Complete Coverage of the 2010 Ryder Cup

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 1, 2010, 11:01 am
2010 Ryder Cup


October 3, 2010
Lerner: Hooks and Cuts
Montgomerie makes plea for fans
Monday Singles Breakdown
Mell: Fading Stars
Shag Bag: Ryder Cup singles lineup: Europe's front loaded
Northern Ireland duo coming up big
Shag Bag: U.S. coming up short
Europe surges into the lead at Ryder Cup
Shag Bag: Monty-vision scoreboards greet fans Sunday
Shag Bag: Ryder Cup re-start scheduled; singles on Monday
Shag Bag: Monday finish: A nightmare scenario
Shag Bag: Sunday's Ryder Cup start in rain delay; Monday finish assured

October 2, 2010
Hawkins: Shift in Momentum
Mell: Changing of the Guard?
Despite not playing, Garcia's presence felt
Shag Bag: Blue moon rising at Ryder Cup
Hoggard: Day 2 Ryder Cup Rewind
Shag Bag: Harrington ends Ryder Cup drought
Shag Bag: Fowler bounces back with clutch final putt
Shag Bag: Saturday's afternoon session schedule
Europe eyes big Ryder Cup comeback as night falls
Shag Bag: Harrington's winless Ryder Cup run streaks to 10 matches
Shag Bag: Fowler's rookie mistake hurts Americans
Shag Bag: Fowler's giant first Ryder Cup task
Shag Bag: 'Ugly' American leads rookie duo
Shag Bag: Stricker/Woods now 5-0 in team events
Shag Bag: Saturday foursomes schedule out
Americans lead after delayed opening fourballs

October 1, 2010
Lerner: Ryder Cup Roundtable
Shag Bag: Top-10 takeways from Friday
Bad weather to be expected for an October Ryder Cup
Rain jackets fail, U.S. doesn't
Mell: Momentum is a Fickle Master
Lots of drama and rain at Ryder Cup, not golf
Hoggard: Day 1 Ryder Cup Rewind
Captains agree to go for Sunday Ryder Cup finish
Shag Bag: Ryder Cup schedule revamped in bid for Sunday finish
Shag Bag: Play to resume; Ryder Cup must end Monday
Ryder Cup matches must end by Monday
Shag Bag: Horrible start to the Ryder Cup
Shag Bag: Europeans ganging up on Tiger
Shag Bag: Ryder Cup faces Monday finish
Shag Bag: Americans scramble for new rain gear
Rain suspends play on opening day of Ryder Cup
Shag Bag: Underestimated American rookies strike fast
Shag Bag: Ryder Cup halted by weather
Shag Bag: Ryder Cup begins with sparks in the rain

September 30, 2010

Ways the Ryder Cup can be won
All that's left is the golf
Europeans tweeting at Ryder Cup
Shag Bag: Monty declares Euros 1-up
Punch Shots: Who will win the Ryder Cup?
Montgomerie says Westwood’s plea changed his mind
Shag Bag: Monty wonders why Pavin's 'hidden' Tiger in Ryder Cup lineup
Shag Bag: Fourball match-ups and predictions for Day 1
Shag Bag: Ryder Cup opening pairings out
Shag Bag: Pavin shanks shot in Ryder Cup intoductions
Shag Bag: Tiger again too thin skinned
Westwood headed to No. 1 in world ranking
Westwood feeling fit, but for how many matches?
Hanson healthy after lung infection
Shag Bag: Westwood will bump Mickelson in world rankings
Shag Bag: Bad weather looming over Ryder Cup's start
Shag Bag: Wigging out at the Ryder Cup
Shag Bag: Westwood poised to team with McIlroy

September 29, 2010
Shag Bag: Wild-card intrigue
Mell: Motivational Captains
Big difference between Tiger and Phil
The best preparation comes from off the course
Bubba could be this Ryder Cup's Boo
Shag Bag: Mickelson vs. Woods in Wales
Harrington defends roster spot, doesn't apologize
Fisher hails Montgomerie for building team spirit
Kaymer expects respect from Americans
Europeans make a call to ailing Ballesteros
Mickelson says Woods-McIlroy spat overblown
Watson talks about cancer-stricken father
Shag Bag: Tiger still playing dodgeball with media
Pavin would like to see Woods vs. McIlroy
First-timers look to stand out at Ryder Cup
Johnson ready for new Ryder Cup partnership
Fowler comes a long way in a short time
Europeans mix up pairings in Wednesday's practice round
Shag Bag: Stricker gets putting help from Tiger
Shag Bag: Apparently, the Euros are already on the board

September 28, 2010
No surprises at first Ryder Cup practice
Monty defends decision to take Harrington
Colin Montgomerie clarifies Twitter ban
Woods ready for Ryder Cup challenge
Shag Bag: Tiger dressed down as ordinary
Miller part of the Ryder Cup fabric
Different in temperament, Molinaris quite a team
Shag Bag: Pavin’s own pod system
Notes: American long hitters meet long rough

September 27, 2010
Captains issue Twitter ban for Ryder Cup players
Captains predict competitive Ryder Cup
Teams arrive in Wales as U.S. gets set to defend
Monty says Europe in full health

Happy Thanksgiving: Biggest turkeys of 2017

By Grill Room TeamNovember 23, 2017, 3:00 pm

Thanksgiving brings us golf's biggest turkeys of the year. Donald Trump, Grayson Murray and a certain (now-former) tournament director headline the list. Click here or on the image below to check out all the turkeys.

Tributes pour in for legendary caddie Sheridan

By Randall MellNovember 23, 2017, 2:54 pm

Tributes are pouring in as golf celebrates the life of Greg Sheridan after receiving news of his passing.

Sheridan, a long-time LPGA caddie who worked for some of the game’s all-time greats, including Kathy Whitworth and Beth Daniel, died Wednesday in Indian Rocks Beach, Fla., at 63. He was diagnosed in July 2016 with brain and lung cancer.

Sheridan worked the last dozen years or so with Natalie Gulbis, who expressed her grief in an Instagram post on Wednesday:

“Greg…I miss you so much already and it hasn’t even been a day. 15+ seasons traveling the world you carried me & my bag through the highs and lows of golf and life. You were so much more than my teammate on the course…Thank you.”

Sheridan was on Whitworth’s bag for the last of her LPGA-record 88 titles.

“When I first came on tour, I would try to find out how many times Greg won,” Gulbis told Golfweek. “It’s a crazy number, like 50.”

Matthew Galloway, a caddie and friend to Sheridan, summed up Sheridan’s impressive reach after caddying with him one year at the LPGA Founders Cup, where the game’s pioneers are honored.

“Best Greg story,” Galloway tweeted on Thanksgiving morning, “coming up 18 at PHX all the founders were in their chairs. Greg goes, `Yep, caddied for her, her and her.’ Legend.”

In a first-person column for Golf Magazine last year, Gulbis focused on Sheridan while writing about the special bond between players and caddies. She wrote that she won the “looper lottery” when she first hired Sheridan in ’04.

“Greg and I have traveled the world, and today he is like family,” Gulbis wrote. “Sometimes, he’s a psychologist. Last year, my mom got sick and it was a distraction, but he was great. When I used to have boyfriend issues and breakup issues, he was my confidant. In a world where caddies sometimes spill secrets, Greg has kept a respectful silence, and I can’t thank him enough for that. He’s an extension of me.”

Four months after Gulbis wrote the column, Sheridan was diagnosed with cancer.

“The LPGA family is saddened to hear of the loss of long-time tour caddie, Greg Sheridan,” the LPGA tweeted. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and players he walked with down the fairways. #RIP.”

Dean Herden was among the legion of caddies saddened by the news.

“Greg was a great guy who I respected a lot and taught me some great things over the years,” Herden texted to GolfChannel.com.

Here are some of heartfelt messages that are rolling across Twitter:

Retired LPGA great Annika Sorenstam:

LPGA commissioner Mike Whan in a retweet of Gulbis:

Golf Channel reporter and former tour player Jerry Foltz:

Christina Kim:

LPGA caddie Shaun Clews:

LPGA caddie Jonny Scott:

LPGA caddie Kevin Casas:

LPGA pro Jennie Lee:

Fitzpatrick one back in 2018 Euro Tour opener

By Associated PressNovember 23, 2017, 1:37 pm

HONG KONG – S.S.P. Chawrasia had six birdies and a bogey Thursday for a 5-under 65 and a one-stroke lead at the Hong Kong Open, the first event of the 2018 European Tour season.

Playing in sunny but breezy conditions at the Hong Kong Golf Club, the greens had the players struggling to gauge the approach.

''Very tough conditions today,'' Chawrasia said. ''It's very firm greens, to be honest. I'm just trying to hit the second shot on the green and trying to make it like a two-putt.''


Full-field scores from the UBS Hong Kong Open


Shubhankar Sharma and Matthew Fitzpatrick (both 66) were one shot behind, while seven others were tied for fourth a further stroke behind.

''Hit it great tee to green,'' Fitzpatrick said. ''I think I had like seven or eight chances inside 15 feet, and on a day like today when it's so windy and such a tough golf course, with how tight it is, yeah, it was a good day.''

Justin Rose, who won the title in 2015, shot was 2 under with five birdies and three bogeys.

''I think the course played a couple shots harder than it typically does,'' Rose said. ''I like this course. I think it offers plenty of birdie opportunities.''

Masters champion Sergio GarciaRafa Cabrera Bello and defending champion Sam Brazel (69) were in a group of 16 at 1 under.

Day, Spieth chasing Davis after Day 1 of Aussie Open

By Jason CrookNovember 23, 2017, 6:50 am

The PGA Tour is off this week but a couple of the circuit’s biggest stars – Jordan Spieth and Jason Day – are headlining the Emirates Australian Open, the first event in The Open Qualifying Series for the 2018 Open at Carnoustie. Here's how things look after the opening round, where Cameron Davis has opened up a two-shot lead:

Leaderboard: Davis (-8), Taylor MacDonald (-6), Nick Cullen (-5), Day (-5), Brian Campbell (-4), Lucas Herbert (-4), Stephen Leaney (-4), Anthony Quayle (-4)

What it means: Spieth has won this event three of the last four years, including last year, but he got off to a rocky start on Thursday. Playing in the windy afternoon wave, the world No. 2 bogeyed his first two holes but rebounded with birdies on Nos. 4 and 5. It was more of the same the rest of the way as the 24-year-old carded three more bogeys and four birdies, getting into the clubhouse with a 1-under 70. While it certainly wasn't the start he was hoping for, Spieth didn't shoot himself out of the tournament with 54 holes left to play, he has plenty of time to claw his way up the leaderboard.


Full-field scores from the Emirates Australian Open


Round of the day: With Round 1 in the books, the solo leader, Davis, is the easy pick here. The 22-year-old Aussie who turned pro last year, came out of the gates on fire, birdieing six of his first seven holes, including four in a row on Nos. 4 through 7. He did drop a shot on the ninth hole to go out in 30 but rebounded with three more birdies on the back to card a 8-under 63. Davis, who was born in Sydney and played this year on the Mackenzie Tour in Canada. He will attempt to get his Web.com Tour card next month during qualifying in Arizona.

Best of the rest: Making his first start in his home country in four years, Day started on the 10th hole at The Australian Golf Club and made four birdies to one bogey on the back side before adding four more circles after making the turn. Unfortunately for the 30-year-old, he also added an ugly double-bogey 6 on the par-4 eighth hole and had to settle for a 5-under 66, good enough to sit T-3. Day, who has dropped to No. 12 in the world rankings, is looking for his first win on any tour since the 2016 Players Championship.

Main storyline heading into Friday: Can the upstart 22-year-old Davis hold off the star power chasing him or will he fold to the pressure of major champions in his rearview mirror? Day (afternoon) and Spieth (morning) are once again on opposite ends of the draw on Friday as they try to improve their position before the weekend.

Shot of the day: It’s tough to beat an ace in this category, and we had one of those on Thursday from Australian Brad Shilton. Shilton’s hole-in-one on the par-3, 188-yard 11th hole came with a special prize, a $16k watch.

Quote of the day: “Just two bad holes. Pretty much just two bad swings for the day,” – Day, after his 66 on Thursday.