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McIlroy’s Double Atlanta Success Fires Up Europeans States Clarke

Chaska, Minnesota … Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke says Rory McIlroy’s double Tour triumph last weekend has the whole European Team fired up ahead of Friday’s start to competition. Of courses, the passing of legendary Arnold Palmer overshadowed McIlroy’s Atlanta triumph. But judging by the jubilant scenes from the Hilton Hotel at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 just prior to midnight Irish time Sunday night, it was a clear indication the worth of McIlroy’s Tour Championship and FedEx Cup winning ...
The two rival captains - Darren Clarke and Davis Love 111 - at the start of this week's 41st Ryder Cup.  (Photo - www.golfbytourmiss.com)

Love 111 Declares .. “We Are Heavy On Leadership, Heavy On Passion”.

Chaska, Minnesota …  The passing of Arnold Palmer clearly has affected USA Ryder Cup captain, Davis Love 111 as evident by his sullen eyes and speech at today’s first press conference ahead of Friday’s start to the 41st Ryder Cup. But aside the tributes to the late Arnold Palmer, Love 111 was asked who would be his Hazeltine team room leaders this week. “We have a lot of really long drivers and we can’t tell who is the longest; and we have a lot of great leaders and ...
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Rory McIlroy’s Moving Tribute To Arnold Palmer.

Chaska, Minnesota … FedEx Cup champion Rory McIlroy has paid a special tribute to the late Arnold Palmer. News of Palmer’s passing had been kept quite purposely until after McIlroy had been confirmed as the Tour Championship winner and FedEx Cup champion. And it was just moments before leaving the Atlanta course McIlroy was advised of the news. Four years ago, Palmer joked he would break McIlroy’s arm if he didn’t tee-up in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando and it ...
Bubba Watson on the first tee of the 2012 Ryder Cup and now in Hazeltine as a fifth USA Vice-Captain.

Bubba Watson- First Overlooked, Second Time Denied But Now The Fifth USA Vice-Captain.

Chaska, Minnesota. First Bubba Watson was overlooked as a USA Ryder Cup ‘wildcard’ pick and then on Sunday night it was Ryan Moore who deservedly was handed the final Hazeltine pick. But in a strange turnabout Bubba Watson will be part of the USAs Ryder Cup with captain, Davis Love 111 appointing Watson as his fifth and final Vice Captain. The 37-year-old Watson is a three-time Ryder Cup veteran (2010, ’12, and ’14) while he has also represented the United States in the 2016 Summer ...
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Seven Questions Of European Ryder Cup Captain Darren Clarke.

SEVEN QUESTIONS TO EUROPEAN RYDER CUP CAPTAIN DARREN CLARKE With the 2016 Ryder Cup less than seven days away we put seven questions to the European Team captain who is looking to lead Europe into uncharted waters – a record setting fourth European Team victory. So Darren here we go! Qn:  How old were you when you first broke par? Ans: Ten-and-a-half.   Qn:   Favourite Ryder Cup memory? Ans:  When Sam Torrance holed the putt to win the 1985 Ryder Cup at The Belfry Qn:   Which American ...
Kevin Chappell not only has put himself in contention for victory in the Tour Championship but surely must be top of the pile for a Hazeltine 'wildcard' pick.

Kevin Chappell Holds Key To As Many As Six Players Capturing FedEx Cup Crown.

East Lake, Atlanta, GA …. TOUR Championship – Selection of possible FedEx Cup scenarios. With Dustin Johnson tied for the lead, each of the remaining top 5 seeds must win the tournament in order to win the FedExCup. No. 2 Patrick Reed (T20) No. 3 Adam Scott (T14) No. 4 Jason Day (W/D) No. 5 Paul Casey (T7) Notable possibility: If Rory McIlroy wins the TOUR Championship and Dustin Johnson finishes T2 or worse, Rory will win the FedExCup.  If Dustin Johnson finishes solo ...
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An Hour On East Lake Range Sends McIlroy Soaring Towards $11.5m FedEx Victory Delivery.

East Lake, Atlanta, GA … An hour following Friday’s second round on the East Lake practice range, and under the watchful eye of long-time coach Michael Bannon, was enough to send Rory McIlroy soaring to within two shots of the lead heading the final round of the season-ending Tour Championship. McIlroy blasted his way to an equal championship low of the week, a four under par 66, for a six under par tally and just two shots behind American Dustin Johnson. Johnson still has one hand on ...