Padraig Harrington hasn’t left us in any doubt about the type of Ryder Cup captain he’s going to be.
Padraig Harrington says there is “no doubt” Rory McIlroy will be included in Europe’s 2020 Ryder Cup team as he dismissed doubts about the Northern Irishman’s commitment.
Thank goodness, the silly season (for as much as it ever stops in golf) is over. There’s some proper, competitive stuff to get our teeth into.
Happy New Year to all, even you slackers who don’t have to go back to work or studies until Monday.
Francesco Molinari completed his perfect summer by clinching the point that most mattered, but like all the Europeans, he was all about the team that won the cup in Paris.
Riding the passion of the perennial Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter beating the World No 1 and the new star Jon Rahm taking down the greatest of them all, Thomas Bjorn’s Europe withstood a mid-afternoon wobble to reclaim the Ryder Cup amid ecstatic scenes at Le Golf National.
A glance of the singles draw for Sunday’s play in the 42nd Ryder Cup makes one reasonably optimistic for the USA that they could overhaul Europe’s four point lead.
Thomas Bjorn’s Team Europe didn’t turn the screw so much as drive it into the heart of American hopes with another dominant session on the second morning of the Ryder Cup in Paris.
Ian Poulter was in the stands at the first tee as his team-mates started the first session with him on the bench, but after enjoying the fan atmosphere he was in the thick of it in the afternoon comeback.
Thomas Bjorn’s emotional appeal to European unity – not a comment on Brexit, he insisted – sounded the clarion call in Paris as the talking mercifully ended and the pairings lined up for the 44th Ryder Cup to finally start.