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Post-Masters Q&A with U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 23:32 Wednesday, 15 April 2015 23:27

Love, who celebrated his 51st birthday that day, talked about the honor he felt when named to the PGA Task Force and the ultimate disbelief when the reality that he’d be captain for a second time set in.

Love also gave his insights into the record-tying performance of Jordan Spieth at the Masters, the return of Tiger Woods – who Love has spoken to often over the last six months – and the ability Phil Mickelson has to elevate his game for the majors.

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Masters Champ Jordan Spieth Leads U.S. Ryder Cup Points List

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 04:42 Tuesday, 14 April 2015 04:31

Jordan SpiethAUGUSTA, Georgia (T.J. Auclair/RyderCup.com) — The 2015 Masters provided U.S.-born players with their second opportunity this year to obtain points toward the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup team.

Unlike the first point-getting event of the year — the WGC-Cadillac Championship, which offered one point for every $2,000 earned — the four majors in 2015 offer one point for every $1,000 earned.

As a result, it’s no surprise to see Masters champion Jordan Spieth sitting in the top spot on the latest U.S. Ryder Cup points list with 1,848.750 points.

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Ryder Cup Director: Italy’s 2022 Bid Requires Course Changes

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 March 2015 19:46 Sunday, 29 March 2015 19:42

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ROME, Italy (Andrew Dampf/AP) — Ryder Cup officials say that Italy’s bid for the 2022 event will require overhauling some holes on the Marco Simone course outside Rome.

The Jim Fazio-designed course was last used for top-level competition for the 1994 Italian Open.

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Clarke Could Ask Gerrard to Address Europe’s Ryder Cup Team

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 18:51 Tuesday, 24 March 2015 18:46

Steven GerrardCanadian Press

LONDON (AP) — Darren Clarke says he could ask Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard to address Europe’s Ryder Cup team before it takes on the United States at Hazeltine next year.

Clarke, who was selected as captain of the European team in February, described Gerrard is a “real legend” and said “if I were to do something like that, he would be someone I would consider.”

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Darren Clarke: Ryder Cup Captaincy is ‘Highest Honour’

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015 21:41 Monday, 23 March 2015 21:15

altA month after his official appointment to the role, European Ryder Cup Captain Darren Clarke met the media at Heathrow Airport today and revealed he was still on cloud nine after receiving what he described as the “highest honour” from The European Tour.

The 46-year-old Irishman has, of course, the game’s greatest prize – The Open Championship – already in his trophy cabinet back home, but away from the playing side, Clarke took time out to reflect on what it meant to him to be given the task of retaining The Ryder Cup for Europe.

“The highest honour the European Tour can bestow on any of its members is The Ryder Cup captaincy,” he said. “So imagine my sense of joy, pride and in some ways relief when the call came through from Ryder Cup Director Richard Hills inviting me to lead Europe into the 2016 match against the USA.

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