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Team USA captain Steve Stricker with Dustin Johnson and the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. Photograph: Charlie Neibergall/AP

The way Justin Thomas tells it, Dustin Johnson’s one frustration was that he didn’t win even more points in the Ryder Cup. “Poor guy went out there, t(...)

Dustin Johnson after beating Paul Casey in the Sunday singles at the Ryder Cup. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

For all the talk of the youth movement that powered the United States to a record-breaking victory over Europe at the Ryder Cup and its first consecut(...)

  Captain Paul Azinger (centre)  of the USA team celebrates with Phil Mickelson (left) and Justin Leonard   after winning the Ryder Cup in 2008. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

“Pod” is not a golf word. And yet it has been on the tongue of nearly everyone in the golf community during the past, tense days before this week’s Ry(...)

Team Europe’s Rory McIlroy practises on the 1st ahead  of the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin. Photograph: Anthony Behar/PA Wire

Europe’s players will take inspiration from a stirring reminder of their place in Ryder Cup history as they bid to defy the odds and retain the trophy(...)

Pádraig Harrington: ‘It is one of the biggest sporting occasions in the world. It’s certainly the biggest in golf and there’s sure to be drama.’ Photograph: Andrew Reddington/Getty  Andrew Redington/Getty Images,)

Late; but nearly there. Pádraig Harrington’s clock to the Ryder Cup started ticking on January 8th 2019, a day when he – hand-in-hand with his wife, (...)

 Europe captain Thomas Bjorn  during a press conference in Paris ahead of the  Ryder Cup  at Le Golf National. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Who’d have thought it? Ever? Thomas Bjorn, psychologist...or, at the very least, motivator. But as all captains have learned when stepping into the ro(...)

 Europe team captain Paul McGinley celebrates winning the 2014 Ryder Cup with his team  at the Gleneagles Hotel in  Scotland. Photograph:   Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The piped music beats out of the speaker system built into the ceiling above Paul McGinley’s head. He is seated on a cosy armchair in the Westbury Hot(...)

The Islamic headscarf is a contentious issue in several European countries.

Companies may ban staff from wearing Islamic headscarves and other visible religious symbols under certain conditions, the European Union’s top court (...)

 Phil Mickelson, Jimmy Walker  and Rickie Fowler walk together durng practice for the Ryder Cup at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota. Photograph:  Tannen Maury/EPA

As Phil Mickelson crossed the footbridge to the practice driving range, music blasted out from some unseen source. It was an odd choice – Wham!’s Wak(...)

Team USA captain Davis Love III: “This team has no history. They are a great team.”  Photograph: Erik  Lesser/EPA

The strategist? If so, why would Davis Love III opt to start off the Ryder Cup with foursomes which have proven to be disastrous for the United State(...)

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