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Sep 28, 2014

McGinley has sparked new captaincy style, say players

GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) – Paul McGinley has paved the way for captains of the future with the special way he plotted Europe’s 16 1/2 – 11 1/2 victory in the 40th Ryder Cup, his players said on Sunday.

McGinley seemed one step ahead of United States counterpart Tom Watson all week at Gleneagles and his victorious team said he had been a true inspiration.

Sep 28, 2014

Golf-Magical McIlroy lights up Ryder Cup on final day

GLENEAGLES, Scotland, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy showed precisely why he is the world’s number one golfer on Sunday, producing a dazzling performance in the final-day singles to spearhead Europe’s victory charge in the 40th Ryder Cup.

Playing in the third match of the day, the 25-year-old Northern Irishman showed the full range of his dynamic shot-making skills as he powered to an emphatic 5 & 4 win over close friend Rickie Fowler.

Sep 28, 2014

Every European player a ‘colossus’, says McGinley

GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) – Captain Paul McGinley described each of his players as “a colossus” after holders Europe won the Ryder Cup for the eighth time in 10 editions on Sunday.

Welsh rookie Jamie Donaldson secured the trophy for the home team on the 15th green by beating former U.S. PGA champion Keegan Bradley 4 & 3.

Sep 28, 2014

Ryder Cup hero Donaldson completes career transformation

GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) – Golfing glory has come relatively late in Jamie Donaldson’s career and he was almost lost for words when he delivered the coup de grace to give Europe victory in the 40th Ryder Cup on Sunday.

The 38-year-old Welsh rookie conjured the shot of his life at the 15th hole, hitting a stunning wedged approach to complete a 4 & 3 singles win over 2011 U.S. PGA champion Keegan Bradley.

Sep 28, 2014

Golf-Proud McGinley celebrates Europe’s triumph

GLENEAGLES, Scotland, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Captain Paul McGinley described each of his players as “a colossus” after holders Europe won the Ryder Cup for the eighth time in 10 editions on Sunday.

Welsh rookie Jamie Donaldson secured the trophy for the home team on the 15th green by beating former U.S. PGA champion Keegan Bradley 4 & 3.

Sep 28, 2014

Golf-Magical McIlroy lights up Ryder Cup with big win

GLENEAGLES, Scotland, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy showed precisely why he is the world’s number one golfer, producing a dazzling performance in the final-day singles to spearhead Europe’s victory push in the 40th Ryder Cup on Sunday.

Playing in the third match of the day, the 25-year-old Northern Irishman showed the full range of his dynamic shot-making skills as he powered to an emphatic 5 & 4 win over close friend Rickie Fowler.

Sep 28, 2014

Magical McIlroy lights up Ryder Cup with storming start

GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) – Rory McIlroy showed precisely why he is the world’s number one golfer, making a barnstorming start to the final-day singles to spearhead Europe’s victory push in the 40th Ryder Cup on Sunday.

Playing in the third match of the day, the 25-year-old Northern Irishman produced a spectacular opening as he powered four up on close friend Rickie Fowler.

Sep 28, 2014

Noisy fans urge Europe on at start of singles

GLENEAGLES Scotland (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 a 10-6 overnight lead, belted out soccer-style chants at the top of their voices from the huge grandstands on a sunny day at Gleneagles.

Sep 28, 2014

Excited fans out in force as Ryder Cup anticipation builds

GLENEAGLES Scotland (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 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.

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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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