Ryder Cup

Paul Casey to Rejoin European Tour in Ryder Cup Boost

It's been a decade since Paul Casey last represented Europe in the Ryder Cup, but the Englishman looks set to end that long-standing hiatus after confirming that he will take up membership on the European Tour in 2018, opening the door to become part of Thomas Bjorn's team for the showpiece at Le Golf National next year.  read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #15 New Irons and Le Golf National

Host Kieran Clark is joined by Owen Davies to talk new irons, The Ryder Cup at Le Golf National and some of great escapes for this Autumn.  read more ...


Europe Should Be Glad Ryder Cup is Not Played on Paper

Ryder Cup qualification has begun, and Thomas Bjorn can now look forward to players jostling to make his team. But as Derek Clements describes, on paper at least, the Americans seem likely to be a formiddable opponent next year in France. read more ...


How to get tickets for the 2018 Ryder Cup

Since the tournament started, the Ryder Cup has consistently produced moments of golfing magic. However, in recent years, the rivalry has reached another level of significance and drama. Le Golf National in Paris will host this prestigious competition, and tickets to be a part of this event are sure to sell out fast. read more ...


Europe Increases Number of Ryder Cup Wild Card Spots

Team Europe have announced an increase in the number of wildcards that Thomas Bjorn will have when he picks his next Ryder Cup side.  read more ...


Will Furyk Succeed as America's Ryder Cup Captain?

Jim Furyk has been named captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup Team for 2018, with the former major champion set to lead his players against Thomas Bjorn's Europe at Le Golf National. Was it the right appointment? Derek Clements has his say. read more ...


Thomas Bjorn Named Ryder Cup Captain

Thomas Bjorn has been confirmed as Europe's next Ryder Cup captain for the matches at Le Golf National in 2018. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks closer at the appointment and raises questions. read more ...


What Next for Europe after Ryder Cup Defeat?

Now a few weeks removed from the Ryder Cup, what next for Europe after their defeat at Hazeltine? Derek Clements reflects on suggested changes to qualification criteria, and who should succeed Darren Clarke as captain. read more ...


Martin Kaymer Reflects on Disappointing Ryder Cup

Martin Kaymer is playing in this week's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, but the two-time major champion has stopped to reflect on what was an extremely disappointing Ryder Cup for Team Europe. read more ...


2016 Ryder Cup Review

The 2016 Ryder Cup is now resigned to history. How will it be remembered, and where do both sides go from here? Derek Clements anaylses the performances and mistakes of the players and captains at Hazeltine. read more ...


The USA Triumphs at Hazeltine

Derek Clements reports on the final day of the Ryder Cup, which saw both teams produce an immense standard of golf, with Europe ultimately coming up short to the brilliant Americans, who have triumphed for the first time since 2008. read more ...


The Epic Between Reed and McIlroy

It was one of the most anticipated matches in history, and the front-nine lived up to all expectations, with both McIlroy and Reed cancelling each other out with huge putts on the eighth, before sportingly sharing a brief acknowledgement. read more ...


Mickelson and Garcia's Birdie Barrage at Hazeltine

When reflecting on this year's matches, few will soon forget the astonishing Sunday encounter between Phil Mickelson and Sergio Garcia, who traded 19 birdies in a remarkable contest that was fittingly halved on the last hole. read more ...


Ryder Cup Day 2 Wrap Up

DARREN CLARKE'S European team will need to invoke the spirit of Medinah if they are to win the Ryder Cup for a fourth successive time at Hazeltine today. Despite stellar golf played by Rory McIlroy and Thomas Pieters, the Americans go into the 12 singles matches leading 9.5-6.5. read more ...


Greatest Ryder Cup Singles Moments

There have been some astonishing moments and encounters in Singles at the Ryder Cup. From hole-in-ones to long putts under pressure, we've seen it all. And there will certainly be more to savour at Hazeltine today. read more ...


Ryder Cup Day 1 Wrap Up

HENRIK STENSON and Justin Rose led a brilliant fightback in the fourballs as Europe, having lost all four morning foursomes matches, finished the first day of the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine trailing the USA by 5-3. read more ...


Rory Has His Poulter at Medinah Moment

Rory McIlroy produced a stunning finish to complete a brilliant comeback for a crushed Europe in the four balls on Friday. With the exuberant celebration, was this his very own Poulter at Medinah moment? read more ...


Team Mates with Ryder Cup Europe

Who are the funniest, most intelligent, and worst dressed members of Team Europe? Well, thanks to Rory, Sergio, Andy, Matt, Justin, and Henrik, we have some of those answers. read more ...


The Belfry Launches VIP Ryder Cup Experience Competition

The Belfry has launched an eye-catching VIP Ryder Cup Experience Competition to celebrate the resort's revered history and heritage with the biennial contest between Europe and the USA. read more ...


Take a Look Around Team Europe's Locker Room

Darren Clarke has been tasked with creating the perfect environment for Team Europe to feel both inspired and relaxed in. Take a look around the stunning locker room and team area that has been created at Hazeltine. read more ...


Top Five Ryder Cup Shots

The Ryder Cup is about moments of brilliance at the right time. Golf journalist Josh Carr takes a look at five of the best and most important shots ever played in the history of the Ryder Cup.  read more ...


Ryder Cup Preview

It's finally here! The 41st Ryder Cup is upon us. Darren Clarke is hoping to lead Team Europe to an historic fourth consecutive triumph, while Davis Love III is attempting to change that run. Derek Clements previews the showpiece. read more ...


Rory McIlroy - Europe's Most Important Player and Key to Victory

FedEx Cup champion Rory McIlroy is set to become Europe's Team Leader at Hazeltine. Derek Clements explains why the Northern Irishman is Darren Clarke's most importance player and key to victory. read more ...


Pairings - The Importance of Chemistry

It's the most important role of the captain. Just who will Love and Clarke select as pairings? Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the strategy involved, and the importance of chemistry between the players. read more ...


Ryder Cup - Team USA

Davis Love III has been able to assemble a strong American team, which is seeking to triumph in the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2008. Take a look through the twelve who will be representing Team USA. read more ...


Ryder Cup - Team Europe

Take a look through the profiles and stats of the 12 players that will be representing Europe at the Ryder Cup. With the Open, Masters, Olympic and FedEx Cup champions, it's a strong group for Darren Clarke. read more ...


Hazeltine - The Course

Derek Clements takes a closer look at the history and challenges of this week's Ryder Cup venue, Hazeltine. It's a major championship layout, but hasn't always received positive reviews from players. read more ...


Ryder Cup Facts and Figures

The Ryder Cup has such a rich and healthy history, regularly depicting some of the game's most important and memorable moments. Here are just a few of the facts and figures that have defined the biennial contest. read more ...


Ryder Cup Format and TV Coverage

Planning to follow each moment of the Ryder Cup? We have put together a helpful guide to the televised coverage in the UK, which starts on Friday afternoon. read more ...


The Worst Ryder Cup Wildcard Picks

Picking a wildcard can often be difficult for the captains of either side and they don't always perform when picked for the big stage of the Ryder Cup. Golf journalist Josh Carr has picked out the worst wildcard picks in the history of the event. read more ...


Top 5: European Ryder Cup Moments vs USA Ryder Cup Moments

With the Ryder Cup just around the corner, Golfshake writer Josh Carr has shared with us his memorable moments from previous Ryder Cups for both Team Europe and Team USA. read more ...


Most Emotional Ryder Cup Moments

The Ryder Cup is an event built on passion and adrenaline. It often drives up fervour and intensity to create moments that spill over into outbursts of emotion. Here are some of the most significant of them. read more ...


Best Ryder Cup Partnerships

Identifying partnerships is the most important role of the Ryder Cup captain. Trying to bring together a duo of games and personalities. When it does work, the result can be spectacular. Here are the greatest pairings in history. read more ...


Greatest Ryder Cup Matches

With the 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine almost upon us, it's an ideal time for a touch of reflection, looking back at the greatest matches that have made a lasting impact and left indelible memories. read more ...


More of the Same from Davis Love and the American Ryder Cup Team

American captain Davis Love III has announced his first three Ryder Cup wild-card picks. Derek Clements analyses the selections and whether the US simply following the same old formula. read more ...


A Beginner's Guide to the Ryder Cup

With the 2016 Ryder Cup just around the corner, golf journalist Josh Carr offers a beginner's guide to Ryder Cup for those who may not have experienced the showpiece before. read more ...


Clarke Finalises Ryder Cup Team - Westwood, Kaymer, Pieters

Westwood, Kaymer and Pieters are added to the nine men who qualified automatically: Danny Willett, Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Chris Wood, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Andy Sullivan and Matthew Fitzpatrick. read more ...


Ryder Cup 2016 - How are the teams shaping up?

Derek Clements looks ahead to this years Ryder Cup and analyses the current players leading the way and those that may need a wild card to make the team. read more ...


New Ryder Cup Legends Mini Golf Course Opens For Play at the Iconic Belfry Hotel & Resort

The Belfry Hotel & Resort has furthered its unrivalled Ryder Cup history and heritage by opening a unique Mini Golf Course that has been themed with the iconic biennial contest. read more ...


Watch Ryder Cup Hero Christy O'Connor Jnr's Stunning 2-Iron at The Belfry in 1989

Two-time Ryder Cup player, Christy O'Connor Jnr has sadly passed away suddenly in Spain at the age of 67. Here we look back at his greatest moment in the game - at The Belfry in 1989. read more ...


Who would make your 2016 European Ryder Cup team?

Golfshake contributor, Matt Holbrook counts down to the 2016 Ryder Cup and shares his predictions of who might make the team in 2016.  read more ...


A refreshed Shane Lowry sets his eyes on the Ryder Cup

Speaking at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Shane Lowry has set his sights on a Ryder Cup spot in 2016.  read more ...


Clarke remains on cloud nine

Darren Clarke is still on cloud nine following his Ryder Cup appointment and while is own form is poor he has now more concerend about his potential team members.  read more ...


Darren Clarke v Davis Love III - 2016 Ryder Cup Analysis

We take a closer look at the two captains for the 2016 Ryder Cup. What are their strengthes and weaknesses, how do they match up and how does this effect the likely outcome of the match at Hazletine?  read more ...


Clarke to Captain European Ryder Cup Team in 2016

Darren Clarke has been announced as the European captain for the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National in Chaska, Minnesota, from September 30-October 2, 2016. read more ...


Davis Love III to Captain US 2016 Ryder Cup Team ?

The surprise revelation that Davis Love III – who captained the US Team in 2012 – is to return in the role next year at Hazeltine was met with a whole variety of responses on social media on Monday evening. read more ...


My best golfing memory 2014

Derek Clements looks back at 2014 and picks out his favourite memory of a cracking year on the world's biggest tours.  read more ...


Captain Calamity v Captain Sensible?

Steve Striker and Darren Clarke are odds-on to become the next set of Ryder Cup Captains, but how well suited are they to the job? Derek Clements shares his thoughts.  read more ...


Spain Announces Catalunya as its Candidate to Host The 2022 Ryder Cup

Real Federacion Espanola de Golf, in partnership with Generalitat de Catalunya and other public Spanish and Catalan stakeholders, have announced their intention to bid to bring The 2022 Ryder Cup to Catalunya. read more ...


Watson says sorry - for what?

Tom Watson has taken the extraordinary step of issuing an open letter in which he apologised to the US Ryder Cup team for comments he allegedly made in advance of the final-day singles at Gleneagles. read more ...


The BEST of the 2014 Ryder Cup

Golfshake writer Nick Bonfield reflects on a wonderful Ryder Cup and looks back at the very BEST of Gleneagles 2014. read more ...


The Next European Ryder Cup Captain

The manouevring has already begun with McIlroy hinting his support for Darren Clarke. Derek Clements reports on the early contenders for the 2016 Ryder Cup European Team Captain. read more ...


Mickelson finds himself out in the cold following Ryder Cup fallout

Phil Mickelson is a class act, loved by fellow professionals and golf fans around the globe. But he got it wrong when he decided to criticise the captaincy of Tom Watson in the immediate aftermath of the 40th Ryder Cup. Mickelson should be ashamed of himself. read more ...


Victorious European Ryder Cup Team Set for Hero’s Welcome at European Tour Finale

All the members of Europe’s victorious Ryder Cup team are set to receive a hero’s welcome when they play in the season-ending DP World Tour Championship. read more ...


Ryder Cup 2014 - The Winning Shot

As winning moments go this one was quite special. Jamie Donaldson completed a sublime victory for Team Europe at Gleneagles with sensational shot into the 15th hole. read more ...


Glory at Gleneagles for Europe

Jamie Donaldson won the 40th Ryder Cup for Europe with a stunning approach that finished so close to the 15th hole that Keegan Bradley, his opponent, didn't even make him putt it. It is Europe's eighth success in 10 attempts. read more ...


Go Europe! Day 2 Ryder Cup Afternoon Wrap-up

They may have to rename Victor Dubuisson the Laughing Cavalier after he played brilliantly with Graeme McDowell to destroy Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler 5&4 as Europe finished the second day of the Ryder Cup leading 10-6 - they need four more points to retain the trophy. read more ...


Ryder Cup - Language Barrier

Sports writer and Scotsman Derek Clements takes a walk around the Ryder Cup course taking in a different vibe offering some inside knowledge. read more ...


Rose & Stenson Set Pace But USA Rally

We witnessed the greatest match in Ryder Cup history at Gleneagles today as Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson beat Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar 3&2. It was a stunning performance on a morning that otherwise went America's way. read more ...


Europe fight back after USA draw first blood

It was in the balance for nearly the whole day, in total 11 hours of non-stop golfing action, but in the end Europe edged day 1. Derek Clements reports for Golfshake from Gleneagles.? read more ...


Session 1 - USA edge ahead

Reporting from Gleneagles, Derek Clements reports on a fabulous first session at the 2014 Ryder Cup where the USA have grabbed a narrow lead. read more ...


Thank goodness it has started!

Golfshake writer Derek Clements reports from Gleneagles and breathes a sigh of relief that we are finally under way with Golf taking the centre stage. read more ...


Inside the Team Europe Locker Room

Ever wondered what it is like to play in a Ryder Cup? Take a glimpse into the life of Rory, G-Mac, Poults and co; see inside team Europes Locker Room at Gleneagles. read more ...


Let battle commence - Day 1 pairings announced

The scene is set, we now know the pairings for the first round of fourballs of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. The pairings were announced this afternoon at the opening ceremony. read more ...


McGinley shares his secrets of dealing with the pressure of captaining a continent

On the eve of the 2014 Ryder Cup, before Europe and the USA do battle,Paul McGinley discuss how he copes with the pressure of captaincy as well as sharing personal memories of the most eagerly anticipated team event on the golf calendar. read more ...


Why I Love the Ryder Cup

Adam Smith, Senior Writer at Golfshake tells us why, even for those involved in the game on a day to day basis there is something special about the Ryder Cup. read more ...


adidas announce limited edition Ryder Cup footwear

adidas Golf, a leader in performance footwear, has announced a limited-edition footwear collection inspired by the 2014 Ryder Cup in Gleneagles. read more ...


Team Bunker aim to give Team Europe the Winning Edge

With the Ryder Cup almost upon us the teams are gearing up to find that smallest of advantge to take on to the first tee and Bunker Mentality have an answer to give team Europe that extra %. read more ...


Ryder Cup Player - Watch the latest news, opinion and insight from Gleneagles

Watch all the latest news, insight and opinion in the build up to golf's biggest event on our Ryder Cup Player. In addition to some fantastic features we will be bringing you the highlights from each days play read more ...


ProQuip Golf reveal official Team Europe rain suit ahead of Gleneagles clash

ProQuip Golf, who are the Preferred Supplier of weatherwear to The 2014 European Ryder Cup Team have revealed the official rain suit for Paul McGinley’s European Team and details of the Irishman’s 18-month hands-on involvement in its design. read more ...


The origins of the Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup has long and amazing history, but where did it all begin? Golf writer Fergus Bisset details the beginnings of the Ryder Cup right through to modern day. read more ...


McGinley insists their is no McIlroy/McDowell rift

European captain Paul McGinley insists he has no concerns over Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell’s relationship ahead of the Ryder Cup, even though McDowell admitted that the world No1 has now outgrown him. read more ...


Top 10 Ryder Cup Partnerships [VIDEO]

Who would be in your top ten? Check out this countdown of the top ten partnerships of all time including some great memories of Ryder Cup past. read more ...


Medinah Remembered - The loudest tee shot in golf

On Saturday of the Ryder Cup match at Medinah, Ian Poulter decided to give Bubba some of his own medicine as he ramped up the crowd ahead and during his tee shot. Whoever said golf lacks atmosphere?! read more ...


Ryder Cup Facts and Figures - ProQuip Golf's 31-Year European Forecast

ProQuip Golf, official supplier of Team Europe's Ryder Cup weatherwear for 2014 have shared some interesting facts and figures ahead of the event at Gleneagles. read more ...


Ryder Cup Predictions

Nick Bonfield lists a few of the things he's expecting to see at the 40th staging of golf’s biggest and best event at the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. read more ...


Ryder Cup Countdown - Players Form

Derek Clements takes a look at the 24 players making up the 2 teams and analyses their current form. Will this matter going in to the Ryder Cup? read more ...


The Miracle at Medinah remembered

Derek Clements looks back at the Miracle that was Medinah and savors a special day for European Golf when the spirit of Seve was invoked to devastating effect. read more ...


Top 5 European Ryder Cup Partnerships of all time

Golfshake Writer Adam Smith countsdown Europe's top 5 Ryder Cup pairings of all time. read more ...


Ryder Cup Team Europe Decision Time

Following today's Italian Open on the European Tour the 9 players that have automatically qualified for the European Ryder cup side have now been confirmed. Who would get your Captain's pick ? read more ...


In or out? Nick Bonfield makes his Ryder Cup team selections

Senior Golfshake writer Nick Bonfield makes his selections for this years Ryder Cup at Gelneagles. read more ...


View from America - The Ryder Cup Countdown is On!

Jared Hill, reports from Chicago on how the countdown to the Ryder Cup is beginning to really ramp in the US with US players on the verge of selection looking to catch Tom Watson's eye. read more ...


Langer furthers his claim for Ryder Cup inclusion

Bernard Langer once again underlined his great form with another win on the Champions Tour at a tournament that also saw Kevin Sutherland shoot 59 and with a bogey on the last. read more ...


Chipping In - Warren's deserved win sees him added to Ryder Cup candidates

In his weekly column; Chipping In, Nick Bonfield reports on a week that saw Tiger Woods bow out of the Ryder Cup and Scotsman stake a claim for a place at Gleneagles. read more ...


Warren admits Ryder Cup hopes following victory in Denmark

IT HAS been a long time coming, but nobody should be surprised by Marc Warren's two-shot win at the Made in Denmark (what a ridiculous title for a golf tournament) at Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort. read more ...


Selection headache for McGinley

With just over a month remaining until Paul McGinley has to pick his three wildcards for the battle at Gleneagles, we have a look at the dilemma facing this year's Ryder Cup captain. read more ...


Ryder Cup bank note launched in commemoration of the 2014 Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup Europe and Royal Bank of Scotland today unveiled the design for the world’s first ever commemorative Ryder Cup bank note. read more ...


The Race for the European Ryder Cup spots - UPDATE

Following on from his original article back in August 2013 looking at who could make the 2014 European Ryder Cup team - Matt Holbrook takes another look now that the season is in full flow. read more ...


What has happened to Luke Donald?

What has happened to Luke Donald? After an unbelievable year in 2011 where he won money titles on both sides of the pond he has dropped off the radar. Derek Clements investigate what has happened. read more ...


Why this years Masters could be make or break for Lee Westwood

JUST 12 months ago, Lee Westwood featured on most people's lists of potential winners of The Masters. This year his name hasn't been mentioned and unless he halts an alarming rankings slump he may not even be in the field in 2015. read more ...


Interview: McGinley Focusing on His Team

European Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley insists he is not bothered what his American counter-part Tom Watson is doing right now, concerning himself only with his team ahead of the showdown at Gleneagles at the end of September. read more ...


Ryder Cup US Team Predictions

Following on from his early European Ryder Cup team predictions Nick Bonfield looks ahead to Gleneagles and how the US Ryder Cup team could shape up. read more ...


Ryder Cup European Team Predictions

The WGC-Accenture Match Play has whetted the appetite for the 2014 Ryder Cup, which gets underway in just over six months. read more ...


Watson calls on experience in the eye of youth

With US team shaping up to be one the youngest ever, Tom Watson will need to draw on his experience of he is to take the cup home. Adam Smith gives some insight into the American team's preparations. read more ...


Watson Adds Floyd as Assistant

USA captain Tom Watson has added Ray Floyd to the American team as an assistant manager for this September’s Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. read more ...


History of the Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup returns to Scotland later this year and will be one of the biggest sporting events on the planet, but are you aware of the history of the Cup? How did it start and why? David Fredericks shares the history of the Ryder Cup read more ...


10 Things I’m Expecting To See This Season

Nick Bonfield shares his 10 predictions on what to exect in 2014! read more ...


King Stenson rules supreme - European Tour 2013 wrap-up

Henrik Stenson ruled the roost in Europe in year that saw the European Tour's answer to the Fed-Ex Cup, The Final Series prove a success. read more ...


Gleneagles and the Ryder Cup - A Timeline [Infographic]

Gleneagles has the Ryder Cup at the heart of it's history, It hosted the first ever International Match between GB and the USA in 1921, so it is fitting the Scottish venue will host the 2014 Ryder Cup. read more ...


No McIlroy rift says McDowell - Still Ryder Cup Partners

Despite wide spread speculation, Graeme McDowell has denied that there is any rift between himself and fellow Northern irishman Rory McIlroy and looks forward to partnering him at the Ryder Cup. read more ...


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