News for Friday, September 28, 2012


News 2012 September 28


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Budding bromance: Mickelson, Bradley thrive together

Forget the Tiger-Rory bromance. It’s the budding relationship between Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley that may be the key to the American side regaining the Ryder Cup.

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Rude: U.S. turns the tables after sluggish start on Day 1

The United States team went from trailing in all four morning foursomes matches to ending Day 1 of the Ryder Cup with a best-case scenario. In other words, the Yanks reversed the tables in more ways than one.

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Fritsch, Henley tied for Chiquita Classic lead

Brad Fritsch made his third eagle in his past two rounds and shares the lead after the second round of the Tour's Chiquita Classic.

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Ryder Cup: Colsaerts has performance for the ages

Nicolas Colsaerts put on a Ryder Cup performance for the ages Friday, sparking a four-ball victory over Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker.

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Ryder Cup: Tiger sitting out Saturday morning foursomes

For the first time in his career, Tiger Woods will sit out a session at the Ryder Cup. Here is a look at the Saturday morning foursomes.

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Ryder Cup: Staff predictions for Saturday morning foursomes

Our staff of experts make their picks for the Saturday morning foursome session at the 2012 Ryder Cup.

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Johnson's short game leads U.S. to its fifth point

Dustin Johnson is known for his distance, but it was his short game that was on display as he and partner Matt Kuchar took down Justin Rose and Martin Kaymer on Friday afternoon.

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Watson, Simpson demolish Lawrie, Hanson

Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson won the first hole and never looked back against Paul Lawrie and Peter Hanson, leading by as much as 6 up and settling for a 5-and-4 victory.

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Notes: Mickelson wins twice for the first time

Notebook: Despite playing in every Ryder Cup since 1995, Phil Mickelson pulled off a personal first on Friday - he won twice in the same day with partner Keegan Bradley.

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How it happened: U.S. takes 5-3 lead at Ryder Cup

After a U.S. comeback in the morning that sent the the 2012 Ryder Cup into the afternoon four-balls knotted at 2-2, the Americans put on a dominating performance over the final four matches to take a commanding 5-3 lead at Medinah Country Club.

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Notebook: UTSA's Fabiola Arriaga on the rise

Texas San Antonio's Fabiola Arriaga is on the rise. Her climb up Golfweek's rankings has been marked in the past two years, and she started this season with two top-5 finishes.

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McIlroy, McDowell survive big comeback by U.S.

Standing on the 12th tee, it seemed as though Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell had their match in the bag. And then the Americans made it a match, only to be foiled by a poor drive on the 18th hole.

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Woods, Stricker struggle in foursomes defeat

Tiger Woods couldn't hit a fairway. Steve Stricker put a ball in the water. It isn't what we're used to with this pairing, and it led to a lackluster 2-and-1 defeat to Ian Poulter and Justin Rose.

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Rookie nerves? Bradley shines in Ryder Cup debut

Partnered with friend and mentor Phil Mickelson, Keegan Bradley makes a huge first impression by leading the U.S. duo to a huge 4-and-3 victory.

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How it happened: A 2-2 tie after morning foursomes

How it happened: Europe got off to a quick start, but the U.S. was able to fight back to salvage a 2-2 tie after the morning foursomes session at the 2012 Ryder Cup.

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Late front-nine birdie propels Johnson, Dufner

An odd birdie at the ninth hole propelled the U.S. tandem of Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson to a key victory over Lee Westwood and Francesco Molinari.

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After trailing early, U.S. salvages 2-2 tie in morning session

There were plenty of blue flags on the board early at the Ryder Cup, but rallies by Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley, as well as Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson knotted things up at Medinah.

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Ryder Cup: Friday four-ball afternoon matches

A look at the afternoon four-ball matches between the U.S. and Europe at the 2012 Ryder Cup.

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Adams Idea Tech V4 hybrid comes in two configurations

The Adams Idea Tech V4 hybrid has cut-thru slots in the crown and sole, a design intended to increase spring-like effect and ball speed.

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Ryder Cup: Scenes from the first tee at Medinah

The first tee at the Ryder Cup Friday morning was filled with fans and plenty of national pride.

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Ryder Cup to impact Olympia Fields event

The Olympia Fields Intercollegiate begins Sunday near Chicago. Yes, there’s another big golf event in the area this weekend, as well. That “other” event, the Ryder Cup, will impact the Olympia Fields Intercollegiate, one of the top events of the college season.