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Fitzpatrick Claims Final Spot For Europe’s Ryder Cup Team

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 August 2016 21:55 Sunday, 21 August 2016 21:42

Matthew FitzpatrickCanadian Press

(Doug Ferguson/AP) — Matthew Fitzpatrick of England nailed down the ninth and final automatic spot for Europe in the Ryder Cup.

Fitzpatrick finished fifth in the Czech Masters, giving him enough world points that no one can catch him when European qualifying ends next week in Denmark.

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Ryder Cup Trophy Tour Set For August 29-September 23, 2016

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 August 2016 22:38 Sunday, 14 August 2016 22:20

Ryder Cup Trophy TourNEW YORK, New York — In anticipation of the 2016 Ryder Cup, the PGA of America announced plans for the first U.S. Ryder Cup Trophy Tour, to build support and excitement for the United States Ryder Cup Team and the spirit of the Ryder Cup.

The month-long Tour, a part of the “We Are 13” fan-engagement initiative to connect, energize and educate fans on the Ryder Cup, tees off on August 29, 2016, and concludes September 23, 2016, four days before the biennial tradition of golf’s pre-eminent event begins at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota. “We Are 13” refers to American golf fans across the country who will support the team like the 13th contestant on the 12-player squad.

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Olympics Present Problem in U.S. Qualifying for Ryder Cup

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 21:38 Tuesday, 26 July 2016 21:18

Bubba WatsonCanadian Press

SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Doug Ferguson/AP) — The Olympics has thrown another wrinkle into the golf schedule, this one affecting the American team for the Ryder Cup.

The PGA Championship typically is the final event to earn one of the eight automatic qualifying spots, and then Davis Love III would have four captain’s picks leading up to the Ryder Cup matches that start Sept. 30 at Hazeltine.

Because the PGA has been moved to the end of July ahead of the Olympics, qualifying for the Americans won’t end until Aug. 28 after The Barclays.

Love is looking beyond standings because of the Olympics.

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Bjorn, Harrington, Lawrie Picked as Ryder Cup Vice Captains

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 June 2016 07:12 Wednesday, 01 June 2016 07:09

altCanadian Press

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — European captain Darren Clarke has selected Thomas Bjorn, Padraig Harrington, and Paul Lawrie as three of his vice captains for the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine.

Bjorn (2010, 2012) and Harrington (2014) have performed the role before. It will be the first time as vice captain for Lawrie, who played for the European team in 1999 and 2012.

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Ryder Cup Legend Christy O’Connor Sr. Dies at 91

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 May 2016 19:39 Sunday, 15 May 2016 19:33

Christy O'Connor Sr.Canadian Press

VIRGINIA WATER, England — Christy O’Connor Sr., the Irish golfer who played on 10 Ryder Cup teams and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, died Saturday May 14, 2016. He was 91.

The European Tour confirmed his death.

O’Connor won 24 times on the European Tour. He also played 15 times in what is now the World Cup, winning for Ireland in 1968 with Harry Bradshaw. He also won the PGA Seniors Championship in Europe six times.

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