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Task completed as Americans win back Ryder Cup

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This wasn’t about being maybe the best team ever assembled. The Americans were simply a team, and they finally won back the Ryder Cup. Phil Mickelson led the Americans behind the scenes. Patrick Reed powered them with his passion on the golf course. And it was Ryan Moore, the final captain’s pick who wasn’t even on the team until a week ago Sunday, who delivered the cup-clinching point at Hazeltine. Moore finished eagle-birdie-par for a 1-up victory over Lee Westwood,…

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Americans take 3-point lead at Ryder Cup

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Patrick Reed took over his match with putting and passion, and the rest of the Americans followed suit Saturday afternoon in a pivotal fourballs session that left them on the verge – again – of winning back the Ryder Cup. Reed and his bullish attitude was at his best, starting with a wedge he holed out for eagle. That was the centerpiece of a four-hole stretch that carried he and Jordan Spieth to a 2-and-1 victory in the final match…

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Will Day 2 at Ryder Cup bring more wild momentum swings?

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Sweep, then almost swept. That describes the U.S. team’s opening day at the Ryder Cup. The Americans won all four of Friday morning’s foursomes matches, then nearly got shut out when they dropped three of four in the afternoon fourballs. The momentum swing left Europe trailing 5-3, but encouraged captain Darren Clarke enough to shoehorn the last two of his six rookies into Saturday morning’s foursomes sessions. Asked whether he’d rather have a small lead or the momentum, Clarke thought…

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Ryder Cup captain: US team “best maybe ever assembled”

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U.S. captain Davis Love III referred to his Ryder Cup team as “the best golf team maybe ever assembled,” a surprising comment for two reasons. This was Davis Love, not exactly known for his brash comments. And the U.S. team isn’t even assembled yet. Two days before Love makes his final captain’s pick, and a week before the Ryder Cup begins at Hazeltine, Love went on SiriusXM’s “Fairways of Life” show on Friday and was asked whether the Americans have…

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Danny Willett wins the Masters

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As he played the back nine, Danny Willett knew the chances of winning the 2016 Masters were not good. He trailed defending Jordan Spieth by five shots. All he could do was play his best. When Spieth rolled in his fourth consecutive birdie on the ninth hole, he seemed on his way to becoming the fourth player to ever defend their title. But inexplicably, Spieth had the type of meltdown inexperienced  professionals are apt to suffer. Certainly not the number…

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