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Sep 9, 2014

Golf-Europe’s team matches vintage ’87 crop – Torrance

LONDON, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Ryder Cup hero Sam Torrance believes this year’s European team is as strong as the side featuring greats like Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo and Bernhard Langer that won on U.S. soil for the first time in 1987.

Torrance, who holed the putt at The Belfry in 1985 that ended a 28-year American stranglehold on the trophy and also captained Europe to victory at the same venue in 2002, cannot wait to see the current crop of players in action at Gleneagles from Sept. 26-28.

Sep 3, 2014

‘Lucky’ McGinley picks Westwood, Poulter, Gallacher

LONDON (Reuters) – Paul McGinley called himself “a very lucky man” after Europe’s Ryder Cup captain dipped into an overflowing selection box before opting for Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Stephen Gallacher as his wildcard picks on Tuesday.

The trio join automatic qualifiers Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer, Victor Dubuisson, Thomas Bjorn, Jamie Donaldson and Graeme McDowell in a 12-man team for the Sept. 26-28 matches against the United States.

Sep 2, 2014

Interview – Jacklin thrilled rookie Gallacher proved him wrong

LONDON (Reuters) – Former captain Tony Jacklin is delighted Ryder Cup rookie Stephen Gallacher made him eat his words by securing a place in Europe’s team for the showdown with the United States in Scotland this month.

Jacklin, Europe’s most successful skipper of all time having won two matches, tied one and lost one, told Reuters at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in May that he thought the 39-year-old Scot was “a bit iffy sometimes” and “a bit tender-minded”.

Sep 2, 2014

Golf-Ryder Cup joy for veteran Westwood and rookie Gallacher

LONDON, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Former world number one Lee Westwood breathed a huge sigh of relief after being handed a wildcard pick by Europe captain Paul McGinley for this month’s Ryder Cup against the United States.

The 41-year-old Englishman will be making his ninth consecutive appearance in the biennial team event and only three Europeans have played in more Ryder Cups – Nick Faldo (11), Bernhard Langer (10) and Christy O’Connor senior (10).

Sep 2, 2014

Golf: Jacklin thrilled rookie Gallacher proved him wrong

LONDON (Reuters) – Former captain Tony Jacklin is delighted Ryder Cup rookie Stephen Gallacher made him eat his words by securing a place in Europe’s team for the showdown with the United States in Scotland this month.

Jacklin, Europe’s most successful skipper of all time having won two matches, tied one and lost one, told Reuters at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in May that he thought the 39-year-old Scot was “a bit iffy sometimes” and “a bit tender-minded”.

Sep 2, 2014

Jacklin thrilled rookie Gallacher proved him wrong

LONDON (Reuters) – Former captain Tony Jacklin is delighted Ryder Cup rookie Stephen Gallacher made him eat his words by securing a place in Europe’s team for the showdown with the United States in Scotland this month.

Jacklin, Europe’s most successful skipper of all time having won two matches, tied one and lost one, told Reuters at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in May that he thought the 39-year-old Scot was “a bit iffy sometimes” and “a bit tender-minded”.

Sep 2, 2014

Golf-Westwood, Poulter, Gallacher named as wildcards

LONDON, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Stephen Gallacher were named as Europe’s wildcard picks for this month’s Ryder Cup against the United States by captain Paul McGinley on Tuesday.

Westwood, Poulter and Gallacher join automatic qualifiers Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer, Victor Dubuisson, Thomas Bjorn, Jamie Donaldson and Graeme McDowell in McGinley’s 12-strong team.

Aug 31, 2014

Torres and Chelsea can say ‘we’ll always have Barcelona’

LONDON (Reuters) – For Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the classic 1942 film Casablanca it was a case of “we’ll always have Paris” and for Fernando Torres and the Chelsea fans it will be “we’ll always have Barcelona”.

Both relationships had flickering moments of fire and passion but ultimately they were two love affairs doomed to failure.

Aug 31, 2014

Soccer-Torres and Chelsea can say ‘we’ll always have Barcelona’

LONDON, Aug 31 (Reuters) – For Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in the classic 1942 film Casablanca it was a case of “we’ll always have Paris” and for Fernando Torres and the Chelsea fans it will be “we’ll always have Barcelona”.

Both relationships had flickering moments of fire and passion but ultimately they were two love affairs doomed to failure.

Aug 29, 2014

Mismatch fears over McGinley dispelled: Price

LONDON (Reuters) – Phillip Price feared a mismatch when Europe chose Paul McGinley as captain to take on U.S. counterpart Tom Watson in next month’s Ryder Cup but the Welshman said his initial concerns have been totally dispelled.

McGinley’s modest playing record, and his overall standing in the sport, cannot compare to that of eight-times major winner Watson.

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      "I am a senior sub-editor on the Reuters Sports Desk who often works as the chief sub-editor. I also have responsibility for the European golf file and among the tournaments I have covered this year are the Ryder Cup and British Open."
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