Day 2 recap: USA holds 4-point lead after fourballs

By Golf Channel DigitalSeptember 30, 2012, 12:01 am

MEDINAH, Ill. – Match-by-match recaps of Day 2 of the 39th Ryder Cup from Medinah Country Club, where the USA has an 10-6 lead through Saturday afternoon fourballs.

Saturday afternoon fourballs: U.S. 2, Europe 2 (Total: U.S. 10-6)

Match 13: Dustin Johnson-Matt Kuchar def. Nicolas Colsaerts-Paul Lawrie, 1 up

Recap: Dustin Johnson didn’t do much to speak of through 16 holes but was clutch draining a 25-foot birdie putt on the par-3 17th hole to pull ahead for good.

Match 14: Bubba Watson-Webb Simpson def. Justin Rose-Francesco Molinari, 5 and 4

Recap: The ham-and-egg match of the day as the U.S. made nine birdies in a 12-hole stretch, including four consecutive by Simpson on Nos. 8-11. Europeans totally outmatched.

Match 15: Sergio Garcia-Luke Donald def. Tiger Woods-Steve Stricker, 1 up

Recap: Stricker was completely out of sorts and Woods’ five back-nine birdies were not enough to clip a powerful European team that produced nine combined birdies. Donald’s birdie at 17 was big-time.

Match 16: Rory McIlroy-Ian Poulter def. Jason Dufner-Zach Johnson, 1 up

Recap: Poulter was a mad man with birdies on each of the last five holes (Nos. 14-18) to win the last match of the day and give Europe a sliver of hope heading into Sunday singles.


Saturday morning foursomes: U.S. 3, Europe 1 (Total: U.S. 8-4)

Match 9: Ian Poulter-Justin Rose def. Bubba Watson-Webb Simpson, 1 up

Recap: The closest match of the morning wasn’t particularly good golf but it went to Europe over the U.S. team of major champions. Poulter’s record improves to 2-0.

Match 10: Keegan Bradley-Phil Mickelson def. Luke Donald-Lee Westwood, 7 and 6

Recap: In a match that tied the Ryder Cup record for biggest team defeat, the U.S. all-star duo continued to roll with six birdies in 12 holes against two of Europe’s biggest names.

Match 11: Jason Dufner-Zach Johnson def. Sergio Garcia-Nicolas Colsaerts, 2 and 1

Recap: Colsaerts couldn’t miss the day before, but in this match he couldn’t make. Americans only made two birdies and somehow escaped with victory on the 17th hole.

Match 12: Jim Furyk-Brandt Snedeker def. Rory McIlroy-Graeme McDowell, 1 up

Recap: Another match that was poorly played. Rory and GMac were mediocre and without much fire in their bellies, while Furyk and Snedeker were steady and never really out of any hole.


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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.