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McGinley Ends Career on a Winning Note

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 07:56 Tuesday, 30 September 2014 07:50

Paul McGinley

Canadian Press

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Paul McGinley is ready to call it a career in the Ryder Cup, and it ended on a perfect note.

McGinley made his debut in 2002 at The Belfry by holing the winning putt for Europe. His final act was captain of another formidable team, and he called all the right shots at Gleneagles as Europe sailed to its eighth win in the last 10 Ryder Cup matches.

In between, he played in two other Ryder Cups (both record wins for Europe) and was an assistant twice.



Next U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Faces Huge Challenge

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 07:47 Tuesday, 30 September 2014 07:34

altGLENEAGLES, Scotland (Mike McAllister/PGATOUR.COM) – The next U.S. Ryder Cup captain certainly faces a massive challenge: How to stop the losing streak to the Europeans.

The U.S. has lost the last three, and eight of the last 10, including Sunday's decisive defeat at Gleneagles.

Unlike the previous two Ryder Cup losses, in which the Americans won seven of nine sessions but were blown out in the two others, 2014 was more of a complete victory for Europe. The Europeans dominated at Foursomes, winning both sessions with 3 wins and a draw, and then won the Singles matches by one point for their third session win.



U.S. Team Faces More Questions After Latest Defeat

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 07:34 Tuesday, 30 September 2014 07:26

altGLENEAGLES, Scotland (Mike McAllister/PGATOUR.COM) — The Europeans have their template and it obviously works. The Americans had their formula in 2008 and it worked, a system of pods that created closer bonds among players and a detailed game plan that addressed all scenarios. Paul Azinger even wrote a book about it, "Cracking the Code."

The formula, however, has been different in the last three Ryder Cups — and it hasn't worked. After the latest defeat — Sunday's 5-point loss at Gleneagles — Phil Mickelson wondered just why the U.S. didn't stick to Azinger's winning formula from six years ago.



Europe Wins Ryder Cup Again

Last Updated on Monday, 29 September 2014 00:06 Sunday, 28 September 2014 23:45


Canadian Press

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Doug Ferguson/AP) — The tone was set by Rory McIlroy, the best player in the world. The winning shot came from Jamie Donaldson, a Ryder Cup rookie.

Europe added another layer to its Ryder Cup dominance on Sunday by leaving no doubt who had the best team, if not the best players. Behind two early comebacks that showed its resolve, Europe clinched the cup with four matches still on the course.

With a 16½-11½ victory, Europe kept that gold trophy for the eighth time in the last 10 tries.



Paul McGinley: The Man With The Ryder Cup Formula

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 September 2014 23:43 Sunday, 28 September 2014 23:34

Paul McGinley

Canadian Press

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Stephen Wilson/AP) — If there is a formula for Ryder Cup success, Paul McGinley is a mastermind who makes it work.

All week long, McGinley talked about Europe having a "template" for winning golf's premier team event.

As Europe's captain, McGinley delivered to perfection. The home team thrashed the United States 16 ½-11 ½ at Gleneagles, extending Europe's victory run to eight of the last 10 Ryder Cups.



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