Ryder Cup

Don't Blame the Golf Course Phil

Following his disappointing performance at the Ryder Cup, Phil Mickelson took aim at the setup of Le Golf National, bemoaning the apparently narrow fairways and thick rough that didn't suit his game. Golfshake's Derek Clements responds to the five-time major champion's critique. read more ...


Galvin Green Enjoys Record Ryder Cup

Galvin Green, the Official Supplier of Weatherwear to Europe's successful team in Paris, has reported that it experienced a record Ryder Cup with sales of the exclusive garments greatly surpassing those seen at Gleneagles in 2014. read more ...


An Englishman in North Carolina: Ryder Cup Reflections

One week after Europe's triumphant victory in the Ryder Cup, Golfshake's Alex Picken - a student at North Carolina - has given his reflections on the events at Le Golf National from the perspective of an Englishman in America. read more ...


Europe Win the Ryder Cup in Sensational Fashion

Europe regained the Ryder Cup in spectacular fashion, thrashing the USA 17½-10½ at Le Golf National on the outskirts of Paris. Relive an incredible Sunday, as Thomas Bjorn's team defeated what was billed as the strongest American side in generations. read more ...


Ryder Cup Then & Now

The Ryder Cup was first staged in 1927 at Worcester Country Club in America. Golfshake's Rob Treanor had the opportunity to take a look at the course, and see how that event compares with the 2018 edition from Le Golf National. read more ...


Identifying Perfect Pairings at the Ryder Cup

For captains Thomas Bjorn and Jim Furyk during the week, the challenge is to select the pairings that will give their side the best chance of securing key points ahead of the defning singles on Sunday. Who do you think will be paired up together? Delving into the past and likely trends, here are some strong possibilities. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #31: Ryder Cup Preview, Tiger's Incredible Comeback

Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook joins Kieran Clark on the Golfshake Podcast to discuss the incredible scenes as Tiger Woods claimed an incredible comeback victory at the Tour Championship, and they look forward to this week's Ryder Cup. read more ...


Ryder Cup Preview and Prediction

It’s time for the best 12 players from Europe to take on America’s finest at Le Golf National and discover if they are good enough to wrest back the Ryder Cup. Will they succeed? Golfshake's Derek Clements makes his prediction. read more ...


How the European Team Shapes Up

Thomas Bjorn has blended experience and youth within his Ryder Cup team as Europe look to regain the Trophy at Le Golf National. We take a look each of the 12 players representing the home side. read more ...


How the American Team Shapes Up

Jim Furyk arrives in France with a strong team at his disposal, looking to become the first American side to win the Ryder Cup on European soil since 1993. We take a closer look at each of his 12 players. read more ...


How to Follow the Ryder Cup on TV and Radio

The Ryder Cup will be showcased live across Sky Sports and the BBC, delivering the biggest event in golf through TV and Radio, with comprehensive coverage. Here are the times to take note of. read more ...


Ryder Cup by Numbers

2018 is the 42nd Ryder Cup and is the latest edition of the most popular event in golf. Derek Clements takes a look back at the facts and figures that defined the records of past years, and some key numbers to be aware of this week. read more ...


Guide to Le Golf National

Le Golf National is hosting this year's Ryder Cup. One of the most popular courses and venues on the European Tour, we take a closer look at each of the holes, and the challenge that the players of both teams will face. read more ...


Take on American Golf Ryder Cup Challenge

The Ryder Cup is nearly here, and you can experience a small taste of that pressure by taking on the American Golf Challenge, facing the spectacular par three 11th hole of Le Golf National on a Foresight Sports simulator in store. read more ...


European Ryder Cup Jackets Pass Extreme Testing Process

Highly regarded brand Galvin Green is supplying Team Europe with their waterproof and windproof jackets at the Ryder Cup, but to ensure that the best quality has been provided, the products have undergone the most extreme of testing processes. read more ...


Ryder Cup FanZone Created in Downtown Paris

The Ryder Cup from Le Golf National is fast approaching, and to enhance the visitor experience of bringing this major spectacle to Paris, the French Golf Federation (FFG) and Provision Events (PVE) have created a FanZone in the city. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #30: Assessing Ryder Cup Teams, Rating the Venues

The Golfshake Podcast returns with Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook joining Kieran Clark to discuss handicap improvements over the summer, assessing the European Ryder Cup team and wild card picks selected by captain Thomas Bjorn, while Matt additionally reviews his experiences of staying and playing at several Ryder Cup venues. read more ...


The Ryder Cup Defeat That Changed Everything for the USA

Jim Furyk's American team will arrive at Le Golf National confident of success. But where has this confidence come from? Golfshake's Derek Clements lessons learned from the most recent Ryder Cup on European soil at Gleneagles. read more ...


Why Experience is Overrated for Ryder Cup Wild Card Picks

Experience or form, that is a question that both Thomas Bjorn and Jim Furyk answered with their Ryder Cup Picks. The debate rages on, however, but here is a chance to delve into the facts to analyse the decisions that were made. read more ...


Bjorn Completes Team with Garcia, Poulter, Casey and Stenson

Thomas Bjorn knew that he was going to upset some fine European golfers when he named the four wild cards that complete his team to take on the United States at Le Golf National. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on the captain's decision to favour experience with his picks. read more ...


The Belfry Celebrates Ryder Cup Heritage

The Belfry Hotel & Resort is celebrating its deep history with the Ryder Cup by unveiling a series of activities for guests and golfers and enjoy, including the famous Brabazon Course. read more ...


Woods, Mickelson and DeChambeau Given US Ryder Cup Wild Cards

As was widely anticipated, Jim Furyk named Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau as three of his four Ryder Cup wild cards, with Tony Finau hotly tipped to claim that final pick before the event in Paris. read more ...


The Two Contests That Changed the Ryder Cup Forever

The Ryder Cup has become one of the biggest sporting events on the planet, but there were two particular contests that saw it cross the line and become a spectacle that took proceedings to the edge of infamy. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflect on the 1991 and 1999 Ryder Cups. read more ...


Galvin Green Makes Ryder Cup Garments Available to Regular Golfers

Galvin Green is providing this year's European Ryder Cup Team with advanced and acclaimed waterproof and windproof garments, and the brand is making those available to regular golfers. read more ...


Chance to Win 2018 European Ryder Cup Outfit with Peter Millar

The hotly anticipated 2018 Ryder Cup at the spectacular Le Golf National is fast approaching, and to mark that fact, the luxury golf lifestyle brand Peter Millar has laid out the chance to for one person to win a full European team outfit, including polo shirt, mid-layer, belt and trousers. read more ...


Ryder Cup Captains Face Wild-Card Dilemma

Who would want to be in the shoes of Jim Furyk and Thomas Bjorn when they have to finalise their teams for the much-anticipatated Ryder Cup clash between Europe and the United States. Golfshake's Derek Clements assesses the difficult choices that both will have to make. read more ...


Leaving Sergio Out of Ryder Cup Team is Unthinkable

Failing to qualify for the FedEx Cup Playoffs, last year's Masters champion Sergio Garcia will require a captain's pick from Thomas Bjorn in the Spaniard's relationship with the Ryder Cup is to continue at Le Golf National. Does he merit a wild card? Golfshake's Derek Clements believes that the stalwart must be part of the European team. read more ...


Ryder Cup Teams Begin to Take Shape

The 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National is merely weeks away, and the teams are taking shape, with the eight automatic qualifiers for the US confirmed, and the race nearly over for Europe, attention will soon turn to the wild card picks. Golfshake's Kieran Clark takes a look at where everyone stands. read more ...


Peter Millar Unveils Official Ryder Cup Garments

The 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National is approaching, and golfers looking to showcase their support for Team Europe through their wardrobe, can now take full advantage of the bespoke range of stylish men's and women's logoed garments from Official Licensee Peter Millar. read more ...


Newfound Ryder Cup Optimism for Europe after Open

Despite the leaderboard having been dominated by players from the United States, it turned out to be a great Open Championship for Europe, with Francesco Molinari taking the title. Derek Clements has newfound optimism for their chances in the Ryder Cup. read more ...


End of a Ryder Cup Era for Lee Westwood

Lee Westwood has been a mainstay for Team Europe in the Ryder Cup for two decades, but now ranked outside the Top 100, and just named a vice-captain for 2018, those playing days seem behind him. Derek Clements pays tribute to one of Europe's best golfers. read more ...


Bjorn Reveals Four New Ryder Cup Vice Captains

It was billed as a "Big Announcement" and Thomas Bjorn delivered on that promise with the unveiling of four new Vice Captains for the Ryder Cup. The European Captain presented veterans Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell as his new supporting team, joining Robert Karlsson who had been announced last year. read more ...


Ryder Cup Fever Strikes with Months Still to Go

It seems that everybody is talking about the Ryder Cup. Given that there are four majors and just about an entire season to get out of the way before the first shot is hit in anger at Le Golf National on Friday, September 28, that comes as something of a surprise. Derek Clements reports on the buildup. read more ...


Bjorn licking his lips at prospect of Ryder Cup

THOMAS BJORN can't quite believe his luck. With the Ryder Cup in Paris now less than a year away and the qualification process for the European team now well under way, the Dane is rubbing his hands together at the way his team is shaping up read more ...


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 ...


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