Ryder Cup report cards: European team

By Golf Channel DigitalOctober 1, 2012, 3:33 am

Team Europe

Nicolas Colsaerts (1-3) | (video profile)

Nicolas Colsaerts
Grade C

Skinny: Produced a mesmerizing performance against Tiger and Stricker in Friday fourballs, perhaps the most impressive Ryder Cup debut in history. Sadly, he used up all his good putting strokes in that match.

Luke Donald (2-2) | (video profile)

Luke Donald
Grade B

Skinny: Tricky situation for the Englishman living in Chicago, but he redeemed his up-and-down week with a tone-setting takedown of Bubba Watson in Sundays opening match.

Sergio Garcia (2-2) | (video profile)

Sergio Garcia
Grade A

Skinny: Garcia teamed with Luke Donald to beat Woods-Stricker in a key Saturday match, and then he won a vital point against Jim Furyk despite being 1 down with two holes to play.

Peter Hanson (0-2) | (video profile)

Peter Hanson
Grade D

Skinny: With the Euros needing every point they could get Sunday, he never led in a Sunday singles loss to Jason Dufner. Sat out both sessions on Day 2.

Martin Kaymer (1-1) | (video profile)

Martin Kaymer
Grade B

Skinny: He came to this Ryder Cup with little confidence, and he couldnt have taken much into Sunday singles, but Kaymer buried a pressure-packed 6-foot putt for par knowing it would mean the Euros would take the cup home again.

Paul Lawrie (1-2) | (video profile)

Paul Lawrie
Grade C

Skinny: His first Ryder Cup in 13 years at least ended on a high note ' his 5-and-3 thumping of Brandt Snedeker was Sundays most lopsided result.

Graeme McDowell (1-3) | (video profile)

Graeme McDowell
Grade D

Skinny: He was Europes Man of the Match in Wales two years ago, but Zach Johnson made one birdie on Sunday and beat him.

Rory McIlroy (3-2) | (video profile)

Rory McIlroy
Grade B

Skinny: Played all five sessions, a tall task, and his convincing victory Sunday over Keegan Bradley, the U.S.s hottest player, was huge for the Europeans momentum.

Francesco Molinari (0-2-1) | (video profile)

Francesco Molinari
Grade B

Skinny: He didnt win a match all week, but he got a half point from Tiger Woods in the anchor match.

Ian Poulter (4-0) | (video profile)

Ian Poulter
Grade A+

Skinny: What can you say? Officially, hes the 26th-ranked player in the world. But for one week every two years, hes world No. 1. 

Justin Rose (3-2) | (video profile)

Justin Rose
Grade A-

Skinny: Saved his best for singles, and his stunning reversal against Phil Mickelson was arguably the most critical point in Europes victory. 

Lee Westwood (2-2) | (video profile)

Lee Westwood
Grade B

Skinny: It wasnt a great week for the former world No. 1, riding Nicolas Colsaerts to a fourballs win, but he came through in the clutch with an important singles victory against Matt Kuchar.

Captain Jose Maria Olazabal | (video profile)

Jose Maria Olazabal
Grade A

Skinny: Channeling the spirit of Seve was key to the European victory, and nobody was more equipped to do it.

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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.