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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

Australian leads Asia-Pacific Amateur

Australia's Cameron Davis shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, with the winner Sunday getting a spot in the Masters Tournament next ...

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 Tour finals cut short by storm

The final event for players to earn PGA Tour cards was canceled Wednesday because of Hurricane Matthew, cutting short the four-tournament qualifying series and cost one hard-luck player his card ...

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016

Palmer has a farewell fit for a King

LATROBE, Pa. - A farewell to the King turned somber when Jack Nicklaus, his voice cracking as a large tear formed in his left eye, urged the elite and the everyman to remember how Arnold Palmer ...
By Doug Ferguson

Michaux: Reed is the man for the U.S. in match play

If the world didn't get the message at Gleneagles two years ago, it now understands what everyone in Augusta already knew six years ago - do not mess with Patrick Reed in match play.
By Scott Michaux

Mickelson turns into 'Mr. Ryder Cup'

Phil Mickelson was such a strong figure in the Ryder Cup with his voice that it can be easy to overlook his contributions on the course.
By Doug Ferguson

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

Ferguson: U.S. has blueprint for Ryder Cup success

CHASKA, Minn. - His shirt soaked from spraying champagne in a rare Ryder Cup victory, Phil Mickelson already was looking ahead at how to win the next one.
By Doug Ferguson

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

Reed's fire sets tone for Americans' win

CHASKA, Minn. - Former Augusta State star Patrick Reed proved that grit on the greens and smarts off the tee can close that gap faster than all the task force planning in the world.
By Jim Litke

U.S. takes back Ryder Cup

CHASKA, Minn. -The United States has won the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2008. Ryan Moore two-putted on No. 18 for a 1-up victory over Lee Westwood, giving the Americans a 15-10 lead that ...
By Doug Ferguson

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016

Origin of Arnie's Army traced to Augusta

But who came up with "Arnie's Army" to describe the legions who followed Arnold Palmer at the Masters and other tournaments?
By John Boyette and Bill Kirby

Reed vs. McIlroy will be first singles match

The two most demonstrative players so far in the Ryder Cup - Patrick Reed, of the U.S. and Europe's Rory McIlroy - will face off today in the opening match of the 12 singles.

U.S. leads Ryder Cup by three points

CHASKA, Minn. - The Americans are making all the right moves in this Ryder Cup.
By Doug Ferguson

Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

U.S. takes big Ryder Cup lead, but Europe rallies

CHASKA, Minn. - Even with the first opening-session sweep in four decades, the Americans were reminded anew Friday that no lead is safe in the Ryder Cup. Not after one session. Not after one day.
By Doug Ferguson

Tribute is paid to Palmer before Ryder Cup starts

CHASKA, Minn. - It was an emotional sight when players and fans reached the first tee for the opening match on Friday morning.

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

Dahlberg: Everything is just the way Mickelson wants it for the Ryder Cup

CHASKA, Minn. - Give Phil Mickelson credit for being prepared for a Ryder Cup that has his fingerprints all over it.
By Tim Dahlberg

Reed is off in first Ryder Cup match

CHASKA, Minn. - Former Augusta State All-American Patrick Reed and former Masters Tournament champion Jordan Spieth will lead off this morning as the U.S. tries to regain the Ryder Cup following ...

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Willett apologizes for brother's comments

CHASKA, Minn. - With stakes at the Ryder Cup so high, the players are under plenty of pressure. Danny Willett's focus faltered a bit Wednesday during practice at Hazeltine National Golf Club. This ...
By Dave Campbell

Woods is getting used to his role as vice captain

CHASKA, Minn.- The first awkward moment for Tiger Woods at the Ryder Cup came when he lined up to get into the U.S. team picture. Oops, sorry Tiger, only players are allowed.

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016

Love's comments motivate Europeans at Ryder Cup

CHASKA, Minn. - 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 ...
By Doug Ferguson

Fowler 'feeling better' about his game entering Ryder Cup

CHASKA, Minn. - The first question Rickie Fowler was asked at the Ryder Cup was as good an indication as any of how his year has gone.

Ferguson: It's time for Johnson to lead Americans

Dustin Johnson now takes his place as the leader of an American team desperate to win the Ryder Cup.
By Doug Ferguson

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