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Sep 28, 2014

Golf-Excited fans out in force as Ryder Cup anticipation builds

GLENEAGLES, Scotland, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Thousands of excited fans thronged the first tee three and a half hours before the start of the 12 final-day singles matches as the anticipation built at the 40th Ryder Cup on Sunday.

The European supporters, confident their team would not let slip their 10-6 overnight lead, belted out their soccer-style chants at the top of their voices from the huge grandstands on a sunny day at Gleneagles.

Sep 27, 2014

McGinley hails great show as Europe surge 10-6 clear

GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) – Captain Fantastic Paul McGinley hailed “a great team performance” after Europe crushed the U.S. in the Ryder Cup foursomes for the second day running to gallop into a commanding 10-6 lead on Saturday.

The U.S., who trailed 5-3 overnight, edged a record-breaking fourballs by 2 1/2 points to 1 1/2 but the holders administered a blow to the solar plexus by taking 3 1/2 points in the afternoon on another extraordinary day in golf’s biggest grudge match.

Sep 27, 2014

Tearful Westwood so proud to join Ryder Cup greats

GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) – Lee Westwood was overcome with emotion after joining the Ryder Cup greats on Saturday and at the same time helping Europe claim a commanding 10-6 lead over the United States On Saturday.

The 41-year-old moved alongside Arnold Palmer in the all-time scoring list on 23 points with only Nick Faldo (25), Bernhard Langer (24), Billy Casper (23 1/2) and Colin Montgomerie (23 1/2) ahead of them.

Sep 27, 2014

Westwood equals Palmer tally as Europe surge ahead

GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) – Lee Westwood became the joint fifth highest Ryder Cup points scorer of all time as Europe left the U.S. reeling on the ropes after another extraordinary day in golf’s biggest grudge match on Saturday.

The U.S., who trailed 5-3 overnight, edged a record-breaking fourballs by 2 1/2 points to 1 1/2 but the holders administered a blow to the solar plexus by taking 3 1/2 points from the afternoon foursomes to open a commanding 10-6 overall lead.

Sep 27, 2014

Westwood equals Palmer tally as Europe race 10-6 clear

GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) – Lee Westwood became the joint fifth highest Ryder Cup points scorer of all time as Europe left the United States reeling on the ropes after another extraordinary day in golf’s biggest grudge match on Saturday.

The U.S., who trailed 5-3 overnight, edged a record-breaking morning fourballs by 2 1/2 points to 1 1/2 but the holders administered a blow to the solar plexus by taking 3 1/2 points from the afternoon foursomes to open a commanding 10-6 overall lead.

Sep 27, 2014

Golf-Records fall as Europe lead by point after birdie blitz

LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Europe led the United States by 6 1/2 points to 5 1/2 after both teams produced an extraordinary exhibition of shotmaking in a record-breaking morning fourball session at the 40th Ryder Cup on Saturday.

Hunter Mahan, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed were the stars of the show as the Americans picked up two wins and a half after starting the day with a 5-3 deficit.

Sep 27, 2014

Birdie bonanza as Europe and U.S. light up Ryder Cup

GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) – It was a case of ‘watch the birdies’ as the players from Europe and the United States produced some early fireworks on the second day of the 40th Ryder Cup on Saturday.

A series of long putts, and the occasional chip-in, disappeared from every angle on a cold, crisp morning on the picturesque hills and banks of Gleneagles as both teams gave a supreme exhibition of fourball shotmaking.

Sep 26, 2014

Weary Watson takes blame for Spieth confusion

GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) – It was a weary-looking Tom Watson who tried to explain his team’s Friday afternoon collapse after Europe overturned a one-point deficit to end the opening day of the Ryder Cup with a 5-3 lead over the United States.

Watson was grilled by American reporters unhappy the captain rested Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed for the foursomes after the pair had marked their debuts in the event with a 5 & 4 fourball rout of Stephen Gallacher and Ian Poulter.

Sep 26, 2014

Barnstorming finish rescues McIlroy and Garcia from defeat

GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia looked listless and flat against Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker on Friday, but the Europeans did what great champions do in adversity.

The world numbers one and three appeared to be heading for their second defeat of the day, two down with two holes to go in the afternoon foursomes and with a partisan home crowd quietened almost to the point of silence.

Sep 26, 2014

Rookies Reed, Spieth put U.S. on top at Ryder Cup

GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) – United States, inspired by a brilliant display from rookie duo Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth, led by 2-1/2 points to 1-1/2 after a topsy-turvy opening fourballs session in the 40th Ryder Cup on Friday.

Holders Europe, helped by a magical stroke from Sergio Garcia who holed out from a greenside bunker at the fourth, held the upper hand early on but the visitors fought back strongly as the gusting winds picked up speed.

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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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