News for Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Tiger Woods vs. Rory McIlroy? Yep, we want to see that. The Americans re-taking the Ryder Cup? Some of us feel that way. Check out our predictions, plus our wishes in four-balls, foursomes and Sunday singles.
Notebook: Paul Lawrie last saw Ryder Cup action in 1999, but the rejuvenated Scotsman has used a stellar 2012 to add some experience to the European squad.
Pepperdine and UC Davis separated from the rest of the field during the second round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge.
Our Jeff Rude sprays it off the tee on everything from the lack of rough at Medinah to the hit-and-giggle get-together on Tuesday for the fans.
No golfer epitomized the spirit of European golf like the late Severiano Ballesteros. And his presence will be felt in every shot this week at Medinah Country Club, said European Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal.
California used a final-round, 4-under 276 to vault into the lead and then watched as host Georgia Tech managed to tie it up and the two powerhouses will share the Ping/Golfweek Preview title.
Notebook: While plenty of PGA Tour players have returned home after the playoffs, the likes of Adam Scott and Rickie Fowler will still keep their eyes peeled on the happenings at Medinah.
Ball State's Autumn Duke has dealt with the death of her father, Larry, in a way that has even impressed her head coach.
The U.S. squad - behind a monster performance from its girls squad that lost only one point in nine matches - defeated Europe, 14.5-9.5, to retain the Junior Ryder Cup title.
The LSU men shot even-par 864 to take a five-shot victory at the Shoal Creek Invitational hosted by Graeme McDowell, the second strong performance to open the season for the Tigers, who tied for fourth against a tough field earlier this month at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic.
Tiger Woods has been on just one winning Ryder Cup team, but he returns this week to a place where he is undefeated: Medinah Country Club.
Jose Maria Olazabal has softened over the years, but he still enjoys a heavyweight contest. He’ll bring the same fighting qualities as European captain to this month’s Ryder Cup that he first revealed as a competitor 30 years ago.
U.S. captain Davis Love III finds the true thrill in life with a healthy balance off the course says our Jeff Rude.
Enigmatic Sergio Garcia returns to a happy place: Medinah, where his roller coaster began.
Medinah's modern makeovers and thinned canopy help showcase the brawny Chicago track says our Bradley S. Klein.
Inside the Sept. 28, 2012 issue of Golfweek:
The first blow struck in the 1991 Ryder Cup matches wasn’t landed by a competitor. It was absorbed by American Steve Pate when he was involved in a car crash on the way to the traditional gala dinner, changing his career forever.
In 1957, Britain truly was ‘great,’ upsetting the U.S. in the Ryder Cup, But the momentum wouldn’t endure.