Ryder Cup Timeline

By Chris LewisSeptember 9, 2008, 4:00 pm
Ryder CupFrom the early dominance of America over Great Britain to the struggles the American teams have recently had against Europe, the Ryder Cup has been one of the greatest events in golf for the past 80 years. Heres a look at some of the most significant moments in Ryder Cup history:
 

1927: The first Ryder Cup occurs at Worcester Country Club in Massachusetts as Walter Hagen captains the American team to a dominating 9 to 2 victory over Ted Rays Great Britain team.
 
1933: Great Britain wins its second Ryder Cup by the narrow margin of 6 to 5 . J. H. Taylor is able to hoist the Cup during his first and only appearance as Great Britains captain.
 
1947: Upon the completion of World War II, the Ryder Cup is held for the first time in a decade as the U.S. dominates Great Britain, 11-1, during one of the most lopsided victories in Cup history.
 
1957: Great Britain captures its third Ryder Cup by defeating the United States, 7 to 4 , in Yorkshire, England.
 
1963: With Arnold Palmer as playing-captain, the United States has its most dominating performance, with a 23-9 victory over Great Britain at Atlanta Athletic Club.
 
1969: In one of the most memorable moments of sportsmanship, Jack Nicklaus concedes a 2-footer to Tony Jacklin on the 18th green of the final singles match. The match is halved and both teams tied for the first time in Ryder Cup history. After conceding the putt, Nicklaus says, I dont think you would have missed that putt, but in these circumstances, I would never give you the opportunity.
 
1973: Ireland joins Great Britain for the first time in the competition. The result is not any different, though, as the United States defeats Great Britain & Ireland, 19 to 13.
 
1979: For the first time, golfers from continental Europe, such as Spains Seve Ballesteros, compete in the Ryder Cup. The United States defeats Team Europe 17 to 11.
 
1985: After years of disappointment, Europe defeats the United States, 16 to 11 , at The Belfry in Warwickshire, England. This begins a turnaround for Europe over the next two decades.
 
1987: For the first time, the European team won on American soil, defeating the Yanks, 15 to 13, at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. The loss was especially deflating to U.S. captain Jack Nicklaus, who hosts his Memorial Tournament on this course.
 
1989: The competition finishes in a tie as Europe retains the Cup for the third consecutive competition to end the decade in dominance.
 
1991: During the highly publicized War on the Shore matches on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina, tensions between each team are at an all-time high. Germanys Bernard Langer has a chance to retain the Cup for Europe on the 18th green during the final singles match but misses his 6-foot putt. The United States wins the competition, 14 to 13 , to capture the Cup for the first time since 1983.
 
1995: Europe retains the Cup with a 14 to 13 victory over the United States as Nick Faldo defeats Curtis Strange on the final hole during one of the last singles matches. Strange, a controversial captains pick, is the leader for most of the match, but loses the final two holes.
 
1999: In the largest come-from-behind victory in Ryder Cup history, the United States defeats Europe, 14 to 13 . Before Sundays singles, Europe held a 10-6 lead over the United States. However, the U.S. team wins the first seven matches of the day. The United States captures the Cup as Justin Leonard holes a 45-foot putt to halve his match against Jose Maria Olazabal on the 17th hole. Following Leonards unbelievable putt, many members of the United States run out on the green to celebrate before Olazabal putts in attempt to tie Leonard to carry the match to the 18th hole. The premature celebration is highly criticized.
 
2002: After the cancellation of the 2001 Ryder Cup due to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, Europe defeats the United States, 15 to 12 , at The Belfry.
 
2006: For the second consecutive time, Europe defeats United States in dominating fashion, 18 to 9 , at The K Club in Ireland. The event is very emotional for Irishman Darren Clarke as he wins all three of his matches, just months after losing his wife to cancer.
 
2008: This year the Ryder Cup will be held at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., as Paul Azinger will captain the United States and Nick Faldo will captain Europe. The U.S. is searching for its first victory since 1999.
 
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    Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

    By Tiger TrackerJuly 21, 2018, 9:00 am

    Tiger Woods shot his second consecutive 70 on Friday at Carnoustie and enters weekend play at even par for the championship, still in contention for major No. 15.


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    How to watch The Open on TV and online

    By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 21, 2018, 8:30 am

    You want to watch the 147th Open? Here’s how you can do it.

    Golf Channel and NBC Sports will be televising 182 hours of overall programming from the men's third major of the year at Carnoustie

    In addition to the traditional coverage, the two networks will showcase three live alternate feeds: marquee groups, featured holes (our new 3-hole channel) and spotlight action. You can also watch replays of full-day coverage, Thursday-Sunday, in the Golf Channel app, NBC Sports apps, and on GolfChannel.com.  

    Here’s the weekly TV schedule, with live stream links in parentheses. You can view all the action on the Golf Channel mobile, as well. Alternate coverage is noted in italics:

    (All times Eastern; GC=Golf Channel; NBC=NBC Sports; GC.com=GolfChannel.com or check the GLE app)

    Monday, July 16

    GC: 7-9AM: Morning Drive (stream.golfchannel.com)

    GC: 9-11AM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

    GC: 7-9PM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Tuesday, July 17

    GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Wednesday, July 18

    GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Thursday, July 19

    GC: Midnight-1:30AM: Midnight Drive (stream.golfchannel.com)

    GC: Day 1: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    GC.com: Day 1: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

    GC.com: Day 1: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

    GC.com: Day 1: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

    GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Friday, July 20

    GC: Day 2: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    GC.com: Day 2: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

    GC.com: Day 2: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

    GC.com: Day 2: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

    GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Saturday, July 21

    GC: Day 3: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    NBC: Rd. 3: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    GC.com: Day 3: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

    GC.com: Day 3: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

    GC.com: Day 3: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

    GC: Live From The Open: 3-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Sunday, July 22

    GC: Day 4: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    NBC: Rd. 4: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-2:30PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    GC.com: Day 4: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-2:30PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

    GC.com: Day 4: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-2PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

    GC.com: Day 4: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-2PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

    GC: Live From The Open: 2:30-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

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    Storms halt Barbasol before Lincicome tees off

    By Associated PressJuly 20, 2018, 11:29 pm

    NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - Brittany Lincicome will have to wait until the weekend to resume her bid to make the cut in a PGA Tour event.

    Overnight storms delayed the start of the second round Friday in the Barbasol Championship, and an afternoon thunderstorm suspended competition for good. The round will resume Saturday morning with much of the field still to play.

    The second stoppage at Champions Trace at Keene Trace Golf Club came 20 minutes before Lincicome's scheduled tee time.

    Lincicome was near the bottom of the field after opening with a 6-over 78 on Thursday. The first LPGA player since Michelle Wie in 2008 to start a PGA Tour event, she needs a huge rebound to join Babe Zaharias (1945) as the only female players to make the cut.

    Troy Merritt had the clubhouse lead at 15 under, following an opening 62 with a 67.

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    Third-round tee times for the 147th Open

    By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 20, 2018, 9:05 pm

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Eighteen major champions made the cut at The Open and will be playing the weekend at Carnoustie, including 60-year-old ageless wonder Bernhard Langer, and both major champs so far this year, Patrick Reed and Brooks Koepka.

    Twenty-four-year-old Gavin Green will be first off solo Saturday at 4:15 a.m. ET. Reed and Rhys Enoch will follow along 10 minutes later.


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    Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, both at even par for the tournament, six shots behind leaders Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner, are in consecutive groups. Mickelson is playing with Austin Cook at 8:05 a.m. and Woods is with South Africa’s Shaun Norris at 8:15 a.m.

    Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, both three shots off the lead, are also in consecutive groups. Fowler is at 10 a.m. with Thorbjorn Olesen and Spieth is 10 minutes later with Kevin Chappell. Rory McIlroy, looking to win his first major since the 2014 PGA Championship, is at 10:40 a.m. with Xander Schauffele. McIlroy is two shots behind.

    Johnson and Kisner are last off at 11 a.m.

    4:15AM ET: Gavin Green

    4:25AM ET: Rhys Enoch, Patrick Reed

    4:35AM ET: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Justin Rose

    4:45AM ET: Yusaku Miyazato, Tyrrell Hatton

    4:55AM ET: Ross Fisher, Keegan Bradley

    5:05AM ET: Ryan Fox, Jason Dufner

    5:15AM ET: Bryson DeChambeau, Henrik Stenson

    5:25AM ET: Tom Lewis, Sam Locke (a)

    5:35AM ET: Paul Casey, Chris Wood

    5:45AM ET: Bernhard Langer, Rafa Cabrera Bello

    6:00AM ET: Paul Dunne, Brett Rumford

    6:10AM ET: Masahiro Kawamura, Shubhankar Sharma

    6:20AM ET: Cameron Smith, Brendan Steele

    6:30AM ET: Marc Leishman, Lee Westwood

    6:40AM ET: Byeong Hun An, Kevin Na

    6:50AM ET: Julian Suri, Adam Hadwin

    7:00AM ET: Gary Woodland, Si-Woo Kim

    7:10AM ET: Yuta Ikeda, Satoshi Kodaira

    7:20AM ET: Marcus Kinhult, Thomas Pieters

    7:30AM ET: Beau Hossler, Haotong Li

    7:45AM ET: Cameron Davis, Sean Crocker

    7:55AM ET: Louis Oosthuizen, Stewart Cink

    8:05AM ET: Phil Mickeslon, Austin Cook

    8:15AM ET: Tiger Woods, Shaun Norris

    8:25AM ET: Lucas Herbert, Michael Kim

    8:35AM ET: Jason Day, Francesco Molinari

    8:45AM ET: Sung Kang, Webb Simpson

    8:55AM ET: Patrick Cantlay, Eddie Pepperell

    9:05AM ET: Matthew Southgate, Brooks Koepka

    9:15AM ET: Kyle Stanley, Adam Scott

    9:30AM ET: Charley Hoffman, Alex Noren

    9:40AM ET: Ryan Moore, Brandon Stone

    9:50AM ET: Luke List, Danny Willett

    10:00AM ET: Thorbjorn Olesen, Rickie Fowler

    10:10AM ET: Jordan Spieth, Kevin Chappell

    10:20AM ET: Zander Lombard, Tony Finau

    10:30AM ET: Matt Kuchar, Erik Van Rooyen

    10:40AM ET: Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele

    10:50AM ET: Pat Perez, Tommy Fleetwood

    11:00AM ET: Kevin Kisner, Zach Johnson