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Tag: ryder cup

The Best Ryder Cup Wildcard Picks

The importance of a Ryder Cup captain has long been debated, but one area where the role has undeniable influence comes when he selects his wildcard picks for the matches. But which wildcard picks have been the most decisive? We have gone through the records and identified some of the most impactful additions that made all the difference to their team. read more ...


Dream Future Ryder Cup Venues

Hosting a Ryder Cup is prestigious and big-business, with considerations given to the ability each venue has to accommodate the infrastructure required. That would rule out many potential hosts, but let's dream for a moment, and consider where you would most love to see a Ryder Cup played at, no matter how unrealistic that prospect would be.  read more ...


Analysing Team USA at The Ryder Cup

When Steve Stricker made his final picks for the impending Ryder Cup, the American team oozed class in every category. Golfshake's Liam Moore analyses the American team and how each one hopes to contribute to a first United States win since 2016 and only the third after the turn of the century. read more ...


Analysing Team Europe at The Ryder Cup

It appears that Europe are underdogs for every Ryder Cup in contemporary times, but it is especially true for the 43rd edition. We take an in-depth look at the team and how they have performed across the season while also predicting their involvement within this year’s competition. read more ...


Golf & Culture: Why Le Golf National & Paris Are a Perfect Match

Europe’s 2018 dominant Ryder Cup victory at Le Golf National epitomised the very spirit of the competition: togetherness and working as a collective. The city of Paris provides an excellent destination for a first-class golf course that poses no difficulty to access either. We describe why the capital of France and golf make the perfect match. read more ...


How Ryder Cup Legends Performed as Captains

What makes a great Ryder Cup captain? Logically, a stellar playing record in this famed event would seem an obvious start, but having the ability to hole a match-winning putt doesn't necessarily mean that same individual will later be able to inspire others to achieve similar. We explore how the most legendary players performed when they were selected to step up as captains. read more ...


The Ryder Cup Preview

This is going to be a very different Ryder Cup. Travel restrictions means that there are going to be very few European fans at Whistling Straits as Padraig Harrington’s 12 men take on an American side that dominates the world rankings. But is the Irishman concerned? Not a chance. We look ahead to what promises to be a compelling contest. read more ...


Why The Ryder Cup Appeals to Sports Fans

Unlike any other event in golf, the Ryder Cup draws in regular sports fans to watch every two years, but why is that? Golfshake's Liam Moore explores the factors that make the match between Europe and the United States compelling to millions worldwide. read more ...


Picking The Greatest European Ryder Cup Team

Many players have been defined by the Ryder Cup, but which European stars through the decades would come together and complete the strongest team? We tasked Golfshake's Derek Clements - who has watched each edition since 1969 - to select his ultimate fantasy squad for Europe. read more ...


How to Watch The Ryder Cup

Sky Sports has been home to the Ryder Cup for over a quarter of a century and will once again offer comprehensive coverage throughout the week. But, whether you're unable to watch on Sky or can't be near a TV, then the BBC has televised highlights AND live radio coverage, ensuring that you won't miss a moment from Wisconsin. read more ...


Meet The Ryder Cup Teams

The talking is almost over. The teams have been finalised and now we can look forward to three days of thrilling action at Whistling Straits. Younger and stronger in the world rankings, the Americans look formidable, while Europe is packed with experience. We take a closer look at both sides. read more ...


Can Ian Poulter Deliver Again For Europe?

Now 45, European talisman Ian Poulter was one of Padraig Harrington's wild card picks, but can the Englishman raise his game once more in the Ryder Cup? Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the passionate veteran's potential impact. read more ...


American Rookies Will Face The Heat at Ryder Cup

Ian Poulter will be hoping that his words don't come back to haunt him after telling America's six rookies that nothing can possibly prepare them for the intensity of the Ryder Cup. read more ...


Ryder Cup Countdown: The Miracle at Medinah

Was there ever a more dramatic Ryder Cup than the one that was staged at Medinah in 2012? Jose Maria Olazabal’s European team went into the final day’s singles trailing 10-6, but somehow responded to claim an unforgettable comeback victory. read more ...


View From The Ryder Cup

Ahead of the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From, commenting on the omissions of Justin Rose and Billy Horschel, in addition to proposing a bold way for Steve Stricker to handle the Koepka/DeChambeau question. read more ...


Ryder Cup Countdown: Sam Torrance Wins as Captain

The Ryder Cup at Brookline in 1999 left a bad taste in the mouth, and not because of the fact that Europe lost but because of the behaviour of American players, their wives, officials and fans as the US completed an astonishing fightback. In 2002, Sam Torrance and Curtis Strange, the respective Europe and United States captains, were determined to put on a show in the true nature of the competition.  read more ...


How Europe Won The 2018 Ryder Cup

France hosted the Ryder Cup for the first time in 2018 at the magnificent Le Golf National near Paris. It is a course that is well known to European golfers, as host to the French Open. But the Americans made a schoolboy error in the run-up to the event by failing to get to know it ahead of the event. And how they paid for it. read more ...


Ryder Cup Countdown: The Battle of Brookline

The 1999 Ryder Cup has gone down in history as The Battle of Brookline after astonishing scenes on the 17th green in the crucial singles match between Justin Leonard and Jose Maria Olazabal. read more ...


Why Brooks Koepka's Comments Should Worry Steve Stricker

Ahead of the Ryder Cup, the United States has the benefit of home advantage and a team that dominates the world rankings, but Brooks Koepka's recent comments perhaps highlight an individualism that may be their undoing. Golfshake's Liam Moore believes that managing that will be Steve Stricker's biggest challenge.  read more ...


Tony Jacklin: My Ryder Cup Journey Book Review

When you think of the Ryder Cup, few have been more connected with that event than Tony Jacklin, a stalwart player who later transformed Europe's fortunes as captain. Now, his story is recorded in a new book written with renowned journalist Tony Jimenez. Golfshake's Derek Clements reviews this new publication that's a must for golf fans. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Intriguing Ryder Cup Ahead

With the Ryder Cup approaching, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his latest View From The Fairway, where he comments on the strength of the teams, in addition to reflecting on Europe's achievement at the Solheim Cup, the journey of Patrick Cantlay, and The Open's return to Royal Portrush. read more ...


Padraig Harrington Completes Ryder Cup Team With Wildcard Picks

European Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington confirmed the worst-kept secret in golf when he named Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter as two of his wild cards, with the third one going to 2019 Open champion Shane Lowry. read more ...


Steve Stricker Names US Ryder Cup Team

Scottie Scheffler was the surprise name when Steve Stricker finally announced his six Ryder Cup wildcards - and there was another big surprise when he failed to pick Patrick Reed. read more ...


Ryder Cup Countdown: Europe Finally Win on American Soil in 1987

Europe had finally brought American domination of the Ryder Cup to an end at The Belfry in 1985 but they had yet to win on US soil. They had come within a whisker of doing so in 1983 but that all changed in 1987. read more ...


Ryder Cup Countdown: American Domination Ends in 1985

We had waited a long time to see it but when Sam Torrance holed a 20-foot putt on the 18th green at The Belfry and raised his arms in triumph, tears rolling down his cheeks, Europe had delivered a first Ryder Cup defeat upon the United States since 1957  read more ...


Ryder Cup Countdown: Europe Come Within Whisker of Creating History in 1983

By the 1980s, players from continental Europe were now part of the Ryder Cup, and their inclusion contributed to a dramatic impact at PGA National in 1983, where Tony Jacklin's team almost secured a momentous victory. However, the influence of Seve Ballesteros would be the difference in years to come. read more ...


Ryder Cup Countdown: The Concession in 1969

In the second part of our Ryder Cup countdown we look back at Royal Birkdale in 1969, famously remembered for 'The Concession' as Jack Nicklaus conceded a short putt to Tony Jacklin, ensuring that the match ended in a tie. read more ...


Ryder Cup Countdown: How GB&I Enjoyed a Rare Victory in 1957

Ahead of this year's Ryder Cup, we are looking back at past matches, reflecting on some of the most special moments. Starting with the 1957 edition at Lindrick, it would prove to be a momentous occasion for Great Britain & Ireland. read more ...


View From The Fairway - The Open Returns With Crowds

Ahead of the 149th Open, Derek Clements shares his View From The Fairway, where he comments on the return of crowds at Royal St George's, the change of strategy for Rory McIlroy, and Paul Casey's excitement at representing Great Britain in the Olympic Games. read more ...


Steve Stricker Left to Ponder Ryder Cup Picks

Steve Stricker has given the broadest indication that his captaincy at Whistling Straits in September will be an inclusive affair by saying that he plans to ask for advice from the players who earn automatic spots on the US Ryder Cup team on how he should use his six captain's picks. read more ...


Martin Kaymer and Graeme McDowell Named as Ryder Cup Vice-Captains

In a sure and certain sign that the baton in European golf is being passed on to a new generation, Padraig Harrington has named two men who holed winning Ryder Cup putts as vice-captains for the encounter against the USA in September.  read more ...


Kiawah Island Brings Back Memories of Unforgettable Ryder Cup

The PGA Championship at Kiawah Island brought back vivid memories of a vitriolic Ryder Cup known as The War on the Shore which was widely regarded as the three days that changed the event for ever. read more ...


Padraig Harrington Rules Himself Out of Ryder Cup Selection

Rolling back the years, Padraig Harrington finished joint fourth at the PGA Championship but immediately ruled out the possibility of naming himself as a captain’s pick for the Ryder Cup, despite his best major finish since 2012.  read more ...


New Book Captures Essence of Seve Ballesteros

Seve Ballesteros was taken from us far too soon. He should never be forgotten. And thanks to renowned sports photographer David Cannon and his wonderful book Seve: His Life Through The Lens, he never will be. Published to mark the 10th anniversary of his death, it is a picture-led book that captures the very essence of the man. read more ...


Ryder Cup Legend Bernard Gallacher Becomes PGA Captain

Ryder Cup hero Bernard Gallacher has begun his year as PGA Captain and in doing so becomes just the eighth person to lead the Association and captain either Great Britain, Great Britain and Ireland, or Team Europe. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Time For Ryder Cup to Make Belfry Return

Looking back at the past week of headlines, Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his View From The Fairway, where he calls for a Ryder Cup return to The Belfry, reflects on another public course closure, and the potential return of spectators at the Women's Open in August. read more ...


The Ryder Cup Golfers You May Have Forgotten

Players like Seve Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabal, Colin Montgomerie, Nick Faldo and Sergio Garcia are considered Ryder Cup legends, stalwarts, but there are many golfers who qualified for just one team and didn't manage to return for a second appearance. We take a look at some of those names who enjoyed a brief moment in the sun. read more ...


Who Will Qualify For The Ryder Cup

Three years after Europe completed a dominant victory at Le Golf National, captain Padraig Harrington is looking forward to taking on the USA at Whistling Straits and he will surely believe that his team is going to look very different from that of 2018. Golfshake's Derek Clements has studied the contenders and predicts who will qualify for both sides in September. read more ...


Golf Quiz - How Much Do You Know About Arnold Palmer?

Arnold Palmer's legacy within golf remains unsurpassed. He was a transformative individual who elevated the sport during the early television age, he was enduringly popular, and he was one of the finest and most thrilling players to watch in history. In the latest Golfshake Quiz, it's time to test your knowledge on the legend, and see how many of our 12 questions you can answer correctly! read more ...


The Golfers Who Should Have Been Ryder Cup Captain

The Ryder Cup has developed into a seismic sporting event, one that draws the eyes of millions. That scrutiny brings added focus onto those chosen to captain Europe and the United States. But there are only so many Ryder Cups and more than enough candidates, an oversubscription of talent that has seen numerous storied names being passed over for the role. We have picked out 16 notable golfers - eight Europeans, eight Americans - who never became a Ryder Cup captain. read more ...


View From The Fairway - Ryder Cup Race Resumes

Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the headlines from the past week in golf and shares his View From The Fairway, discussing Ralph Lauren dropping Justin Thomas, The Open staying away from Turnberry, and the resumption of Ryder Cup Qualifying for Padraig Harrington's European Team. read more ...


When Are The Men's Majors in 2021

WE look ahead to what we can expect in 2021 when, hopefully, we will see fans allowed back in to cheer on their favourites. As good as the majors were in 2020, without spectators there was a crucial element missing, with glorious shots greeted in absolute silence.  Below we round up when the Majors are and what we hope to see. read more ...


Peter Alliss, the Voice of Golf, Dies at 89

Peter Alliss, the voice of golf to millions of people around the world, has died at the age of 89. A fine player, he won 31 tournaments and played in eight Ryder Cup matches but it was as a commentator and analyst that he became a household name. read more ...


No Need To Panic Over Europe's Ryder Cup Prospects

Off the back of the 2020 golf season and 2020 Masters, Golfshake writer and sports journalist Derek Clements looks ahead to the 2021 Ryder Cup assessing how the European team may stack up and compare against their US counterparts. read more ...


The Ryder Cup Officially Postponed Until 2021

It had been widely speculated and predicted for months, but it's now official; the Ryder Cup has been postponed until 2021. The biennial contest between the United States and Europe had originally been scheduled for 25-27 September, but it will now be pushed back 12 months. read more ...



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