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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.

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.

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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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