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Americans Try to Solve Ryder Cup with Task Force

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 18:58 Tuesday, 14 October 2014 18:49

Ryder Cup Task Force

Canadian Press

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (Doug Ferguson/AP) — After two decades of European dominance in the Ryder Cup, the Americans have created a task force to figure out why they keep losing.

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were among 11 players, captains and PGA of America officials who were appointed to the "Ryder Cup Task Force" that will look at everything from qualifications to captain's picks and even practice schedules during the matches.

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Furyk Looking Ahead to Ryder Cup Changes

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 00:44 Tuesday, 14 October 2014 00:38

Jim Furyk

Canadian Press

SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda (Josh Ball/AP) — Jim Furyk thinks it's time for the Americans to think long term about the Ryder Cup.

Furyk and Rory McIlroy both said Monday at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf that the public fallout from another American loss in the Ryder Cup last month at Gleneagles could be helpful. Europe now has won eight of the last 10 times.

The next Ryder Cup is at Hazeltine in 2016, though Furyk said the Americans need to look beyond that.

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Howell Completes Ryder Cup Panel for 2016 Captain

Last Updated on Friday, 10 October 2014 00:43 Friday, 10 October 2014 00:40

David Howell

Canadian Press

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Two-time Ryder Cup player David Howell completes the five-man panel that will select the European team's captain for the 2016 competition at Hazeltine.

Howell was nominated by the European Tour's tournament committee during a meeting and joins the last three captains — Paul McGinley, Jose Maria Olazabal, and Colin Montgomerie — and European Tour chief executive George O'Grady on the panel.

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Westwood Disappointed in US Complaints of Captain

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:51 Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:48

Lee Westwood

Canadian Press

NAPA, California (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Lee Westwood was disappointed to see stories from the American team room at the Ryder Cup complaining about Tom Watson as the captain, saying Wednesday those matters should be kept private and "nothing good can come of all this."

Westwood has played in nine Ryder Cups, winning for the seventh time when Europe beat the Americans at Gleneagles two weeks ago.

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Ryder Cup Reviewing Access Inside the Ropes

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 18:48 Tuesday, 07 October 2014 18:42

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Canadian Press

NAPA, California (Doug Ferguson/AP) — For the first two days of the Ryder Cup, only 16 players were on the golf course at the same time.

And they had plenty of company.

The greatest growth in golf might be the number of guests allowed inside the ropes at the Ryder Cup.

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