SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The late, great Pete Dye had a ready reply whenever critics screamed one of his course designs was over the top.
“Golfers,” Dye scoffed, “would play Mount Everest if somebody put a flag on top.”
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — European captain Padraig Harrington made it clear on the first night together at the Ryder Cup that his players have a place in history, one by one.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The stubble on his beard matches the color of that small shock of hair near Lee Westwood's temple — gray. Instead of calling him old, Westwood suggests “mature” might be a better way of putting it.
How well do you know your Ryder Cup history? Try this quiz ahead of the 43rd Ryder Cup matches at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin:
1. Lee Westwood has had 13 partners in the Ryder Cup.
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Billy Horschel felt aggrieved this week at the manner in which he missed out on a U.S. Ryder Cup team. So he took down a bunch of leading Europeans by himself.
Horschel birdied Wentworth’s storied 18th hole after an approach shot that spun back inside 2 feet, finishing with a 7-under 65 on Sunday for a one-shot victory in the BMW PGA Championship.
Padraig Harrington has long been conscious of what the reaction would be if he picked Shane Lowry, his good friend and fellow Irishman, to play for Europe at the Ryder Cup.
“It’s always been the elephant in the room — everybody says, ‘You’re going to pick Shane, you’re going to pick Shane,’” the European team captain said.
SANDWICH, England (AP) — The unwanted milestone Lee Westwood has been creeping toward is finally here.
The British Open at Royal St. George’s will be Westwood’s 88th major championship, and no other player has competed in that many without winning one.
NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) — About to start his first event as a major champion, Jon Rahm was taking some practice swings on the first tee at the Scottish Open when his status as golf’s hottest player was underlined.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Lee Westwood added an unexpected twist to his U.S. Open preparation by getting married in Las Vegas last week.
The ceremony consisted of Westwood, his fiancee/caddie Helen Storey, a minister called Wilf and a photographer who doubled as the witness.
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Lee Westwood stood on the back tee of the par-3 17th hole at the Ocean Course and ripped a low 3-iron into the two-club wind barreling down the Kiawah Island coastline. The ball cleared the water in front of the green with a few yards to spare and settled 20 yards short of the putting surface.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Lee Westwood’s streak of runner-up finishes is longer than some might realize...
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Lee Westwood isn't interested in comparing himself with the player who rose to No...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Lee Westwood isn't just killing time waiting to become old enough to compete against guys his own age...
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Everyone in the massive grandstand rose to cheer and celebrate a bold performance by Rory McIlroy, who longed for such support and affection on his walk toward his final hole at Royal Portrush in the British Open...
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — The Latest on the British Open (all times local):
Jon Rahm has escaped a penalty for improving the area of his intended swing. As a result, his bogey became a birdie on the 17th hole at Royal Birkdale in the opening round of the British Open, and Rahm shot a 69.