Golf

McGinley says rift with Clarke will not influence opinion on next skipper

Paul McGinleyLondon, Sep 30 - Victorious Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has said that his rift Northern Irish golf ace Darren Clarke would now influence his opinion on who should succeed him.

McGinley is part of a five-man committee who would choose the European captain for 2016. Clarke initially backed McGinley's bid to be the 2014 captain, only to put himself forward and then move on to supporting Colin Montgomerie.

Ex-Europe Ryder Cup skipper James says Mickelson 'wrong' to slam Watson

Mark JamesLondon, Sep 30 - Former Europe Ryder Cup team captain Mark James has said that American golf ace Phil Mickelson had been wrong to criticise United States (U. S.) skipper Tom Watson after the defending champions easily retained the cup.

With Watson sitting nearby, Mickelson had told a news conference that the captain had not engaged with the players.

McIlroy warns U.S. Europe 'not done yet' post third successive Ryder Cup triumph

London, Sep 29 - Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy warned the United States ( U. S.) that the Europeans are not done yet and have no intention of easing up on the Americans after a record-equalling third successive Ryder Cup win.

The world number one provided an inspiring on-course lead by destroying Rickie Fowler in the singles to win Europe's first point and set them on their way to a comfortable 16.5-11.5 victory. Europe has now won eight Ryder Cups in the last ten contests.

Ryder Cup: Mickelson, Watson in war of words post Ryder Cup loss

Tom WatsonLondon, Sep 29 - United States captain Tom Watson has lashed back at American veteran golf ace Phil Mickelson's criticism, saying that his side absolutely had a winning philosophy, but added that the bottom line is the Europeans kicked their butts.

McIlroy all praises for 'fantastic' McGinley after Europe win Ryder Cup

Rory McIlroyLondon, Sep 29 - Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy is all praises for Europe captain Paul McGinley, hailing the 'fantastic' skipper's influence after their side beat United States ( U. S.) 161/2-111/2 at Gleneagles to win the 40th Ryder Cup.

The world number one said that McGinley's meticulous attention to detail had helped set up Europe's eighth win in 10 Ryder Cups. He said that the Irishman has just been the most wonderful captain.

Europe beat U.S. 161/2-111/2 to retain Ryder Cup trophy

Paul McGinleyLondon, Sep 29 - Defending champions Europe retained their trophy as they won the 40th Ryder Cup 161/2-111/2 against the United States (U. S.) at Gleneagles.

European captain Paul McGinley's side led 10-6 going into the final day and reached the 141/2 needed to win the Cup outright when Welsh rookie Jamie Donaldson beat Keegan Bradley 4 and 3.

McGinley warns Europe squad against complacency in hopes of winning Ryder Cup

Paul-McGinleyLondon, Sep 28 - Europe golf team captain Paul McGinley has warned his players against satisfaction as he packed his singles order with strength in hopes of winning the four points needed to retain the Ryder cup.

Europe lead U.S. 10-6 after one-sided penultimate foursome session in Ryder Cup

London, Sep 28 - Europe advanced to a 10-6 lead after a one-sided penultimate session in the Ryder Cup on Saturday at Gleneagles.

The European Ryder Cup team won Saturday afternoon's foursomes 31/2-1/2 to move to within four points of retaining the trophy. They lost the morning's fourballs 21/2-11/2 before making it 7-1 in foursomes matches over two days.

Rose, Stinson fire Europe to 5-3 lead over U.S. on opening day of Ryder Cup

Justin-Rose London, Sep 27 - Europe's Justin Rose and Henrik Stinson helped the hosts earn two points on the opening day of the Ryder Cup as they fired them to a 5-3 lead over U.S. at Gleneagles.

Rose and Stenson set the tone for Europe at Gleneagles with a vigorous 5 and 4 win over Americans Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson on Friday in the morning fourballs match. They also overcame Hunter Mahan and Zach Johnson 2 and
1 in the afternoon foursomes.

McIlroy, McDowell hit back Mickelson telling American 'at least they are not wanted by FBI'

Rory McIlroyLondon, Sep 26 - Irish golf aces Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell have hit back at Ryder Cup rival Phil Mickelson by telling him that at least they are not wanted by the FBI in response to the American's quip about the legal dispute they are on opposite sides of.

McIlroy and Mickelson, who will do battle on the course in Friday morning's fourballs as the Europe versus USA showpiece begins, stoked up by a war of words that has become intensely personal.



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