DUBLIN, Ohio, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Graham DeLaet capped his incredible Presidents Cup debut with a magical moment on Sunday that left the galleries at Muirfield Village Golf Club whooping and hollering in amazement and his fellow golf pros nodding their heads at the arrival of one of the sport’s freshest talents.
Playing alongside and against most of the world’s best players in one of the most pressure-packed events in golf, the Canadian produced a stunning display that belied his standing as a Presidents Cup rookie.
DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – Beaten but unbowed after a grueling week that ended in defeat, Nick Price said he would love another chance to captain the International team at the Presidents Cup.
His first assignment in charge ended in failure on Sunday when his team was beaten by a powerful American side that played at the peak of their powers.
DUBLIN, Ohio, Oct 5 (Reuters) – The foul weather that has played havoc with the Presidents Cup schedule was starting to take a physical toll on the players after another marathon day on Saturday.
The unique format of the biennial team competition already ensures that players have a busy schedule but the backlog of matches caused by the torrential downpours has only added to their workload.
DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – Drawing inspiration from last year’s amazing comeback by the Europeans at the Ryder Cup, Nick Price’s Internationals are hoping to produce their own Miracle at Muirfield and win the Presidents Cup.
The Internationals know they will have to produce something special on Sunday’s final day of competition after finishing Saturday’s weather-interrupted third day of action trailling by 11-1/2 points to 6-1/2, with both teams needing 17-1/2 to win.
DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – Brendon de Jonge repaid Nick Price for including him in the Internationals team for the Presidents Cup with another brilliant performance on Friday.
Price was criticized for choosing his fellow Zimbabwean with one of his two captain’s picks but de Jonge justified his selection by teaming up with South Africa’s Ernie Els to win a vital point in Friday’s foursomes.
DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – Not even a visit to an overzealous barber could stop Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel from winning one of the key match-ups on the opening day of the Presidents Cup on Thursday.
The two South Africans got more than they expected when they paid a visit to an on-course hairdresser at Muirfield Village Golf Club before the competition began, emerging with their hair completely shorn.
DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) – The intense pressure of the Presidents Cup does funny things to professional golfers, as Graham DeLaet discovered during a roller-coaster round on Thursday.
The Canadian was so nervous before his first hole that he made an “idiot” of himself by mistakenly teeing up his ball when it wasn’t his shot.
(Reuters) – For the first time in nearly a decade, the Atlanta Braves have won the National League East division crown, raising fresh hopes they can rekindle their glory days and make a charge at winning the World Series.
The Braves (96-66) finished the regular season 10 games clear of their nearest rival in the division with a win total that was just one shy of the best in the league, shared by the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The emotion finally got to Mariano Rivera on Thursday.
After playing it super-cool during his 19 years in Major League Baseball, his final game at Yankee Stadium proved too much.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New England, New Orleans and Miami maintained their perfect starts to the National Football League season on a wild and drama-packed Sunday.
The Patriots, Saints and Dolphins joined the Kansas Chiefs with their third straight victories of the new season while the New York Giants and Washington Redskins were left wondering where their first wins will come from after embarrassing defeats.