For the first time in eight years, Europe is ahead after the first full day of play at the Ryder Cup. Europe grabbed a 5-3 lead after Friday’s two sessions, even though big guns Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter contributed only half a point. The last time the Europeans led after the opener was at K Club Ireland in 2006. They went on to win 18½-9 ½.
Sergio Garcia apologized to Tiger Woods for saying he would serve fried chicken if they were to have dinner at the U.S. Open, an ugly addition to nearly two weeks of verbal sparring.
By Rachel Cohen
Weary of two decades of defeat in Europe, the Americans are breaking from precedent with a captain uniquely suited for the 2014 Ryder Cup in Scotland.
By Doug Ferguson
Tiger Woods says he won’t be joining the European Tour.
By Tommy Manotoc
THE RECENT Ryder Cup, which drew so much interest from golfers and non-golfers alike because of the unbelievable comeback of the Europeans, did not come as a complete surprise to me.