it comes to European-based golfers. At 50, he’s winning on different continents and chasing a Ryder Cup berth.

Euro Ryder Cup squad could have embarrassment of riches

Europe is looking for its third consecutive Ryder Cup victory later this year, and with Martin Kaymer joining a star-laden list of potential team members, Paul McGinley will have plenty of outstanding options when the team is chosen at the Italian Open.

Kaymer moves into projected Ryder Cup spot

Martin Kaymer's victory at the Players Championship moved him into position to make the European Ryder Cup team.