Ryder Cup report card: U.S. team

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 1, 2012, 3:40 am

Team USA

Keegan Bradley (3-1) | (video profile)

KeeganBradley
Grade A

Skinny: Great rookie performance that ended with sour taste via singles loss to Rory McIlroy. Looks like a U.S. stud for a long time.


Jason Dufner (3-1) | (video profile)

Jason Dufner
Grade A

Skinny: Another strong rookie who didnt let the pressure of the moment get to him. Shined in singles with a clutch victory.


Jim Furyk (1-2) | (video profile)

Jim Furyk
Grade D

Skinny: Captains pick continued to add to a putrid career record (9-17-4). Bogey-bogey finish in singles was crippling and added to a what-could-have-been season.


Dustin Johnson (3-0) | (video profile)

Dustin Johnson
Grade A

Skinny: Atoned for 1-3 performance last time with steady play and booming drives. Paired well with Kuchar.


Zach Johnson (3-1) | (video profile)

Zach Johnson
Grade A-

Skinny: Gutsy and gritty with Dufner and kept U.S. hopes alive with singles victory over struggling Graeme McDowell.


Matt Kuchar (2-1) | (video profile)

Matt Kuchar
Grade B

Skinny: Only loss was in singles but he was erratic against Lee Westwood in singles with four birdies and four bogeys.


Phil Mickelson (3-1) | (video profile)

Phil Mickelson
Grade B

Skinny: Difficult to knock Lefty for his singles loss to Justin Rose, but his request to sit Saturday afternoon hurt the team.


Webb Simpson (2-2) | (video profile)

Webb Simpson
Grade C+

Skinny: Bogey on 17 in singles against Ian Poulter was poor timing. Week was nothing bad, nothing special. Just mediocre.


Brandt Snedeker (1-2) | (video profile)

Brandt Snedeker
Grade C-

Skinny: The nerves got to him on a couple occasions and his singles loss to Paul Lawrie in the most lop-sided match of the day aided the European run.


Steve Stricker (0-4) | (video profile)

Steve Stricker
Grade F

Skinny: A winless record only deserves one grade. Hampered Tiger Woods twice and blew it against Martin Kaymer in singles.


Bubba Watson (2-2) | (video profile)

Bubba Watson
Grade B

Skinny: Along with Bradley, brought the most energy to the U.S. Fought hard in tough singles loss to Luke Donald.

Tiger Woods (0-3-1) | (video profile)

Tiger Woods
Grade D

Skinny: Played well to finish his Friday and Saturday fourball matches, but the American team needs more from its top-ranked player.


Captain Davis Love III | (video profile)

Davis Love III
Grade C+

Skinny: Only gaffe was sitting Dustin Johnson out of two team matches and sending three rookies out in the first three Sunday matches.

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.