Can Clarke beat the captain's curse and win big again?
Darren Clarke is hoping his appointment as European Ryder Cup captain can improve his on-course performance, starting at this week’s Joburg Open in South Africa. But can he overcome the weight of responsibility and win again before he joins the Senior Tour? It's something that few have managed.
That US team press conference in full
The US team press conference was a fraught affair for captain Tom Watson with Phil Mickelson indirectly throwing him under the team bus by lamenting the loss of the Paul Azinger pod system that proved so successful at Valhalla in 2008. Here's the full transcript.
Intriguing fourballs for Ryder Cup opener
Has Paul McGinley been overthinking? Or has he got it spot on? Will Stephen Gallacher and Ian Poulter be able for US young guns Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed? Can Sergio and Rory hit it off and gun down Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley in the anchor match? Has Watson taken too many chances.
Ryder Cup Tuesday — GMac uncomfortable with Rory dynamic
Ryder Cup Tuesday brought the first full day of serious practice and 14 media centre interviews that threw up the usual questions about Europe's "template", targeting "big dogs", Rickie Fowler's haircut and exactly how shy/odd is Victor Dubuisson.
Who will be the fall guy - Donald or McGinley?
Luke Donald can have few complaints if he's driving a buggy rather than a Titleist in the Ryder Cup later this month. But while most observers believe it will be Lee Westwood and Stephen Gallacher who get the nod to joined Ryder Cup talisman Ian Poulter at Gleneagles, it may well prove to be a very painful decision for Paul McGinley.