PGA Tour money makes it tough on LIV players' Ryder hopes
Players who joined Saudi-funded LIV Golf can still play in all the majors — and qualify for the Ryder Cup — now that the PGA Championship and British Open have announced only minor tweaks to existing criteria. As for the Ryder Cup, LIV players such as Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Patrick Reed likely would need to win at least one major to have any chance of earning one of the six automatic spots on the U.S. team for the Sept. 28-30 matches in Italy. The qualifying system is 1 point earned for every $1,000 won in PGA Tour events this year, with 1.5 points at the majors and double points for winning a major.news.yahoo.com
AP Interview: Ryder Cup director concerned for Italian fans
The biggest team event in golf is coming to Italy and the Ryder Cup’s organizing committee is concerned that the locals might miss the party. About 90% of the tickets sold so far for the 2023 contest between the United States and Europe at the Marco Simone club outside Rome have gone to foreigners, according to Gian Paolo Montali, a former coach of Italy’s national volleyball team who is the local organizing committee’s executive director.news.yahoo.com
Europe Ryder Cup captain Donald has a plan for beating US
One major takeaway from the just-concluded Italian Open at the Marco Simone club outside Rome that will host next year’s Ryder Cup is that the course is being set up to reward accurate tee shots with narrow fairways surrounded by nasty rough and even higher grass beyond.
McIlroy, Europeans address Ryder Cup status for LIV players
U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick is open to having LIV Golf players on Europe’s team at next year’s Ryder Cup, because, as he said, “I just want to make sure that we win.” Europe captain Luke Donald, meanwhile, is toeing the official tour line when he says he’s in “limbo” waiting for the conflict to be decided in the courts. As several of Europe’s top players prepare to play this week’s Italian Open on the Marco Simone course outside Rome that will host next year’s Ryder Cup, the pre-tournament discussion has been about who should and who should not be included on the 2023 team.news.yahoo.com
McIlroy says LIV has strained bond with Ryder Cup teammates
When Rory McIlroy runs into some of his former Ryder Cup teammates at Wentworth this week, don’t expect them to spend much time reminiscing about fond memories. European Ryder Cup stalwarts Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter are among the contingent of LIV Golf players who are competing at the BMW PGA Championship this week, much to the dismay of McIlroy and the others who have resisted the financial gains of joining the Saudi-backed breakaway series. During a forgettable Ryder Cup for Europe last year at Whistling Straits, one of the most memorable moments came when McIlroy broke down in tears when talking about how much he loved his teammates.news.yahoo.com
Jim Furyk completing daunting double at US Senior Open
Teeing it up in one U.S. Open is challenging. Jim Furyk will complete the daunting USGA double this week. The 2003 U.S. Open winner will follow an abbreviated appearance at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, with defense of his title at the 42nd U.S. Senior Open at Saucon Valley Country Club's Old Course.news.yahoo.com
Sheriff: Workers maybe sparked country club fire with torch
Surveillance camera footage shows maintenance workers using a propane torch prior to a blaze that destroyed a century-old clubhouse at a suburban Detroit country club, authorities said Thursday. The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said the Oakland Hills Country Club has estimated the loss of the clubhouse at about $80 million. The video footage found on a server in a water-logged basement of the clubhouse appears to show the workers attempting to douse a small fire in a wall using a garden hose on Feb. 17, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said during a news conference.news.yahoo.com
Ryder Cup 'injury' envelope has new twist amid COVID threat
As if there wasn’t enough suspense and second-guessing of the Ryder Cup captains in past years, a nod to the COVID-19 pandemic could make things more topsy-turvy than usual this time around. The last time the envelope was actually opened was at the Belfry in 1993, when Scotsman Sam Torrance had to withdraw because of a foot injury and his match against Lanny Wadkins — whose name was in the U.S. envelope — was ruled a tie. Under the current agreement, Stricker would be able to replace a single player with anyone he chooses — from non-playing assistant captain Phil Mickelson to a player who flies in at the last moment.news.yahoo.com
Howard University resumes in-person classes following ransomware attack
In-person classes are resuming at Howard University as the school investigates last week’s cyberattack. Howard canceled all classes on Tuesday after its computer network was compromised by a ransomware attack. CBSN technology reporter Dan Patterson has more on the ongoing investigation.news.yahoo.com
White House calls question about whether U.S. should offer COVID vaccine booster at home or donate vaccines abroad a 'false choice'
During a White House briefing on Wednesday, press secretary Jen Psaki said the U.S. could roll out vaccine boosters to Americans while also donating vaccines to other countries, calling the question of whether to do one or the other "a false choice."news.yahoo.com
Maui Musings: 5 questions for a new year in golf
And no one is more concerned than Ryder Cup officials. THE RYDER CUPNo other golf tournament relies so much on noise than the Ryder Cup, which is why it was postponed from last September. Phil Mickelson has played in every Ryder Cup since 1995 — Morikawa wasn't even born then. Since the last Ryder Cup, Lefty has finished a combined 84 shots behind in the five majors he made the cut. McIlroy, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas all have had moments of brilliance.
Mickelson and late-night range session key for DeChambeau
The first one was early in the week, when he played a practice round at Winged Foot with Phil Mickelson. NEW LIFEThe PGA Tour stop in the Dominican Republic should be a candidate for comeback tournament of the year. Neither the LPGA Tour nor the PGA Tour, or the majors they play, have had fans this year. The only spectators in the U.S. have been on the PGA Tour Champions in South Dakota. ... Sam Horsfield of England, who played his college golf at Florida, is playing the PGA Tour event in the Dominican Republic on a sponsor exemption.
Woods to host TV match at Missouri public course he designed
The Payne's Valley Cup will be played Sept. 22, the Tuesday after the U.S. Open, at Payne's Valley Golf Course at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Missouri. It will feature elements of the Ryder Cup, with a mix of foursomes, fourballs and singles. Mostly, though, it's a chance to show off the first public course of TGR Design. "Paynes Valley is the first public golf course that I have designed. We look forward to showcasing this destination to the world through the Paynes Valley Cup, Morris said.
US team for Ryder Cup has 6 qualifiers, 6 captain's picks
The changes announced Wednesday, June 10, 2020, account for golf not being played for three months during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)U.S. captain Steve Stricker would pick half of his 12-man Ryder Cup team under a revised points system that accounts for golf not being played for three months during the COVID-19 pandemic. That leaves 12 events for Americans to earn Ryder Cup points for the Sept. 25-27 matches at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, assuming the Ryder Cup is held this year. The PGA Tour canceled 11 events, nine that pertain to the Ryder Cup. The British Open was canceled, while the the U.S. Open has moved to the week before the Ryder Cup and the team already will have been set.
Report: PGA Tour restart could happen without fans in attendance
With three of the four majors back on the PGA Tour schedule for the second half of 2020, its now time to focus on a potential Tour re-start. In a PGA Tour memo sent to players on Thursday obtained by Golf Channel, the Tour indicated it would hold a meeting with the players advisory council next Tuesday. After the Charles Schwab Challenge, the next three Tour events remain in place on the current PGA Tour Schedule. The weekend of June 18-21 which originally would have been U.S. Open weekend is open for a potential PGA Tour Tournament, according to the Tours website. One of the big risks in restarting professional sports like the PGA Tour is in allowing fans to assemble.rssfeeds.usatoday.com
Ryder Cup: Adare Manor to host 2026 tournament
Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort in Limerick, Ireland, will host the 2026 Ryder Cup. (CNN) - Ireland's remarkable week of sporting success ratcheted up another level Thursday after the country was named as host nation of the 2026 Ryder Cup. In a week that Shane Lowry won the British Open at Portrush and Ireland's cricketers embarrassed England at Lord's, Adare Manor was chosen as the venue for one of golf's biggest showpiece events. According to a report compiled by researchers from Sheffield Hallam University's Sport Industry Research Center, the 2018 Ryder Cup brought in 235.7 million to the economy. The report found that economic activity in France as a result of the country hosting The 2018 Ryder Cup amounted to 235.7 million ($263 million).
Shane Lowry achieves Open dream, sets sights on Ryder Cup
He accomplished that in spectacular fashion Sunday with a momentous six-shot victory over England's Tommy Fleetwood to clinch his first major title at Royal Portrush. They roared him on in thunderous fashion and chanted his name in scenes reminiscent of the raucous atmosphere at the Ryder Cup. The 32-year-old described the experience of winning the Open as "surreal," saying he can't quite believe he is a major champion. "To do it here in Portrush is even more special, it is a dream come true," Lowry told CNN Sport in the Royal Portrush clubhouse during a whirlwind tour of media engagements. He won the Open at Royal Portrush in front of an excited and proud home crowd.